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Old 05-01-2015, 05:52 PM   #1
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Emblem Removal ?

I know this is really off the subject line, but, anyone had any experience in removing the factory emblems off the painted surface.?? Truck that is.


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I removed some labeling on my motorcycle a long time ago. I used my wife's hair dryer to heat them up being careful not to damage the paint. then pealed the label off. i used the same process a few years ago to remove a metallic emblem from one of my trucks. I then used Goo Gone to remove residual glue.

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As K-Star said, use of a hair dryer should soften the decal enough to peel it off, hopefully the truck isn't too old and the paint is the same color under the decal.
Patience and going slow will help.
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Use a hair dryer and some nylon string, warm up the emblem and slide the string underneath and gently pull the ends of the string. Use patience, don't to force it. Helps if you do it on a hot day also. 3M makes an adhesive remover if there's any residue, or you can use auto tar remover.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:28 PM   #5
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As far as getting the emblem off follow the posts above. But you WILL have adhesive from the double backed tape still on the panel. Thats where this baby comes in..

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Put it in an electric drill and its basically made of pencil eraser material, apply some good pressure and it takes any kind of adhesive or double backed tape right off. ive used then quite a bit for removing emblems and residue from stickers and whatnot.
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Emblem Removal ?

Ask previously mention the 3M adhesive remover (red and white can) is awesome once you get the emblem off. My family owned a body shop for many years and my dad used the same exact stuff 35 years ago. I still use it all the time for removing decals and the glue off motocross bikes. I use a heat gun to remove decals and emblems. They can be bought pretty cheap at Home Depot or somewhere similar. Hair dryer night work also, the heat guns get a little hotter.
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Thanks All
Guess i should have said, i want to remove the 1500 after the Ram on the side of my (new to me) 2013 truck. The old truck just had Ram emblem on it. Anal i know, but !!!
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I removed all my emblams off to Rams other then the front and rear. Just take fishing line and use a sawing motion with it and you can get the emblam right off.
Then use a hair dryer for the adhisive. Takes some elbow grease but it won'y take long.
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Originally Posted by Cummins12V98 View Post
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2x on the dental floss.
You can run it between the paint and badge to cut the adhesive.

But before you do anything, make sure there is not some sort of male down or screw going through the sheet metal, otherwise you'll end up with holes where the badge was.
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so are the side emblems on say a Ram have anything besides adhesive on them? Is there no any posts from the emblems into the metal of the truck?.

I am not 100% camp on removing the sides one. Living here with a very high population of big trucks I see them everyday. Just not sure about doing it myself as of yet.
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They haven't used posts in at least baxk to 06. That was when l debadged my first one.
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The tailgate Ram head is the only one you can't easily remove. It has an dissension that's left on the tailgate if you remove it. The badge on the grill is the same. Other than those, every badge is removable.

I use fishing line and heat. You can also spray googone to help break it free. I use googone on the glue as well. It always seemed to work better than the adhesive remover.

The truck on the right has the 1500 removed. Just sold both of these :'(

I took this one to show the difference with a MegaCab, but it also shows the door.


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