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#1 Raizak

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 09:06 PM

Quick question on how hard it is to de-badge the MK6 Style, really hate the Style & TDCI badges!

Will they leave a mark and what's the method of removing them??


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#2 DanGull

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 09:40 PM

The marks depend on how long they've been on - but anything that's there should be polishable. Autoglym SRP would do the trick.

Getting badges off is dead easy:

1. Warm the badges with a hairdryer to warm the adhesive and make it softer.
2. Get yourself some 'Goo-Gone' adhesive remover, apply to the tops of the badges so that it can run behind the lettering.
3. Dental floss - use it like a saw behind the badges being gentle.
4. Some glue will be left behind, use the Goo-Gone to get it off, or if it's very stubborn try some Autoglym tar remover.
5. Polish the area with a very low cut polish - I use AG SRP.

#3 Raizak

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 09:45 PM

Cheers mate! Will be getting down to business this week and getting them removed :D

They've been on there since the car was reg'd in July 08 i'd assume :D

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 09:48 PM

When the badges - the adhesive may be a horrible colour. DON'T PANIC, it's normal.

Good luck.

Oh - and here's Goo-Gone...

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 01:39 PM

Removed the badges off mine very easily.
They left no makrs and thats with the car being red.

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 01:53 PM

Thanks for that Dan - I knew the basics but it is alway handy to know the finer details, and about any products to remove the residue - THis is going to be the first job I do on mine when it arrives (assumign I can't get them to do it before I take delivery)

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 03:10 PM

Just ordered Goo-Gone that DanGull suggested! I think cars look so much better when they don't have all those crappy badges (eg mines has Fiesta, Style and TDCI) it's like driving around with a frigin advert on the back. The only one I will keep are the ford ones! ;)

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 04:13 PM

So this will definitly not leave any holes etc? I know some other manufacturers bolt the badgets on (to prevent theft or something i'd assume)

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 04:31 PM

So this will definitly not leave any holes etc? I know some other manufacturers bolt the badgets on (to prevent theft or something i'd assume)

Def no holes left :)

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 05:32 PM

Def no holes left :)


I really appreciate the replies mate, re-assures me :D

Did you use a similar method to the ones posted above?

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 05:55 PM

I used a hair dryer and then some fishing line, using it as a saw but pulling it towards the letters to keep it off the paintwork. I then used autoglym (not sure on the product) to get rid of the residue behind

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 05:58 PM

I think im ready to do mine :)

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 06:06 PM

I think im ready to do mine :)

Go for it :D


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