Tailgate emblem removal

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Tailgate emblem removal

Post by hemihead2 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:44 am

I recently bought a tailgate and need to get the existing emblems off. Is there an acceptable way to do it so as not to ruin the underlying paint? Heat? Cold? Scraping? Solvent? Anyone have an experience doing this? Thanks all!

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Re: Tailgate emblem removal

Post by waldo » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:11 am

Decals or the metal ones like on the 3G trucks? The chrome plated ones with adhesive backing can be removed by working dental floss back and forth under them.
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Re: Tailgate emblem removal

Post by hemihead2 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:42 am

Yeah- 3rd gen...floss is an awesome idea!

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Re: Tailgate emblem removal

Post by olyelr » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:52 am

Heat and fishing line.
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Re: Tailgate emblem removal

Post by waldo » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:55 am

Yeah, fishing line works too. :P
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Re: Tailgate emblem removal

Post by Pit Slave » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:02 pm

After it's off, there's a rubber wheel drill attachment that makes it a breeze to clean the residual adhesive off. Only I can't remember what it's called at the moment... :doh:
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Re: Tailgate emblem removal

Post by DirtyOffroad » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:30 pm

Pit Slave wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:02 pm
After it's off, there's a rubber wheel drill attachment that makes it a breeze to clean the residual adhesive off. Only I can't remember what it's called at the moment... :doh:
Pretty sure its universally known as "the rubber wheel thing that goes on the drill"
Here's a link to an "eraser wheel" or whatever :)

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Re: Tailgate emblem removal

Post by Colibri » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:59 pm

Another vote for floss or fishing line here!
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Re: Tailgate emblem removal

Post by TankerZak » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:34 pm

I just debadged. Fishing leader, 3m eraser wheel, 3m adhesive remover, plastic razorblades, and some type of cleaning/wax stuff for when your done or need to clean it to continue.
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Re: Tailgate emblem removal

Post by Ducky's Dad » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:26 pm

Or, you can soak the adhesive with WD-40 and slip an old credit card behind the emblems. Then, wipe off the excess adhesive with WD-40. I debadged an entire Grand Cherokee that way, with no damage to the paint.

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