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I have a cheap looking silver plastic dealer logo badge right above the Bullitt badge on the back of the car. I asked the dealership if they'd remove it. They said it was against their policy, but they'd touch it up if I happened to take some paint off when I pulled it off... yippee. It's glued on there. I've been told that my best bet is to use a heat gun and slowly pull it off.

Has anyone done this? Did you pull any paint off? Would you recommend that I let a body shop do it?

Thanks for any suggestions.
 

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I've always made it a point to tell the dealer I don't want a badge and won't buy from them if they put one on the car that I am shopping for. The last new car I got that had a badge was a company vehicle, and it was adhered by glue. If it hasn't been on the car too long it should pull off fairly easily. Otherwise heating it up a little should do the trick.

You gotta wonder about a dealer who sells a limited edition model in hopes of getting some free advertising at your expense. Dealer plate holder I could understand, but a badge? You can easily toss out the plate holder.
 

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Heat it up to loosen then use dental floss to 'saw' it off. Use some adhesive remover to clean it up.

Wax the area pretty good since that area probably didn't get waxed, and the remover will take any that was there off.
 

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get a very hot hair dryer,put it on the highest/ top setting, blow directly onto emblem.,then peel back emblem slowly with heat gun aimed in at the emblem and keep peeling back slowly till the emblem is off
thenus bug cleaner etc to get the glue off the car DONOT USE screwdrivers,knives, razor blades etc tohelp u peel the emblem back...hands only
 

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Everybody has the right idea. A heatgun is preferable, but a hairdryer will work, just might take a little more time. Just make sure you get the badge nice and hot. If you want, get some nailpolish remover first and soak around the badge, get some of the remover to drip down to try to soften behind it too. You shouldn't have to worry about the paint coming off if you take your time and don't rip it off.
 

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I've used something called "Goo Gone" that is absolutely unreal at removing all types of adhesives and such. Their web site is http://www.magicamerican.com and their FAQ indicates that it is safe for use on automobile paint. While I've used it many times, I've never used it on a car's paint.

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WD-40 is also phenomenal at removing all types of Adhesive residues. But a hair dryer and good steady pressure pulling from one corner should get almost all of it off.
 

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i agree if the dealer had put a badge on the rear of the car i would have screamed. heat is the answer be gentle and take your time. i could be wrong but i thought nail polish remover would take the paint off, we use it to remove permanent marker off phone equipment.
 

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I agree on the danger of nailpolish remover. It contains acetone, a strong solvent for removing lacqer. It will probably dull the paint or change its shade. Try lighter fluid , any citrus based solvent, WD-40, or as already recommnded...Goo-Gone Use lots of heat. Good Luck!
 

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I'm afraid I'd have to agree. I'd shy away from acetone or nail polish remover. It melts polycarbonate and other plastic resins. I think it could possibly be problemmatic with clear coat finishes. Regular rubbing alcohol is generally safe on a variety of surfaces. DO TEST ANY AGENT ON AN INCONSPICUOUS AREA FIRST, SO YOU'RE NOT SORRY LATER.
Like 2404, I tell the dealer no emblems or no sale.
 

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When I went to buy mine I told the salesman no sticker. They could put a tag frame on it, but no sticker! Went back the next day, everything was squared away....there's a damn sticker on the car. It was just a vinyl die cut sticker. I bitched a little, but rather than let some dude come take it off, and F it up, I just did it myself. Still kinda pisses me off though.
 

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I got mine off without anything special other than a hot day. My dealer uses some double-sided foam tape. I began peeling from one side and VERY SLOWLY pulled until it all came off. No marks, no left-overs on the body, and it only took a few minutes.
 

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It hasn't been on the car very long so that should be in your favor. I would try just heat at first and if you can tell that it's leaving some adhesive behind then go for the citrus cleaner or WD40.
 

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Follow everyone advice with using a heat gun or hairdryer and some tar remover. clean the area down and wax afterward. I had to do this on some previous cars.

When I bought the Bullitt I made it understood that if I was not 100% satisfied I was not taking the car. Sure enough, the car was ready, with no stickers, front plate, they even gave me the window sticker inside an envelope, with out a single crease on it.
 

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Thanks for all your advice. I think I'll try to take it off this weekend using the techniques suggested. I'm sorta worried that the dealer emblem is just above the BULLITT badge, and it seems to be stuck on there better than the Bullitt letters. Hope I don't wind up loosening those up any more when I aim the hair dryer at that area.

And, unfortunately, I didn't have any say in the dealer logo; it was there when I saw the car on the showroom floor. Makes no sense to me why they'd do that. When the regional office called to see how satisfied I was with my new car, I mentioned that I asked to have that badge taken off but they said they couldn't do it. She told me it was a law in some areas? What? That can't be right.

Thanks again.

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: chud on 2001-09-06 09:48 ]</font>
 

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YUCK! That dealer badge is huge. I'll never understand why dealers would even think we as consumers would want something like that on our cars. It's really presumptuous of them. Remove it at all costs. :grin:
 

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Law? I never heard of this. But then again, they're are odder laws out there. All it is is Free Advertising for a Dealership. And more matter how much I love a dealership I don't need or want they're stickers. More often than not they're an eye sore.
 

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I used WD-40 to get mine off and it worked like a champ. I just peeled off the sticker and all the glue it left behind was instantly dissolved by the WD-40. WD-40 is some amazing stuff.
 

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I think I have you beat for what it is worth. While I was signing the papers to pick 1164 up they detailed it for me, great. Well when they pulled it around I noticed that they had drilled four holes in the front bumper to put on their lousy dealer plate. :evil: Now I have four holes drilled into my bumper and they wont fix it because in Texas(where I bought the car), evidently you have to have a front plate. I live in OK and now I am stuck with these damn holes in my bumper. :sad: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Sorry I just needed to vent, I have kept that in to long.
 

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I told my dealer that if he put his badge on my car it was going to cost $200.00 a MONTH
for advertizing! I used the same line when I bought my "90 GT new as well. Guess what? No dealer advertizing on either car.

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