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Debadge/shave

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:02 pm
by Chinky420
goo gone + fishing line...it worked for me.

1) apply goo gone above badges (so that it will seep downward/behind emblems). goo gone isn't hurtful to the paint (at least, not noticably...it may be molecularly damaging, but nothing that some wax wont fix)
2) let goo gone soak for 5-15 minutes
3) use fishing line to get behind the emblem, in order to pull the emblem off, as well as to 'cut' through stubborn adhesive on the backside
4) once emblem is off, use more goo gone + elbow grease (hands) to sort of 'roll' the remaining stubborn adhesive off (it should go without saying that you don't want to try and scratch it off...but i'm saying it anyway)
5) wash and wax
6) stand back and admire a job well done

you'll probably notice some uneven paint fading where the letters are supposed to be. there's not really any solution to this problem, rather, there are alleviations of it, i.e., park w/ that side facing the sun, wax and buff real thoroughly, clay bar....etc. personally, i debadged about 8 months ago, and can still notice some uneven paint fade (when i'm looking at the specific spots).

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: if doing tihs on a gen 1/1.5, you will be able to remove the trunk emblems without a blemish, HOWEVER, if you are in possesion of a gen 2/2.5, then be aware that there are two holes behind the emblem(s) (i'm not sure which one's), which are used to line up the placement. IF DEBADGING A GEN 2, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE WILL BE HOLES BEHIND THE EMBLEM, which may be the difference between a DIY and having to take your whip to the body shop to have the holes filled.

hope that helps

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:30 pm
by Down2TheC
Since you had an answer for the misposted request, I made it into a tutorial. If anyone else has a REAL method they like, please post it.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:43 pm
by unbalancedwood
Forgot to add or its the wrong section...

Gen1 has NO holes

Gen2 HAS holes which need/should be filled

Maybe move to Gen1 tutorial...?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 5:20 am
by Down2TheC
This is Gen2 section. I'm sure Gen 1 has what they need whether in Tutorials or a/m mods.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:48 pm
by PXLpainter
I used Bestine (rubber cement solvent) which you can get at any art supply store. The stuff will NOT harm paint or plastic. Heck, it will even remove a sticker off paper! :up: ;)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 3:50 pm
by Chinky420
woah, yeah i have a gen 1 and didnt mention that the gen2's have the holes behind the emblems. i'll edit to include, but that really would be an important point (IMO), since that's the difference between a diy, and potentially having to take it to a body shop to fill the holes

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:50 pm
by liltimmy1313
I got an '04 garage kept Gen2...

if i take off V6 SLE, and the little TOYOTA symbol at the bottom, will there be fading?

its been garage kept its entire life, and has 75,000.

I dont really want fading...

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:08 pm
by ---CAMRAZY---
Full debadged ass, FTW (as these kids say)

Image

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:48 pm
by no_escape
liltimmy1313 wrote:I got an '04 garage kept Gen2...

if i take off V6 SLE, and the little TOYOTA symbol at the bottom, will there be fading?

its been garage kept its entire life, and has 75,000.

I dont really want fading...


I have a DPW '99 with 167,XXX. I'm pretty sure Randy, the first owner, kept it in the garage and so have I. I dunno about the other owners inbetween. I debadged with floss and goo gone... No fading.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:25 pm
by Solarafreek
^ you probably wouldn't notice it much on white anyway.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:40 pm
by no_escape
Solarafreek wrote:^ you probably wouldn't notice it much on white anyway.


True.
Dunno his color yet. Just trying to help out if any.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:18 am
by Ruski
Clay bar it , the fading will go away after a good wax

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:06 pm
by liltimmy1313
yea its cosmic blue,

and i wash once a week and wax twice a year.

so cosmic blue is pretty light, and the car is well kept so i m assuming itll be fine

thanks for the help everyone.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:17 pm
by mattyboy243311
on the gen 2 are their holes behind the toyota and v6 se sign or just the main toyota and solara?

Thanks

PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:23 pm
by crispone
mattyboy243311 wrote:on the gen 2 are their holes behind the toyota and v6 se sign or just the main toyota and solara?

Thanks


NO HOLES behind the SMALL TOYOTA lettering and SE (SLE) etc... and V6 in the lower right.

G/L!


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^^^ I didn't mess with these... and had no issues. :wink:


-crisp :evilbat: