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Rubber Cement!?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by BGoodiE, Aug 4, 2022.

  1. Aug 4, 2022 at 6:56 AM
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    BGoodiE

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    NONE! Lasted about a month, Firestone bags, Decked system, ARE CX HD, WeatherTech mats/rainguards, TRD RSB...
    Good lord! I just debadged the chrome off my truck last night. Using a heat gun and fishing line. I wasn't getting far with it at all. Kept adding small heat and snapping line. The large block badge with the iForce 5.7 was just hateful.

    Ended up wiggling the badge and it came off. And left what looked like grey industrial strength rubber cement. Awful. I then rubbed and peeled the crap off. I thought it was just supposed to be some decent double sided padded tape behind these things no?

    I lost some paint under one badge because when I started to hit it with the heat gun water came pouring out. It was already starting to bubble under the badge.

    What have others done to clean these areas up after hitting them with an eraser wheel to remove the rest of the gunk?
     
  2. Aug 4, 2022 at 7:01 AM
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    I don't use the eraser wheel as it can cause some damage. I prefer to use Goo Gone and then 93% isopropyl alcohol.

    After removing I'll buff and polish with CG V34. I typically do this on new vehicles though, so not a lot of correction is needed. If the entire vehicle needs some paint correction I would use this time to clean, strip, clay bar, light cut, optical polish, wax (or coating of your choice).
     
  3. Aug 4, 2022 at 7:02 AM
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    Also I use a braided fishing line to remove badges - it's far better than monofilament both for car detailing and fishing in general. ;)
     
  4. Aug 4, 2022 at 7:11 AM
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    Yeah the mono was useless. Went to braided and got a little further with that. Dang I have zero experience with buffing and polishing. Might leave that to a pro. I will try the iso alcohol tonight.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2022 at 8:08 AM
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    15lb test works well. Heat gun will melt it if your not careful.
     
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    Yeah I kept touching the area to make sure I wasn't getting it too hot. That glue they used for the emblems was redamndiculous!
     
  7. Aug 4, 2022 at 8:12 AM
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    I just rebadged my new GMC Sierra HD and it was literally the worst and most difficult to remove adhesive I've ever dealt with.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2022 at 8:34 AM
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    I've found that soaking it with wd40 and letting it sit for 5-10min really softens it up and helps it come off.

    I also stopped using heat some years ago after losing some paint on a new Civic while de-badging. Never lost any paint without heat.
     
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    I debadge everything. Always use heat, fishing line and goof off. Never lost any paint. The glue can be difficult. WD can help.
     
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    As soon as I hit the first badge with heat, water started rushing out from behind the badge. There were bubbles in the paint I feel like were already there before the heat. Wonder if I can get Toyota on the hook for it... Doubtful.
     
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    I work on equipment everyday that needs sticker residue removed. We use Uni-Solve wipes. They are for the medical industry but never had any thing that they did not work on. Comes in a liquid or wipes.
     
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  12. Aug 4, 2022 at 10:51 AM
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    Here in S TX it's already hot outside so I never use a heat gun to remove adhesive lol

    I did use fishing line, Goof Off and plastic razors.
     
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