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What do I use after de-badging

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by GQ 66, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. Oct 5, 2015 at 4:35 AM
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    GQ 66

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    I just removed the 5.7 and the Tundra badge from my 2014. I used a heat gun and fishing line to get the badges off, then the heat gun to get the remainder of the glue off. Everything worked great, but I can still see where the badges used to be. I used Mothers clay bar, like I did for my Tacoma, and I can still see it even though it feels smooth glass.

    Is there anything else I could use to get rid of it completely? I was thinking a good wax and a buffer to blend the paint in that area?
     
  2. Oct 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM
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    RichWentFishing504

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    Is it darker than the surrounding area or lighter? A pic would help.
     
  3. Oct 5, 2015 at 10:10 AM
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    It's really hard to see and I'm sure I'm the only person that will ever notice it, but knowing its there bothers me. Here are the best pictures I could get. It looks like a smudge in the picture but it's just barely darker where the badges used to be.
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  4. Oct 5, 2015 at 10:14 AM
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    Yeah its going to be one of those things that you are only going to notice. I used bug and tar remover and I don't even remember where they used to be lol
     
  5. Oct 5, 2015 at 10:16 AM
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    In person you can see it at different angles. I'll probably just wax and buff it to see if it helps.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2015 at 3:17 PM
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    have to tried like a clay bar on it?
     
  7. Oct 5, 2015 at 3:28 PM
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    I'm gonna go with...yes :notsure:

     
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  8. Oct 5, 2015 at 5:24 PM
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    I think @jberry813 answered that one for me. Lol

    I'll update this thread after I buff it out and see what it does.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2015 at 7:31 PM
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    Yeah but have you tried a clay bar on it..... :stirthepot:
     
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    O hell thats what I get for pain meds and getting online.
     
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  11. Oct 5, 2015 at 8:17 PM
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    Buffing/Glaze/Wax
    -Hard to see in pic, but know what your talking about, b/c the clear under the emblems haven't seen the sun "UV" an normal everyday surface scratches like the rest or your paint job has.
    -The only way to get the rid of that is buffing, use compound, then foam polishing pad with a swirl remover "glaze" with a machine buffer. In the pictures the wool pad go's with the #1 compound "white top", the foam pad go's with the #3 bottle.
    -Then when done buffing all cleaned up, little soap an water, then wax it.

    -If you don't have machine to buff with can do by hand, best result is by machine

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  12. Oct 6, 2015 at 3:52 AM
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    Thanks for the info! :itllbuffout:
    I figured that's what it was since the paint was already smooth but I could still see where it was. Hopefully I'll have a weekend off soon so I can get it done, and I'll post after it's done.
     
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