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: removing crud between numbers

10-07-2006, 09:41 AM
okay, my 528i has alot of old wax and other builtup crun between and in the 528i on the boot lid. how do I remove that stuff?

10-07-2006, 10:58 AM
The key to easy removal is a paintbrush. 1.5 inch or smaller would be perfect, and you may already have a few of these around for interior detailing anyway.
As for a cleaner, try the gentlest first, then step it up progressively.
eg. Woolite/water 1:5, really weak Simple Green/water, etc.

When the old stuff is gone, you might want to apply a coat or two of a wax/sealant that's clear.

Q-tips might also be a possibility.
-John C.

10-28-2006, 06:47 PM
Fuzzy likes to use a Braun electric toothbrush to clean the crud from the numbers.

10-28-2006, 11:23 PM
Fuzzy is pretty smart and thank you for sharing the wisdom of Fuzzy. I've seen those whiskers before - on my date for the grade 12 prom.
Fuzzy makes me giggle and thanks again for sharing.
-John C.

10-29-2006, 07:29 AM
Just remove to badge....better look and you eliminate this problem all together!!!

10-29-2006, 07:31 AM
I generally use alcohol and water for emblem areas. 50:50, saturate the area and let it sit for 15-30 seconds, then lightly clean with a microfiber and a q-tip. Cheers.

11-02-2006, 02:07 PM
I finally got the nerve to debadge when I did my last detail. I couldn't deal with the wax around that thing again. Looks great! No faded paint problem on a 98 debadged last week. I pulled it straight off with plyers, and had to work on the left behind adhesice with a hair dryer and some gunk remover. Although I hear I should have looked into using fishing line to slice it off.