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Old 06-29-2014, 04:13 PM
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HELP with 550i removal......

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Finally got to remove the 550i numbers form the trunk of my F10.
Got off all the ugly thick glue brownish color but a thin adhesive is left over.
I tried three adhesive removal products w/o any luck and even used the clay bar and nothing the damn lining of the numbers are still attached to the paint !
Any suggestions....
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Old 06-29-2014, 04:18 PM
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WD 40 is a common solution for such adhesives. That and lots of work.
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Old 06-29-2014, 04:29 PM
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Great I thought of it but was not certain if it will damage the clear coat/paint...Thanks will put some elbow grease into it also...
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Old 06-29-2014, 04:59 PM
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There are a couple of threads on this forum that address this. The dealer removed mine in three minutes, but this was only three months after the car was assembled.
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:14 PM
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Tried WD-40 Nothing, Tried Gasoline nothing, Paint thinner amazing the remaining adhesive is nuclear proof !
The clear coat is beginning to show scratches after so much effort and no result !
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:54 PM
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Tried WD-40 Nothing, Tried Gasoline nothing, Paint thinner amazing the remaining adhesive is nuclear proof !
The clear coat is beginning to show scratches after so much effort and no result !
Took my car down to a body shop in the town where I live and gave the guy $20 to remove the badge.
Came out perfect. Leave it to the professionals.
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Old 06-29-2014, 06:05 PM
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I was able to remove the badge but there is a thin firm hard to go away......with all I have tried !
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Old 06-29-2014, 06:10 PM
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I was able to remove the badge but there is a thin firm hard to go away......with all I have tried !
The body shop guy had a special buffer that eliminated the film and not damage the paint.
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Old 06-29-2014, 06:31 PM
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Ok sounds good...beautiful white, i had one like yours now have the imperial blue with tan leather...thank you
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:18 AM
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I've found that a little bit of scratch remover on a soft cloth does the trick.
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:20 AM
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Ok will try that again, the adhesive is thin but tough not even gasoline or WD40 removed it.
Next step body shop for professional job...Thanks
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:26 PM
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I've used this to debadge pretty much everything I've ever owned.

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Old 06-30-2014, 02:07 PM
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Great, I already spent more than that on junk products that did not work will buy today..Thanks
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