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Old 03-06-2012, 11:38 AM   #1
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I am installing side graphics on my 06. I need to remove the GT emblems to install the graphic, but they are adhered strongly to the side panels. What is the best way to safely remove the emblems without damage to paint or emblem? Has anyone done this before?
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its put on with a very strong 3m type tape,if you use a hairdryrer to heat it up it should be easy.
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Work dental floss in behind the emblem. Takes a little sawing but gets the job done.
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Work dental floss in behind the emblem. Takes a little sawing but gets the job done.
+1 that's how I did mine, just make sure to clean off the adhesive afterwards, I used wd40 to get the adhesive off, just make sure you clean that off as well... Used armor all wipes... The yellow ones, I think they're alcohol based so it got the wd40 right off
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Great ideas! I'll give that a try and let you all know how it went. Thank you!
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Also works very well. However I already had wd40 and I would've had to buy goo gone. Wd40 already has like a bazillion uses. Maybe it's just me being cheap but I would prefer to use something I already have instead of something I have to buy and it only has one use lol
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Also works very well. However I already had wd40 and I would've had to buy goo gone. Wd40 already has like a bazillion uses. Maybe it's just me being cheap but I would prefer to use something I already have instead of something I have to buy and it only has one use lol
I hear that. I use goo gone everywhere so I've got a bottle in the house and a bottle in the garage. Its also great for removing paint scuffs and any stubborn plasti dip. Its my go to product for almost everything.
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I ended up using fishing line instead of dental floss after the floss snapped twice. Worked like a charm. The 3M tape removal is proving to be more of a challenge. I am using Goo Gone for auto, but it's not coming off. NASA must have developed that 3M adhesive. It won't come off!
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Goo Gone (already had in garage) and lots of patience. I didn't realize it would be that difficult. It was approx 30min for each GT badge. DONE! Thanks again for the great advice.

A professional would have charged about $25 per badge.
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Goo Gone (already had in garage) and lots of patience. I didn't realize it would be that difficult. It was approx 30min for each GT badge. DONE! Thanks again for the great advice.

A professional would have charged about $25 per badge.
If not more.....
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Agreed!

My friend owns a graphics shop specializing in vehicle wraps. He's the best in Orlando, if not the best in the state (won many awards), but yet his prices are very reasonable and hard to beat. He said he charges $25.

Body shops have a pneumatic tool that gets the 3M tape off in minutes. I found a shop (when I was thinking that perhaps it would be better to pay a pro) that would also do it for $25. Glad I did it myself.

You learn something new everyday. Especially when you are a do it yourself kinda person and a Mustang with a long to do list of upgrades!!!
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You could prob get it off with some rubbing compound
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