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Old 11-18-2011, 08:39 PM   #1
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Best aid for removing Boxster badge (to install new one)

The WD-40 thread in this group prompted me to ask this question: what would be the best liquid to apply around the Boxster emblem to help remove it so I can install my cool new chrome-ish one?

The objective of course is to loosen the adhesive while having zero negative impact on the paint or clear coat.

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Old 11-18-2011, 08:47 PM   #2
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The Bentley manual shows how to use dental floss or fishing line to saw the emblem off without harming the paint. They suggest warming it up with a hair dryer first.
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:51 PM   #3
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The Bentley manual shows how to use dental floss or fishing line to saw the emblem off without harming the paint. They suggest warming it up first with a hair dryer first.
Yup, I saw that. I saw a post elsewhere that also suggested using an agent to loosen the adhesive first, but don't recall what was recommended.

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Old 11-18-2011, 08:52 PM   #4
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Cool Emblem removal

Spinnaker said it.....
Waxed Dental Floss will do it...just do it slowly..
good luck...and enjoy your new emblem..
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:50 PM   #5
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Once you have removed the badging you can use Goo Gone to remove residual adhesive.
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Goo gone is safe on paint, I assume?
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You will probably have a ghost image around the old one from built up wax etc. You may want to use a buffing compound and a soft cloth to remove that, just be sure you measure the old one for reference.

I actually like it better without any badge.
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Goo gone is safe on paint, I assume?
Yes it is normally. By normally I mean that if you have a factory/professional paint job (non-Krylon) it is. I know some people have differing paint (factory vs. ??) so, as always, I advise a test spot first but I've always used it for this purpose. Additionally, it may be fine for Krylon and Rustoleum as well, I just wouldn't know.
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Thin fishing line and Ronsonol lighter fluid for the residue.

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