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Old 01-01-2012, 08:40 AM   #1
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I received a new Boxster logo for the trunk of the Box for Christmas. Just went out and removed the old logo (Part of the B had broken off) with floss. Came right off.

Problem - How do you get the thick rubber backing off that is now sticking to the car? I have tried GOO Begone and it does very little. Of course I have a dark blue car so any messing around will leave permanent scratches around it so you can't use a razor blade or anything like that.
Has anyone done this job before and have any suggestions?

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Old 01-01-2012, 09:14 AM   #2
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Any good cleaner wax or get a tube of Meguire's Scratch X, safe for clear coats removes all kinds of blemishes.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:18 AM   #3
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cut a razor blade down to width of glue, then use alot of finish detailer(spray on) and be very careful and slow. I have down it on a red saab, no scratches just alot of time and a sore back. Keep the area wet with the spray on wax and try to only touch car where it will be covered. Also was told to heat the area up to relax the glue.

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Old 01-01-2012, 09:21 AM   #4
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This is a pretty thick rubber backing that stays on the car when removing the plastic Logo. I don't think any way or scratch x is going to remove it. I would use it after I get the rubbery glue off and clean it up before I put the new one on. It is very obvious that I am going to need to stick the new logo on a clean surface so I need to get it back to the clear coat.

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Old 01-01-2012, 09:22 AM   #5
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As you wish, I did the same job, use a razor and make one tiny error and it's going to show, try what I told you with some elbow vigor and you end up perfect, your car your choice..
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:23 AM   #6
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I ended up color sanding one of mine off. I think there was some super glue repairs done in the past with that one. I have not tried to install the other one on the silver car yet.
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When I used to change emblems on my Volkswagens, I would use Goo Gone (citrus based) on a paper towel or terry cloth, and rub the hell out of it. Worked fairly well. Wash afterward and admire the non-scratched paint.
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I would consult an auto body shop . They remove these kinds of emblems all the time . When I had my changed out, the shop had a particular type of solvent/cleaner that easily removed the sticky residue without harming the paint . It's foolish to take a razor blade to the finish of your vehicle . Get some guidance from a shop, or pay them a few bucks to do it right .
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Johnny, I agree i would have a hard time using a razor blade. I have a body guy I know so I think I will call him tomorrow and ask some questions. It may just take a lot more elbow grease than anything. Much bigger job than I thought. Intended to take half hour but like most projects it usually does not work out that way.
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In short to remove mine I took Goo Gone and using my finger, sprayed it on the glue...rubbed with finger till I got an edge to "catch" and ran with it.

When it was done, I took and buffed and polished the section down.
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Goo Gone, spray it and let it sit for a while, then go to town with your fingernail and papertowel or terry cloth, then scratch-X then wax
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here are a couple pictures of the black one after the first color sand and buff. As mentioned before, I think someone put super glue on this one.

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I circled the glue spots in this picture...




Hopefully the silver car is not like this too.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:59 AM   #13
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Done

Thanks for all the help.

I took the goo begone and soaked it and used the fingernail. 1 hour job but came out great.

Again, this forum comes through with the answers. Just a bigger job than i anticipated. Now if I can just get my tires to run correct I will be all set for a while.


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Nice new emblem.
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I know that the job is already done so this is a little late, but we used a die grinder with a rubber wheel on the end of it at the body shop I worked at over the summer. Mac tool guys usually have them on their trucks. Otherwise, a body supply shop would probably have one.

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I know that the job is already done so this is a little late, but we used a die grinder with a rubber wheel on the end of it at the body shop I worked at over the summer. Mac tool guys usually have them on their trucks. Otherwise, a body supply shop would probably have one.

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I have one of those and definitely do not want to use a high speed die grinder with one of these. Been there done that!

It is basically a eraser. For me it is best used with a slow speed electric drill
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And a heat gun or hair dryer should have worked too. Melting the glue off.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:26 AM   #18
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What about mineral spirits? I use it all the time when removing reluctant glue. Shouldn't attack the clear coat otherwise the frequent gasoline spills when filling up would have eaten away your paint underneath the filler cap by now.

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