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Offline Long Black

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Debadging
« on: February 02, 2017, 08:01:39 am »
Any ideas on the best way to debadge from bodywork without marking the paint work? I am looking at changing chrome badges to black. Also, has anyone out there purchased an aftermarket grille; ie Honeycomb mesh RS style for a B8 S-line. Wanting to go black fittings on my white B8.
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Offline gti vr6

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Re: Debadging
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 09:15:58 am »
Best way with your badges is to use a piece of fishing line fine enough to fit between the badge and the car and work it through with a sawing motion, this will cut through the glue and release the badge. Then it's just a matter of cleaning the glue off the paint work.
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Re: Debadging
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 09:30:27 am »
Any ideas on the best way to debadge from bodywork without marking the paint work? I am looking at changing chrome badges to black. Also, has anyone out there purchased an aftermarket grille; ie Honeycomb mesh RS style for a B8 S-line. Wanting to go black fittings on my white B8.

Plastidip is the other option with for the badges, you can spray them black without removing them.
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Offline KiwiC4S

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Re: Debadging
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2017, 08:06:43 pm »
A little heat from a hair drier helps soften the glue's hold and I've successfully pried badges off in the past doing this. "A little" is key here - don't use a heat gun.
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Re: Debadging
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2017, 08:46:47 am »
Thanks for the feedback...successfully replaced silver S-line and Audi badges with black, and have installed gloss black RS grille. Hair dryer and dental floss worked a treat for me to debadge, then some Dissolve-It.
1999 VW Passat V6 Synchro Wagon - Black....gone
2007 B7 Audi A4 S-line Avant Quattro 2.0T - Black...gone
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Offline Mike1410

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Re: Debadging
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2017, 10:03:18 pm »
Best way with your badges is to use a piece of fishing line fine enough to fit between the badge and the car and work it through with a sawing motion, this will cut through the glue and release the badge. Then it's just a matter of cleaning the glue off the paint work.

Dental floss also works. Take your time and as also posted above - it's easier if you warm the badge/glue up first with a hair dryer.