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    Shaving NISSAN and LE decals on trunk lid

    Just curious if anyone else has taken off the NISSAN and LE (or SE) decals on the back lid above the tail lights...I like clean, unbadged cars.

    1. what's the best way to remove?
    2. if removed, will any amount of cut and polishing match the paint under there to the surrounding paint?


    any info would be great.
    nissan -> honda -> vw

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    this is what i did
    heat up emblems with heat gun or hair drier and peal them off with a credit card. then use goo off or anything that takes adhesives off and clean up the area. shouldn't be too hard just take your time and it should go smoothly.

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    That is they way I do it as well. Another thing to do, is make sure to put a bit of wax on the area after the decal and stick-em is removed. Those spots haven't ever seen road dirt, so it is just a good idea in general

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    alright guys, this might be an easy weekend project after finals are done, thanks
    nissan -> honda -> vw

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    I used both carb cleaner and lighter fluid, not the BEST methid, but effective, though it's not like I don't have a million dents all around my car, so...

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    You could heat it up and use floss or fishing line to get the badges off.
    Lightly go over the area with a polishing compound. Once you have done that give that area a good waxing

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    Yeah, I used dental floss also. It was clean and efficient, but those adhesive materials may stick to the car after the emblems are torn out and ripped from the adhesive.

    you can use degraser to remove the adhesive.

    For me, I didnt even cut polish it. Just clean it with regular paint polish.

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    Originally posted by xero
    I used both carb cleaner and lighter fluid, not the BEST methid, but effective, though it's not like I don't have a million dents all around my car, so...
    did you light the lighter fluid to melt the emblems off? this is something somebody should video tape...

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    Does anyone have a problem with there still being an outline from the emblem due to faded paint or whatever. If so any tricks to fix it besides painting your lid. thxs

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    naw, I usde light fluid and a tool I really shouldn't have, but it didn't scratch the paint, I used a putty knife

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    if you have a die grinder, theres this rubber eraser wheel that we used to use at the body shop to remove emblems, pinstriping or other decals. just dont burn the paint

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    just paint over them, like a few of the S13s i've seen for sale :128

    looks soo bad, haha :pulpficti

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    on mine a buddy at a body shop used a new razor blade and got just under the sticker to get some dealer stickers off. it works great but u have to be VERY careful!! so basically i wouldn't try it myself :tongue!

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    i did mine with a hair dryer and dental floss...worked good...just have to heat it up a lot and it will come off really easy.

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    I used my nails to remove the emblem. And then sprayed it with WD-40 and let the car sit in the sun for a bit. Then just rubbed the adhehsive with a cloth untill it came off. I repeated it a couple of times to get it all off.

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