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    I thought about de-badging my truck, but when I think about it, the truck would be naked with out the badges and because the panels are so large, it breaks up the long stretches of sheet metal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McClintoc View Post
    Yeah, I've always liked the no-badges look. I would have done it to my truck long ago but never knew how until a couple of years ago. I am starting to think about debadging my 2001 but am worried about the paint underneath. As in, my paint isn't faded, as far as I can tell, but it is 11.5 years old. I am wondering if there will be a difference in the paint that is under the badges, since it's hasn't been exposed to 11.5 years of sun light, compared to the rest of the truck. I don't want to take off the badges and there end up being an outline of them you can still see.
    Probably. We used to take the decals off of the DMV Enforcement vehicles when they were about 3 years old. You could clearly see where the lettering was even though the paint looked great before taking them off. At night, it looked like they were still lettered from some angles.

    Take a decal off and look at it. If the paint is different underneath, buy a new decal and put it back on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moogvo View Post
    Probably. We used to take the decals off of the DMV Enforcement vehicles when they were about 3 years old. You could clearly see where the lettering was even though the paint looked great before taking them off. At night, it looked like they were still lettered from some angles.

    Take a decal off and look at it. If the paint is different underneath, buy a new decal and put it back on.
    That's the kind of info I was looking for. I will probably just leave my badges alone then.
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    I am going to do it next week... A little buffing and should be no issues with the paint. Thanks for all the input.
    2009 Chevy Silverado 2500HDLT 6.0L w/ Towing Package, Dick Cepek GM8 Rims, Dick Cepek FC II 33X11.50R17,RKSport Ram-Air Hood(Functional), Lazer Lite Aluminum Tonneau Cover, Road Armor Stealth Bumper, PIAA Lighting, Diablo Trinity Tuner, Diablew Custom Tune, BullyDog Cold Air Intake, American Racing Headers w/highflow cats, Corsa Performance Sport Exhaust, Custom Striping, Black Bowties front and rear, Fuel Grille Inserts, Recon Headlights, Readylift Shocks, Readylift Upper Contol Arms, 2" Blocks in the Rear..

    Future Plans: HD Tie Rods, Under hood upgrades, Crower Camshaft and possibly electric fans.

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    I took advice found on another forum and used a piece of 20 Lb. monofilament fishing line to "saw" behind the bowtie (don't start pulling, you can cause a dent). Then used some Contractors Solvent (orange oil, give it some time to work) and my thumb nail (some people use a piece of plastic like an old credit card) to scrape up the partially softened goo. Next I washed off the oily residue from the orange oil solvent with dish detergent and water. Then I used a polishing compound. Washed again. And followed with Rejex polymer finish & a manual buff. I bought the truck four years old (25U Dark Ming Blue). There is no sign of the badge in the tailgate paint.
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    Got them off today... Used WD40, prepsol and a credit card. The credit card was a good tip. Now all I have to do is buff it out some.
    2009 Chevy Silverado 2500HDLT 6.0L w/ Towing Package, Dick Cepek GM8 Rims, Dick Cepek FC II 33X11.50R17,RKSport Ram-Air Hood(Functional), Lazer Lite Aluminum Tonneau Cover, Road Armor Stealth Bumper, PIAA Lighting, Diablo Trinity Tuner, Diablew Custom Tune, BullyDog Cold Air Intake, American Racing Headers w/highflow cats, Corsa Performance Sport Exhaust, Custom Striping, Black Bowties front and rear, Fuel Grille Inserts, Recon Headlights, Readylift Shocks, Readylift Upper Contol Arms, 2" Blocks in the Rear..

    Future Plans: HD Tie Rods, Under hood upgrades, Crower Camshaft and possibly electric fans.

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