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To debadge or not to debadge?

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by TimTom64b, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. PantheraUncia

    PantheraUncia Active Member 1000 Posts

    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.
  2. moogvo

    moogvo Moderator 1000 Posts

    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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  3. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    That's the kind of info I was looking for. I will probably just leave my badges alone then.
  4. TimTom64b

    TimTom64b Member ROTM Winner

    I am going to do it next week... A little buffing and should be no issues with the paint. Thanks for all the input.
  5. PaperPatched

    PaperPatched New Member

    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.
  6. TimTom64b

    TimTom64b Member ROTM Winner

    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.

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