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    damaged paintwork

    hey guys just needed your advice, i woke up the other morning to find someone ripped off all my boot badges (luckily not the griffin) have got all the glue excess off only to find paint has come away from the edges of each letter and also looks lkike theres still some glue resin left. ive tried t-cutting out but no luck, what would be the best product to use? will try and get a picture up later
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    try a hair dryer and rub it off with your fingers (to avoid blisters from rubbing you can wear a welding glove for this), or pour a kettle of boiling water over the glue and rub/pull the glue, you could also use a steamer, or a heat gun (although I only use this technique because I'm experienced at it - I wouldnt reccomend you do it unless you've practised on a scrapyard panel a bit first to avoid bubbling the paint by accident) The hairdryer, steamer or boiling water should soften the glue up sufficiently to peel off in my experience.

    should end up looking like this once all the glue is gone:


    then t-cut/polish/seal/wax
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrapheapchallenge View Post
    or a heat gun
    Experianced or not surely that can't be right for car paintwork...

    Yes on a shitty old banger, but not his pride and joy...surely?

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    I was taught how to do it by a body work repair specialist (and AOC/MIG/MK3OC person too) with over 10 years experience, have done it to a few of my own cars so far and my paintwork is fine, however it is not a technique for the inexperienced, and you must have a heat gun with adjustable temperature settings so you can get it on low, it takes a lot of concentration (wether removing rub strips or more partiularly, when re-glossing heavily weathered trim which is unsaveable by use of blackening compounds) Hence I say practise on a spare panel first if you are not sure of your skill.

    For re-glossing extremely faded trim, set it to a low setting and watch it like a hawk, play it gently back and forth over a small area (about 3" stretch at a time), keeping about 5" away from the work, and the second it begins to gloss (it turns very quickly) move along to the next area, it is better to do to little than too much then go over it again if neccesary.



    For de-rub stripping rub strips which are glued to the vehicle (such as on mk3 astras) where the trim needs to come off and is not going to go on again, then do as above, and as the trim glosses gently peel it back a little, then soften the next area and repeat all the way along, for the rubber glue behind heat gently (try not to let the glue get to bubbling, it just needs to be warm, which is why a hairdryer will substitute for this stage if you prefer), and peel/rub with your thumbs (preferably while wearing a welding glove, not because of the heat, but because of the friction.) example from my first attempt lol:



    and pics of my first attempt a few years ago, no paint damage here (yeah, laugh at the stickers if you like ) :




    And the more recent rub strip removal from the current car about 2 years ago, first, strips removed, glue stripes still remaining:


    next, glue removed, a little dirt still adhered to paint, just washed and awaiting polish which removed the last traces:


    For badge removal, just heat the badging gently as before just to warm and soften the glue, then peel off, warm the glue and rub off, then wash, dry, t-cut, polish, seal, wax.

    As I pointed out there are various ways to achieve the result, this is the most effective one, the others are more sensible for a beginner who doesnt have much confidence in themselves, but may take a little more time and effort to acheive the same results.

    As it's a car forum for the purpose of sharing knowledge gained through own experiences/trail & error/education from those more experienced than themselves, I thought I'd share all the accepted ways of performing the procedure, having done it a few times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willbaroo View Post
    Yes on a shitty old banger, but not his pride and joy...surely?
    ... you calling my car a shitty old banger?

    She's my pride and joy cheeky monkey! there's plenty of luxury car owners who would refer to a mk4 astra of any condition as a shitty old banger too, remember it's all a matter of perspective and not snobbery

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    A heat gun really isn't a wise suggestion for small jobs like this one.
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    Right, first off, avoid attacking your paint with welding gloves and heatguns. pick the bigger lumps of the bondant off, then buy some Tardis (tar remover), and that'll get the smaller bits off. No need for any heat or any risks.

    Kirsty, no offence, but he only asked about removing bondant, not debadging, removing bumps strips, or even restoring plastics!!! No need for the how-to's.
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    lol well i have removed the glue but it still looks like theres still a bit of film on it. where the chavs ripped them off, little bits of paint look like they've come off and no matter how much i t-cut it, the film nor the chips are removed. it still looks like the pic in the 1st reply
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    More elbow grease!!
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    tried and failed again, dont want to rub it too hard as i dont want to ruin the paintwork for the sake of a few marks lol

    does anyone live near oxford or reading that could take a look?
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