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    De-badging question...

    I want to remove the glued on badges on the back of my MK4 Astra... Simple change but, the car is red... will the paint be faded underneath the badges? if so will polishing the area be enough to bring the colour back?

    If not what would i have to do to get it sorted? want to get it done tonight so quick help would be good thanks ...

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    the centre badge will have 2 holes behind it as well.

    how faded is your car? you'll get the original colour under the badges.

    Autoglym Paint Restorer might help you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenmelody View Post
    the centre badge will have 2 holes behind it as well.

    how faded is your car? you'll get the original colour under the badges.

    Autoglym Paint Restorer might help you.
    Here it is...



    just that iv heard that when you take the two badges on each side the paint will be faded and will be noticeable... dont want to lighter bits on the back of the car...

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    your paint's not too bad, in fact it looks in very good condition. I'd say you'd be ok.

    it tends to be the roof and the bonnet that fades the most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenmelody View Post
    your paint's not too bad, in fact it looks in very good condition. I'd say you'd be ok.

    it tends to be the roof and the bonnet that fades the most.
    Thanks that picture was taken after i gave it a good clean and polish... do it once a month like to keep it clean

    So hair dryer to get them off then?? that the best option??...

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    hairdryer (although i got mine off on my mk5 without one, but it was a bloomin hot day) an old card to get underneath it, and some white spirit to clean off all the sticky stuff that remains.

    You'll need to give it a quick going over to make it blend in, I had to machine polish mine slightly as it had a couple of scratches near it, but it looked the business afterwards.
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    Thanks...
    Just had a look at car now and can see its a little bit lighter round outline of the letters... So Autoglym Paint Restorer will sort it?

    I definetly want to do it because it will make a difference

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    My mate has the same car as you, and his paint was in a terrible state, it was almost white in some places. AG Paint Restorer used by hand brought it back to life, but you could still see like water streak marks running down the rear section and stuff, as it's difficult to do a whole car by hand.

    we attacked it again a couple of weeks later with a RO polisher and Sonus SFX-2 and a medium abrasive pad and that sorted it, looks showroom fresh (almost)

    but for small areas Paint Restorer should be fine I'd have thought. Need a bit of elbow grease and dont let it dry on for too long, bugger to get off otherwise!
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    Cheers mate... will give it a go tonight after work and see how it goes....

    I know someone who sprays cars so if it doesnt go well then will get him to have a look and sort it out

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    no problem, I'm sure you'll be able to sort it easy enough!!
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