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    Just detagged my car but...

    I removed all but the 'WRX' on my '02 about an hour ago. The previous tags left a dirt-like outline, and I'm just wondering if I should do something, or if it will come off in time. Pics ensue:




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    Did you already hit it with the goo gone?

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    yea get the orange stuff...worked real good on my car. after its all gone wax and buff and it will look smooth
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    Goo gone then wax the area!
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    Already did a few applications of goo gone. The outline seems solid, not sticky or anything - which is why I'm asking.

    So you guys just think more goo gone will do the trick?

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    If all the stickie parts are gone, try some car wax.

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    Maybe try to wash and wax the area. It looks like it's just dirt that has built up around the edges of the letters and never been cleaned.

    If that doesn't work, you may be out of luck. That is why it is inadvisable to de-badge a 6 year old car. The paint under the letters is brand new and the rest of the paint has been battered by the elements.

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    goo gone or a simple rubbing compound like mothers or maguires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisp View Post
    goo gone or a simple rubbing compound like mothers or maguires.
    bah i've been taking off badges and dealership stickers for a while now.
    i always clean the area first with detailing spray...then saw the sticker/badge off with fishing line...then spray it again with detailing spray bc sometimes the goo comes off easily with just the spray. if not, i use a process of 3M rubbing compound>paint cleaner>polish>wax>detail spray again
    when i do that, it ALWAYS comes out looking like the sticker/badge was never there in the first place
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenc51 View Post
    bah i've been taking off badges and dealership stickers for a while now.
    i always clean the area first with detailing spray...then saw the sticker/badge off with fishing line...then spray it again with detailing spray bc sometimes the goo comes off easily with just the spray. if not, i use a process of 3M rubbing compound>paint cleaner>polish>wax>detail spray again
    when i do that, it ALWAYS comes out looking like the sticker/badge was never there in the first place
    chances are he doesnt have most or any of the things you mentioned. not saying it wont work, just saying a simple thing like goo gone or rubbing compound will work just fine for us simple minded folks

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenc51 View Post
    >wax>
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisp View Post
    chances are he doesnt have most or any of the things you mentioned.
    I'd bet $1 that he has some wax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisp View Post
    goo gone or a simple rubbing compound like mothers or maguires.
    Quote Originally Posted by greenc51 View Post
    i use a process of 3M rubbing compound>paint cleaner>polish>wax>detail spray again
    when i do that, it ALWAYS comes out looking like the sticker/badge was never there in the first place
    Easy on the rubbing compound as it is harsh. I would think a more gentle pre wax cleaner would clean off the crud nicely.
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    ive used simple green before to take off about anything....works really well for cleaning your wheels too
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    keep at it with adhesive/bug/tar remover. Then clay bar then wax the car. It will look great.


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    when i used to work in a body shop we would take off badges with a rubber disc that would go on a grinder or drill the disk is about 3 inch thick and 5inchs wide
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