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De-badge Residue Removal
« on: November 05, 2019, 08:58:28 PM »
My Gti’s had a crusty hatch - Swapped it for a much better conditioned one in the sam3 colour
The replacement was a Tdi, I removed  the badges, but it has left a crystalline residue - what’s good for getting this stuff off?

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Re: De-badge Residue Removal
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 09:26:07 PM »
try bug shifter or glass cleaner

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Re: De-badge Residue Removal
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2019, 10:16:07 PM »
Thanks for reply - tried label remover & WD40, not the best cocktail.

Its not something I have seen on any other VAG badge before - was expecting foam, this feels super hard and wont shift.
Thinking about it, its like super glue, is that normal for Mk5 badges?

Got a caramel wheel on standby

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Re: De-badge Residue Removal
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 10:41:02 AM »
Tar remover and light polish.

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Re: De-badge Residue Removal
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2019, 04:20:56 PM »
Was going to suggest a caramel wheel, but be gentle with it.  You can easily over heat and damage the paint with those things!

A harsh but super quick method is EvoStik adhesive cleaner.......just try a hidden sample area first, the bottom a sill trim or something.  You never know with later VW paints how they will react, but on older VWs, I could cake that stuff on with no paint damage.
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Re: De-badge Residue Removal
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 11:02:53 PM »
Thanks for the replies -
I can practise on the old crusty gti hatch - it’s still badged up
Think I’ve got some dodo tar remover somewhere in the man cave, will give that a go too

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Re: De-badge Residue Removal
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2019, 01:18:30 AM »
So I attacked the old hatch - took the G off, it was on with normal foam pad that I have come across on other VAG cars - I wouldn’t be posting about that stuff.

Looking again at the removed TDI badges - it seems they have used a combination of RTV and superglue to stick the badges on!

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Re: De-badge Residue Removal
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2019, 02:42:34 AM »
I’ve always used Isopropyl Alcohol / Rubbing Alcohol. Works pretty much instantly for me
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