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Shaving Emblems

Discussion in 'Body Work & Detailing' started by Hectanooga, December 13, 2004.

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  1. Hectanooga

    Hectanooga Member

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    I want to take the emblems off my '98 Explorer. I am talking about the ones on the back gate. The Explorer, XLT ones. I hear the '98 will have no holes to worry about. How would I take these off? Is there any certain way to take them off? Thanks.

    Eric
     
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  3. bmxking5

    bmxking5 Well-Known Member

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    Do a search, there have been a bunch of people ask the same question as you. I believe you use a hair dryer and fishing line to remove the emblems but I'm not sure.
     
  4. Hectanooga

    Hectanooga Member

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    Yeah, I thought a blow dryer was in there somewhere. I did a search and didn't find much, but I will try again and look a bit deeper.

    Eric
     
  5. TAS98xlt

    TAS98xlt Out of mod money

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    Yeah, a hairdryer and fishing line will work fine. There are no holes under the emblems on the 98.
     
  6. Laddy

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    I got a fishing line and then when I got the emblems off used rubbing alchohol to get the tape stuff off
     
  7. Critical_Level2

    Critical_Level2 Well-Known Member

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    Remember to put some wax on the area once the emblems are off, to keep the area from fading.
     
  8. SkanlaxJMO

    SkanlaxJMO Well-Known Member

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    you can also use bug and tar emover to get off the extra stuff.
     
  9. Perry

    Perry Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    There is also a good chance that it might be a little different color since it hasn't seen the sun for a few years.
     
  10. rbaker_13

    rbaker_13 New Member

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    I took mine off recently and i used a flat head screw driver and WD-40 or you can use carb cleaner but remember to wax really good and buff if you use too much of the carb cleaner i wouldnt recomend it on anything but a white paint though.
     
  11. BShow

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    I used Goo gone to get that crap off of my car when i debadged it, twice. Heating it up with a hairdryer helps a lot. Be careful to try not to "pull" them off. it could rip the paint off of the body panel. that tape/glue that they use is strong.
     
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    what about a 93. are there holes
     
  13. hostyle explorer

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    anyone know if there are holes behind the 94 xlt emblems
     
  14. Tbird94

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    yes there are holes on the 93/94
     
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    Pulled mine of today sprayed a light coat of wd-40 and pulled them off by hand. The wd eats the adhesive but not the paint. Clean with some sort of cleaner ie windex and apply wax. My truck is a black 99 and you can't even tell they were there.
     
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    I recently removed the fender emblems from my 98 Mounty. I did this in the shade. 1) Cleaned and then gently heated the area with a hair dryer. 2) Used a piece of floss doubled up and twisted to carefully work through the foam tape. 3) Soaked the remaining foam with mineral spirits for a few minutes. 4) Rolled off the goo with alternating fingertips. 5) Cleaned and worked the area over by hand with Meguiars fine cut cleaner. 6) Let set for a day to let all the solvents escape. 7) Waxed by hand with Meguiars #26 Carnuaba. 8) The results are excellent. Do not rush, and do not substitute some elbow grease for prying with tools, or application of harsh solvents.
     
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    Does any one know if there are holes on a 02 XLS
     
  18. MONMIX

    MONMIX I fix dents Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    98% sure there is NOT
     






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