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How do you take off emblems?

So.. my stupid, moronic a$$hole d!psh!t ex boyfriend works at a dealership that fixes up trucks like the Penske(sp?) moving trucks and such and while STUPIDLY washing my truck with a high power washer, some of the letters on the back of my truck came off, ripping the paint off along with it. Honestly im beyond mortified since I try as hard as I can to take care of my vehicles and have done pretty well so far.. To hide and cover it up he put a emblem over it for the dealership he works at and wasn't going to tell me until the next day until I got it out of him. I have NO idea how much this is going to cost to fix it and get the stupid emblem off the back of my truck. (i do NOT like GMC, sorry to those who do)

The emblems/letters on my truck used to say "Interstate Toyota Tacoma." I was eventually going to get a paint job anyway and have Interstate taken off, but with the way things are right now and getting laid off for stupid reasons im looking for a job so I can get my truck fixed up.

He said he used paint sealer (or something close to that) so it wont rust or chip off anymore but even then.. I want my truck looking just like it was when I bought it. Any ideas? Any help is appreciated!!

My poor truck is so abused.. and I haven't had it a year now...

I cant upload a pic of the paint chipped off since he put a emblem over it but here is a picture of the emblem anyway.

NEVER again will i let anyone touch my truck. DX

I think he also said he used glue or something on it. Not sure..

Someone said a blow dryer and dental floss/fishing wire and goo gone.. but I dont know if thats a reliable way to do it. Anyone else have any ideas? Or willing to make $30 to take it off for me?

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heat gun will heat the glue and you should be able to remove it. blow dryer will work also, just be careful not to over heat the blow dryer and burn it out.
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Instead of getting the tailgate repainted you might want to see if you can just find another tailgate the same color as your truck


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heat gun will heat the glue and you should be able to remove it. blow dryer will work also, just be careful not to over heat the blow dryer and burn it out.
Would it work even if he glued it on?

Me? why.. I am just a simple girl that loves going fast, getting good and dirty in mud and killing guy's egos at Xbox. It's ok.. You can be jealous of how awesome I am. ;P
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Instead of getting the tailgate repainted you might want to see if you can just find another tailgate the same color as your truck


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Would it be cheaper? I want to take it off anyway, but no place to put it at the moment.

Me? why.. I am just a simple girl that loves going fast, getting good and dirty in mud and killing guy's egos at Xbox. It's ok.. You can be jealous of how awesome I am. ;P
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Already looked them up. But I think he glued it on, so im asking if that will still work.

Me? why.. I am just a simple girl that loves going fast, getting good and dirty in mud and killing guy's egos at Xbox. It's ok.. You can be jealous of how awesome I am. ;P
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Depends on the glue used but it should.




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Depends on the glue used but it should.
Hmm.. hopefully he didnt use superglue or anything..

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Easy fix; remove emblems, repaint with 040 Super White (can do single-stage) and keep rolling.

As for glue, like Ike said; depends on what glue but 99% out there can be removed with heat/hair dryer action and floss/fishing line. There will be some glue residue to contend with, but that's handled with paint thinner (won't damage the paint, don't worry) and elbow grease.

Superglue will peel off easy; it's a really thin glue that doesn't hold as well as people want it to. If it was some 3M stuff, then it'll be fun to remove since their stuff is pretty stout.

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Heat gun will work. It's not glued, there is an adhesive backing on the emblem. Just do it slowly and pry up on it slowly. You can use wd40 to help remove the adhesive. If you're ever in the Springs it takes all of 10 minutes with a light buff to make it non existent.

I have proper chemicals and such, don't use a razor blade or you may scratch the paint.

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Heat gun/ eraser wheel. I have both if you need a hand. Of its glued and I doubt it is I have a buddy with a mixing bank or I have half a gallon of 040 left from my truck and the 636 I painted.

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Heat gun/ eraser wheel. I have both if you need a hand. Of its glued and I doubt it is I have a buddy with a mixing bank or I have half a gallon of 040 left from my truck and the 636 I painted.
Please and thank you? D: Knowing me i'll rip all the paint off or something.. I hope it was a sick joke and he didn't chip paint off... :<

Whats a eraser wheel?

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So its kinda like a buffer?

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haha ya right. I can stand paint chipped off, i just dont like it. I just wanna make sure it wont rust or anything like that.

I just want that ugly ass emblem off. DX

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Would it be cheaper? I want to take it off anyway, but no place to put it at the moment.
There is someone on the classifieds right now that is selling their tailgate


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My truck would be falling apart if it rusted that quickly. I have paint chips and scratches every where. I may need to rhino line the whole thing.

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There is someone on the classifieds right now that is selling their tailgate


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Dont have the money right now to buy a new one. :/ Once I can get the topper off my truck imma take the tail gate off.

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Why would you take it off? The topper ok I can see that but the tailgate?

Are you goin to run a soft topper?

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If the paint is messed up just throw some touchup paint on it. I doubt that the spot is that large even if it is damaged. Would hardly even be noticeable. If you're that worried about paint you might rethink about what is involved in this hobby. I'm just having a hard time grasping why you'd sell or repaint an entire tailgate from just one chip. O_o

If it does rust, use a fiberglass pen on it then touch it up. When I take my bed off here soon I'll probably take care of a lot of the rust then repaint. Touch up in my color is a PITA to find which is why I haven't taken care of it sooner.

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No joke, my tailgate is dinged to crap, sides of the truck have LOTS of rocky mountain pin striping...

It's a truck... Like others said, might not want to wheel that junk if you're worried about ze blemishes!
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Shit, some of my stickers are starting to peel from sun exposure. Does anybody know how to remove them without leaving that ugly sticker residue behind. Awe, fuck it, i'll just get a new truck.

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