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    Hey all, just wondering if you could tell me i would like a nice clean finish on the boot of ma car, wondering if theres a hole behind the badge(griffin).

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    apparently not.

    Loads on here have already done it. search the threads & they'll even tell you how to without damaging the paint

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    nope no hole just alot of sticky glue

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    There are lots of different ways of doing this. Some use heat gun's and different solvents etc.

    Personally i just use a boiling kettle, pour the water slowly over the top of the badge. gently pull at the top until it starts to give, pour a little more water over to melt the glue, and pull a little more. repeat this until the badge if off and then you can remove the glue.
    Follow this up with a clean, and then a nice wax to look totally perfect, and remove and trace of the glue

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    Easiest way to gently prise the badge away is to get either an old credit card behind it or use dental floss or fishing line

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    Or try a Bolster chiesel, industrial strength bleach and a pair of hedge cutters !
    Only kidding it's good for moral !
    Fishing line is easiest way. Warm the badge with a hair dryer first to soften the backing, then a bit if tar remover will shift the sticky left over.
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    Can i show you my smooth a*s if you dont mind????

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    Griffin and VECTRA removed.

    Piece of cake mate. Boiling water, credit card and Bug and tar remover!!!!

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    Now that is a nice a55

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyt View Post
    Personally i just use a boiling kettle, pour the water slowly over the top of the badge. gently pull at the top until it starts to give, pour a little more water over to melt the glue, and pull a little more. repeat this until the badge if off and then you can remove the glue.
    Follow this up with a clean, and then a nice wax to look totally perfect, and remove and trace of the glue

    Basically what I do - I don't do it straight from the boil though, I leave it for 2-3mins before pouring...

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    hot water over the badge...then dental floss to cut through the foam sticky stuff..then peeled off by heating it up(kettle or hair dryer..then some bug and tar remover to get the tacky bits off)..less chance of marking/chipping the paint that way... try and slice/cut it nearest the badge and not against the paintwork..

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