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    I have debadged the car oer the weekend - no problem really the side letters came off easily and there is no sign they were ever there. The rear badge also came off easily - more adhesive to remove but not much of a problem - trouble is now there is a clearly defininedcmark where the badge was - it also feels like it is engraved into the paint!!!! all I used to remove was an old credit card and bug and tar remover with a cloth - nothing that could have casued scratches!! any suggestions -if these are scratches would a mobile chip repairer be able to get rid or would this require a respray of the tail gate - looks like I might have to refit the badge if this is going to be too expensive to fix!

    Have tried a bit of t-cut and polish over it! suspect that maybe the previous owner tried debadging and casued the scrathes!?

    My cars not orange - it just looks like it!

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    sorry looks like you have already had a respray

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    The paint has faded unevenly due to the badge, caused by the suns uv rays and is always worse on red cars. A good polish with a cutting compound, Farecla G3 or G4 if you can get it would be my recomendation

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    will try that then - the pictures not very good - and the colour difference doesnt look nearly that bad in the flesh - the main concern is the white marks to the edges - they feel like scratches to the touch!

    Should also add - it was raining - thats not dirt!! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.bailey63 View Post
    The paint has faded unevenly due to the badge, caused by the suns uv rays and is always worse on red cars. A good polish with a cutting compound, Farecla G3 or G4 if you can get it would be my recomendation

    the fading would not happen under the badge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lump View Post
    the fading would not happen under the badge
    Exactly ! The paint behind the badge hasnt faded, the badge protects the paint from the uv, its the rest of the car that has faded.

    Not sure about the white marks tho, would be very unusual to be able to get scratches in exactly the same shape as the badge.

    I would try with a cutting compund first, might be better on a machine if you can get one.

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    Thats what I figured - can't understand how the scrathces could appear in a perfect shape - but they feel exactly like a scratch - might go see a body shop about it for advise before I do anything.

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    ok is there a ridges where the badge was ?? and all the scratches are where you have used a credit card to take the glue off.

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    It feels more like an indentation rather a ridge - i was really carefull using a credit card so as to avoid any potential scratching - I used my fingers and cloth once the badge was removed - hence the confusion - I would have thought to cause a scratch like that something would have to cut along the exact line of the adhesive!!

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    Could the white marks be deposits that have built up over time from polish and other products?

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