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Removing SR5 badge

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by cmaccullen, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Mar 13, 2019 at 5:50 PM
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    cmaccullen

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    I want to remove my SR5 badges but I am worried because my 4Runner is black and it is a 2015. How bad would the ghosting be? Any advise? Thanks
     
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  2. Mar 13, 2019 at 5:56 PM
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    HoBoDanny

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    Unless you’ve completely neglected the paint it shouldn’t be noticeable after a good wash/wax.
     
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  3. Mar 13, 2019 at 5:58 PM
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    cmaccullen

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    I just bought the car used from a dealer but it appears to be in great condition. I think I am just going to go for it lol. What’s the worst that can happen? Thanks
     
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  4. Mar 13, 2019 at 6:42 PM
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    Strandskov

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    There's a guy here on this forum that removed his. I think he used a blow dryer, fishing wire and some sort of solution. He did a great job on it..
    Maybe you can make the search in the search bar or maybe he will respond to this post.
    I just can't think of his name.

    GoodLuck
     
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  5. Mar 13, 2019 at 7:04 PM
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    Backslider

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    Press the pretty buttons in my signature for modifications or to see my terrible Instagram page!
    I removed mine, although the truck wasn't as old as yours when I did.

    Use some goo gone to clean up the area, hit it with a coat of wax or even hand buff it with a quality microfiber cloth and some chemical guys optical grade v36 or similar, I'm sure you'll be fine.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2019 at 7:51 PM
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    Soak a paper towel in goo gone and tape it over the adhesive by using a plastic bag to hold it in place...so you're actually taping the bag. Let it set for about 30 minutes and it should just wipe right away. If that doesn't work then use your car key to scrape away all the ghosting. That also works like a charm.
     
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  7. Mar 14, 2019 at 9:34 AM
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    I used an old hotel key card to pry it off and some WD40 to remove the remaining glue after 2 washes it's completely gone. I did this when the car was only a few months new though.
     
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  8. Mar 14, 2019 at 10:02 AM
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    Snickel Fritz

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    Use the *automotive* Goo Gone, and some fishing line, maybe a hair dryer (heat guns if you're very careful).
    Heat up the badge area (if needed) just a bit- warm is fine, doesn't need to bee hot.
    Spray *AUTOMOTIVE* Goo Gone around the badge, especially directly above it.
    Pull the fishing line around the outside edge of the badge, gently working under the tape. Use a sawing/flossing motion can help.
    Once the badge is free, it may spontaneously come to life like something from Fantasia, and ferociously attack your legs and lower body. If this occurs, either consult a wizard or check to see if you used the wrong spray, and got really high from the fumes.
    Wipe the area down again with the Goo Gone, then do a quick car wash, and add a little extra wax/coating to the de-badged areas.
    Sell the badges for ridiculous money.
     
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