Was waxing my punto at the weekend and noticed that my old style Fiat badge
is starting to look a bit faded and erm, crappy looking.
How would I go about getting rid of it? A friend suggested heating it with
a hairdrier and then king of prising it off.
Anyone done this or have any better suggestions?
The usual way of removing badges that are stuck with adhesive to the
bodywork is to warm them up slightly with a hairdryer and use something
akin to cheesewire to gently 'saw' between the badge and the bodywork to
remove it. Then, use alcohol to remove any adhesive left behind.
Prising a badge off has a significant risk of bringing with it some
Sure. Warm it with said hairdryer then with a length of monofilament
fishing line, put the line behind the back edge of the badge and pull the
line tight both around the badge (around the adhesive pad) and pulling the
badge off. CAREFULLY!
Once the badge is off, use alcohol to remove the sticky on the car, then wax
the car to be nice and shiny.
My recommendation continues, however, as I'd also recommend that you retain
the badge as a souvenir - you can now use this opportunity to sell the car -
something like an Alfa 147 or 156 will do nicely, is great to drive and
retains a Fiat pedigree, meaning I won't get flamed too much for this post!
(Wife drives a Lancia, I drive an Alfa, therefore I subscribe to this Fiat
The monofilament (being nylon) means you won't scratch the paint, just be
careful you don't pull off the paint whilst pulling the badge away from the
Use good old Lighter Fuel, the liquid type, not the gas.
Dribble some on the top edge and allow to settle/soak. A little move then
try gently prising the top edge away. With the top edge lift/pull applied
dribble a small amount more behind the badge. Whole lot will come away very
quickly. Remenants of 'sticky' can be wipe off with a cloth/towel soaked in
Thanks for all the advice.
I'll have a bash at it this weekend and see how it goes. I've already
digitally debadged and it looks great! ;o)
Thanks again (apart from the getting an Alfa bit!)
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