Every car comes off of the dealership lot with emblems. Most car emblems consist of the make, model, trim level, and possibly the dealership’s logo. Older cars had emblems stuck on through holes in the sheet metal, but today most emblems are attached using a strong adhesive that is safe for paint. To safely remove car emblems you’ll need to do more than pull them off of the vehicle. Learn how to remove emblems from cars to get a smooth, clean look.custom NHL decals stickers
1. Heat the emblem using a blow-dryer or a heat gun. Direct the heat at the emblem, and hold the dryer several inches from the surface of the car. Move the dryer around, and aim at different areas of the emblem so the heat doesn’t sit in 1 spot for longer than a few seconds at a time.
2. Pry the emblem away from the car’s surface with a plastic putty knife. Slide the putty knife behind a corner of the emblem, and begin to pry it off. Slide the putty knife further behind the emblem until the emblem is scraped off completely. This can be done while heating the emblem or immediately after heating it. If the emblem doesn’t move, heat it more and try again. custom mlb stickers
3. Pull the emblem off of the car, and let the adhesive cool. Check the adhesive and the surface of the car until you can place your hand on it. Pull larger lumps of adhesive off of the surface with your fingers.
4. Roll your hand and fingers over the remaining adhesive to loosen it from the car’s surface. Roll your fingers across the adhesive, and use firm pressure to cause the adhesive to bead up and come off of the car. This won’t remove all of the adhesive, but most of it can be removed this way.
5. Use adhesive remover and a cotton towel to remove the remaining adhesive from the surface of the car. Wipe the adhesive remover on an area that can’t be easily seen to make sure it is safe to use on painted surfaces. If it is safe to use, pour the remover onto a towel, and rub it vigorously across the adhesive until it is completely gone.
Place a towel between the putty knife and the surface of the car to avoid scratching the paint.
Blow-dryers are safer to use than heat guns, since heat guns get very hot very quickly.
A piece of fishing line works better than putty knife. Slide it back and forth behind the badge after heating badge to release the adhesive.
Make sure to move the blow-dryer or heat gun around constantly. Too much direct heat at 1 time can damage the car’s paint.
Don’t pull the emblem off of the car before the adhesive is heated. Pulling the emblem off before it is heated cause the adhesive to damage the paint.
Things You’ll Need
Blow-dryer or heat gun