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Did you debadge your MO?

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I did, but I do it to all of my cars. :cool:
Makes waxing a little easier & I know what type of car I have.
 

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I got out the hairdryer and took the dealer thingy off.
I always do.
I'm proud that it says Murano, and don't mind that it says SL.
Dif Stoke. Dif folk.

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I didn't debadge mine, but Like Homer, if the dealer had put any dealer adv. on it, that would be gone in a second.. I'm happy to leave the fake plate on until I get my real plates, but once that's up, so is their free advertizing.

I actually went with a MO that had aftermarket gunmetal badging done to it.. I think it gives better contrast then the chrome on silver that is stock (given that I have a silver mo..)
 

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I don't mind having badges , however steel finish doesn't blend quite well with my blue MO - looks cheap. Might try some other finishes on computer first and then get it plated.

In the same breath , I hate the cheap plastic front grille. I am monitoring discussions on front grille closely and once ready , will change that first.

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esemes - a little bug & tar remover works fine.
Mine left very little residue anyway since I did it the first week I bought it. ;)
 

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well, the adhesive was so stinkin tough to get off, i just de-SL'd her for now....

guess i needta do em all soon, or live with them.......


any tips on the adhesive (tried bug and tar, but the stuff still took me at least 20 minutes)..... also, i had to strip, and carnuba the thing to eliminate the shadows left underneath (car is two weeks old)
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es - sorry about not getting back to you sooner, I've been away for a couple of days.
For future referrence there's a product called painters friend that also really breaks down the glue.
It sounds like you had a rough time.
What was the build date on your MO?

I must say I really like those clean rear ends!!!! :2: :2: :2:
 

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es - sorry about not getting back to you sooner, I've been away for a couple of days.
For future referrence there's a product called painters friend that also really breaks down the glue.
It sounds like you had a rough time.
What was the build date on your MO?

I must say I really like those clean rear ends!!!! :2: :2: :2:

HEY KS


(see my lame-o text sig.... born on date of 02/03)

also, there's a slight 'ghosting' effect from where the letters made contact with the finish.......

i have carnuba'd and polished the heck out of it........ slightly noticable to me, but , will it fade???
 

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Well, i don't see any problem. Looks good to me.

But I will have to admit that my 6-03 born date and the fact that I only pulled the dealer fake chrome off that had only been on a couple of weeks, probably helped me.

Wild guess - are you from the Ocala area?

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es - you shouldn't have any ghosting effects long term.
You've got to figure that the dealers don't wax there cars & it sounds like you'll be keeping yours waxed with a gleaming shine! :cool:

I guess your 7 month old glue had set up a little more than mine.
I purchased mine in middle March with a December build date.
 

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Well, i don't see any problem. Looks good to me.

But I will have to admit that my 6-03 born date and the fact that I only pulled the dealer fake chrome off that had only been on a couple of weeks, probably helped me.

Wild guess - are you from the Ocala area?

Homer
clearwater reporting......

and yeah, that pic is a bit misleading..... that angle doesnt show the "murano" ghost......

but funny enough.... today i had real trouble finding it myself.....

hmmm........
 

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If your looking for a good glue remover the product is called Goo Gone. It's available in Canada and I'm pretty sure I've seen it on the shelves in Home Depot in the US.

Another trick of the trade is to warm up the badge using your hair dryer. This will soften up the glue underneath the badge and allow it to come off easier. If your lucky it shouldn't't leave too much glue behind.

This trick also works great for removing those damn stickers.
 

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Yurp

Here's a few comparison pics of my MO before and after debadging.



 

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another good trick (and i did the hairdryer bit) is to use dental floss, as a method of getting behind the numeral (or letter..) and pulling the badge off that way...

no matter what, its tedious work to remove all 11 (max) letters.....


the foam between the adhesive is the real ***** of the job, imo
 

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I tried heating it up with the hairdryer. Tried goo gone. Both worked OK. Then I tried the left over bits of the Mother's Clay bar. The Clay bar works really well to get the glue residue off.

Pictures are in my gallery.
 
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