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LarryK 87

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how does one carfully remove the rear "Corvette" emblem with out destroying/damaging the underlaying surface.

Not to worried about damaging the emblem as i am replaceing it
 
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unscrew the speed nuts (obviously) then try fishing line to get uner the emblem to cut through the sticky stuff... after you get it off you can get the rest of the sticky stuff off by hand.
 
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secondchance

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If you are not a fisherman, good dental floss works too.
 

poorboys831

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hi larry k,heres how i got mine off-undo the nuts-go get some GOOF-OFF-use a q-tip and put some of the g off around the edges-let it set don't use too much-pull off the emblem-if it breaks ,just put a little more on.when it's all off wax the area-hope this helps dennis :w
 
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RubyDropTop

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Both fishing line and dental floss work well. You may also want to try using a common hair dryer in order to soften/loosen the adhesive.

After you have the emblem off, you can use 3M Adhesive Remover in order to remove the residue that will be left behind on the paint. The 3M product is effective and will not harm the paint in the process.
 

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LarryK 87

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an air chisel would be acceptable then ???
 
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evolution

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Actually, we are joking. You cannot remove the rear emblem safley. You must buy a new bumper with the emblem professionally aligned and installed.:gap
 
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LarryK 87

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yeah, but i hear the new bumpers dont come with giggler springs, and those are discontinued. and to get the rear bumper off ya have to drop the exhaust, and they dont make muffler bearings for that year anymore.
I had one left from an earlier job, but it fell into a bucket of prop wash, and that killed it. why cant they make them out of stainless steel like the giggler springs?
 
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LarryK 87

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this is getting awfully expensive for a simple emblem change out
i suppose this means i'll also need a left handed adjustable screwdriver?
 

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I used a cutting torch with a scarfing tip and just melted it off.:eek :eyerole
 
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C V Man

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Make sure that the left-handed adjustable screwdriver is Metric before you start though.

Oh, and if it's ok, I need to borrow that bucket of Prop Wash...
I accidentally bought Jet Wash, and that won't work with my prop planes.
I'm assuming it's RC plane compatible.


C V Man
 
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LarryK 87

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sorry, it's not compatable with RC stuff, BUT, i do have a can of air-free rotor wash that is, AND it comes with a 50' peice of flight line.
 

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