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I want to remove the logo that my local Ford dealer stenciled onto the back of my Fusion (see pic below). I looked at it closely and it appears that I could probably use my fingernail to scrape it off, but what would be the safest, smartest, and best way to remove it?
 

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I've done it with a razor blade, but you have to be EXTREMELY CAREFUL not to scratch the paint. Seems like there's a product called "Goo Gone" that I've heard of people using. I think I read about putting a hair dryer to them and heating them also. Alcohol works pretty good to cut off glue after the logo is gone.
 

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Thanks, RandyR. I'll probably end up Googling it, but I wanted to see what suggested anyone in here had. I'm sure that my local Walmart has something in the automotive deptartment that's made for this. If anyone else has a suggestion, lemme know. Thanks.

BTW, I think it's kind of lame that dealers have to put their little plug on the back of their cars. Talk about cheap advertisement.
 

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Just use a hairdryer/head gun and pick it off with your fingers. Then some goo gone for any adhesive left over. Or you could send a bill to the dealership for $50 for advertizing.
 

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Part of my deal on the Fusion was that I would keep the Grindstaff (dealer) Logo on my car for 24 months.
Believe me, I'm getting my money's worth.  Just be thankful that dealers use stickers that will come off with
a little effort and a sharp fingernail instead of the old days when they were riveted onto the trunk lid.
 

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Here at the dealership we use a propane torch to heat up the decal (but a hair drier would be much safer for the inexperienced), then you use your fingernails to scrape it loose. Finaly a little wax takes the glue residue right off.
 

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[quote author=green_fusion link=topic=42932.msg633668#msg633668 date=1143392452]
Try dental floss to get the logo off, then use goo gone to get the residue off. After that, apply some wax.
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dental floss and a hot hair dryer will work great.  de-baged a TrailBlazer that way.  I have a raised bubble like dealer bage I'm going to remove in a couple of months using that method
 

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forgot to mention the easiest and best way to loosen the decal. Park it in direct sunlight on a hot day. That works the best of any of the heat methods.
 

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Mine came right off just using my fingernail. I think I took it off the day after I brought it home though, so it was relatively easy to just peel away.
 

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The sooner you remove it the better ..

My deal with my dealer was no decal ..

When I went to pick up the car there was one on it. I reminded them of the deal, they told the car-prep guy to remove it he laughed and mumbled something about not wanting to do it.

I looked right at him sand said, "Get busy".

I have no idea how he did it, but I checked the area very carefully, no evidence of any damage.
 

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Since someone mentioned before about the razor blade.... "Do not use a razor blade no matter what"

Heat-up the decal somehow and pick it off with your finger nail and the clean-up the area with a little goo gone or similar product.

If it actual raised lettering, you can heat it up and then slid fishing line behind the decal in a left/right motion until the decal falls off. Then follow-up with goo gone for additional residue.

My opinion has always been if they are not paying me to advertise for them then their name will not be on my vehicle. The dealership that I got my car from typically will put a front license plate with the dealer name on it on the car when they take delivery of it. Fortunately they had only did that to one Milan on their lot when I bought my car and it was not mine.
 

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I removed the decal last night. It really was as simple as picking it off with my fingernail. I was surprised to discover that it was nothing more than just a bunch of stickers (or something like stickers). I thought it was some kind of stencil work with a kind of paint. My ignorance I guess. Anyway, thanks to all who had suggestions. No offense to the one who suggested using a razor blade, but I wasn't going to take one anywhere near my car's paint. I'm sure there might be someone out there with a steady enough hand to do it that way, but I am not one of them. I would probably scratch the paint, slice a tire, cut my arm, and shatter the windshield before I was through... :shock:

Oh yeah, and I used a dab of rubbing alcohol with a Q-tip to clean up the left over adhesive. Piece of cake.
 

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[quote author=Showtime link=topic=42932.msg633123#msg633123 date=1143325495]
Just use a hairdryer/head gun and pick it off with your fingers. Then some goo gone for any adhesive left over. Or you could send a bill to the dealership for $50 for advertizing.
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+1

I used this same way to take the "Sport" off of the side of my ranger, and it worked like a charm. I'll be doing the Fusion this weekend weather permitting.
 

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I pulled off the Fusion and SE chrome logos also, if you don't know what kind of car I have, that's your problem, right!?!? They just pull off easily. Looks so much better with no clutter on the decklid.
 

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I removed all the stuff from the back of mine....

Shot of the back


Another


license plate cover


Shot of my new chrome tips


And a shot of the free advertising for my website!



I think it looks so much better witout all that "Fusion" "SE V6", "Dealer Logo" on it. I'll be heading to a place tomorrow to see if he can tint the headlights for me a litlle. I'm also getting the front grill re-chromed to "Black Chrome" 
 

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[quote author=Showtime link=topic=42932.msg633123#msg633123 date=1143325495]
Just use a hairdryer/head gun and pick it off with your fingers. Then some goo gone for any adhesive left over. Or you could send a bill to the dealership for $50 for advertizing.
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This was the same way I did it. The heat will heat it up just enough to make it easy to peel right off. I also bought a bottle "Sticker Remover" from "Auto Zone". I onlt used it to help remove the stickier stuff from removing the "Fusion" letters.
 

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[quote author=bassnutz link=topic=42932.msg688557#msg688557 date=1146260167]



Shot of my new chrome tips



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are those Chrome Tips a clamp on style?  who made them?
 
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