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post #1 of 15 Old 02-09-2014, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Emblem removed, still see lettering?

Earlier I removed the Lerado emblem with fish line and my wifes hair dryer. Piece of cake....but once I wiped clean with goof off, you could see the color difference of where the letters were compared to the rest of the Jeep. Will this go away? Anything I can do to fix this?

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post #2 of 15 Old 02-09-2014, 03:43 PM
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How old is your jeep? Colors fade so it can be different. Buffing it will help, or you could try a cleaner wax.
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Earlier I removed the Lerado emblem with fish line and my wifes hair dryer. Piece of cake....but once I wiped clean with goof off, you could see the color difference of where the letters were compared to the rest of the Jeep. Will this go away? Anything I can do to fix this?
What year vehicle? It might be a sun fade..I would use a small amount of rubbing compound then a good wax. Should go away with elbow grease.

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My Jeep is a 2012. It appears to be fading from a couple years of being in the sun. Any recomendations on a good rubbing compound or wax?
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Mequiars and Zymol products are both good. I use turtle wax rubbing compound. I'm sure someone else will chime in on what products are the best.

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you do NOT want to use rubbing compound, it is very abrasive and will make matters worse if you dont know what you are doing. Best bet is to polish the entire vehicle (I bet it could use it anyways) to leave a uniform swirl free finish, then follow with wax. basically if you "spot fix" it, you are trying to fade the unfaded paint to match the rest of the slightly faded paint, which doesnt make sense. you want to remove the slight oxidation on the rest of the vehicle to match the unharmed paint under the lettering.

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Goo Gone, period. Put a little elbow grease in it and you'll be right as rain. Same thing happened when I did mine.

No need for the elaborate steps above.
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explain how goo gone fades paint to match sun weathered paint?

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explain how goo gone fades paint to match sun weathered paint?
It doesnt I guess. I know what the OP is talking about because mine looked the exact same. I used goo gone and the lettering disappeared after a minute of rubbing the area. This is what worked for me. Maybe the OP is different but I thought the same thing he did and what I did fixed it. It's like a residue from the adhesive used.
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Thanks for the help. I will give goo gone one more shot tomorrow and hopefully that will work.
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It doesnt I guess. I know what the OP is talking about because mine looked the exact same. I used goo gone and the lettering disappeared after a minute of rubbing the area. This is what worked for me. Maybe the OP is different but I thought the same thing he did and what I did fixed it. It's like a residue from the adhesive used.
yea if it is residue/film then yea goo gone. but if its paint mis match then it wont do anything obviously.

but goo gone would be the safe/easy thing to try before anything else.

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yea if it is residue/film then yea goo gone. but if its paint mis match then it wont do anything obviously.

but goo gone would be the safe/easy thing to try before anything else.
That's been my point. It is like a very faint film or residue. Can't even feel it with your hand. It's weird stuff but GG took it off.
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you do NOT want to use rubbing compound, it is very abrasive and will make matters worse if you dont know what you are doing. Best bet is to polish the entire vehicle (I bet it could use it anyways) to leave a uniform swirl free finish, then follow with wax. basically if you "spot fix" it, you are trying to fade the unfaded paint to match the rest of the slightly faded paint, which doesnt make sense. you want to remove the slight oxidation on the rest of the vehicle to match the unharmed paint under the lettering.
If you know what you are doing then.. Use the compound if you are not using it on the entire vehicle. Then follow with wax. That is if Polish does not work. Try the goo gone then try polishing and if all else fails...

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If you know what you are doing then.. Use the compound if you are not using it on the entire vehicle. Then follow with wax. That is if Polish does not work. Try the goo gone then try polishing and if all else fails...

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then you would have a freshly compounded/polished spot on the hatch and the rest of the jeep wouldnt be.....if you are gonna compound, do the whole vehicle. doubtful the paint needs compounding anyways, most likely just a medium polish. anyways, maybe the goo gone does the trick so its all a moot point.

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Or you could put the emblem back on.
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