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  1. Debadging: ran into problems..

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've removed the "Passat" letters, and I've removed a dealers plaque from the right side. Pictured is what happened after removing the adhesive. What can I do to get rid of this? There is a slight cloud from a few of the letters on the left side but not too bad. I'm happy with how they turned...
  2. Debadging

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I want to debadge my trunk and get rid of the PASSAT and V6 logos. What my biggest concern is how much sun fade am i going to be facing? I read up on some old topics and no one seems to address the issue of sunfading. I dont want to remove them and still be able to read it on the paint clear...
  3. For those on the fence about debadging, DO IT!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just did my 2000 white passat (11 years old. 11 years of the original paint.) Took 30 mins, used fishing line, a hairdryer, washcloth, and Goo Gone. Just held the hairdryer on the letter for about a minute on high, and flossed it off (Very easy to do). Used my fingernail to take off the rest...
  4. De-Badging

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm going to pull all the lettering off this weekend. I kind of like the VW badges, just not in chrome. I want to paint them black, and I'm wondering how gloss black would look against the Black Pearl paint? Any opinions?
  5. soo after debadging..

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i can still see the fadded letters :banghead: what would you guys reccomend to fix that? just a good ol wash and wax? -kane
  6. Debadging VW emblem on trunk of B5 Sedan

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    I have a 1998 1.8t, and after a recent storm, I had some pretty ugly clear coat issues. See here: http://www.passatworld.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2412851&postcount=49 If/when I get around to fixing the paint, I might consider de-badging the car. The procedure looks pretty simple, using some...
  7. Yet another... de-badging question

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    now - hypothetically speaking - say i wanted to debadge using the posted technique(s), would the same work if i wanted to remove the "passat v6" lettering or would that be something more technical? also, say i wanted to re-place them on the trunk in different spots? how would one go about doing...
  8. yet another debadging question

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    i understand the part about removing the actual badges, but how do you get the adhesive safely off your paint? I have heard that wd40, cooking oil, rubbing alcohol and goof-off(?) work but im not sure which one works best. can anyone with experience in this help me out?
  9. Debadging

    Wax On, Wax Off
    I recently debadged my b5 and it still left a little outline of the passat letters whats the best way to get rid of this
  10. Thinking about debadging

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm considering debadging my 2000 passat, I've tried to find info on this but no luck. Is the "vw" badge secured by adhesive and pin holes? or just adhesive? Wouldnt want to go through with it and have a nasty looking trunk. Thanks in advance :thumbup:
  11. Debadging is a pain in the arse!

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    Hey all, I my attempt to debagde the new car, i ran into issues. I used the dental floss to remove the badges, but the glue remained. I first tryed a hair dryer and hot water...it helped a bit, but not much. A fellow vortex'er lives down the street from me (has a really sweet green GTI) was...
  12. Debadging and trunk emblem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    okay i tryed debadging my car a while back and it didnt come out so good, left almost an imprint in the paint and the glue would not really comeoff no matter what i tryed. So does anyone have a secrect to doing this or what? How do you get it to look clean or is there no hope? Also i wanted to...
  13. Debadging problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi I've just taken off the PASSAT badge from the back of my car, using dental floss, WD40 and then polished with T-Cut scratch remover and Autoglym super resin polish. Trouble is, you can still see where the letters have been, the area is *slightly* darker. Is there anything I can do about...
  14. Free debadging

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    Some kids taking the letters off of Passats, Jettas, and Golfs to spell "Fatt"??? http://www.hometownannapolis.com/cgi-bin/read/2005/03_27-40/CBN (got the link from fark.com)
  15. Debadging?

    B5 Garage
    Can anyone tell me if I need to take any special precautions when removing the trunk/boot badges? All advice welcome! finnán.
  16. De-Badging

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Whats the best method to remove the Passat badge from the rear? I don't want to damage the paint. Thanks
  17. What's up with the de-badging

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am not looking for a fight I am just curious. A lot of Passat photos here have all or most of the badging removed. I don't get it. I love the look of the Passat but without the badges (especialyl the large VW ciricles) I think it starts to look a little generic. My guess is that it comes...
  18. Debadging the Trunk Lid

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey could someone please tell me how i'd go about debadging my trunk lid? i'm not sure if it simply involves a flathead and some elbow grease, so if you know how i could do it w/o stratching up the paint, i'd greatly appreciate it. niraj
  19. DeBadging

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was looking in the forums on how to debadge the passat out of the trunk... There were some good topics but none of them explained how very well... most just said that they had debadge it and some the problems... I have a 99 1.8 T and want to have it debadged... I am afraid there will be a...
  20. DeBadging Experience

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, it is January and cold in Baltimore. That is the scene. Well I dont have work today so I figured what better way to spend my day off than debadging my beloved B5 (my last day off was spent tinting my tails and side markers). So I mosey outside in downtown b-more, sit on the curb and begin...
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