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Old 05-31-2006, 01:27 PM
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Hey I was told the other day that a way to make the PSD badges chrome was to just rub them with brake fluid and the flat black comes off to reveal a chrome look. Has anyone tried this or done it? thanks
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try aceton. nail polish remover.
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becareful though, some aceton don't mix with some plastic's.
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i used aceton on mine and it worked out perfect.. i'll try to get a picture on here for ya
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Yes, they're chrome underneath, and look much better once the paint is off. I used laquer thinner. It's time consuming to rub away the paint with them on. I took mine off, put them in a small tub of the laquer thinner for about a minute then with the emblems still immersed I used an old toothbrush to get the paint off. Then I just took them out and used a squirt bottle with some of the thinner in it to shoot off the little flakes that wanted to stay on. You can do it to all of them, the f-250 ones on each side and tailgate, and both of the diesel ones on the door. You gotta get new double sided tape, which is cheap.
Too bad the same trick doesn't work for the grille.....i'd know.....I tried it....
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i put a little aceton in a bowl and used q-tips. i first taped around the badge to make sure i didnt get any on my paint. its very time consuming but i think ist worth it
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Old 06-01-2006, 08:59 AM
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Badges?! We don't need no steenking badges!!!
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:50 PM
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I helped a buddy of mine clean the paint off one of his with a q-tip. It took me twice as long that's why I just popped all mine off and did them all at one time.
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Old 06-01-2006, 08:29 PM
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How long should I expect for it to take if I do it while they are still on the truck? and off the truck?
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If they are still on the truck it'll take at least a half hour to 45 minutes for each one to get them 100% cleaned off. If you do all the ones you want done at the same time, it takes a minute or two to pop them off, a minute or so to soak and a a couple minutes to rub off the paint with an old toothbrush or something. The laquer thinner also helps desolve the old tape on the back of them. That might be a little bit harder to get off, mine came off relatively easy. After the paint is off and the old tape dry them with a paper towel or use an airhose to dry them like I did.....reapply new tape and stick them on......
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