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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 4:47 pm    Post subject: de-badged Reply with quote

Ive seen alot of you talk about your bee being de-badged, did you do this yourself, and if so how, if not what does a body shop charge to do it?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy to do yourself. You'll need a hairdryer, dental floss and some wd-40. Use the hairdryer to heat the glue under the emblems. After a few minutes of heat take the floss and go under the emblems to remove from the truck. Go back and forth while moving the floss under the emblem just like flossing your teeth. After you get the emblem off use the wd-40 to remove any trace of adhesive. Pretty simple. Makes your truck look smooth as hell. I removed everything except the hemi badges. Check my pics in my gallery.

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I got her on March 21, 2004. The day BEFORE the R/B was to go on sale. I did a 3/4 drop, Painted the mirrors, handles and some interior bits, removed the badges, tinted the windows and added KMC 22's to smooth it all out.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you dont have to use WD-40 on your paint, you can also use Goof Off, works good too
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used wax. I don't know if it matters what kind or not but it was a carnuba type wax. It gets the sticky residue off pretty good. I also got rid of the trim on the doors and cab. Truck looks smooth.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

R/B #172,
I wish I knew the floss trick before I did mine, I did it the hard way Exclamation
I very carefully pryed them off with a screwdriver which left 90% of the foam and glue behind for me to clean off. It took for ever to do the tailgate but I
did it without a scratch so it was all worth it!
Thanks for the info, if I ever do the doors that will help!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RB1142 where abouts are you from in Indiana? What color is your bee?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, I dont want to scratch my Black Bee I want to get this right. The floss goes under the foam, or the badges? Then rub the foam off after the badges are off, I realize your gonna have some debris left but thats why I'm asking do you go for most of the foam on the first try with the floss or what.. Help me out here I really dont want to scratch it up.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heat it up first then get the floss as best you can under the foam. Again get the hair dryer right up against the badges for at least three minutes a small section. You will have to keep using the dryer every couple of minutes to keep the glue tacky. With the floss you cant scratch your truck, it would be impossible. You are gonna have some residue left from the foam/glue but thats what the wd-40 or goof-off is for. Remember to wax after you remove all the glue.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:27 pm    Post subject: For Rumble Bee 2056 Reply with quote

I am in Northwest Indiana, about 30 miles from Chicago.

My bee is a Yeller, 4x4
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used 3M adhesive remover. You soak the "foam", then use a plastic putty knife and pop the emblems off. Then soak the residue and use a rag to continue removing the leftover. It looks sweet. I then added a black DODGE decal to the back tailgate measuring 6" x 24".
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a few minutes to spare, so I took off the SLT emblem. I was going to do the other ones, but i dont wanna do a rush job, im anal about taking time to make it look perfect Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys are taking off badges..im putting one on. the tailgate looked so bare, so i added one just under the chrome SLT. it is a copy of the dash badge showing the RUMBLE BEE & truck# i'll post before and after pics soon. my local sign maker made it for me, unlike big city cost, he treated me real right, 20 bucks
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the resale value will drop big time by removing and adding too much stuff to the bees. Just my 2 cents...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Dakota RT was a customized one. I got heck of a deal when I traded it in on my 03 Ram... The owner of the Dealership even drove it around for awhile to and from work. It depends a lot on if the add'ons and removal of items are done in good taste. I personally did not like the grill, it was the only thing chrome on the bee, and I did not like the fuel door because it looked like a ricer to me. I switched grills and while the grill was being powder coated I had the fuel door powder coated as well. I get a lot of people trying to figure out what I did to make it look different and when I tell them they all like it. I also keep all my original parts so if I keep the bee for 20+ years I can return it to stock.
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