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Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:09 pm 
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just want to know if there is an easy way to clean inside and around my xr6 and tickford badges. wot do I use and will anything get the build up off the paint around the inside of the lettering?

 

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 Post subject: Re: cleaning badges. (hope right place to post)
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:06 pm 
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Cotton Bud and Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA).

 

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 Post subject: Re: cleaning badges. (hope right place to post)
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:47 pm 
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isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol $6.50 at jaycar 200mls) as above or u might be able to use some toothpaste and a soft toothbrush
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Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:41 pm 
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i dont know about using a toothbush. wont that scratch paint?

 

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 Post subject: Re: cleaning badges. (hope right place to post)
Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:42 pm 
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i dont know about using a toothbush. wont that scratch paint?

 

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 Post subject: Re: cleaning badges. (hope right place to post)
Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:14 am 
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Not if it is used softly to agitate the polish/wax out of the crevices.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:42 am 
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so do we think tooth paste or rubbing alcohol is the go?

 

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 Post subject: Re: cleaning badges. (hope right place to post)
Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:44 am 
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Rubbing Alcohol, toothpaste will marr the paint, and leave behind more residue.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:27 am 
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toothpast is abrasive, thats a silly idea!

just use the soapy water when you wash your car next, if you need something stronger to get rid of excess polish and other buildups, etc, then move onto the alcohol/metho

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:46 am 
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I use a soft wet toothbrush to clean around badges and get polish out of crevises on my cars. Works great and dosent scratch.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:06 pm 
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FAST-XR wrote:
toothpast is abrasive, thats a silly idea!

just use the soapy water when you wash your car next, if you need something stronger to get rid of excess polish and other buildups, etc, then move onto the alcohol/metho



ive been doing panel and paint repairs for over 20 years and had no problems doing it that way...
if its so abrasive dont u think u would wear your teeth away after 20 or so years, u would have brushed them over 14,000 times
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Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:11 pm 
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k thanks for your help and ideas guys

 

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 Post subject: Re: cleaning badges. (hope right place to post)
Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:11 pm 
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thanks that really helped
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