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Old 01-28-2013, 04:17 AM
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Thumbs down I screwed up, didn't I?

I recently blacked out the trunk. It took my cousin and I around 2 hours to complete, with cleaning the surface and squeegeeing the crap out of it to get -most- of the air bubbles out (there are still a few small ones here and there).



That being said, I had to put my R/T emblem back on. I got some 3M Emblem Adhesive and applied it to the back of the emblem. I think I put a bit too much on the R and since the adhesive dried way too fast, there's now a splotch of goo around the R and a bit around the /. I know that if I try to pick it away, it'll just pull the vinyl off with it. I'm guessing there's no way to fix this... is there?

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Unfortunately no. If you try my bet is it'll ruin the vinyl and you'll have to reapply a new vinyl to your trunk.

Sorry man that sucks
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Yep, fubar. Next time use the 3M double sided molding tape. It's what the factory used on the emblems originally. Clean the old stuff off the emblem and apply the tape, trim the edges and peel the backing off and stick on the car.
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To get those ugly bubbles out use a fine needle and pop each one near its center then re squeege each. Don't pop too deep and hit the paint hard though.
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time for a do-over
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At least next time it'll be easier since you have already done the project once.
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That's definitely not what I wanted to hear. I just ordered some of 3M's automotive double backing tape. I wish I knew about that beforehand. Looks like I'm going to have to buy another vinyl trunk black out and redo the entire thing.
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That's definitely not what I wanted to hear. I just ordered some of 3M's automotive double backing tape. I wish I knew about that beforehand. Looks like I'm going to have to buy another vinyl trunk black out and redo the entire thing.
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If your going to redo it anyways you shouldn't care if you ruin it. Try using a cotton swab and some GooGone and see if it takes it away. Don't apply directly to the vinyl because it could melt it. But you can do small amounts with a cotton swab.

Also, why not spray it with PD? It should be just as easy as with vinyl but its $8.
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^^ I was gonna suggest a spray too, but more of a gun app than a can. I used SEM's Landau Top spray to lay down a vinyl look decal on my RK Sport hood.
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