I'm seriously thinking about taking the emblems off of my tailgate. The instructions dictate using kite string to remove the emblems. I don't have a kite, much less kite string. What's a suitable alternative to this? I'm sure twine is too thick and yarn is too weak. Will dental floss do? Thanks in advance.
Thanks Baja, but I don't fish (/me runs and hides).
Note: I know I could go out and buy fishing line, but I was hoping to get a suggestion of something that I could find around the house tonight (you know how you get the urge to do something and, well, you gotta do it NOW or else the urge goes away - sort of like eating ice cream?).
Dental floss is the tried and accepted method for emblem removal. Then, you can use goo-gone and a nylon spatula to get the bulk of the foam off. Finish with goo-gone on cheesecloth. The cheesecloth has a bit of a 'tooth' and will make the job a one hour, rather than four hour affair.
BTW, the rear looks a lot better without all that crap on the tailgate. It does, however, make other drivers do stupid things in order to figure out what kind of vehicle they're looking at. Had a guy go half way into the intersection next to me today to check out the emblem on the front of the truck.
Use the hairdryer first as stated above. The dental floss is a great idea, if that breaks, just use a shop rag. Get the edge under the corner and gently peel it off. If you've heated it up enough it'll work great.
I did that on one of those huge, tailgate wide "CHEVROLET" badges off a Silverado years ago. That's allot of "stickum"!
I use the wire out of phone cable. It is coated and holds up well. Go to Home Depot and by a foot of it, of the contractor roll. It has 4-8 strands in it and you will have plenty to debadge a whole fleet.