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Cleaners for use on paint (1/5)
 4/15/14 6:52pm
kjcoff
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Prospect, TN - USA

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94 LT-1


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Hey all, I just picked up new gas lid and front emblems for my '94. Before I put them on, I need to clean the surfaces and was wondering is there is a cleaner or method of cleaning that seems to work best. Thanks! kjcoff
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Re: Cleaners for use on paint (2/5)
 4/15/14 10:30pm
Adams' Apple
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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Mild soap & water, and then a little wax should be fine. 

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Re: Cleaners for use on paint (3/5)
 4/23/14 4:43pm
Turquoise91
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Roscommon, MI - USA

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I may be off base but if the emblems are self adhesive I would not use a wax before applying them,  rather a wax stripper then a light alcohol (rubbing type) cleaner or equiv. for a clean surface. You want the least amount of contaminents on the paint as possible.
Re: Cleaners for use on paint (4/5)
 4/23/14 8:21pm
carlc1ny
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Rome, NY - USA

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I changed the emblem on my 95 a year ago and I used "Goo-Gone" to clean the old adhesive off the vehicle. Use the Goo-Gone sparingly than clean area with mild soap and warm water. I than used a hair dryer to soften up the adhesive on the new emblem, applied the emblem and secured the speed nuts. Followed that up with an application of polish/wax around all the edges of the emblem. This process seemed to work well. The Goo-Gone will not attack the paint. Hope this helps.

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Re: Cleaners for use on paint (5/5)
 4/24/14 9:11am
kjcoff
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Prospect, TN - USA

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Thanks folks! That helps a lot! Will tell you how it comes out!