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Best way to remove model designation?

Hi all!
I am planning on removing the big "Carrera S", which is kind of scuffed and worn-looking, and replacing it with a much simpler, and elegant "911 S" on the back of my car. Or I may just leave it plain, and clean.
What is the best way to remove the old designation without leaving any marks?
Any reccommendations for non-abrasive adhesive removers?
Any and all good advice is appreciated!
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Hey Abdon,

Some fishing line will help - squeeze between body and letters and pull gently to and fro. I`ve used Meguiars Bug and Tar Remover on the leftover adhesive only after you have washed the area down with water and removed the dust - comes off easily.

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I had a little "ghosting" image of the Carrera after I took it off. I didn't notice it until the sun hit it just right. You might see some too, I used some polishing compound and re-waxed afterwards and now it's perfectly clear.
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Heating up with a hair dryer helps as well to soften the adhesive.
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Thanks for the responses guys!
Will try to remove the letters today.
May even post pics when done!
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if you dont have fish line, use (waxed) dental floss. worked fine for me.
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Hair dryer and dental floss work just fine.Use a little polishing compound after.
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1. apply heat from hair dryer

2. gently use dental floss to wedge between

3. repeat 1 & 2 until the emblem comes off

4. use goo-gone with microfiber towel to remove glue residue

5. wash the area with soap and water. Rinse. Dry.

6. apply light polishing wax if u have 'ghosting' image

7. grab a cold beer.

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hope this helps

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There's usually some disfigurement of the paint where the old letters come off. Some are able to polish it out, others not so much. I use dental floss as monofilament is much thicker. Clean it off with Goo Gone or similar then decide whether you're going to replace it as it was or do the new 911. I would wait until it's prepped to decide/buy.
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hot day... waxed floss... drying helps (high heat, low speed).
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