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Old 04-06-2012, 12:11 AM
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So I finally did it. I debadged the Ram. I took off the 4X4 and the Ram 1500's. Needless to say took 3.5 hours because I was too cheap to buy the adhesive eraser wheel. My fingers are soar from all the tape removal. I left the Hemi badges on the fenders for two reasons. One being the sides look naked without them and two the driver fender was repainted under warranty and I was afraid to mess with it. Especially if they put the badge early on before the paint fully cured.

Truck is a December 2010 build and there was ghosting. Very mild, but present. Wax worked well, but I did leave a few light scratches in the paint from pulling the tape. Solution, ScratchX2.0 its a hand applied polish compound the dissolves as your rub. It removes light scratches and swirls with ease and makes the paint pop. Removed all the ghosting. I love the stuff and will probably use it on other areas to remove lights swirls.

I still need to tint the windows, and I apologize but the truck was dirty, I only cleaned the areas I was working on. If you haven't debadged I would do it. My letters where starting to chip and peel anyway.

Also not going to start an new Thread, I got a decent sized rock chip on my roof. I know the roof! Well I did several layers of touch up, followed by some Langka blob eliminator. Fairly useless stuff for the price, but it helped remove the excess. Its not perfect, but not worth a professional run and at least it sealed the bare metal.










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Old 04-06-2012, 12:28 AM
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Looks awesome! Love the naked look!
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:08 AM
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OK, I've been debating doing this for a while. Mine is the same color and is an early 2011 model year build. I think it was August 2010 so I've been worried about ghosting but yours looks so good I'm going to have to take the plunge and do it. I plan to leave the Hemi badges like you did.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:11 AM
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Truck looks great......Nicely done.......
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Bald DWB trucks look great!! I wouldn't take off that Hemi Badge either they might have put it on to early, but if they didn't...
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Looks good, I am pondering at least taking the "1500" off of mine
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:15 PM
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Looks really good. The work paid off. Good job
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Looks sweet! Off topic, which step bars do you have on the truck? I've been looking at a few wheel-to-wheels on the net.
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That looks good. I haven't done it yet and still debating but if I do the hemi is staying on there
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Looks good. I did the same thing. Leave the Hemi badge.
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