2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Decal

Tiny
JVERGARA51
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  • 2007 CHEVROLET COBALT
  • 154,000 MILES
Hello I recently remove my Chevy decal an I was wondering if there is any way that I can remove the shadow replica of the sign on truck, I do not no any method to eliminating the situation so if there anything that can take this away I'm willing to do anything, the image doesn't show it that well but in person you can see a lot
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Saturday, July 20th, 2013 AT 1:56 PM

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Tiny
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THIS "SHADOW" (WHICH YOU MAY HAVE FIGGERED OUT YOURSELF) MAY NOT BE A RESIDUE FROM THE EMBLEM

IN OTHER WORDS. THERE'S NOT "MOUNTAINS" LEFT BEHIND, THAT CAN BE "SORTA SCRAPED AWAY" (FOR LACK OF A BETTER WAY OF PUTTING IT)

'COURSE I COULD BE WRONG. HARD TO SEE IT OVER THE NET!

MY THEORY IS. IT IS "NEW PAINT" THAT DID NOT FADE IN THE SUN, 'CAUSE IT WAS COVERED UP

MY BEST HYPOTHESIS IS. IF IT IS RESIDUE OR EVEN IF IT AIN'T, A REAL SOFT CLOTH (LIKE A DAMP COTTON DIAPER) AND SOME "POLISHING COMPOUND" (READ IT'S DIRECTIONS WELL). THIS WOULD BE "MUCH GENTLER" THAN "RUBBING COMPOUND"

WE ALSO HAVE THE PAINT POSSIBILITIES. IF THIS IS CLEAR COAT (WITH NO RESIDUE FROM THE EMBLEM) YOU JUST AIN'T GONNA GET TO THE "COLOR" WITHOUT RUBBING THRU THE CLEAR COAT. NOT A GOOD IDEA

IF THIS SOMETHING LIKE "ACRYLIC ENAMEL" (NO CLEAR COAT) RUBBING AND BUFFING SORTA TAKES OFF THE SURFACE DEAD PAINT AND EVEN BLENDS IN SCRATCHES AND BLEMISHES

TOO MUCH SURFACE REMOVAL WITH EITHER PAINT WILL EITHER GET YOU INTO THE CLEAR COAT'S BASE COAT (USUALLY A FLAT COLOR UNDERNEATH). WITH ACRYLIC (AND OTHER ONE STAGE PAINTS) TOO MUCH SURFACE REMOVAL WILL GET YOU INTO THE PRIMER, AND EVEN DOWN TO THE METAL

RECKON, NOW THAT IT'S EXPOSED TO THE SUNLIGHT IT MIGHT JUST FADE IN AND BLEND ON IT'S OWN?

YOU MIGHT EVEN JUST DROP BY A REPUTABLE BODY SHOP AND LET THEM LOOK AT IT IN "REAL TIME" AND MAKE SUGGESTIONS.'ROUND HERE, MOST FOLKS WOULD GIVE THEIR OPINIONS/ SUGGESTIONS FOR FREE

IF YOU DECIDE TO REPAINT. THIS COLOR ON MY JEEP, IN THE PIC BELOW, HAS HELD UP PRETTY DARN WELL.I PAINTED HIM IN '95, I DRIVE HIM A GOOD BIT (HE'S NOT JUST A SHOW PIECE).I WASH HIM WITH "DAWN DISH WASHING LIQUID". HE HAS NEVER BEEN WAXED

YOUR TURN

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Saturday, July 20th, 2013 AT 8:11 PM
Tiny
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What do you recommend me to do then I don't know much about this stuff this is my first car
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Saturday, July 20th, 2013 AT 8:48 PM
Tiny
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WELL. MAYBE WHAT I MENTIONED BEFORE MIGHT BE YOUR BEST OPTION

"YOU MIGHT EVEN JUST DROP BY A REPUTABLE BODY SHOP AND LET THEM LOOK AT IT IN "REAL TIME" AND MAKE SUGGESTIONS.'ROUND HERE, MOST FOLKS WOULD GIVE THEIR OPINIONS/ SUGGESTIONS FOR FREE"

. OR DRESS HIM UP WITH A NEW OLIVE DRAB PAINT JOB LIKE I HAVE ON "WILLY"!

SORRY, MAYBE MY OTHER SUGGESTIONS WERE NOT REAL CLEAR.I DID TRY TO TELL YOU THE PROS AND CONS OF ATTEMPTING TO BLEND IT IN WITH COMPOUND

TOO ME, IT REALLY APPEARS TO BE DEEP IN THE PAINT, MOST LIKELY UNDER CLEAR COAT PAINT

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