Badges, generally, are stuck to the car using two methods, posts or adhesive tape. Post-mounted badges are easy to remove since they only require a nut driver or the right sized socket, but I've seen tons of paintwork damage done by well meaning folks using metal paint scrapers to get their adhesive badges off. If it's good enough for 'your' enamel, then floss is definitely good enough for your car's as well.
This takes only seconds and makes you wonder why you never thought of it before :)
Step 1: Visit Dentist...clean Teeth, Score Free Floss!
Step 2: Now the Hard Part...
Don't try pulling the floss through, it'll just snap. Saw back and forth to get a good cut. If it does snap, don't worry, you've got plenty more in that little box plus you know where to get more if you run out!
Step 3: Clean Up the Mess...
I only put the remover on a rag, not on the paint. I do a quick wipe of the foam to soak it with the remover, then, using my finger inside the rag, roll the remaining tape away from an edge. The tape will start to come off in a nice strip if you're slow and careful. Again, take your time and be gentle. Sometimes there will be dirt stuck in the crevasses that will scratch your paint if you scrub too hard.
One last note - depending on how long the badge was there and the color of your car (red is always a problem), the color under the badge might be different than the rest of the car. Now would be a good time to get out the can of compound and give your baby a good polish and wax. It'll even out any color differences and make your car shine!
Hope you enjoyed this one!!!! Till next time...
Lead DC - Facilities Manager
San Francisco, CA