How to remove scout badges applied with badge magic?

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Does anyone know how this can be achieved effectively? My local scout shop does not carry "Goof Off," the product which supposedly allows badges applied with badge magic to more
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Good Luck with that man, you may get off the heavy glue but it`ll stay stained. I used it once and then learned real fast how to sew my patches onto my uniform. At the very least 4 quick stitches acros from eachother holds the patch on well. To remove the heavy stuff you can boil a pot of water and submerge the patch into it, then you can rub off the glue.

Also try nail polish remover/ may cause the colors of the patch to run so be careful.


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  • ? answered 5 years ago
    Goof Off products can be found at Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards, Ace Hardware, and True Value stores nationwide.

    Goo Gone is also a good way to remove Badge Magic. It can be found at the same places as Goo Off as well as Target.

    At there are FAQs about badge removal and an instructional video about how to remove badges applied with Badge Magic.

    If you have further questions, contact Badge Magic at


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  • OrakTheBold answered 5 years ago
    Hello SilkSalt:

    Goof Off is the same chemical as lighter fluid. You should be able to find lighter fluid at a drug store or discount store such as Wal-Mart or K-Mart. If you are removing all of the patches, have the shirt dry-cleaned in perc solvent.

    From the Badge Magic website:
    "REMOVAL: Need to remove a badge? Squirt Goof Off® on the back side of the badge. After 20-30 seconds, slowly peel off the badge. Any residue can be removed by applying more solvent behind the badge area and soaking it up with a paper towel. Repeat if necessary. Let the solvent evaporate, wash and dry if needed, and apply a new badge. To remove all the badges at once, have the uniform dry-cleaned using the traditional “Perc” solvent method. The adhesive will be completely dissolved and badges and uniform can be re-used. See the FAQ section of our website or the Badge Removal Video for additional details. "

    Keep on Scoutin' <but learn to sew 8) >


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  • David answered 5 years ago
    You might want to try to use "De-solv-it" or it's orange oil based counterpart. It breaks down adhesives and easily washes off in the laundry, or with soap and water. Try to apply a bit to the adhesive between the badge and the shirt and slowly start to peel it away, adding more drops of de-solv-it as you go.

    It won't peel of instantly, but you should be able to remove it w/o damaging the shirt.
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