Removing adhesive without damaging paint?

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Noob with a project 40 here. The wheel wells are covered in the remnants of a carpet and some crusty old adhesive.
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Any ideas on getting rid of the stuff without taking all the paint with it? I was going to try and soak it some goo gone today but its pretty cold right now so going to hold off.

Also, one of the LX badges is poorly placed and in the wrong spot. (The other was sitting inside the truck). Any tips on getting it removed and put in the right spot? From what I have seen it is supposed to be behind the landcruiser badge on the hood.
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Noob with a project 40 here. The wheel wells are covered in the remnants of a carpet and some crusty old adhesive.View attachment 2933899
Any ideas on getting rid of the stuff without taking all the paint with it? I was going to try and soak it some goo gone today but its pretty cold right now so going to hold off.

Also, one of the LX badges is poorly placed and in the wrong spot. (The other was sitting inside the truck). Any tips on getting it removed and put in the right spot? From what I have seen it is supposed to be behind the landcruiser badge on the hood.
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Are you going to post more pictures or just be a one post tease?
 
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Do you drive it in the winter? Or working on retrofitting a heater?
Only just got it recently and currently not running so I only havent driven it much. Pretty sure its just the starter thats died so i'm waiting on of those. Heat and A/C is on the list but not much of priority right now
 
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Use a heat gun on that emblem to get the adhesive pliable, then use some 50lb + fishing line to remove it.

Put the line under the of the emblem and using 2 hands pull it up between vehicle and emblem.

It should remove emblem leaving some adhesive you can remove with a solvent suchas naptha which won't damage your paint.
 

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