O.B. Badges fading/oxidizing?

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Hey all, was wondering if anyone else had similar issues: after an afternoon of romping my Jeep around with a friend, I took it home and gave it a bath. I noticed that my O.B. member badges were both fading/oxidizing pretty badly. Anyone else had this problem, and if so- is there a fix? I don't wash my Jeep a ton, and don't use any crazy chemicals when I do clean it. I also keep it parked in the garage and don't live anywhere near salt water, yet that's exactly what it looks like.

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Kuhn
 

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Hey all, was wondering if anyone else had similar issues: after an afternoon of romping my Jeep around with a friend, I took it home and gave it a bath. I noticed that my O.B. member badges were both fading/oxidizing pretty badly. Anyone else had this problem, and if so- is there a fix? I don't wash my Jeep a ton, and don't use any crazy chemicals when I do clean it. I also keep it parked in the garage and don't live anywhere near salt water, yet that's exactly what it looks like.

Thanks in advance,

Kuhn
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Chris Jones

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There are some members who have experienced oxidization in the salt states. Send a message to info@overlandbound.com so they can see and maybe replace if necessary. Not much you can do once oxidization starts. I live in MA and have had no issue at all. But Michael sent me a few to test some prevention materials on and my results are this. Rustoleum mat crystal clear coat works well, but is tough to apply/reapply on a badge that is already on a vehicle. Rust Prevention Magic, a heavy wax, goes on clear and thought it will require re-application from time to time its a 2 minute job and wont get all over your truck's finish.
 
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Hey all, was wondering if anyone else had similar issues: after an afternoon of romping my Jeep around with a friend, I took it home and gave it a bath. I noticed that my O.B. member badges were both fading/oxidizing pretty badly. Anyone else had this problem, and if so- is there a fix? I don't wash my Jeep a ton, and don't use any crazy chemicals when I do clean it. I also keep it parked in the garage and don't live anywhere near salt water, yet that's exactly what it looks like.

Thanks in advance,

Kuhn
@Chris Jones is correct. If you have an issue, please let info@overlandbound.com know and we will order replacements - Then try chris's suggestions. Utah mud eventually did a number on mine - not bad, but a few spots.
 
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Mine will always look new as I tossed it in my console. I'm not a badge and patch guy. I bought the thing to support the site.
 

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Clean/glass bead and apply, then coat with matte lacquer. Better yet, lacquer before it fades.