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Old 02-18-2010, 02:34 PM   #1
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I ordered A white set of SSEI emblems and want to install them on my midnight blue bonneville. Just want to make sure I do this without damaging the paint or the doors.

How can I change the badges properly? Thanks.

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I ordered A white set of SSEI emblems and want to install them on my midnight blue bonneville. Just want to make sure I do this without damaging the paint or the doors.

How can I change the badges properly? Thanks.

First Post, so exciting!
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Well as for removing the badges goes, floss works well, then you just have to get the adhesive off the. We just used goo gone and a rag. Use a lot of goo gone and a soft rag and little pressure to avoid scratching the paint.

Here is a few pics from we de-badged our SSEi



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That'* great rockstar. Thanks for the link to the photos. I would imagine there is no problem using industrial strength glue to get the new badge to stick? I'll do before and after photos too.
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That'* great rockstar. Thanks for the link to the photos. I would imagine there is no problem using industrial strength glue to get the new badge to stick? I'll do before and after photos too.
The factory adhesive was some sort of soft glue, it stays squishy so everything can flex, and makes it much harder to pop it off, I would look for something like that.
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take a hair dryer and in motion go back and forth and gently heat up the emblem (do not use a heat gun as it produces ALOT more heat than a hair dryer). What that will do is heat up the sticky element inside, thereby making easier to remove the decal off of the door. I usually have it on the low/high heat setting, then after about 10-12 seconds use the floss (or fishing line) to get between the emblem and the door then gently (little at a time) pry away the emblem. When the emblem comes off, then use Goo Gone and a rag (and some elbow grease) to remove the remaining residue off of the door.
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take a hair dryer and in motion go back and forth and gently heat up the emblem (do not use a heat gun as it produces ALOT more heat than a hair dryer). What that will do is heat up the sticky element inside, thereby making easier to remove the decal off of the door. I usually have it on the low/high heat setting, then after about 10-12 seconds use the floss (or fishing line) to get between the emblem and the door then gently (little at a time) pry away the emblem. When the emblem comes off, then use Goo Gone and a rag (and some elbow grease) to remove the remaining residue off of the door.
OH Thanks for remembering that, we did the same but I forgot to mention it!!
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The best thing to rebadge is 3M double sided adhesive tape made just for that. Every Body/Paint store carries it. I have never had a problem with them coming off, and easy enough with the floss to remove. Just had the 2nd custom paint job done after 4 years with the first. You never know if you want them back off again.
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I assumed that the hair dryer was necessary. It'* a bit of common sense. As for the double sided tape, I would never have thought of that. Thanks!
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I assumed that the hair dryer was necessary. It'* a bit of common sense. As for the double sided tape, I would never have thought of that. Thanks!
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Photos will come for sure. I live up in Alberta Canada and its a bit chilly to be doing the swap today. The badges should arrive next week and I will be changing them over. I'll get the old ones off this weekend most likely. Bonny needs a wash too!
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