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Old 03-25-2007, 09:39 PM   #1
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today was a nice enough day to get out there and remove the badges off the doors. Its a pretty easy job actually and I prefer the new look with the black overlay.

this adhesive was a real pain to get off, had to just pick at it with some goo gone


I was alittle suprised there were tiny scratches underneath the emblem but i dont know if that was due to my removeable technigue or cause by the emblem.

just a pic of the old emblem

emblem with the new black overlay

dont mind the dull/scrape mark to the top left of the emblem on the door. It was there when i bought the car.


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why did you remove it?

The black does stand out a bit more
looks great!
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because i couldnt stand looking at the little dirt and beginnings of rust starting to form behind the emblem and I have been itchin to clay bar that area for a while now. It makes me feel allot better now knowing its clean behind the emblem and that theres no rust forming. and it just looks allot cleaner.
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good plan on removing it.. it looks great

at least you have clear coat behind your badges
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Oh, good thinking!

what exactly did you do to remove 'em, i grabbed an '93 SSE emblem one off a parts car and i ended up putting cracks all over it from where it bent a little.
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basically i just layered it with go gone and then waited a couple of minutes and tryed pushing it back and forth to get it loose. Then i had my girlfriend start prying it open while i took a very small flat tip screwdriver and started cutting/breaking away the adhesive from the emblem. it was pretty easy actually, just getting the initial start of peeling off the emblem was the hardest part. like i said above, it was a real pain getting the black adhesive from the door, thats what took the longest.
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try dental floss or fishing line next time
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lol yeah i knew i was going to get some crap for that. well it all turned out well, but yeah fishin line would have worked great probably.
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That looks sharp.
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lol yeah i knew i was going to get some crap for that. well it all turned out well, but yeah fishin line would have worked great probably.
Yeah thats what I use....(to choke my captives) JK
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