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Old 03-27-2012, 12:29 PM   #426
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working on my "I" badge. I have used finger nail polish, Oops remover, and model paint laquer thinner and still cant get all the paint off. I have rubbed it with cotton balls, cotton swabs etc. Let it soak in the thinner all night. This is just a cheap ebay i badge but they really put the paint to it.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:02 PM   #427
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working on my "I" badge. I have used finger nail polish, Oops remover, and model paint laquer thinner and still cant get all the paint off. I have rubbed it with cotton balls, cotton swabs etc. Let it soak in the thinner all night. This is just a cheap ebay i badge but they really put the paint to it.
I tried Oops with no luck, ran to the hardware store, picked up some Goof Off, and it got the paint off after about an hour of scrubbing with qtips and toothpicks
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:41 PM   #428
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I want to put something there besides the star like a letter or something would you recommend sanding it to get the stars shape out and then just trying to hand paint it or if you said will it look all scratched up.!?

I didn't know the stars were grooved into the plastic I thought it was a plate or something you could just pop out instead of having to scrape off
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:44 PM   #429
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I want to put something there besides the star like a letter or something would you recommend sanding it to get the stars shape out and then just trying to hand paint it or if you said will it look all scratched up.!?

I didn't know the stars were grooved into the plastic I thought it was a plate or something you could just pop out instead of having to scrape off
I don't think that would be possible without doing a LOT of sanding, but you could try it. The stars are pretty deeply grooved into the plastic. Let us know how it goes.
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:00 PM   #430
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Here it is! I think it turned out well.



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Old 04-14-2012, 05:11 PM   #431
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Hmmm then I'll have too see how i do this invention of mine
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:20 PM   #432
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I have an 02-05 Wrx Badge Great for a practice job. Looking to sell it LMK if any one is interested will ship.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:06 AM   #433
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Here it is! I think it turned out well.



I like the look of your emblem it really stands out.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:43 AM   #434
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did a green one
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:53 AM   #435
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:19 AM   #436
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I like the look of your emblem it really stands out.
Thanks. Was just some Tamiya modeling/hobby paint. I've had it on for about 2 months and no wear
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:14 PM   #437
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Finally took my emblems off to paint. FYI there are two small pegs coming out the back of the emblems which make using fishing line a little difficult. I ended up just prying off both the front and rear emblems while trying not to scratch up the surrounding paint. As you can see in the first pic, there is a lot of sticky goo all over the back. I mostly used sandpaper to remove the blue. Then did very fine grit sandpaper followed by meguiars plastic cleaner and polish to get rid off all the scratches. Used a duplicolor metallic red paint on the back. Took lots of coats and some brush marks are barely visible. I think I might try spraypaint if I had to do it again just so it would be more even.






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Old 06-15-2012, 05:48 PM   #438
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this look nice i love diy
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:40 PM   #439
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this look nice i love diy
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:04 PM   #440
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DIY stands for do it yourself
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:05 PM   #441
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:03 AM   #442
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I work for the company that makes Q-Tips, in addition to this mod being awesome, I'm happy one of our products has a legit use.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:22 PM   #443
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right, it just looked weird without the comma
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:19 PM   #444
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Finally took my emblems off to paint. FYI there are two small pegs coming out the back of the emblems which make using fishing line a little difficult. I ended up just prying off both the front and rear emblems while trying not to scratch up the surrounding paint. As you can see in the first pic, there is a lot of sticky goo all over the back. I mostly used sandpaper to remove the blue. Then did very fine grit sandpaper followed by meguiars plastic cleaner and polish to get rid off all the scratches. Used a duplicolor metallic red paint on the back. Took lots of coats and some brush marks are barely visible. I think I might try spraypaint if I had to do it again just so it would be more even.






That red really stands out. it looks great
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:21 PM   #445
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My last badge got jacked. Here's a new one:



My first time digging out the chrome stars, it will also be my last. Way too much work. Much easier to just sand the solid back and recolor.
That does look great.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:19 AM   #446
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That does look great.
Agreed, recoloring the stars looks awesome, but after working the paint off the back of my first badge with tons of graffiti paint remover and seeing how the stars were completely impenetrable I just did the background. For my second time through i just sanded the paint off since i new the paint remover wasn't really going to help much. I think leaving the chrome stars is alright and goes with the chrome ring around the emblem that you will have. For whoever has the chemicals and maybe some advanced dental picks and patience to clean out the stars it should be sweet but I think most people should plan on just changing background color and keeping the chrome stars.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:37 PM   #447
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Is anyone really good at these? If so and you could make one for a 2011 i would be able to pay well. pm me
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:20 PM   #448
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i did both front and back badges with green stars (pic a few posts back) took awhile i used the goof off for most of it then had to scratch the corners out with the end of a pair of scissors
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:43 PM   #449
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Is anyone really good at these? If so and you could make one for a 2011 i would be able to pay well. pm me
You can order OEM replacement emblems and try it out yourself before tearing off your own. They are a little expensive though and be warned that they come with preinstalled industrial double sided tape on them so you would need to scrape that off first and then work on removing the coloring from the back.
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:43 PM   #450
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Bingo! Came out Perfect!! Gloss black backround.

Paint used = Krylon Fusion gloss black

I just put the emblem back in the chrome ring to take a pic and see how it would look.... Going to paint the chrome ring matte black in a minute. I'll get pics up asap.
Will be using Matte Black wheel paint for the chrome ring after I prime it with Valspar plastic primer!


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