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Old 11-12-2006, 09:18 AM   #26
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Old 11-12-2006, 03:04 PM   #27
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thanks. truly a masterful piece of work. Two thumbs up on that one!
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Old 11-12-2006, 03:13 PM   #28
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Kudos for an original DIY project.
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:04 PM   #29
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great write up!
how would i do it if i wanted to keep the starts stock chrome and just paint the backing?!
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:35 PM   #30
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great write up!
how would i do it if i wanted to keep the starts stock chrome and just paint the backing?!
Best way I found was just to take paint thinner and a bunch of Q-tips and rub off the paint around the stars and leave the stars...

Just dip the Q-tip in the thinner and rub away

This was the result when I used Orange
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:42 PM   #31
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yeah, the chrome is pretty tough to remove.... it takes extra rubbing. I would start by using small amounts of the goof off stuff with a Qtip... don't saturate the whole thing. Just dip the Q tip in the remover and rub away the paint carefully, and I would imagine you should be fine with keeping the chrome on there. You may even be able to use something less severe, such as nail polish remover, to get just the paint and keep the chrome intact.

I think it was tough for me to remove all of the chrome. However, I think some did fall off with little effort. If you don't saturate the whole thing in the remover, you should be fine.
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:47 PM   #32
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sounds perfect thank u
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Old 05-08-2008, 06:55 AM   #33
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great write up!
how would i do it if i wanted to keep the starts stock chrome and just paint the backing?!
I did this by using sandpaper, since the blue is painted over the stars, worked well for me
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Old 05-08-2008, 07:10 AM   #34
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Wow this thread is back from the dead - non-chlorinated brake cleaner also works very well to just remove paint and not the chrome.

Learn from my mistake - Make sure that your emblem does not have any cracks or rock chips when you apply whatever solvent you choose. I made that mistake when I first did it and it seeped into between the plastic layers and clouded the plastic. The rock chip was tiny, but it still did it.
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:56 PM   #35
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Ah the little things that tie it all together. This is how I wanted to do my wheels on my black bug eye, and painted corner lenses, and now Im considerin the badge aswell.

Nice write up!
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:27 PM   #36
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I did this by using sandpaper, since the blue is painted over the stars, worked well for me
wat grade sand paper
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Old 05-10-2008, 05:29 AM   #37
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WOW! that is beautiful... i might have to do gold stars with blue background
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:13 AM   #38
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I'm going to try it but in green.
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:29 PM   #39
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nvm, got it

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Old 05-27-2008, 05:34 PM   #40
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hmmmm...i wonder how completely clear would look...

*ideas begin and looks at old red badge from a friend sitting on desk*
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:38 PM   #41
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hmmmm...i wonder how completely clear would look...

*ideas begin and looks at old red badge from a friend sitting on desk*
^ weird. Remember that the grill will show through... so it will look like flat black.

Something I think that would look cool would be all silver/grey, with just the circular edge part done in red (or not at all, if you prefer). I'm not sure if there would be enough contrast to get the stars to show up that way, but it the light hits it just right, it could look really cool like that. Or, you could try leaving a touch of the chrome on just the edges of the stars and painting the rest all silver/grey, which might look neat as well.

I'm too lazy to redo one of mine, but it would be cool if someone tried something like that
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:50 AM   #42
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Im in the process of painting my emblem, but the paint won't seem to stick very well to the emblem for some reason. There are tiny blotches on the paint, anyone know the reason for this?

Should I keep throwing light coats on the emblem and let it cover up?

Thanks in advance

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Old 07-16-2008, 03:13 AM   #43
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soo sick would it be the same to do with an i badge?
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:23 AM   #44
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Great write up.
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:28 AM   #45
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great little trick!

do you have a write-up on how to do the whels with the red lip?
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:41 AM   #46
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Great looking bugeye! I like colors!
Good job on badge. I will do something like that Want to match my time attack wheels too
Any closer pictures of calipers?
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:47 AM   #47
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Just came trough my mind...
If badge is clear, maybe some LED under stars, and semi-transparent stars would make good effect? Light coming trough stars...
Would it be too rice?
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:06 AM   #48
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cool mod!
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:10 PM   #49
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wow looks good. might consider just dont want to steal you idea
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:40 AM   #50
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looks very nice!

your car is very clean as well...just need a fat tire and wheel setup
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