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Old 07-18-2012, 12:55 PM   #476
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I have one more! Just when i completed the chrome ring to matte black...
Here you go:

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Thanks Beach! I'm gonna try this today with Plasti-Dip. Love that s*&t because its reversible and lasts
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:59 PM   #477
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Well....I don't love the Plasti-Dip look on the outer chrome ring. Ended up painting it with Matte black paint and don't love that either. Painted the back of the emblem (blue part) black and love that.

Is there any way to remove the black enamel paint to restore the chrome finish on the ring?
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:34 PM   #478
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show us some picks of what it looks like
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:39 PM   #479
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It probably looks near identical to mine...

But unfortunately i think you will have to order a new badge like i am doing. You can't take off the enamel paint.
Lol, why didn't you just see my pic and decide whether or not you'd like that color scheme?

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Old 07-18-2012, 06:34 PM   #480
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It probably looks near identical to mine...

But unfortunately i think you will have to order a new badge like i am doing. You can't take off the enamel paint.
Lol, why didn't you just see my pic and decide whether or not you'd like that color scheme?

-Beach
I kept the rear (hatch) emblem ring as chrome. Painted the background black. That one looks great.

As for the front, I'm going to throw some clear coat on the ring so that its shiny finish matches the surrounding shiny plastic piece of the front grill. Then, I think it will look good with the painted ring.

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Old 07-18-2012, 06:47 PM   #481
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Post pics when you get that done for sure!

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Old 07-18-2012, 06:49 PM   #482
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I'll be doing this on my 05 shortly. White/red combo of some sort.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:35 PM   #483
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It probably looks near identical to mine...

But unfortunately i think you will have to order a new badge like i am doing. You can't take off the enamel paint.
Lol, why didn't you just see my pic and decide whether or not you'd like that color scheme?

-Beach
Cancel your order if its not too late. I just used some Kleen-Strip environmentally-friendly paint thinner that I got from HD a while ago and it took off the black enamel without impacting the "chrome" surface. Took about 10 minutes. Looks brand new
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:28 PM   #484
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Well i screwed up and sanded the chrome! Haha thanks anyways though


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Old 08-07-2012, 12:53 AM   #485
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Looks great im going to have to try this
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:26 PM   #486
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Does anyone have an 09 or newer I wanna pull mine off to repaint front and back but can't figure out how to access the front emblem can someone help
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:20 PM   #487
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Pull the bumper off to get to the back of the grill. Its 6 phillips head plastic screws, 12 plastic push clips.

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Old 08-08-2012, 06:32 PM   #488
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Just for the emblem? I didn't think you had to mess with the bumper. Just pry the emblems carefully
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:35 PM   #489
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That also works but then you risk cracking it. Only takes 6 or less minutes to pull the bumper. That way you can push on the pins from the back to get it off.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:28 PM   #490
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Yea better play it safe and take the bumper off. Plus, it will be a good learning experience
(if you're new to this type of stuff, that is)
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:10 PM   #491
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I agree with taking the bumper then grill off. It's a ton easier to get the emblem off that way and will save you time.


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Old 08-08-2012, 10:14 PM   #492
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I'm glad this came up then, before I go tryin it the other way.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:02 PM   #493
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I pulled of my emblem without removing the bumper. 2011 wrx. Although it was more pry than pull. The double sided tape they use is very secure and covers the entire back of the emblem so it holds on very well. You also cannot really get fishing line behind it because of the indent in the emblem and the two pegs that stick out the back. See pics in my prior post. I used a flathead screwdriver and putty knife to gradually work it off. You do run the risk of scraping the chrome ring or surrounding paint if you try it this way so use some sort of padding to protect. I'm pretty sure with warm weather and practice anybody could do this in one minute easily and you wouldn't have to worry about all those plastic clips and having an extra pair of hands to help you reinstall your bumper.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:19 PM   #494
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stilling going to black out the chrome ring
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:26 PM   #495
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stilling going to black out the chrome ring
Well done!
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:37 PM   #496
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New pic showing gloss vs matte black chrome ring, both with gloss black background.

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Old 08-13-2012, 05:22 PM   #497
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Does anyone know where to buy an 03 or 04 emblem that will fit on my 02 front grill?
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:53 PM   #498
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This is a photoshop. I haven't done this.. yet.. and it's not my car...



I like the Subaru badge but it's too muted for me. I'll be getting a dark gray metallic wrx hatch and I was thinking (before even finding this wonderful thread) to try to enhance the emblem with a WRB backdrop. This is my hope / expectation.

Do you think this color / saturation is achievable outside the world of photoshop?

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Old 03-31-2013, 08:10 PM   #499
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I can see it has been a while since anyone posted to this, but what's the best way to get the rear emblem off? Heat and fishing line? Little bit of some solvent? I've got a 2011 2.5i and just got the front off, had to remove bumper. Word to the wise, clean your undercarriage first!!! I paid the price and 2 of the plastic push pieces broke. Regardless it was an experience
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:43 AM   #500
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everyone is doing this to the front badge... but what about the rear? what are you guys doing to match?
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