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Old 07-10-2013, 10:15 PM   #501
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Will this work on the newer models with the carbon fiber looking badge?
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:01 AM   #502
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Will this work on the newer models with the carbon fiber looking badge?


yes it will....im getting rdy to do mine!!
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:46 AM   #503
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This is such a badass write-up!!!
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:17 AM   #504
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This is such a badass write-up!!!

Just completed mine....color matched the background and kept the chrome stars




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Old 08-02-2013, 03:28 PM   #505
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Just completed mine....color matched the background and kept the chrome stars

I may have missed this earlier.. but is there a trick to keeping the chrome intact?
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:34 PM   #506
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I may have missed this earlier.. but is there a trick to keeping the chrome intact?

Yes... just don't remove the background layers where the chrome is located. I used several grits of sand paper to remove the blueish carbonfiber background. No worries because once the badging is removed and you have access to the back you'll notice where the stars are located they are actually inset so you basically can sand down the back to remove the background without harming them. I sanded several grits and finalized with a stage 4 1500 grit.

I did five coats on paint after taping the front off.. then reapplied new 3m auto two way taping just as it was from factory.













Just take your time and be patient it will turn out topnotch... goodluck
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:07 PM   #507
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thanks, I have to get out and pop mine off and get to sanding...
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:58 PM   #508
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didnt know how simple it was to do this, my badge is starting to crack on the inside hmm got to try it out.
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:19 PM   #509
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goof off did slightly haze the emblem so be prepared to wet sand and buff i personally on the second one taped off the front with electrical tape the tape started to dissolve slightly yes but it prevented the front from hazing. I used a toothbrush also worked better than qtips. girlfriend/wife's seems to work best.




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Old 03-21-2014, 02:19 PM   #510
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The only thing I would suggest for painting the stars (and ring if applicable) is to use a pipette instead of a brush. Just make sure the badge is level to keep the paint from running out of the recessed areas. It makes painting so much easier and lessens any mistake cleanups. I did this for a set of Honda center caps and they came out great.
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Old 03-22-2014, 05:15 AM   #511
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well im lost, exactly how do you get the front badge off on a 2013 sedan and the rear one off?

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Old 03-22-2014, 08:13 AM   #512
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well im lost, exactly how do you get the front badge off on a 2013 sedan and the rear one off?
For the front I removed the bumper completely then took the grill out and heated it up with a heat gun "blow dryer" and slowly pried it off I didn't bend or break anything so that worked for me...I have not done the rear but I think by heating it up and pushing it out from the inside of the trunk would work or atleast get enough space to get under it
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:24 AM   #513
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For the front I removed the bumper completely then took the grill out and heated it up with a heat gun "blow dryer" and slowly pried it off I didn't bend or break anything so that worked for me...I have not done the rear but I think by heating it up and pushing it out from the inside of the trunk would work or atleast get enough space to get under it
so really there is no reason to take off the bumper you could just take the badge off with it on?
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:35 AM   #514
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so really there is no reason to take off the bumper you could just take the badge off with it on?
Probably yay...I just wanted less bumper to work around
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:39 PM   #515
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My attempt ...

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Old 04-06-2014, 09:55 PM   #516
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That loos awesome. Are the 2014 badges the same way, where you can just rub off the old paint and reveal the clear plastic underneath? I'd love to do this if the badge is still made that way
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:58 PM   #517
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That loos awesome. Are the 2014 badges the same way, where you can just rub off the old paint and reveal the clear plastic underneath? I'd love to do this if the badge is still made that way
Ya they should be I highly doubt it's changed
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:06 PM   #518
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That loos awesome. Are the 2014 badges the same way, where you can just rub off the old paint and reveal the clear plastic underneath? I'd love to do this if the badge is still made that way
I have a 13 and tried this, tried sanding, goo gone, and goof off, the goof off worked but ate away at the plastic and the badge became all hazy, had to spend $60 on a new badge never tryin this again
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:49 AM   #519
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I have a 13 and tried this, tried sanding, goo gone, and goof off, the goof off worked but ate away at the plastic and the badge became all hazy, had to spend $60 on a new badge never tryin this again
Ya that's pretty much what mine did so I have to order a new one too...eventually I will try again but I will just order a second badge so I have an original one to go back to
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:16 PM   #520
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Def need to do this
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:23 PM   #521
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Can you just buy a decent black badge that you can stick on in place of the blue one? I painted the badges on my Toyota, but they are a bit different than the subaru badge. It wouldn't quite work the same.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:31 PM   #522
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I have a 13 and tried this, tried sanding, goo gone, and goof off, the goof off worked but ate away at the plastic and the badge became all hazy, had to spend $60 on a new badge never tryin this again
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Ya that's pretty much what mine did so I have to order a new one too...eventually I will try again but I will just order a second badge so I have an original one to go back to
Same thing happened with mine! After 2 failed attempts I went with vinyl overlays lol
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:58 PM   #523
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Can you just buy a decent black badge that you can stick on in place of the blue one? I painted the badges on my Toyota, but they are a bit different than the subaru badge. It wouldn't quite work the same.
You probably could, but it won't look very clean. Painting is an easy process, I'd just paint it I were you.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:38 PM   #524
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:59 AM   #525
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Anyone try it with green paint!
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