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Old 04-09-2014, 04:03 PM   #526
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Has anyone seen the pink carbon fiber inlay that some people have done? I couldn't find pics but they came out pretty cool.
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:29 PM   #527
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I haven't read through this whole thread, but a few years ago there was one that used brake cleaner to remove the background paint. I did this on my 07 badges and it worked great. It left the chrome stars intact and rubbed off the blue cf look. They were repainted grey to match my car, but were eventually stolen I'll try to find that thread-
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:37 PM   #528
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:59 PM   #529
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I haven't found any any information on painting the badge of a 11+ impreza so i bit the bullet and and did it myself.

Here are my notes...

A little zap of the heat gun and a butter knife took the badge right off


it looks like this once it is off the trunk door


it separates into two pieces


I used Purple Power and brake cleaner to get the paint off. The brake cleaner worked better than the purple power so i ended up using it more often. this process of removing the paint took 1.5 to 2 hours (while watching TV) with the aid of q-tips and little wooden dowels. the badge didnt crap or chip or anything with the purple power / brake cleaner.



You can see the checker board pattern in blue that does not get removed. I had to wet sand this off (water + dish soap + sand paper). Upon sanding it i realized i probably could have sanded the whole thing but that's just how it goes...


After wet sanding and the silver is removed and you can start painting the stars. i did red stars and black background since that is my theme. you can paint outside the lines and not worry about it since you can hit it with the sand paper again once it dries.
before plast-x

after plast-x


then spray paint the crap out of it and let it dry in the sun
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:59 PM   #530
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i plast-i dipped the chrome around it


on the car
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:07 PM   #531
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i plast-i dipped the chrome around it
i like how you snuck your grinder into the photo
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:29 PM   #532
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i plast-i dipped the chrome around it
Do you think this same method would work for the 15 ? I want to do front and back badges. Unless someone is bored and wants to make a set and sell them to me lol
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:42 PM   #533
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I think this method should work as well for 2015 wrx shift knob (gear indicators). I am going to give it a try tonight.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:27 PM   #534
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I think this method should work as well for 2015 wrx shift knob (gear indicators). I am going to give it a try tonight.
It does, I painted my cover to red to look exactly like the JDM/STI knob
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:14 PM   #535
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i plast-i dipped the chrome around it


on the car
what did you use to reattach the badge
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:06 PM   #536
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i really need to do this to mine
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:52 PM   #537
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what did you use to reattach the badge
3m double sided tape/adhesive from autozone/walmart works great. it is basically exactly what Subaru uses to attached the badges. just cut it to the same dimensions as is seen when you remove the badge
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:54 PM   #538
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Do you think this same method would work for the 15 ? I want to do front and back badges. Unless someone is bored and wants to make a set and sell them to me lol
From what ive seen of the 15 badge it looks the same with the checkered pattern and is most likely the same paint / material. Try it out and let us know!
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:31 PM   #539
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Looks clean
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:07 PM   #540
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3m double sided tape/adhesive from autozone/walmart works great. it is basically exactly what Subaru uses to attached the badges. just cut it to the same dimensions as is seen when you remove the badge
cool, what grit sand paper did you use?
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:37 AM   #541
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cool, what grit sand paper did you use?
I used 600 but i would recommend 1000+, 600 was the highest in stock at my home depot.
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:44 AM   #542
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From what ive seen of the 15 badge it looks the same with the checkered pattern and is most likely the same paint / material. Try it out and let us know!
Yea looks the same to me,I wasn't sure if it was mounted the same! I'm going to attempt to do the front and back badges soon. Ill post them when finished
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Old 07-25-2014, 10:58 AM   #543
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Don't know if someone has already asked this. But is it possible to just remove the chrome stars and leave the paint?
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:11 PM   #544
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I'm sure you could but it would be difficult cause the chrome is the worst part
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:00 PM   #545
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I want to remove the stars then put an LED light behind it so the stars will light up. If i do it I'll try to put pics up!
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:06 PM   #546
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yea I would just sand an outline around the stars and do a LED light cause it's gonna be hard to distribute the light evenly behind just the stars
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:23 PM   #547
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I'm sure he could set it up how they do letters that are lit up on custom motorcycles
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Old 07-25-2014, 06:59 PM   #548
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Very helpful, just finished doing it to my own!
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:21 PM   #549
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Yea the even distribution is the hard part. Idk I have replace a rear diff I found out today so this will have to go on the back burner for now sadly :/
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:30 AM   #550
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ummm what does that have anything to do with this thread? maybe I missed something?^
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