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Old 07-26-2014, 05:43 AM   #551
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He's just saying that getting that light distributed evenly is hard and he's putting the project of the badge on the back burner for now because he had to replace the rear diff.....

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Old 07-28-2014, 10:54 AM   #552
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Tried it this weekend and it was a total failure, the Goo Gone was WAY to strong and damaged the front plastic to a point where even Sanding + PlastX could not bring it back. This, added to the fact that the chrome part was pratically impossible to remove completely, resulted in me having to make a vinyl
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:40 AM   #553
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i was trying to take the rear emblem off my 15 wrx and i broke the chrome ring. do i need to order a whole new badge for way too much money or can i just order the chrome piece from somewhere?

EDIT: also does anyone know if an older model years's badges will fit the 15?
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:02 PM   #554
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Use nail polish only, and let it soak soak soak. Now it's more of pita to repaint this than you would think. If you mess up just a little on masking the star sucks and then you gotta repeat again. Ive already had to redo it twice.

IT IS SO NOT WORTH IT TO REPAINT YOUR BADGE
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:29 PM   #555
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so basically you just filled up a cup or something with nail polish remover and let it sit?. did it completely take the chrome and paint off?
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:14 PM   #556
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I went to a sign company and just had them print me a custom graphic on vinyl that I made on the computer. Glued it right on top of the existing one. Easy peasy. And cheap too
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:20 PM   #557
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why would you glue vinyl?
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:32 PM   #558
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I went to a sign company and just had them print me a custom graphic on vinyl that I made on the computer. Glued it right on top of the existing one. Easy peasy. And cheap too
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Pics or it didn't happen
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:39 AM   #559
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Even though I said it's not worth it above. I did finish my project, it took about 4.5 hours in total to remove all the paint and repaint it. I Recommend commercial grade acetone to remove the paint. Good luck with goo gone, mineral spirits, or any other non harsh chemicals, I ended up scraping all the paint with a painters raiser till I used acetone.

But I managed to do it with the colorado colors.

so here it is

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Old 09-03-2014, 08:16 AM   #560
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Even though I said it's not worth it above. I did finish my project, it took about 4.5 hours in total to remove all the paint and repaint it. I Recommend commercial grade acetone to remove the paint. Good luck with goo gone, mineral spirits, or any other non harsh chemicals, I ended up scraping all the paint with a painters raiser till I used acetone.

But I managed to do it with the colorado colors.

so here it is

that is beautiful, gonna do that to the Forester
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Old 09-10-2014, 12:34 AM   #561
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What's the best paint to use on plastics?
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Old 09-12-2014, 09:45 PM   #562
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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!

I did the led mod about 4 months ago




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Old 09-13-2014, 03:09 AM   #563
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That looks really good. Good job!
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Old 09-13-2014, 10:09 AM   #564
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Default How to paint your Subaru badge, both the stars and the background!

Bam! Exactly what I was thinking. And on the same car as mine too! Looks really good B4veley! How'd you distribute the light evenly?

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Old 09-13-2014, 10:16 AM   #565
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That looks great! I think I might try that this weekend!
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Old 04-12-2015, 08:37 PM   #566
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:37 AM   #567
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Looks nice !..what size are your wheels dude
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:11 AM   #568
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Looks nice !..what size are your wheels dude
Thanks man

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Old 05-08-2015, 01:52 AM   #569
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Ok, so after a few hours with the heat gun and alot of peeling on that ****ty grey goo they use I've got both badges off the car, separated, and ready for sanding.

The rear badge was a real PITA because once you remove it from the car you have to separate the actual emblem from the chrome casing. Perhaps mine just had more fight in it than most,d but it took a good hour to do that part alone.

One of the more recent detailed how-to posts was for a 13 Impreza which looked to be a hatch from the images. I am working on a 2013 WRX sedan and the rear badge is definitely different than the one shown in that post. Hadn't seen anyone try it out with a GR sedan yet so I'll post a few updates along the way.

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Old 05-08-2015, 10:02 AM   #570
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Nice! Can't wait to see em
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:16 PM   #571
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I decided to be lazy and go to someone haha
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:52 PM   #572
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who did u go to? those came out great
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:03 PM   #573
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Agreed. They look like fun to make too
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:18 PM   #574
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I don't want to get smacked for promoting a non-vendor, so PM me if you want details. I have had these on for over 2-years now and they are quality badges.



Don't get me wrong I tried the DIY and it looked great, but on mine you could definitely see the imperfections where I missed paint in the lines. Decided to go replacement badge route instead.
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:45 AM   #575
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I tried my hand at the LED mod. It was tough, but I would suggest it to be tried.




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