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Old 06-20-2010, 10:22 PM   #176
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Bumpage... I fixed mine up today




You can see where i pried it off i cracked the plastic
the goof off melted the plastic pretty good but most of it buffed out
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:26 PM   #177
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Hmmmmmmm.... I know what I'm doing this weekend
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:58 PM   #178
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For those who arent good with a paintbrush (like myself) I found it easier to use a straw and dip it in paint plugging the top of the straw with your finger, and then dripping it into a star and then tilt the badge allowing gravity to fill the stars with the paint, its fairly easy to know when to stop tilting because the paint moves kind of slow, but overall it took me about five minutes to fill in everything using this method, and then I painted the back of the badge with plastic spray paint. sorry if someone has already found this method I dunno how I came up with it...
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:09 AM   #179
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An update on mine! forgot to post new pictures of me redoing mine.

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Old 06-21-2010, 12:21 AM   #180
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Just the thread I need, Thanks everyone!
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:38 AM   #181
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Gunmetal on DGM

Might redo it in DGM if I have any left after painting my trunk.

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Old 06-29-2010, 02:13 AM   #182
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so good!
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:56 AM   #183
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When I get my motor back in the car this is def. my next mod. The red stars on the silver back is HOWT
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:57 PM   #184
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would an 04 Sti grill badge need to be pryed off? When I'm looking on the back, it looks like it has the Flat Screw looking thing. Would I unscrew it and it come of, or pry it? or both? would needle nose pliers work to get the flat screw out?
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:02 PM   #185
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this mod is added to my long list of mods, thanks to everyone's awesome customizations. I plan on doing either metallic silver stars with gloss black or vice versa to go with the colors on my car
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:21 PM   #186
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I am doing this on my day off on my green 93 legacy sedan. Make the background green and the stars gold to match my rims. Can't wait to see the result.
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:46 PM   #187
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For those who arent good with a paintbrush (like myself) I found it easier to use a straw and dip it in paint plugging the top of the straw with your finger, and then dripping it into a star and then tilt the badge allowing gravity to fill the stars with the paint, its fairly easy to know when to stop tilting because the paint moves kind of slow, but overall it took me about five minutes to fill in everything using this method, and then I painted the back of the badge with plastic spray paint. sorry if someone has already found this method I dunno how I came up with it...
good info, reposting
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:47 PM   #188
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This thread's been dead for a bit....
Anyone do this on a 2011 yet?

Does anyone know if the 2011 OEM badge is the same size as the 08-10 or the 05-07??


Edit on 12/5: The 2011 badges are WAY bigger than the 08-10 badges....08-10 were about 4" wide--just measured the 2011 at 5".

Last edited by KWIL; 12-05-2010 at 07:15 PM. Reason: Got 2011 Measurements.
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:12 PM   #189
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i started doing this last night and so far it has been a disaster
nothing was working to take the blue paint off so i ended up wet sanding it and now its all dull and the chrome is seriously a bitch and a half
i feel like once i get all the chrome off and get it painted it will look like crap because it will be all scratched from the sandpaper and picking off the chrome
oh yeah and when i put my grill back on a couple of the clips snapped off
and when i started using the nail polish remover to take of the paint some of it got on the front and now its super hazy
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:52 PM   #190
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i started doing this last night and so far it has been a disaster
nothing was working to take the blue paint off so i ended up wet sanding it and now its all dull and the chrome is seriously a bitch and a half
i feel like once i get all the chrome off and get it painted it will look like crap because it will be all scratched from the sandpaper and picking off the chrome
oh yeah and when i put my grill back on a couple of the clips snapped off
and when i started using the nail polish remover to take of the paint some of it got on the front and now its super hazy
No worries man. Front of my badge looked crappy too.
You can sand front, with fine sandpaper, until it's smooth, and than polish it using PlastiX. It will look as new.

Do not use Goo Gone to take paint off. It cracked my badge. Little bit, but noticeable if you look up close. Nail polish may be to harsh too.

I think when youre done removing paint, you could polish inside too, at least as much as you can get to. The rest should be hard to notice.
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Old 12-01-2010, 04:47 AM   #191
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thanks for the tip about polishing the front
i found that bleach kicks the **** out of the chrome
i put the badge in a small tub of bleach and the chrome literally disappeared in less than 3 minutes the only chrome left was the stuff still covered by the blue paint so i still had to scratch that off with a needle
still struggling on getting the blue paint off the outer circle(the one surrounding the chrome ring
this is a lot harder than i expected it to be but it will be worth it when its white with black stars
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:11 PM   #192
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can anyone tell me how to remove the rear badge on a 2011 2.5i 5dr?
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:00 PM   #193
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Is this possible to do with the trunk badge as well?
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:10 PM   #194
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Is this possible to do with the trunk badge as well?
Yes it is.
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:20 PM   #195
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So doing this.
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:26 PM   #196
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How do you get the badge off on an 08+ Impreza sedan?
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:10 PM   #197
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Does anyone in here have any spare badges? Maybe someone that upgraded to the "i" badge? I dont want an i badge because I drive a legacy and not an impreza. I tried mine but it was chipped so it cracked more and fogged up real bad. Ill be doing a couple carbon fiber badges and will make one for cheap to whoever helps me out

pm me if you can help.
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:56 PM   #198
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oooh oooh...am I the first 2011!?!?


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Old 01-22-2011, 05:03 PM   #199
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Thought I'd also add what everything looks like when it's apart since there weren't pics to help me when I started:

The front badge is attached with 3m sticky tape. I wedged a flat head screw driver between the badge and the crome trim, heated everything with a hair drier, and pried it off. This is what it looks like underneath with crome trim and badge removed:


This is what the removed badge looks like, the only thing that held these peices together was a solid 3m tape backing:



I reapplied new tape and stuck my newly painted badge & trim back on.
After reading thread instructions, the sanding is the best way to go for anyone doing this--stay away from all of the solvents they do damage the badge.
I sanded with 320, then 600, then further restored with a paste-based polish.
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:08 PM   #200
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but it must be too tough to sand out the chrome. if leaving the chrome, sanding does seem like the best way. might try the bleach like someone mentioned but i wouldnt be surprised if the plastic cracked with that too. must be a safer way! i hate chrome..
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