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Old 11-13-2008, 10:52 PM   #1
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Default How to change color of front Subaru badge??

How do I change the color of my subaru badge in my front grill. Right now it is navy blue and I want to paint it WRB. Is it a navy blue sticker?

What I really want is the "i" badge in wrb but they are hard to find.
Thanks for the help
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:56 PM   #2
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nail polish remover+quetips+wrb spray paint+lots of time=wrb backed badge

Same can be done with the I badge
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:04 PM   #3
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Brake cleaner works to remove the paint as well - didn't take too much time to clean and paint it. The removal took a little patience. I heated up the glue and pried it very carefully off. There are a couple threads on this - this one was helpful - http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1134460 Good luck!

Edit: Make sure your emblem is free of any cracks or chips. My first attempt ended up in the front plastic fogging b/c of a small rock chip in it.
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:11 PM   #4
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I did my rear badge, and I believe I tried Brake-kleen or how ever its spelled for a while and switched to a carb cleaner instead and it worked faster.

I just did mine in a generic krylon black to go with my OBP car.

Worked out well and just seems to fit better with the car. Like everyone says, don't force anything, getting the emblem apart can be a pain sometimes, but once done, its all worth it. just heat and pry gently.
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:14 PM   #5
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brake cleaner with a brush. be careful, i painted mine black, but the glue i used to remount them ate the paint. had to get new badges but for the better.

be careful not to remove or scrub off the silver paint.
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:16 PM   #6
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i wouldnt do it if i were u,
i tried it and it was alot harder than it looks.
maybe its because it was a 2002 badge but it was REALLY hard to remove all the paint
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:40 PM   #7
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So it is paint, I was under the impression that it was a blue sticker
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:36 AM   #8
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https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/p...roducts_id=639

thats a link to the blue I thing if u want that instead hope it helps
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:30 PM   #9
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https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/p...roducts_id=639

thats a link to the blue I thing if u want that instead hope it helps

FYI to the OP, you wanted a WRB colored I, this one is navy blue. I dont think they come in WRB
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:23 PM   #10
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i wouldnt do it if i were u,
i tried it and it was alot harder than it looks.
maybe its because it was a 2002 badge but it was REALLY hard to remove all the paint
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So it is paint, I was under the impression that it was a blue sticker
I'm confused by the OP's profile - if it is an 04, the hardest part will be the badge removal from the grille (I don't know the logistics of 02-03 removal).

The glue needs to be heated thoroughly - I used a blow dryer. The paint should come off with no problem with the nail polish remover or brake kleen. Literally, I sprayed the brake kleen on a paper towel and was able to wipe off the paint layer-by-layer; you can try applying it directly at your own risk. Others have used sandpaper - I chose not to b/c I thought it might leave marks on the plastic. The stars take more effort to get clear, but I didn't want to change their color, so I left them alone.

For paint, I used nail polish . I wanted pink, but a pearly STI-ish pink. I've heard people going with enamel or rattle-can depending on their needs - there is a duplicolor that is a very close match to WRB, but I can't think of the name atm. I layered a few coats and let it dry completely overnight. I then used 3M heavy-duty double-sided tape - you can get it or something similar from Advanced Auto - to reattach to the grille.

It was worth the patience and time imo. However, in the end, I removed the pillar on an extra grille and put that on the car instead.

Although it's redundant, I hope this helps
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