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Old 02-17-2009, 03:54 PM   #1
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Default Removing 'STi' from shifter trim

Has anybody tried grinding, polishing, or somehow removing the engraved 'STi' logo from the top of 05-07 STi shifter trim piece?

Is this piece actually made of metal or coated plastic?

I want to order and install it, but I want it to be plain alluminum.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:46 PM   #2
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anybody try this????
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:49 PM   #3
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Has anybody tried grinding, polishing, or somehow removing the engraved 'STi' logo from the top of 05-07 STi shifter trim piece?

Is this piece actually made of metal or coated plastic?

I want to order and install it, but I want it to be plain alluminum.
It is metal. Not the greatest quality stuff, but metal nonetheless. The STi is not a badge or a sticker. It is an engraving into the thing. There really is nothing that you could do except fill it and polish it. Even then, you would probably see where you filled it in.
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:14 PM   #4
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yea, all i can think of it to fill it, sand/file it down, coat the whole thing in something/paint.

i just filled mine in my with red paint, i'm fine with that.
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:12 PM   #5
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Not really sure why you'd even wanna do this? It doesn't even stick out too bad...

but... lightly sand the whole thing up, fill it with some JB weld and re-sand to smooth, and then paint it.
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Old 02-20-2009, 04:56 PM   #6
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mix up some jb weld poor it in there, let it dry sand it down and paint it or what ever you plan on doing to cover it. Its to deep to just ground out without looking weird, you have a better chance of finding a silver or a grey paint to paint it back after you take off the decal. Or better yet Leave it lone.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:34 AM   #7
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Not really sure why you'd even wanna do this? It doesn't even stick out too bad...

but... lightly sand the whole thing up, fill it with some JB weld and re-sand to smooth, and then paint it.
is it really that noticeable ? . . if it bothers you THAT much

+1 for this process
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:47 AM   #8
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it's HARDLy noticeable
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:53 AM   #9
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fill it in with some body filler and paint it. that's the only option i can think of. what's the big deal? are you putting it on a neon?
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