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Old 05-12-2002, 04:45 PM   #1
Buru
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Question Removing/Replacing the chrome "SUBARU" Letters on trunk lid.

Anyone ever mess with this?

The letters appear to be held on by some foam pads with some kind of industrial adhesive. I'd like to remove two letters and scramble the rest, but I'd like to hear from someone that's done it (perhaps while re-painting).

From the look of them, I'm pretty sure I could get them off. I'm just not sure they won't tear, or mar the paint underneath, or refuse to go back on.

Any experiences?
Michael
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Old 05-12-2002, 04:48 PM   #2
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I used carefully a heatgun and my fingernails.

Then waxed it and your done.
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Old 05-12-2002, 04:48 PM   #3
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do a search for the debadging, rumor has it a few people have done this before

http://www.northursalia.com/index1.html
has instructions under the exterior modifications....
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Old 05-12-2002, 06:05 PM   #4
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Thanks, imprezakid,

The hint I needed was the word "debadging": it made the search engine much more usefull...

My vocab word for the day...

Thanks again,
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Old 05-12-2002, 06:08 PM   #5
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just take a hair dryer to it for a few minutes and then fingernails. too remove any leftover residue use goo-gone. if its an older car you might still be able to make out the lettering from the paint around it being sunned/weathered but you hafta look pretty close. If you take the s and u off you can make 'U B A R' :-)
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Old 05-12-2002, 06:17 PM   #6
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no problem, good luck...I like my scoobies debadged, i get lots of "What the heck is that", and its easier to wax...

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Old 05-13-2002, 12:28 AM   #7
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I'm torn between removing the "subaru" badge completely (for ease of waxing...), and re-arranging it to read "buru" while moving it to make room for a sticker.

The sticker, by the way, is a beautiful art piece that was orriginally intended for a Namaiki downhill mountain bike. No text, just a beautiful design. (Actually, if you look VERY close, it says "Namaiki Cycles, fondled by naked asian ladies", but the print is tiny.)

I'm DEFFINATELY removing the "outback" badge. I HATE that cheesey tikki-bar lettering.

Thanks again, ya' buncha' freaks.
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Old 05-13-2002, 01:46 PM   #8
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Lightbulb better way to do this

I did it last summer after my car was in the sun for a few hours. I took fishing line and slid it behind each letter ( one at a time) and gently pulled the line down the letter being sure to stay against the letter not the trunk. It took about 5 minutes to do all the letters. Then since it was nice and warm out I just peeled off the adhesive with my nail. The point is that using the fishing line is safer than screwdrivers or putty knifes that some people have used.........
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