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Old 09-06-2010, 06:26 PM   #1
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I have searched and haven't been able to find my answer. Purchasing a replacement grill, and will be removing the lettering at the same time. What is your recommendations for debadging? Thanks!
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:49 PM   #2
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Whats there to recommend? Debadge or not ..Its up to you. If you are asking how, you haven't searched enough. Its been covered a million times.

Fishing line, heat gun and Goo Be Gone.
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:52 PM   #3
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Whats there to recommend? Debadge or not ..Its up to you. If you are asking how, you haven't searched enough. Its been covered a million times.

Fishing line, heat gun and Goo Be Gone.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:02 PM   #4
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Blow dryer/heatgun aren't really necessary, especially during the summer when it gets up to 95+ degrees during the afternoon. Fishing line is preferred, though dental floss will do in a pinch. And Goo Gone is a must to get all of the residual adhesive off.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:09 PM   #5
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I just debadged my new car ( just the subaru and impreza emblems )

but the car is brand new, so all I needed to use was fishing line and then I just used my thumb to rub off the adhesive. Then applied a little wax where the emblems were. Looks prefect!
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:12 PM   #6
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:06 AM   #7
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Make sure you guys are letting these adhesive removers sit for crazy amounts of time or dry on the paint.
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:11 AM   #8
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I have searched and haven't been able to find my answer. Purchasing a replacement grill, and will be removing the lettering at the same time. What is your recommendations for debadging? Thanks!
take a look at this.

3m adhesive remover.

Make sure you clean the area after as well.

You may get some hazing after you remove the badges

Get some polish clean it up and put a coat of wax on it.
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:31 AM   #9
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Blow dryer on the badges for a minute, then use dental floss to get the badges off, then turtle wax de-gunkifier (don't remember the name of the stuff, but it was to that effect) and it's all gone nice and clean...do a search on youtube and a guy does it step by step...
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:42 AM   #10
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I payed a car wash place to debadge my trunk... they somehow tore off the paint where the x was in wrx. But I had a good relationship with the owner and he payed to get that part of the trunk repainted from a legit paint shop and you can't tell that it happened. So I guess be careful, this is possible to mess up
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:04 PM   #11
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OP, if you mean taking the WRX out of the grille, its not like debadging the hatch/trunklid. The grille letters are held on by a couple flat screw/washer devices. You can get them off with needle nose pliers.

Lefty loosey - Righty tighty
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:30 PM   #12
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Thanks to all who replied. My plan is to take off the Subaru impreza lettering off and leave the wrx. Can always remove it later. You guys rock!
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:53 PM   #13
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Update on my subi....completely debadged, new grill; leather shift boot, e-brake boot with red stitch, SPT catback, and stage one. Hubby stood and watched. Holla
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:22 PM   #14
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cool i just debadged mi 08 sti looks fres
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:02 PM   #15
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I hate how he says debadge.
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