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Old 03-18-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
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Default Debadging 2011 OBP WRX Premium, got questions!

Hello all,
I am planning on debadging my WRX today, the sun is out so why not? I have done this on my 2009 WRB WRX Base and the imprints showed up a little. Since I have a 2011 OBP WRX now, I am afraid the imprints will show up even more since it's black. Any suggestions? I used floss before, but I will do fishing line this time and would WD-40 work well on it? I used that on the 2009 WRX, and seemed to do the trick. Just looking for more effiecient ways to do the debadging this time. Thanks!

P.S. I will post before and after pics.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:19 PM   #2
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I had the dealership do mine and actually the salesman did it haha. It looks great on the white and cant tell there were badges at all. Good luck!
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:01 PM   #3
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I did mine with a hair dryer fishing line and a little instant detailer to take the residue off. Took all of 15 minutes.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:08 PM   #4
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fishing line and goo-gone
you wont see a thing.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:13 PM   #5
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Did both front and rear in about 10min. Used the wifeys hair dryer, and a blockbuster card. Pulled of most residue with fingers, then used a damp cloth to get the rest. Finished it off with a car wash. Cant tell it ever had badges now...



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Old 03-18-2011, 03:24 PM   #6
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Very nice, clean.
Good job.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:38 PM   #7
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Wow, those pictures look amazing! Check mine out! Took me longer than 30 minutes, but oh well. Looks super clean!

Pre-Debadge:


Debadging in progress:


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Old 03-18-2011, 03:53 PM   #8
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How did you do the front? Looks clean as well, might want to do that to mine as well.

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Old 03-18-2011, 06:46 PM   #9
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I hear if you have your car towed and you don't have your AWD badge you can't press charges if they tow your car incorrectly and damage something :\
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:11 PM   #10
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I hear if you have your car towed and you don't have your AWD badge you can't press charges if they tow your car incorrectly and damage something :\
I'm going to go on a limb and say if you're that worried either leave a note or tell them yourself. If you're too lazy to make sure that they know it's awd then it semi deserves to happen. Just leve the awd badge on then.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:27 PM   #11
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I debadged mine a few days after I got it. I just used some dental floss, nothing else, no goo gone or anything. I guess the adhesive didn't really have enough time to set fully, I would just get the letters started and then I could peel them and the adhesive off with my fingers. I just wiped the area with my sleeve really quick and there were no marks left.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:52 AM   #12
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How did you do the front? Looks clean as well, might want to do that to mine as well.
The front is kind of tricky. I took out the 4 screws on top, so I could lean the grill forward. Then I reached in and pushed the badge forward while holding the back plate.

FYI you will most likely destroy the badge while removing it. I know many have myself included.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:36 AM   #13
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did mine with dental floss and rubbing alcohol
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:00 PM   #14
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I hear if you have your car towed and you don't have your AWD badge you can't press charges if they tow your car incorrectly and damage something :\
get one of these and problem solved
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:36 AM   #15
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Did mine with fishing line an nail polish remover. Had to really get at the adhesive tho. Will post before and after pics in a few hours for those interested. White 09 wrx.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:46 AM   #16
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heatgun blowdry first
use dental floss and use the heatgun
once the adhesive is heated u should be able to rub it off easily with your finger
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:08 PM   #17
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here are some pics









EDIT;one of the pics didnt show up
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:13 PM   #18
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hm wheres the end
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:16 PM   #19
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I hear if you have your car towed and you don't have your AWD badge you can't press charges if they tow your car incorrectly and damage something :\
I have this right above my VIN number on the front windscreen so it is in obvious view:



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Old 03-20-2011, 07:15 PM   #20
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heatgun blowdry first
use dental floss and use the heatgun
once the adhesive is heated u should be able to rub it off easily with your finger
+1 Exactly what I did for my friend's 11 wrx.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:19 PM   #21
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Its on your window...
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:20 PM   #22
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heatgun blowdry first
use dental floss and use the heatgun
once the adhesive is heated u should be able to rub it off easily with your finger
^^
This. I had the wife use her blow dryer while i flossed behind the emblems. Rub off any residue left over. Also make sure you throw a coat of wax where the emblems were. I used an all in one cleaner that waxes while it cleans. Then a month later i had it properly clay bared and waxed.
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:53 AM   #23
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How did you do the front? Looks clean as well, might want to do that to mine as well.
It might be easiest to take off the bumper first, to have easy access to the clips securing the badge. Taking off the bumper is a piece of cake, and you won't risk damaging your badge while removing it.
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:12 PM   #24
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Its on your window...
It is on older models - the newer models have a chrome badge on the trunk instead though:

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Old 03-27-2011, 10:51 AM   #25
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mine took 15 minutes

blowdryer + pull off with fingers
blowdryer + rub adhesive off with fingers
denatured alchahol to wipe off residue
clay rub and wax

if you use a heatgun, set it on low so it does not damage the paint
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