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Old 03-10-2003, 10:52 PM   #1
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What are your guys opinions on removing the "S U B A R U" from the back of WRX's? I was almost sure I was going to do it, but after I got out the heat gun today, I thought to myself "after you do this, there is no going back..." and totally pussed out. So now to feel better I have to ask the opinion of fellow Bay Area suby owners
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Old 03-10-2003, 11:17 PM   #2
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The majority of rex owner is gonna say to debadge the back 'cause it looks simple and cleaner. In my opinion, the back would look too plain without the badge on it; but I personally hate to have the word SUBARU, therefore I debadge the SUBARU and replace it with the I M P R E Z A . It looks alot better and I suggest u consider that as an option. Late.
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Old 03-10-2003, 11:32 PM   #3
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well since i own an rs i liked the idea of everyone not knowing what i drive if i took off all the markings but i think there is too much going on in the back, take off the SUBARU but leave the WRX logo and it usually looks great, havent seen a bad looking one like that yet

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Old 03-11-2003, 12:19 AM   #4
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It is not recommended that you use a heatgun.

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Old 03-11-2003, 12:34 AM   #5
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I debadged, I like it, it's easy. you can put it back on(maybe not straight), its just some simple adhesive crap holding it on. Hair dryer and dental floss, then a little wax. I've seen people saying to use goo-gone, but I just heated the remaining residue back up a bit, and took it off with my finger.

edit: Turbo X: Why do you hate the word "Subaru"?
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Old 03-11-2003, 01:21 AM   #6
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i once saw i picture of a WRX somewhere... i cant find the picture right now.....
but... it was debadged... and they put up the "turbo"... the ones on the 911s...
it was pretty tight... i liked it... but i cant find where i could buy one of those badges.. some help would be appreciated
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Old 03-11-2003, 01:35 AM   #7
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A Porsche dealer?
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Old 03-11-2003, 01:45 AM   #8
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i got the turbo emblem
the pics are at the bottom of the page

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o and i wouldnt use a heat gun use a blow dryer and dental floss and goo gone.
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Old 03-11-2003, 02:14 AM   #9
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anyone run into problems of shading from the letters? how quickly did you guys take off ur badges. i've had my car since august 2002, a black wrx and i am afraid of shading.
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Old 03-11-2003, 02:21 AM   #10
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anyone run into problems of shading from the letters? how quickly did you guys take off ur badges. i've had my car since august 2002, a black wrx and i am afraid of shading.
I've had mine for at least a year before taking the lettering off. A little goo-gone takes care of the remaining adhesive, and waxing will take care of uneven color. Some here say the difference in color is because the areas covered by the lettering has a different amount of wax. Reading posts where badges & lettering are stolen, and also ease of waxing, convinced me to debadge. If you want to be able to re badge them, I suggest making a template before taking the letters/badges off.
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Old 03-11-2003, 02:29 AM   #11
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Thanks guys, I think I'll just wait till this weekend when I give my car it's first wash, heh.
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Old 03-11-2003, 05:38 PM   #12
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Old 03-12-2003, 03:18 AM   #13
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nicely done, i think i will have to de-badge mine as well. i hate wax in the crevices!
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Old 03-12-2003, 06:44 PM   #14
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I used a hair drier with a credit card and it came off like ice from a cake, heh. It looks so sexy
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Old 03-13-2003, 04:37 AM   #15
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well..i just debadged tonight, it was a lot harder than i thought. make sure to make the letters REALLY hot with a hair dryer, and it would be fine. looks good debadged. i also lowered my HID beam since so many people high beamed me to tell me my lights were too high.
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Old 03-13-2003, 12:27 PM   #16
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Old 03-14-2003, 01:12 AM   #17
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I debadged, I like it, it's easy. you can put it back on(maybe not straight), its just some simple adhesive crap holding it on. Hair dryer and dental floss, then a little wax. I've seen people saying to use goo-gone, but I just heated the remaining residue back up a bit, and took it off with my finger.

edit: Turbo X: Why do you hate the word "Subaru"?
Oh, I don't hate the word Subaru but it sux big time every time I glance at my trunk and sees the word 'cause it's very much like having the word H O N D A on the back of a civic; I mean the badge suppose to identify the TRIM of the ride, and the make of the ride should be alot smaller or not as "Hey look at me, S U B A R U!". Just my .02. Late.
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