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Old 05-10-2001, 03:51 PM   #1
custom_impreza
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Question How do I paint my front badge??

I've got a white RS and want to paint my front emblem badge. How do I go about it?? Thanks, Brett
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Old 05-10-2001, 03:56 PM   #2
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http://www.i-club.com/mods/diy_badge.htm

I used goof-off and some rubbing instead of sandpaper, though.
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Old 05-10-2001, 04:35 PM   #3
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Just like the mod says. Pry it off with a pick, or small flathead screwdriver. I used the steel wool method to remove all the black inside.

USE TESTORS MODEL PAINT THAT YOU CAN GET AT ANY HOBBY STORE. Others have used a different king of paint and have had bubbles appear, and fading in the color.

You may need to do a couple coats to get it to look even.

On a side note, mounting a small light behind the badge before you install it will give you a neat look for night driving. I recommend mounting it with a switch so you don't get pulled over for it.

I have a small strobe light mounted behind mine, that I got at Pep Boys. It requires a little cutting into the grill, but looks great.

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Old 05-10-2001, 05:04 PM   #4
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I used finger nail polish remover, and it was clear as glass when I was done getting the paint off. I then used spray paint instead of testors. Looks good.....except for the damn super golue...stay from super glue!
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Old 05-10-2001, 05:45 PM   #5
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Old 05-10-2001, 06:10 PM   #6
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Do not follow the ChosenWon,
Use 3M double sided tape, it works great and if you ever feel like changing the color, it peels right off, and start over.
I myself have two different badges, one is blue, the other is red. I haven't switched em around yet, but I think I will tommorrow.
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Old 05-10-2001, 07:15 PM   #7
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Goof off or nail polish remover and a rag works great for taking off the stock paint. However, instead of paint I used fingernail polish to repaint the back. No bubbles, looks slick and shiny, it's great. 3M double sided tape from autozone to hold it on, and if I want to change color, nail polish remover will make it quick and easy.
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Old 05-10-2001, 08:35 PM   #8
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Or you can completely remove the paint and backlight it like me....hehehehe. it looks really different, and it doesnt cost $50 like the "H" or "A" backlights. mine only cost about $3.00 and some time

pm me for more info www.ae.utexas.edu/~castana/my_car.html
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Old 05-10-2001, 10:08 PM   #9
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Anyone know what the active ingrediant is in Goof Off?? I was wondering if I could use some of my octane boost...er...(Toluene) to take the paint off
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Old 05-11-2001, 02:09 AM   #10
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C-West grill......-sigh-


well anyways i painted mine white its real easy....look in the mod sections
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