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Old 02-14-2001, 12:29 PM   #1
Sal Photek
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Question How do I De Badge Cleanly

I have a MY BRP 00 and would like to get rid of the subaru letters on my trunk for the sleek look. Do i have to repaint after? are there holes behind em?
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Old 02-14-2001, 12:35 PM   #2
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From what I remember the letters are just stuck on. There are no holes behind them. I used a heatgun on low to soften the adhesive, then some fishing line to slid between the letter and the car. They came off pretty clean, I used some GooGone to get rid of the remaining glue. Take you time it is easy.
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Old 02-15-2001, 01:24 AM   #3
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bug & tar remover...

it's cake!!

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Old 02-15-2001, 01:45 AM   #4
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Go with the hair dryer or heat gun. Then to get the rest of the sticky stuff off use a paint and body eraser. I do not know the exact name of it, but it is a two fold item. It helps take crap off of you paint while filling in scratches. I wish I knew the exact name of it, but I have forgotten. any auto body paint supply place will have it. just try not to use any harsh chemicals on you paint.
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Old 02-15-2001, 08:28 AM   #5
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Go with Hairdryer ...bug and tar remover and dental floss over fishing line (mint works best)its a snap. wax after!
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Old 02-15-2001, 12:20 PM   #6
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Are we talking about the Subaru badge or the dealer badge? I would like to keep the Subaru badge. Noone on the road seems to reconize what it is, I want them to know what that cool car they are looking at is!

I would like to get rid of that stupid dealer badge though. Is it stuck on the same way, or are there holes?
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Old 02-15-2001, 06:37 PM   #7
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Oh, the dealer badge...I laughed at how easy mine popped off. It was put on with some foam tape. I just used a credit card, pried at a corner of the badge, and that sucker popped right off. No left-over adhesive or anything. If you do find any holes behind that badge, I'd take the car back to the dealer and say ***?
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