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Old 12-08-2016, 09:49 PM   #1
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My searches are coming up with anything at all recent. Is there a good "debadged" thread for the 15+'s?

If you have any pics, can you please share?
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:53 PM   #2
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I had actually made a video on this

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Old 12-08-2016, 10:17 PM   #3
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I used the tip of my pocket knife. They just pop off. No residue.
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Old 12-08-2016, 10:29 PM   #4
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Do not use anything harder than the paint to pry the letters off. I cannot stress that enough, what you need is dental floss... goo gone... a microfiber towel or old shirt......and PATIENCE. First you will borrow your girlfriends hair dryer and heat the letters until the glue underneath starts to soften. You can add goo gone at this point but for me the heat was enough. Use the floss to get behind the letters and cut the glue and get the letters off.

Now this is where the patience comes into play. Soak the left over glue with a lot of glue gone and rub it in. Then wait a while. It might seem like it doesn't do **** to the glue at first but trust me it does. Keep adding goo gone and peeling the glue with your nail. Do not use a knife or a razor you will ****ing regret that immediately. Keep at it with the goo gone and working it with a cloth and your nails and eventually all the glue will be off.

Next step is the compounding and buffing. The sun will reveal massive ghosting of the letters into the paint. You need to use your favorite compounding material and buff the paint until the ghosting is gone. Finish up with a less course polishing compound and you are done.
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Old 12-08-2016, 10:53 PM   #5
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I had actually made a video on this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RPnkUnHU4M
I used Steemax video when I did it
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Old 12-08-2016, 11:36 PM   #6
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It's not too hard either
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Old 12-08-2016, 11:58 PM   #7
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I used a plastic bondo body worker, some goo gone and parked in the sun like 3 days after I got the car. They came off so easy, barely needed goo gone, unfortunately I found a small nick that subaru had covered up with the badges. damn it. I'll post my de-badged 17 up soon! gotta get a good pic. I placed the DIT badge on the back in place of the WRX badge
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Old 12-09-2016, 03:48 AM   #8
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:07 AM   #9
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Lol. I just used pliers and pulled them straight off when the car was still new. The remaining glue came off by hand. Didn't leave a single mark or scratch.
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Old 12-09-2016, 11:47 AM   #10
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I use a little heat (hair dryer) and a plastic pry tool. Just hook it onto the letters and pull. Then some cleaner wax and final polish wax.
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Old 12-09-2016, 01:33 PM   #11
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Call me crazy, but I find a de-badged 15+ to look too much like a Civic from the rear. Maybe it's just me?
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Old 12-09-2016, 07:09 PM   #12
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Glad it helped!
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Old 12-11-2016, 09:56 PM   #13
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A full debadge looks good on white.
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Old 12-11-2016, 11:05 PM   #14
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Are you looking for images of debadged 15+ WRXs or looking for a tutorial?

If the latter, the process is the same, regardless of what year your vehicle is.
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Old 12-12-2016, 12:19 AM   #15
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My first WRX



My second WRX

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Old 12-12-2016, 02:56 PM   #16
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My second WRX

That is real clean. I was never a fan of the tail lights but they just look good on your car. Not sure what it is. Also, is that a backup camera in the CF trunk?

I have been looking into a CF trunk but don't want to go through the hassle of trying to re-install the OEM backup camera.
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Old 12-12-2016, 05:32 PM   #17
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That is real clean. I was never a fan of the tail lights but they just look good on your car. Not sure what it is. Also, is that a backup camera in the CF trunk?

I have been looking into a CF trunk but don't want to go through the hassle of trying to re-install the OEM backup camera.
Thanks! I hear yeah on the tail lights, honestly every other model is butt ugly altezza rice to me. But these all red ones with a smoke overlay just look super high quality OEM to me... love em. At night time they are awesome, the light is so crisp.

Yes it is the OEM backup camera. It is super easy to re-locate, nothing difficult at all. I have the VIS Racing trunk. You can see more info or if you have any other questions: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2802811
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Old 12-12-2016, 10:35 PM   #18
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Thanks! I hear yeah on the tail lights, honestly every other model is butt ugly altezza rice to me. But these all red ones with a smoke overlay just look super high quality OEM to me... love em. At night time they are awesome, the light is so crisp.

Yes it is the OEM backup camera. It is super easy to re-locate, nothing difficult at all. I have the VIS Racing trunk. You can see more info or if you have any other questions: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2802811
Ah, its the smoked look. That makes so much more sense. I might look into these now.
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