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Up close it looks good. How is it from far away?

Did you use plasti-dip?
From far away, again just stealthy--I just rebadged last weekend and don't have any shots of the 2022; but here is my 2019 I traded in for it (same exact color spec). Now imagine with a diffuser (being a Veloce) + body panel molding that isn't plastic + 21" black five hole wheels...

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I managed to swap the rear badge. But the front is proving to be near impossible. I cant get anything to open up the gap between the emblem and the housing. I tried using this plastic razor, but it's too flimsy. My fishing line is 25lbs, perhaps a smaller weighted line would work?


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I managed to swap the rear badge. But the front is proving to be near impossible. I cant get anything to open up the gap between the emblem and the housing. I tried using this plastic razor, but it's too flimsy. My fishing line is 25lbs, perhaps a smaller weighted line would work?


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Are you able to apply any heat to it? Can you post a pic of your front emblem currently and line? I used double twined line, which is strong, thicker than regular floss. It also looks like with your plastic razor, the handle may be a bit too short for leverage as well.
 

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Are you able to apply any heat to it? Can you post a pic of your front emblem currently and line? I used double twined line, which is strong, thicker than regular floss. It also looks like with your plastic razor, the handle may be a bit too short for leverage as well.
I used a heat gun on low. You're right about the handle being too short. I went ahead and ordered one that looks like yours. Will give it another shot tomorrow. If all else fails, going to drill it out.

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I used a heat gun on low. You're right about the handle being too short. I went ahead and ordered one that looks like yours. Will give it another shot tomorrow. If all else fails, going to drill it out.

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That top right side is where I’d start prying — remember, the adhesive starts about where the blue surround from the emblem ends (towards the serpent).

That’s where you’ll want to focus your heat gun, while using a downward motion with your plastic razor. The heat will take some time to penetrate the emblem—I just held it there, it transferred to the plastic blade, making it contour to the curvature.

It’s definitely a pain in the ass, but once it starts to separate, feed your line quickly, because the adhesive will pull itself back towards the car and reapply itself.

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I noticed the biggest gap is around the ME. So yeah you're right on the money. I think I just need a better razor tool, something that'll wedge nicely. The rear emblem took 1 minute to remove, and didnt eve use the heat gun! This front badge is testing my patience.
 

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Totally reviving and adding to this thread because I finally managed to get the emblems that I had problems with USPS delivering at the beginning of this year. Rear was definitely the same straightforward experience to remove. Front was definitely a PITA, and I had to use my iFixit Metal Spudgers to help coerce it out since the plastic razor and twine had problems fitting in the gap. I kept hitting it with CarPro TarX (and also used that to remove the adhesive gunk really easily) plus the same Ryobi Heat Gun.

Prior to that I also had to remove my Carbon Fiber emblem cover with the same heat gun+tarx combo, then cleaned with alcohol. Luckily, I had remaining VHB Tape from Michael's awesome Carbon Fiber Arch Guards kit so I had no problems reattaching the cover. This GTA Emblem mod definitely helps my vehicle look much more visually consistent overall!

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i received my badges in the mail during the week and was going to search youtube for a guide video when i stumbled upon a comment pointing to this thread tonight. Sounds like i might hate doing the front badge (why the f*** isn't it a bolt on item?)

The tip with tape centering the word badges is a good one too. Looks like I've got a busy weekend ahead of me sometime soon...

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Drill a hole in the front one and pry it off.
A couple minutes and you're done.
A small sacrifice to make once you see the the end results.
Those emblems and the GTA taillights transform the car.
 

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Drill a hole in the front one and pry it off.
A couple minutes and you're done.
A small sacrifice to make once you see the the end results.
Those emblems and the GTA taillights transform the car.
Thanks for the tip. I did see a video of that method with the Giulietta front badge actually. Might do it that way as i'm not bothered about saving the badge. They're easy to source again if i want to revert back (although i can't see why i would?) Wish i could've sourced the same monochrome centre caps instead of the slightly different ones.
 

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Thanks for the tip. I did see a video of that method with the Giulietta front badge actually. Might do it that way as i'm not bothered about saving the badge. They're easy to source again if i want to revert back (although i can't see why i would?) Wish i could've sourced the same monochrome centre caps instead of the slightly different ones.
Your center caps look like the qv ones. Nothing wrong with that
 
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