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Not too much of a fan of the Civic emblem that came on the car. IMO it just makes the trunk look unbalanced. I'm picky and super detailed like that. So I removed the CIVIC and IMO it looks way cleaner.


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Indeed, far better. I was even thinking about tinting the factory badge on that body color, just a light tint.
 

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How did you remove the badge?
Yea looks MUCH better now
Thank you.

For the CIVIC, I was able to just carefully pull off the letters since the double sided tape felt like it didn't settle down much and wasn't baked onto the car yet from the sun. I wanted to take the emblem off now so the sun wouldn't add the tan lines onto the car too. If you aren't able to pull the letters off by hand, use floss to string through the letter and the double sided tape. After you have the letters off, use some Goo Gone to take off the letters. I used my thumb nail to remove the residue. I then washed the whole car since it was dirty and then waxed the area the Civic emblem use to be.
 

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The back of the car is so busy anyways it didnt make much difference to me. But obviously I dont see it with same set of eyes as you :) so to speak that is. You just reminded me that I wanted to do the same though. In general I prefer things to be debadged for the same reason that you gave. It just looks better and more well balanced.
 

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I thought you were going to remove the emblem, not the model name. Now looking at it, it looks really good. Did you just take a heat gun to it?
 

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Don't use a heat gun. You don't want to bake the paint.

If need be just use a hair dryer on medium setting to "Warm" up the emblem. Then use some floss as 2slo4u suggested.

I'm a fan of de-badged cars myself.
 

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I suppose making the paint bubble with a heat gun would be pretty bad. You'd have to sand it off and then reapply the paint. Better safe than sorry, but if you don't heat it enough you could end up ripping off the paint too. I'd just search for a youtube demo before trying it myself.
 

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I've never used any heat when doing my emblem removals. I just figured I'd take the time and just use goo gone and my nail and it'd come off. If the car is in freezing whether and you want to warm it up just use a hair dryer and lightly get it heated.
 

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Here's one with the Aegean blue, I didn't get the chance to take the before picture so I'm using the one I have when I got the car.
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Looks good dude, haven't seen many blue cars on here yet!!
Thanks!

Yea I think that I like the debadged version. You don't need rear plates in your state either I take it?
In California you do but I just got the car 2 days ago so they haven't came in yet.
 
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