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Very easy to straighten (or remove). Use a hair dryer on low heat for about 3 minutes very close to the badge. It will soften up the adhesive where you could actually move or REMOVE the badge into the correct placement. I ALWAYS take off all dealer names, and other unwanted things from the trunk on new cars. If you decide to buy a new badge they are available online or from Honda.
 

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Very easy to straighten (or remove). Use a hair dryer on low heat for about 3 minutes very close to the badge. It will soften up the adhesive where you could actually move or REMOVE the badge into the correct placement. I ALWAYS take off all dealer names, and other unwanted things from the trunk on new cars. If you decide to buy a new badge they are available online or from Honda.

Yes I see what you are saying. I wonder, will this permanently weaken the badge though where it'll peel off on its own?
 

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I guess you have to be there but it looks straight to me. But again it is hard to judge from the pictures. It sounds as if the heat gun will allow you to slightly move the badge and straighten it out without removing it completely. Should still be attached pretty good after it cools.
 

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Yeah I realize it's supposed to curve along the curve of the back, but it isn't parallel with the other curving lines.
 

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Probably supposed to be level with the ground.

They probably use tooling--a plastic guide--to put them on at the factory to repeatably get them in the right place in a matter of seconds.
 

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Definitely looks crooked .. but heating it up with a hairdryer and pushing it up a little would work. Just make sure not to burn your fingers.. they get crazy hot.. bad experiences lol
 

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Put a level on it and see if it is level. Otherwise, use a hair dryer set to low heat and warm it up. Be careful not to bake the paint. Personally, I like debadged cars, so it would just be taken off anyway..(-:
 

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Another way to check is ask a bodyshop if they don't mind using their paint depth indicator to give you some read outs on the condition of the paint. It's what the pros do.
 

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I just checked mine and it alignes up perfectly with the seam above it. Your first pix looks like yours does too. Did you measure it or just eyeball?
 

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It's hard to show in photos because it's meant to curve but it's definitely off like leaning down on the left.
 

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Another way to check is ask a bodyshop if they don't mind using their paint depth indicator to give you some read outs on the condition of the paint. It's what the pros do.
Out of curiosity, why would you check for the paint depth ?
 

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It's useful for buyers to determine if a second hand car has had some bodywork repairs done but it really has nothing to do with a crooked badge.
 
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