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Tired of that annoying car badge that has been labeling you as the proud owner of an Accord? Maybe you think some neon pink flame stickers would look better where that shiny silver protrusion? Use this guide to help you remove that badge so you can drive label free or install your own custom one!

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No parts required.

Image 1/3: Once the badge is fully wetted, wedge a strand of floss or fishing line between the car panel and the wedge. Image 2/3: Do not use metal fishing line or metal wires, as these will damage the paint. Image 3/3: Draw the floss back and forth in a sawing motion and simultaneously pull it along the badge until it detaches from the panel.
  • Begin by thoroughly wetting the badge and surrounding area with soapy water.

  • Once the badge is fully wetted, wedge a strand of floss or fishing line between the car panel and the wedge.

    • Do not use metal fishing line or metal wires, as these will damage the paint.

  • Draw the floss back and forth in a sawing motion and simultaneously pull it along the badge until it detaches from the panel.

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Image 1/2: Be sure to monitor your scrubbing carefully. If you scrub too hard in one area, you will damage the paint. Image 2/2: Be sure to monitor your scrubbing carefully. If you scrub too hard in one area, you will damage the paint.
  • Use soapy water and the rough side of a sponge to remove the leftover adhesive. Other products such as Goo Gone or Goof Off are also excellent adhesive removers.

    • Be sure to monitor your scrubbing carefully. If you scrub too hard in one area, you will damage the paint.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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5 Comments

Dental floss. Good idea.

Thurman - Reply

This thanks for this post, many of people have craze to use custom badge. This is good think you can get choice to use any of custom badge to stick on car with the Instant Adhesives.

Bryan - Reply

Floss is a good idea. I would suggest using a hair dryer to first heat the area to soften the adhesive. When done you can use duct tape to "lift" small patches of remaining adhesive by pressing duct tape firmly over small sections of adhesive and then lifting straight up.

Mike - Reply

I find ifixit's conclusion to be rather comical; To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

grumblerts - Reply

Rather than using an abrasive washing up sponge, try using a soft cloth with WD40. It will dissolve the remove the adhesive without risking damaging the paintwork.

Gordon Grace - Reply

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