If you paint it - it looks pretty clean. I did it once. The paint would not stay on the surface of our emblems for some reason - so any small stone / piece of sand and you will have a crappy looking scratched up emblem. I ended up removing the paint off the emblem and turning it back to stock condition.Originally posted by phungy@Feb 8 2005, 12:50 AM
does it look clean though? I was going to do that but..hmm...
What holes?Originally posted by zoltiz@Feb 13 2005, 09:00 AM
^^ Very slowly on a very warm day (or use a hairdryer). And yes, there are holes.
Originally posted by basilisk4@Feb 16 2005, 04:33 AM
I think zoltiz was referring to the Scion logo emblem, which does have holes behind it and which I'm pretty sure is metal. The "tC" emblem is plastic and does not leave holes.
I found this on the web, this process includes sanding (scocthbrite). I will check availability of the prodcuts mentioned... Also, I apprently ALU oxydizes easily allowing for a very thin layer of oxidation which when painted flakes and peels (like in zoltiz example). One to avoid that is to sand the surface and then use an etching (acidic) primer...Originally posted by basilisk4@Feb 16 2005, 06:00 AM
Someone with some actual knowledge about painting want to answer his question? I could try, but it would be silly.