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saw a member on here that must have removed the emblem, they sprayed it black to match the grille. thought it looked pretty cleaned was wondering how the emblem is removed.. thanks..
 

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Originally posted by Ryan'sTc@Feb 8 2005, 12:40 AM
Then you can replace it with a cool red neck ford emblem.
Hmm. I might just do that. At least my neighbors will stop looking weird at me (I live in deep redneckland...)
 

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Originally posted by phungy@Feb 8 2005, 12:50 AM
does it look clean though? I was going to do that but..hmm...
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.
 

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Yes, there is a space for an emblem and 2 holes that are used to align the emblem. No, it does not look decent enough to leave the emblem off. Sucks.
 

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^^ Very slowly on a very warm day (or use a hairdryer). And yes, there are holes.
 

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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.
What holes?
tC emblem is just plastic with double sided tape. No holes.

How about the rear emblem? Ho to remove it?

Also, Zoltiz when you painted your did you sand it first?
I would sand it with a very very fine grit first and then paint it...
Or, should we use a primer first?


ANyone with any experience in painting plastic (the SCION emblems are plastic I assume)??
 

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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.
 

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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.


OK. basilisk, so the SCION logos in the front and back are aluminum, right?

How do you remove them and how you paint them?

Should you sand it first to allow the paint to grip the surface, or use any special alu primer?

How about the wheel paint? This should be made for aluminum, correct?

Please let me know...


Thanks,
 

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Someone with some actual knowledge about painting want to answer his question? I could try, but it would be silly.
 

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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.
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...


MATTHEWS PAINT
PROCESS FOR PAINTING or CLEARCOATING ALUMINUM
Below is the required process for PAINTING aluminum:
• Blow and clean surface with 45-330SP (Speed Prep Metal Cleanser)
• Scuff sand the surface at minimum with a red Scotchbrite pad
• Blow and clean surface with 45-330SP (Speed Prep Metal Cleanser)
• Prime with any of the following MAP primers:
- Rust Inhibiting White Epoxy (274-908SP/274-909SP)
- E Prime White (274-228SP/274-229SP)
- U Prime (274-685SP/274-686SP)
- Metal Pretreatment (74-734SP/74-735SP)
- PT Filler (74-760SP/74-766SP)
- HBPT (74-770SP/74-766SP)
- HBEF (74-780SP/74-781SP)
• Topcoat with Matthews Acrylic Polyurethane
Below is the required process for CLEARCOATING aluminum:
• Blow and clean surface with 45-330SP (Speed Prep Metal Cleanser)
• Apply 74-793SP Spray Bond Adhesive
• Clearcoat with any Matthews Acrylic Polyurethane Clear
 

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This is not hard to do. Just take your time if you want good results. Ill try to post some pics up asap.

Heat emblem with hairdryer. Once is it hot you should be able to get under it and peel it off. Yes, most of the tape will still be on the car. Peel as much of the tape off as possible and spray G00G0ne and get the rest of the crap off. When your done it should look like the rest of your paint, clean with no scratches.
As for painting the emblem you should first sand it down with a fine grit sand paper. Make sure you get every square inch. Once it is all smooth(should take 15 min to sand if you do it right) you can spray with plastic primer from home depot. The brand is Rust-oleum. If your a noob at spray painting make sure you hold the can far away. Let it dry for a full day. With CLEAN hands inspect the emblem before painting. if there is any non-smooth parts sand it smooth. You can now paint with spray paint. Let this dry for another day.
To remount emblem you need 3M exterior mounting tape(home depot again). Put the emblem face down and apply to the tape to back. Cut off excess very carfully with razor blade. Peel off the red layer on tape to reveal stickiness. Remount to car.

Very simple, use common sense, dont use screwdriver to pry off decal, let it dry for longer than you normally would and be gentle.
 

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i was thinking of removing the "tc" emblem on the back of the car, could i use some of that "bumper sticker and lable remover" to take it off? and is there an indention or any other mark that would be visible if i removed it?
 
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