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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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Black badge (forester xt) lettering

So I have been looking everywhere online for a black forester xt emblem and I can't find anything. I see plenty of Subaru awd logos but no luck looking for the forester. I have a 2015 forester and I don't care for the chrome look. Anyone have some info that can help?

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I'm guessing most people paint or plastidip theirs.

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I just took mine off myself, painted it matte black, and put it back on.


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How did you remove the badge and what did you use to reapply.. at this point I think I will do the same
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I used a heat gun on low to start loosening the original adhesive and slowly pulled the emblem off without removing any paint. Then I sprayed the emblem with several coats of matte black. While that was drying, I used some rubbing alcohol to remove the adhesive residue from the Forester. Once everything was done, I used some E-6000 adhesive to put the newly painted emblem back on. They make actual emblem adhesive, but I found the E-6000 was cheap and worked for what I wanted.
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I just took mine off myself, painted it matte black, and put it back on.


https://ibb.co/c1xPrF



How did you remove the badge and what did you use to reapply.. at this point I think I will do the same
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Lots of folks plastidip while the badge is still on the car.. The plastidip doesn't stick to the car paint and it peels off with ease and doesn't harm the paint in any way.

Plasti Dip Post all pics here

Take a look at the 4th post on this page. This is one of many examples within that thread that have plastidipped the badge without removal.

Also! Take a look at the previous page in that post, it shows the dip being peeled off... perfect visual hah.

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I used black reflective tape

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I used black reflective tape
where do you get the Forester "F" emblem? very nice and clean looking.
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F logo is home made. I cut it out of aluminum old school style, hacksaw, files, hammer and a vise.


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Someone is selling decals of this logo here: https://www.reddit.com/r/SubaruFores...rester_decals/
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How did you remove the badge and what did you use to reapply.. at this point I think I will do the same
fishing line or any soft wire/twine trick works well
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