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Somehow I've ended up chipping the back my rear Subaru badge, right in the big star of the pleiades.. don't ask me how?



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When I bought my '07 last year (June/09), the rear piece (garnish) that the badge is on was scratched, so the body shop replaced it. That rear piece (garnish) that the Subaru badge is on only comes as a unit. Just for grins I had them save the piece, thinking I'd pull off the badge. Short story, I was not able to get that thing off & I managed to destroy everything in he process & it all went into the garbage! :mad:

I'm not going to tell you how much that rear garnish cost! :icon_eek:

Bobby...

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I'm not sure if the earlier models are able to do this, but the 03+ forester badges are clear plastic that are just painted from the back side. I sanded the back side down with very fine sand paper until it was all clear (minus the stars) and just spray painted it the color I wanted.
 

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Also, I got the front badge project going...

Is there a way to take off the letters on the back hatch "SUBARU" and paint them and apply them back on?
I just spray bombed mine. Spend a few extra minutes carefully masking the letters. Once you get everything masked off good rough up the letters with a fine grit paper. Wipe them down with a tack cloth or damp towel. When it is dry, apply a few very light coats. if you apply too much the paint will seep around the masking and look like crap. Be very careful and patient.

 

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Hm, alright. The masking around the letters was probably a *****, right?
Yup you will need some thinner masking tape, a utility knife and, a cold beer to keep your hand steady. :cool:

I caught hell for not taking them and I said "why would I take them off and then put them back on?"

In the future i want to get the optional spoiler, the Outback Limited grab handle and shave the badges and have it resprayed Acadia.
 
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