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Repainting Badges, a few questions... #42598 Sep 5, 3:46pm Sep 5, 3:46pm
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Repainting Badges, a few questions...
I'm repainting my GT and Toyota Badge on my rear hatch. Just wondering what kind of paint did you use? Did you primer the pieces prior to painting. Finally, how well does the paint hold up after awhile? Thanks.

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Re: Repainting Badges, a few questions... [Re: Blue Batmobile] #42599 Sep 5, 4:09pm Sep 5, 4:09pm
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definately primer them...paint won't stick to that very good...
i guess you should use a really *durable* paint prone to rain, the car getting washed, sunlight...
a heavy duty almost or basically, an outdoor paint made to last. grin
clear coat it also.
but that sounds awesome, I NEVER thought about his...tell me how it goes and pics when your finished...I may have to do this. grin


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Re: Repainting Badges, a few questions... [Re: Blue Batmobile] #42600 Sep 5, 4:29pm Sep 5, 4:29pm
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Cant you just vinyl them ?

Re: Repainting Badges, a few questions... [Re: StoneSour] #42601 Sep 5, 4:30pm Sep 5, 4:30pm
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Originally Posted by StoneSour
Cant you just vinyl them ?


paint is going to look a lot more professional and the vinyl could tend to wear down or not stick to it...I am not sure.
I would rather paint.


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Re: Repainting Badges, a few questions... [Re: Blue Batmobile] #42602 Sep 5, 4:39pm Sep 5, 4:39pm
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From...
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=155691

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remove your front bumper, unscrew the front grill from behind and then pop out the entire grill w/emblem.
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=87485

Now you have two choices;

A) ou can take your chance by trying to heat up the glue WITHOUT melting the plastic, and take the chrome emblem off

OR

B) Buy a whole new grill for $28 and emblem for $11. You can paint the new emblem for $4 or just get them colored from toyota for $42 (they call them "gold package", but the emblems are still plastic and come in several different colors)

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I decided it wasnt worth trying to take apart the one I had, so instead I when with (B) and bought a new one and painted it the color I wanted...

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Re: Repainting Badges, a few questions... [Re: Blue Batmobile] #42603 Sep 5, 4:45pm Sep 5, 4:45pm
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pretty! grin


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Re: Repainting Badges, a few questions... [Re: Blue Batmobile] #42604 Sep 5, 4:53pm Sep 5, 4:53pm
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do it correctly THE FIRST TIME and you wont have the problem I had my first time wave

LET THE BADGE FULLY DRY BEFORE RE-INSTALLING AND DRIVING AROUND WITH IT

Testors also makes a clear primer spray... get that thumbsup
(directions for aplying clear sprays are listed on their website)

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Re: Repainting Badges, a few questions... [Re: isaac] #42605 Sep 5, 8:38pm Sep 5, 8:38pm
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I painted my front emblem (click sig for pics). I used rustoleum and it has held up perfectly, looks awesome thumbsup


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Re: Repainting Badges, a few questions... [Re: Blue Batmobile] #42606 Sep 5, 9:07pm Sep 5, 9:07pm
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Did you primer it first?

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Re: Repainting Badges, a few questions... [Re: Blue Batmobile] #42607 Sep 6, 9:52pm Sep 6, 9:52pm
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Anyone sand their emblems so the primer would adhere better?

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