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Do I wax before or after applying my new Pininfarina badges?

HI Guys

Finally bought the later-style Pininfarina 'F' badge and Pininfarina script for the rear quarters of my 1999 GTV.

Before applying the new badges would it be best to strip any polish/wax from the paintwork and then apply the new badges so they stick directly to the paint (then polish and wax around the badges), or to polish and wax to fully seal the area and then stick the badges on?

I'd rather do the latter so the area is fully protected (plus attempting to polish around badges will be a little messy/difficult), but presume the badges would prefer to stick direct to the paint for a stronger bond?

Which is the right way to go?

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The silicone may partially act as a release agent to the adhesive so, thoroughly clean off using a good degreaser to allow the adhesive to stick well to wax/silicone free paintwork?:
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i had this on my gtv, but the badge wasnt new and the adhesive on the back was non existant.
i used some double sided numberplate adhesive pads and cut them out to fit the shape of the badge.
i cleaned the paintwork hoping to remove polish etc, then i stuck the badge to the panel.
this was done 4 weeks ago, and ive washed the car three times and the badge is stiil stuck firm no probs.
 
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I would definitely not stick the badge onto a waxed surface.

If you want to do a really good job then:

1. Wash the whole panel/section first
2. Clay it to remove bonded contaminants
3. Polish it to achieve an even shine and remove marks and swirls
4. Wipe down with IPA to remove oily residue
5. Apply the badge/s to the perfectly clean and prepared surface
6. Apply a wax to protect the surface and the face of the badge/s
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Nice one fellas, I knew you'd know the right way!
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