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De-badging...

Sorry if discussed previously but I wish to remove the 156 and 1.8 TS from my darling.... but am afraid!

Given they've been stuck on for 15 years am I likely to damage the paint? Is the paint likely to be discoloured/tarnished? Is this a bad idea or is there a technique?

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If the badges are the normal plastic/chrome type then warm them with a hairdryer on low setting. Gently prise away the badge from one end with a piece of plastic( an old credit card type thickness). When removed, wipe the glue/residue off with some white spirit and then polish.
This works a treat on my 19 year old Spider when I was replacing the original badges for new ones.
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Some paint colours show the fade worse then others. Red is the one to really watch out for though
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If the badges are the normal plastic/chrome type then warm them with a hairdryer on low setting. Gently prise away the badge from one end with a piece of plastic( an old credit card type thickness). When removed, wipe the glue/residue off with some white spirit and then polish.
This works a treat on my 19 year old Spider when I was replacing the original badges for new ones.
This worked for me on a black GT. I found that solvent/white spirit was not needed since the remaining adhesive could be rubbed off with a finger. Wash the area well to remove dirt that has accumulated behind the badge before polishing.
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Why remove it. The 1.8 is the engine to have of the 4 pots. If it said JTS then i'd agree with you on removal
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Why remove it. The 1.8 is the engine to have of the 4 pots. If it said JTS then i'd agree with you on removal
True, I do like the fact is says T-spark not JTS!
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Mine still has all it's badges plus the Q2
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I done this a couple of weeks ago with a heat gun and some thread, just heat the badge up and then pull the thread down the back of them and then finish of with a nice polish
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