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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?

Thanks for any input!
 

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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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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.
:thumbs::thumbs: 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 :lol:
 

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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 :lol:
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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