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anyone ever painted their "L" , "Lexus" and "IS300" emblems to look like the black pearl ones? i can't imagine that being too difficult- but my real question is- what kind of tape do you use to mount them back on after peelin them off?
 

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i painted mine white. looks great.

i didnt tape them off, i peeled off all of the emblems and then painted the IS300 and thats the only one I put back on
 

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10secondIS said:
i painted mine white. looks great.

i didnt tape them off, i peeled off all of the emblems and then painted the IS300 and thats the only one I put back on
what did you use to reapply to emblem? silicone? 2-sided tape? and what kinda paint did you use?
thanks!
 

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double sided tape is really difficult on our emblem because the letters are cut out individually. if you had an emblem that was a solid back (ford, chevy, etc.), then double sided tape would work. i used emblem re-adhesive that you can buy at autozone. sanded it and sprayed it with spray paint. looks super. i'l try and get some pics this weekend when i get my car out of the shop
 

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Use the RED 3m double sided tape available at Home Depot, etc.

Apply the tape across the back surface, then use an x-acto knife and cut/trace the tape from the back of the emblem.

I cut a little on the inside of the emblem, not on the very edge, so that the tape would not show too much.

It takes a steady hand, but I've done it before.
 

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10secondIS said:
i tried that, but for one, its way too much work. and 2, as soon as you take a pressure washer to it, BYE BYE emblems!
I don't have any problem with mine staying on. Did you use the 3M "red"?

You need a pressure washer to clean your car? :eek:
 

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yah I did use the 3M red

no I dont need a pressure washer, but its nice to use them every once and a while.

by pressure washer I meant the kind at the do it yourself car wash and the car detail places, not the kind you use to take the paint off a house
 

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by pressure washer I meant the kind at the do it yourself car wash and the car detail places, not the kind you use to take the paint off a house
:lol: :lol: personally i like to use a sandblaster for those really stubborn, hard to remove dirt spots.. :p
 

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10secondIS said:
by pressure washer I meant the kind at the do it yourself car wash and the car detail places, not the kind you use to take the paint off a house
:lol: :lol: personally i like to use a sandblaster for those really stubborn, hard to remove dirt spots.. :p

Yeah , I'll bet it removes EVERYTHING> :lol:
 

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brc said:
10secondIS said:
by pressure washer I meant the kind at the do it yourself car wash and the car detail places, not the kind you use to take the paint off a house
:lol: :lol: personally i like to use a sandblaster for those really stubborn, hard to remove dirt spots.. :p

Yeah , I'll bet it removes EVERYTHING> :lol:
everythin but those emblems with the Red 3M tape!! :lol: :lol: j/k! :chill:
 

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rmmgs4 said:
brc said:
10secondIS said:
by pressure washer I meant the kind at the do it yourself car wash and the car detail places, not the kind you use to take the paint off a house
:lol: :lol: personally i like to use a sandblaster for those really stubborn, hard to remove dirt spots.. :p

Yeah , I'll bet it removes EVERYTHING> :lol:
Sandblaster to shave some weight off your car!!!
 
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