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Old 03-24-2013, 10:47 AM   #1
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Cool DIY: Camaro Logo Removal/Installation

I have decided to outline my chrome Camaro side logo removal and my black Camaro logo installation....

*Disclaimer: Not responsible for any screw ups or injuries. Proceed at your own risk.

Tools Required:

Ruler
Sharpie
Blue Painter's Tape
Plastic Scraper and/or Dental Floss
Goof Off (or similar goo removing product)
Blow Dryer
Two lint free rags
Isopropyl Alcohol




Step 1: Apply blue painter's tape to the left side of the "C" and the underside of the entire length of the letters on the driver's side (To the right of the "O" on the passenger's side). Place it in line with all of the letters being careful to make sure it is straight. You need this alignment to aide in the installation of the new letters.



Step 2: Plug in the blow dryer (please be careful and follow the instructions for that blow dryer). Begin heating the first letter. Heat for roughly 2 to 3 minutes. Take your plastic scraper (or dental floss) and lightly pry and scrape the logo off. Some adhesive will remain, don't worry!



Step 3: Continue this process for each letter until all letters have been removed.



Step 4: Once removed, grab your can of goof off and apply it to one of your rags. Begin scrubbing the leftover adhesive off the car. Be careful not to scrub too hard as to remove the paint. The goof off will work well with a gentle touch.





Step 5: Clean off any leftover residue with a clean rag and some isopropyl alcohol. This will ensure a ready surface for adhesion of your new logo.



Step 6: Begin applying your new "C" (if on the driver's side, "O" on the passenger side) lining it up carefully with the tape. Continue with each letter by marking 5/16" increments using your sharpie and the ruler. A good eye might be required to get it to line up well! Keep in mind that the "O" next to the "R" will be spaced 5/16" from the TOP of the letters, the "R" is closer at the bottom.



Step 7: Remove the tape once all letters have been applied and clean the surrounding area with isopropyl alcohol. Rinse with water once complete.



Step 8: Move to the next side and repeat steps 1 through 7.

Step 9: Admire your work

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Old 03-24-2013, 03:19 PM   #2
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Nice Job! I took mine off & left them off. (Didn't want to put them on crooked) You gave good tips, looks good!
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:08 PM   #3
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Thanks man! For whatever reason the picture makes them look a bit crooked towards the "O" but it's actually straight, not sure what happened in that pic.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:07 PM   #4
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Looks great !!! Good job man !! Is that the po po in the reflection about to give you a ticket? lol !!! (just teasing ya, but that is the cops though right?) Not to mention Black and White is always a good combination
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:13 PM   #5
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Looks good been thinking of doing this myself! Thanks for the write up
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:08 PM   #6
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Looks great !!! Good job man !! Is that the po po in the reflection about to give you a ticket? lol !!! (just teasing ya, but that is the cops though right?) Not to mention Black and White is always a good combination
Yep, it's my neighbor's cop car haha.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:15 PM   #7
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Where did you get the black camaro letters?
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:57 AM   #8
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did you need to put anything on the letters to re-apply them?
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:11 PM   #9
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Nice write up!!!

I did mine a few weeks back. For the lazy people like me, I took one letter off at a time, cleaned up and re-stuck with new, black painted badges, using the existing letters as the 'guide'

I bought new off ebay, quick search and you can pick up an OEM set for $20. They have the 3M already on, so it will be so much quicker. I left them in situ on the plastic it came with, used adhesion promoter and satin black

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Old 04-03-2013, 11:53 AM   #10
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Just out of curiosity .... You could take sand paper to the letterings, and then prime, and spray paint the letters if you wanted to right? (If that is a possible).
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:04 PM   #11
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great DIY, gonna take my side letters off me thinks
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:48 PM   #12
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Thanks guys!

And sanding the originals and painting is an option, but I imagine it would be a bit difficult since they are so small. I say go for it! Show us the results too! You will need new 3M adhesive for them!

Link for where I bought them:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281055465670...84.m1497.l2649

They've gone up in price by ten bucks since I have bought them. If others are interested I will message him to see if he'll reduce the price for everyone else on here!

PS, the "free" keychain is a piece of sh!!
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