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Old 11-09-2009, 11:55 AM   #1
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removing chrome camaro from the sides

Hey guys I did a search and I haven't been able to find out how to debadge the camaro. I want to remove the chrome camaro lettering from the sides. Will there be any marks or holes?
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Old 11-09-2009, 12:00 PM   #2
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There appear to be no holes from what I could recall if you look from inside the wheel well. Take a few minutes to take the plastic gaurd out - and a new camaro badge doesn't have pegs for holes so my gut is telling me no. But maybe someone who has pulled it already knows for sure.

Did you debadge the ss yet. Does the front or rear have pegs?????
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Old 11-09-2009, 12:21 PM   #3
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All side badges are stick-on and come off easily with a little heat and dental floss. The front Chevy bowtie emblem comes off but leaves holes in the grill. The back comes off as well but there are two holes in the trunk for alignment guides.
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Old 11-09-2009, 12:37 PM   #4
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Mr smith - what about the ss badges - I take those off next. Just wondering which one the floss will stop on.
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:20 PM   #5
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will taking the badges off leave any glue that could damage the paint when trying to remove said glue?
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:40 PM   #6
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The rear SS badge is glued and comes off the same as the side badges. The front SS is clipped into the grill. You have to get one hand in behind it and get to the hanger to push the clips and the other hand in the front to pull the emblem out. No easy task if you have big hands like I do. I took mine out but ended up with it back in. I think it actually looks better that way.

There will be some glue and material left over after removal of your stick on badges. I used an environment friendly household cleaning solvent to get the glue loose and off the car. Then rinsed the area and waxed it. You need to make sure whatever you use for solvent doesnt damage painted surfaces.

Ive done this to all my new vehicles for about the last 20 years. I just love an uncluttered clean look.
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:41 PM   #7
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it may leave some glue on after removing. go to wal-mart and get some goo gone and that will take care of anything left behind. its safe to use on paint, and works fast
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:30 PM   #8
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You guys are awesome thanks for the info.
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Old 11-09-2009, 10:16 PM   #9
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gotta debadge
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:36 AM   #10
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The rear SS badge is glued and comes off the same as the side badges. The front SS is clipped into the grill. You have to get one hand in behind it and get to the hanger to push the clips and the other hand in the front to pull the emblem out. No easy task if you have big hands like I do. I took mine out but ended up with it back in. I think it actually looks better that way.

There will be some glue and material left over after removal of your stick on badges. I used an environment friendly household cleaning solvent to get the glue loose and off the car. Then rinsed the area and waxed it. You need to make sure whatever you use for solvent doesnt damage painted surfaces.

Ive done this to all my new vehicles for about the last 20 years. I just love an uncluttered clean look.
thanks man - I am screwed -(big hands) I should have pulled the ss when I had the pumper off - I am blacking out my badges but I can agree it might look funny without the front SS badge.
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:53 AM   #11
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"environment friendly household cleaning solvent" Do you use Goo-Gone?
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:18 AM   #12
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No..It was some kind of lemon crap spray stuff my wife gave me. Cant remember the name. Its the same kinda stuff though.

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Old 11-10-2009, 11:21 AM   #13
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Yeah..its not easy...but it can be done. Putting it back in was a bigger PITA cause if you drop the mount like I did a couple of times..you end up fishing it out of the bottom of the bumper through the bottom grill.

Anyhow..for reference..heres what mine looked like removed.



And heres what it looks like with it back in.



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thanks man - I am screwed -(big hands) I should have pulled the ss when I had the pumper off - I am blacking out my badges but I can agree it might look funny without the front SS badge.
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:14 AM   #14
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I only wish gm wouldnt of put 2 holes in the trunk for the bowtie...that is what I want to take off and uncluttered...as for the front badging, I actually think it looks better without the ss or rs badging in the corner...it should be in the middle or not there at all IMO...thats one reason when i ordered I didnt get either model, cause I didnt know how easy/hard it would be to remove (keep in mind it was oct 08 when i ordered and we didnt even have finished grill to look at yet)
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:06 PM   #15
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Thanks for the pics -I like it with the ss in the grill but we will see.
My bow tie in the front is black and red no chrome.....
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:36 AM   #16
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Ahhh...Heres the stuff I used....Like magic.



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Old 11-13-2009, 08:48 AM   #17
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Old 11-15-2009, 10:15 AM   #18
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I only wish gm wouldnt of put 2 holes in the trunk for the bowtie...that is what I want to take off and uncluttered...as for the front badging, I actually think it looks better without the ss or rs badging in the corner...it should be in the middle or not there at all IMO...thats one reason when i ordered I didnt get either model, cause I didnt know how easy/hard it would be to remove (keep in mind it was oct 08 when i ordered and we didnt even have finished grill to look at yet)
be honest you didn't have the funds for a SS model or RS package....
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:02 AM   #19
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be honest you didn't have the funds for a SS model or RS package....

lol, I don't mind the front badging, just hate when there's stuff on the side of the car
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:20 AM   #20
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I blacked out all the chrome on my badges but won't post pics till after the April C5F. The Black C A M A R O looks good on the sides IMO. Chrome wasn't doing it for me.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:08 AM   #21
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Just replaced them with black "camaro" no paint right? Where did you get this from if you re badged... Also have you seen the rear lights than you can buy to black them out? I can see that being soo nice on the black camaro
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:16 AM   #22
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I used rubbing alcohol to get rid of the glue on past cars, never had any problems.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:23 AM   #23
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I used sand paper and a sand blaster and it got All of it off!!!
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:56 AM   #24
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be honest you didn't have the funds for a SS model or RS package....

actually it came down to not wanting summer only tires...my car is a year around car and in st louis we get some snow and crazy drivers...not a good mix for tires that become like ice skates when it get freezing outside....as for funds.....I could of got the v8, but the promise of 29 mpg on the highway sounded really good.... and I really dont dig the rs package...Im not big on the halos or the darker taillights...but thats just me.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:59 AM   #25
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I used some Citrus based Bug and Tar remover I get at Advance auto, it's safe for clear coat finishes and makes your hands smell good too..LOL
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