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Old 06-20-2004   #1
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removing the "Civic" and "EX" sign

Hey guys. I'm positive this has been addressed before but I just can't find the thread. What's the best way to remove the silver shiny "Civic" and "EX" signs from the back? Can they be later put on? Thanks in advance.
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....hmmm....floss.
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Take a heat gun or a blow dryer for a long time and sit it on the whole entire sign..And then with dental floss take it off slowly..you'll have residue left so you have to take a clean cloth and maybe rubbing alcohol...I forgot what I used for it..but should do the trick..
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I used a screwdriver wrapped in cloth to pry it off. It worked, the the screwdriver slipped and hit the paint a few times Then use goo gone to remove and adhesive, and wax the area.
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1) Just peel off the emblems

2) Take some Simple Green and spray it on the sticky stuff.

3) take a credit card and start making a sawing motion ( up and down) at about 45 degree angle and it will instantly come off.

4) continue to spray simple green as it dries up you gotta keep it wet.

Took me 3-5 minutes
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I just pealed mine off then used some cleaner wax and rubbed it
Came right off with a little elbow greese.
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i took some fishing wire and used it in an up & down saw motion and it took the emblems right off. push the remaining sticky residue up into little *****, and most if not all should peel right off. afterwards i sprayed some bug & tar remover and it got whatever was left behind.
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Take a heat gun or a blow dryer for a long time and sit it on the whole entire sign..And then with dental floss take it off slowly..you'll have residue left so you have to take a clean cloth and maybe rubbing alcohol...I forgot what I used for it..but should do the trick..
This is the method i used. It worked great! I dont recommend using a screwdriver. Another member recently tried this is scratched his paint.
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Thanks for the replies guys. Now would it be difficult to put it back on? What kind of glue would be appropriate?
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i tried the flathead and cloth and i hit paint too. but the heat gun and floss sounds like a good idea.
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heat gun & fishing line is perfect to do this... you can generally just roll it off with your fingers if there's any residue after... if you want to re-apply it, 3M makes an awesome "molding tape" that can be used to put it back on.. it comes in a little roll w/ red peel-off for the tape... it's about $4-5 for a little roll @ walmart here
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it was real easy to get off the emblems, i used the screwdriver method it worked great for me,just make sure you are gentle so you do NOT scrape the paint, i also removed the "h" emblem then the white tabs that were plugged into the trunk with needle-nosed pliers, i had planned on just covering it up with the "h" painted a custom blue, but the white tabs looked like crap without any thing in them
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oh yeah they recommended using some kind of car wax after you remove the emblems, i didn't wax it yet, and i think it looks just fine
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I'm guessing you have to wax it so that water repells off your car, but I'm not sure.
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I did my civic badge, but scratched the paint, so I put it back on. I have some of the tape, but it makes the emblem stick out. 3M also makes a tube of stuff that's specifically designed for reattaching emblems on cars. It's sort of like a silicony substance. You dab some on the back of the emblem, stick it on, and you're good. The scratches are really hard to notice, though, and I might take it off again as well as my EX emblem. I would recommend using a hair dryer, then a credit card to take it off. Comes of EXTREMELY easily after heated.
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I used floss then cleaner wax and it came right off to problems at all. especially if you use stronger stuff like tar remover, you'll want t to wax since you probably stripped any kind of protectant from the surface that was there off.
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I know this thread is a bit old, but i'm just getting into modding my 04 civic ex's appearance.

are all of the badges/emblems on the 04 just glued on or will some of them have the alignment pegs that'll leave holes?
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i used a flat head and thin shop rag and didnt hit paint at all. blowdryer, flathead, thin cloth, and some goo gone and it was gone.
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I know this thread is a bit old, but i'm just getting into modding my 04 civic ex's appearance.

are all of the badges/emblems on the 04 just glued on or will some of them have the alignment pegs that'll leave holes?

The "Civic" and "EX"/"LX" etc will come right off, no holes. the "H" in the top middle has two holes.
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Sweet. thanx for the info ed.
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OK I did this last weekend & didnt have any goo-gone or simple green, BUT I did have some Meguiars Step 1 cleaner. Spread some over the residue, let it sit for ~3-4 minutes, wiped it with a cloth and it was all gone!! Already!!
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i just did my "civic" and that fugly "30th anniversary edition" emblem today! i heated with blow dryer since it was cold today and took them off with fishing line. a lil goo gone and all i have to say is...my god my car's sexy!
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I used a flat head and cloth. My flat head poked through my cloth a few times so i had to keep watching out for it, but it ecentually put a little scratch right above my "LX", but it is barely noticable. I live in Texas so it was already pretty hot (it had been sitting in a parking lot all day). They are not worth reapplying if you ask me. Buy some from the dealer for like 10 bucks if it's that big of a deal, but i think the civic emblem looks kinda cool.
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