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  • How do I delete this tail light emblem

    I want to replace it with reflective ones. How I remove it without scratching it off.
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  • #2
    have you tried a hair dryer / heat gun and peeling at it?

    I found this video, but it seems pretty intrusive...


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    1996 3800 camaro- Gone - still the fastest N/A Canadian 3.8L F-body
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    • #3
      Thanks Mike. That's what I didn't want to do. No matter how much he buffed it it's not the same anymore once it wears out.

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      • #4
        Is there a spray remover that you can use? I have also read a lot of people saying they go their hands on a pinstripe/decal remover spray that body shops use- may be worth investigating- I agree in the video it didn’t look as shiny as it originally was...

        2002 SOM Z28 Camaro
        1996 3800 camaro- Gone - still the fastest N/A Canadian 3.8L F-body
        V6 best: 13.43 @ 100.77 mph


        My Current Build | Synthetic Oil | Videos

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        • #5
          Originally posted by LETZRIDE View Post

          I found this video, but it seems pretty intrusive...
          Yes - because the OEM is not a decal - it's painted - and the name and bird are embossed so you can't change the style of either.

          Only Formulas had blank center panels - that's what I have - so I was able to put the decals I wanted on it without any issues.

          There was someone cleaning, polishing and installing decals on the panel on eBay in the past.

          My logo is my center panel.
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          • #6
            I've removed my decal with sandpaper! I think I used around 600 grit and worked my way up to 2000 or 2500. I then used a few polishes. Believe i started with a rubbing compound then scratch-x and then plastix. I kept shifting between these polishes and eventually used a clay bar, meguiars #7 and then topped with wax. It's been over 5 years and it looks great! Can use the same process if/when the filler gets a white oxidation build-up.

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            • #7
              Thanks for the input. Still thinking about it.

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              • #8
                I came across this site and it reminded me of your post. They have reflective options that you could possible simple adhere over your originals. Just a thought.

                https://www.pfyc.com/FB1005.html

                I have never used them or the site, just a bit of info I fell over.

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                • #9
                  Hey, thanks. More likely I will do an overlay.

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                  • #10
                    What about using black vinyl wrap over the top of the existing panel and adding your preferred design over that? If it ended up looking a bit crap you'd be able to just peel it off with no permanent damage done.. a sample roll (5' x 12") can be had for under $10 on Amazon, I think.

                    I have some sun damaged clear coat between my T-tops and the rear screen and am thinking about using black wrap to hide it.

                    Anyone's thoughts or experience with wrap would be greatly appreciated.

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                    • #11
                      I decided to place the decal over it. I did placed it on a black vinyl first and cut over with some overlap and place that over the stock ones. Ot looks good, but not great.

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