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PostSubject: Supercharged badge   Supercharged badge EmptyWed Aug 13, 2008 2:09 am

Relatively simple question, I noticed the logo on the back of my Riv that says supercharged is wobbly and it feels like if I pulled on it I could just take it off. My question, are there any holes holding it in place or is it just glued on? Would I risk taking the paint off with it if I just pulled on it evenly and took it off?

Heh, I can take away the one big hinter that this car is quick which would increase the sleeper factor.
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PostSubject: Re: Supercharged badge   Supercharged badge EmptyWed Aug 13, 2008 3:06 am

No there should be no holes. me and my friend went to u-pull-it and he took off the badge with ease. There might still be a little glue still stuck on the car but a little paint thinner will take it right off. BTW I used paint thinner on my car to get some sticky substance off my car and it did not take the paint off.
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PostSubject: Re: Supercharged badge   Supercharged badge EmptyWed Aug 13, 2008 3:55 am

consider using a citrus solvent (d-solv-it) to remove the residual glue.

If you want to reattach, consider using the 3M doublesided foam tape. clean back of logo, put onto tape, use xacto to cut off excess tape, peel off backing and affix.

Service manual has measurements for attaching logos back to car should you decide to do so.

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PostSubject: Re: Supercharged badge   Supercharged badge EmptyWed Aug 13, 2008 7:15 am

Also can use 3M weatherstrip and emblem adhesive.

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PostSubject: Re: Supercharged badge   Supercharged badge EmptyWed Aug 13, 2008 10:04 am

Bert - you're right.

The foam tape is easier to mount (no oozing) and to remove (dental floss - the cheap hard stuff - works by pulling it through the foam) and sticks quite well. The weatherstrip/emblem adhesive is about the only way to stick stuff on that's stickier than the permanent foam tape - it's a tradeoff, much harder to fix errors or manage oozing.

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PostSubject: Re: Supercharged badge   Supercharged badge EmptyWed Aug 13, 2008 11:02 am

i thought it was double sided tape holding those badges on
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PostSubject: Re: Supercharged badge   Supercharged badge EmptyWed Aug 13, 2008 7:57 pm

Alright thanks guys! Might just take it off one day when I get bored. Didn't want to rip paint off or anything though so I'll use something like you all said.
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PostSubject: Re: Supercharged badge   Supercharged badge EmptyThu Aug 14, 2008 8:33 pm

I just got to thinking, the Riviera badges on the side - are they glued on in the same manner? It looks like the R and the iviera are seperate. Has anyone taken the Riviera on the sides off so I could get an idea what it looks like? I think it would be pretty neat, most people don't know what the Riv is and if I took that off it would just say R on the front and back.
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PostSubject: Re: Supercharged badge   Supercharged badge EmptyThu Aug 14, 2008 8:51 pm

A little hint for taking off you supercharged emblem (for possible later reattachment or otherwise) is take a hairdryer before you use the dental floss method. Sure, the dental floss works just fine on its own, but the heat softens that up quite a bit.

And, even though this may sound stupid, word to the wise - when you're using the dental floss to take it off, put some work gloves on first. If you just wrap the dental floss around your bare fingers, it can easily cut you, and kinda deep too. More annoying than a paper cut, IMO.

For reapplying, I used the 3M emblem double-sided foam tape (not the adhesive, SCARY!). It's not too cheap - $5 for a roll. You buy one roll and you're set for a long time, though.

Personally, I like the Riviera logos. If you want to remove them, you can always put them back on, but be careful - they're easy to break and not too cheap to replace.

Have fun!
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PostSubject: Re: Supercharged badge   Supercharged badge EmptyThu Aug 14, 2008 9:01 pm

That's just the thing, I dunno if I want to take the ones off the side. I think it would look cleaner but then again I sorta like them there. I just figured someone on here already had done this and took a picture of the side of their car without the logo on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Supercharged badge   Supercharged badge EmptySat Aug 16, 2008 12:43 am

The Riviera emblems on the sides are glued on as well, mine was missing from the driver's side and I bought an OEM replacement on Ebay and it just has to be put on, sort of like a decal, it came stuck to a backing sheet, just peel and apply.
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PostSubject: Re: Supercharged badge   Supercharged badge EmptySat Aug 16, 2008 1:47 am

I don't guess you have any pictures of it when it wasn't on there?
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PostSubject: Re: Supercharged badge   Supercharged badge EmptySat Aug 16, 2008 9:03 pm

Just took the Supercharged badge off. Taking it off was easy, I did as suggested with the hair dryer and floss. The badge came off easy but it left some of that black tape stuff on the car and I had to peel it all off with my fingernail (Which took quite some time). There's still some dirt on it even after I sprayed it with the hose and then the pressure washer. Is there anything you all could suggest to get the dirt that's left on there off? I don't think washing the car is going to work in this case. I hate it like it is because you can tell a logo used to be there.

I'll post up pictures later when it's fully cleaned. I like how it makes the Riv's back end look cleaner and less cluttered. It's like the GTP - we debadged it long ago. Now it looks like a plain old four door Grand Prix GT. Debadging stuff is fun (Unless you have something like a Camaro SS or maybe an M5, that would kind of take away from it but then again on something like the M5 it would look more like a sleeper).
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PostSubject: Re: Supercharged badge   Supercharged badge EmptySat Aug 16, 2008 9:27 pm

Shintsu wrote:
I don't guess you have any pictures of it when it wasn't on there?
Look here for Jack's '95 without the "Riviera" emblem:
http://rivperformance.editboard.com/showroom-f3/jax95riv-t75.htm
I could show you a picture of mine without it too but the molding is gone from mine so it might not be what you want to see?!?
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PostSubject: Re: Supercharged badge   Supercharged badge EmptySat Aug 16, 2008 9:31 pm

Shintsu wrote:
Is there anything you all could suggest to get the dirt that's left on there off?
If it is just residue from the tape, I would suggest Goo-Gone, but if it was painted before with the emblem in place you might have a more serious problem?
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PostSubject: Re: Supercharged badge   Supercharged badge EmptySat Aug 16, 2008 9:39 pm

Nah, it looks like residue. The paint is a tad more perfect but not really awful. I think the car might've been hit in the passenger side at one time (Dent in bottom rear quarterpanel and the passenger door looks lighter than the rest of the car, mostly in pictures though). It's probably original paint from the factory underneath. I'll give some Goo-Gone a shot tomorrow when it's daylight again.

As a note, every good body shop takes the badges off. When the GTP was hit in the driver side they had to take the GTP badge off and he actually put a new one on it after he painted it. I'd imagine since this was an old couple that had it previously they took it to a nice bodyshop if it had to be repainted.

Btw, that Riviera without the side badges looks nice but it's a pretty shiny black whereas mine is pearl white - pretty much the exact contrast to that. Not too sure but that gives me a better idea. I'll leave it as is for now.
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PostSubject: Re: Supercharged badge   Supercharged badge EmptySun Aug 17, 2008 12:05 am

Buapo's right about the floss cuts... Wear Work Gloves of some sort. I wear either all-leather (split, sueded cowhide) or leather-finger laborer's gloves for yard work. I wear jersey gloves, usually, for car work. For this floss thing I'd wear the leathers.

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PostSubject: Re: Supercharged badge   Supercharged badge EmptySun Aug 17, 2008 12:40 am

I tried wearing some gloves but they were too big to use the floss worth a damn. I just used it bare handed but I went slow. Didn't leave any cuts in my hands or anything
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PostSubject: Re: Supercharged badge   Supercharged badge EmptySun Aug 17, 2008 7:00 pm

I used rubbing alcohol and it got the rest of the gunk off. There's a tiny residue and the paint underneath the badge is not cracked like the rest of my paint is but it's not too noticeable I think.

Before:
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Amazing how you can't see the scuffs and cracks on my bumper, it's not near as perfect as it looks in the picture. Overall I like it though!
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