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#1619422 - 25/04/2018 12:45 reversing a de-badged coupe
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And I don't mean how to go backwards in the car wink

If someone has removed the bonnet badge and filled the dimple before a re-spray, how would one reverse this without another re-spray?

I was thinking that you could cut a fine edge in the paint, then "scoop out" the filler (if you know exactly where it is)taking care to leave the surrounding paintwork intact. Then, once the dimple is back, you could put a bit of lacquer over the edges of the dimple it to seal, before hiding the join with the new badge. Has anyone tried this before?

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#1619451 - 25/04/2018 21:49 Re: reversing a de-badged coupe [Re: Gripped]
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I was also wondering the same.

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#1619455 - 25/04/2018 23:18 Re: reversing a de-badged coupe [Re: Gripped]
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Id cut the badge pins off and just use a thin but strong double sided tape (plenty to choose from) and not risk damaging the paintwork.
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#1619462 - 26/04/2018 08:33 Re: reversing a de-badged coupe [Re: Gripped]
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Not an easy one to undo, especially if the badge recess has been replaced with steel before paint.
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#1619464 - 26/04/2018 09:25 Re: reversing a de-badged coupe [Re: Gripped]
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Good point about the steel... Magnet needed to detect!

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#1619471 - 26/04/2018 12:43 Re: reversing a de-badged coupe [Re: Gripped]
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I thought maybe a vinyl sticker would work, but not sure whether it’ll look naff?

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#1619473 - 26/04/2018 13:27 Re: reversing a de-badged coupe [Re: DavidRobot]
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Originally Posted By DavidRobot
I thought maybe a vinyl sticker would work, but not sure whether it’ll look naff?


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#1619474 - 26/04/2018 13:32 Re: reversing a de-badged coupe [Re: Gripped]
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Perhaps you could find someone with the same colour car who wants a de-badged bonnet and do a no-cost swap?!

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#1619483 - 26/04/2018 16:58 Re: reversing a de-badged coupe [Re: DavidRobot]
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Originally Posted By DavidRobot
I thought maybe a vinyl sticker would work, but not sure whether it’ll look naff?


definitely would look naff shocked
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#1619508 - 27/04/2018 09:45 Re: reversing a de-badged coupe [Re: Gripped]
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I did it once. Take your time, measure, measure and measure again. Cover whole area with masking tape. Cut out original hole, do that from reverse side. With the whole clear position the badge. Tip when you position the badge before drawing the recess on the masking tape get a mirror and look at the badge in the mirror if it's slight out it will be more noticable in reverse. Start from the centre and slowly remove the filter down to original paint or metal. 10mm from the outer edge use various grades of paper and sand back until and find outer edge of the recess, at that point you should of exposed original paint. If you take care you shouldn't need to use any touch up paint.

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#1620141 - 08/05/2018 19:32 Re: reversing a de-badged coupe [Re: Clintos]
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Originally Posted By Clintos
Id cut the badge pins off and just use a thin but strong double sided tape (plenty to choose from) and not risk damaging the paintwork.


I guess this is the best solution.

Maybe you can also find in the UK a replacement for the original badge like in auction below.

http://allegro.pl/emblemat-znaczek-do-fiat-punto-bravo-seicento-i6494780347.html


Edited by Lukasz_B (08/05/2018 20:41)

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