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Old 09-19-2010, 04:54 PM
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finished!! took care of bubbling blue oval

ok so i seen a few threads of what to do and i set off.

cost- $5 for acetone(stripper to get the blue paint and the stuck on clearcoat)

so get your emblem off. start by taking your grill off. 4 screws on top and 5 clips at the bottom that you have to pry out with screw driver/ undo clips and take badge off.
1) start by chipping all clear coat that is bubbled with your fingernail that you can, the more you get off the easier it will be later.
2) get a bowl big enough for your emblem and fill it just enough acetone to soak emblem. just dont sink it. if the back rubber part gets acetone on it, it will turn a little white but wont hurt it if you do
3) pull it out of acetone, scratch clear coat off with fingernail then rub with paper towel or something soft to get the blue off.
****repeat till no clear coat is on any chrome and all blue is gone
4)wash it up with soap and water and shine it up
YOUR DONE!!!!!

QUESTION 1-should i leave the oval chrome or leave letters and ring chrome and the back ground red????

QUESTION 2- should i paint the inserts of my grill red so my grill will be red and chrome or chould i buy the lariat billet grill with the thin lines, like the harley one just all chrome

let me know what ya think......

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red inserts or get the thin lined grill like the harley's but all chrome????
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So now I got to go and spent $5 for acetone, thanks alot, just more work for me... LOL
Just kidding, I like it a lot and will be doing mine soon.

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its well worth it. 5 bux for a quart and i used maybe 15% if that, so if you can find a smaller container of it, that would work too but i figured i would use it for something else another day
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Looks real good. I'm very happy with mine.

Btw, the top coating will come off a lot easier if you boil the emblem for a bit.
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nice idea. i should have tried that. if i had a sot that was touch to get the clear coat off, i just let it soak in acetone for about 15 minutes and it comes right off.
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Steal the wifes nail polish remover thats acetone based. I used it for a lot of things
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When mine started bubbling i took it off, cleaned it then inverted the colors for something different. Not to bad for a DIY job


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Wow that is definitely unique and original.
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looks good. i was going to do chrome and red to match my truck what you guys think or just leave it chrome
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The red and chrome would look good
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