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I've thought about debadging my outback but i dont want holes to be exposed or pay someone $300 to fill in and repainted the trunk. I wonder if theirs an sli emblem product to cover the holes

(ran across this on google, this is just a decal) I registered on the SLI forum and someone has to vouch for me to post any questions:gasp: Any suggestions? other emblems?
 

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There are a number of people on this forum who have debadged their new OB's. From what I see...they are stuck on with adhesive. One person used a heat gun and dental floss to get their badges off. I don't think any manufacturer screws them on anymore. Cheaper to stick 'em on.
 

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+1, it's adhesive nowadays. Fishing line is a useful tool to remove.
 

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I have a 2012 and its all adhesive! I debadged the entire rear hatch. Used fishing line, a hair dryer, Goof off, and wax. Took maybe an hour!
 

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Prior to the 2010 OB's, the badges were held on with clips, using holes in the body. The only way to fill them is with either body-work or plugs. Years ago, I used the plastic plugs from the top of a cheap Bic pen to fill the holes in my '80 Celica.
 

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theres plenty of videos on youtube showing the process of debadging. My question was has anyone covered the holes using badges other than oem badges?
 

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When I debadged my 2006 Forester, one of them ("Forester" or "Subaru") had holes behind them (from the posts on the badge - why?). I moved the OEM "AWD" from the RH side of the hatch to the LH side to cover the holes.

Hope this helps.
 

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My 05 XT Outback was just adhesive. When I bought it I had the dealership debadge everything besides the XT emblem. There were no holes. I think I'll debadge my 2013 this weekend. Fishing line, goof off and some wax afterwards works well.
 

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^ Take pictures after, please. Would be interested to see how it looks..
 

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I debadged mine a couple of days ago using the A string from a ukulele (crappy nylon Martin strings that I would have never used). The A string lasted for half the process, and then I moved to the E string.

One time, I broke a G string fingering A minor, but that's a story for another thread.

After removing the lettering, etc., I removed the bigger adhesive gunk with my thumb nail, and then I soaked the area with Goof Off so I could pick off the rest.
 

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^ Dang, that is one naked behind. Did you black out the Subaru logo too? Decal or replace the entire emblem?
 

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^ Dang, that is one naked behind. Did you black out the Subaru logo too? Decal or replace the entire emblem?
Ha, yeah, there aren't too many Outbacks in Houston, so I thought I'd keep people guessing when I pass them. I also wanted to hide the fact that I have a 3.6. It's my version of an Outback "sleeper."

I used Plasti Dip on the emblem. I've looked for something to put there, but I haven't found anything yet. I need to hit some head shops and see what kind of decals they have.

Something like this would work well if I could find the right size.



Minus the "Mr. Horsepower" of course. I don't want to be embarrassed by an SRT Jeep Cherokee.
 

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Might help considerably if the OP would state what year and maybe even trim level they have.
 

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I debadged mine a couple of days ago using the A string from a ukulele (crappy nylon Martin strings that I would have never used). The A string lasted for half the process, and then I moved to the E string.

One time, I broke a G string fingering A minor, but that's a story for another thread.

After removing the lettering, etc., I removed the bigger adhesive gunk with my thumb nail, and then I soaked the area with Goof Off so I could pick off the rest.
Clean!
 
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