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Old June 19th, 2005, 10:04 PM   #1
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removing front and rear H properly?

I just recently debadged my accord and v6, and i got some black paint with metal flake and painted the accord, came out real nice
So i got this idea of doing both H's
So can anyone tell me how to remove the H's the proper way so i can reinstall them after painting??
I know i can rip them off, but i read there is bolts and i dont want to loose those.
I did searches on all the possible words in the form of debadging and all i can come up with is how to remove the accord, and v6..
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Old June 19th, 2005, 11:09 PM   #2
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I just recently debadged my accord and v6, and i got some black paint with metal flake and painted the accord, came out real nice
So i got this idea of doing both H's
So can anyone tell me how to remove the H's the proper way so i can reinstall them after painting??
I know i can rip them off, but i read there is bolts and i dont want to loose those.
I did searches on all the possible words in the form of debadging and all i can come up with is how to remove the accord, and v6..
Thanks in advance
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Theres a thread on this somewhere on this site. The best way to remove emblems is with a thin string, and slipping the string under the emblem and moving side to side until it loosens. The H badges are done the same, just with two pins that pop off, they pop back on if you want to keep them. The H in the front is not so easy to take off as it is permanently stuck on the grill, i took mine off completely but if i ever wanted it back on id have to re-drill the H back on to the grill. The rear H can be taken off like i said with a string, and those 2 holes are re-atachable.

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Old June 19th, 2005, 11:22 PM   #3
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Dental floss and a lot of patience.
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Old June 19th, 2005, 11:34 PM   #4
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^lol it doesn't require patience...i took my friend's off in like 15 minutes...both of them

rear:
use dental floss...and then just pop it out when the glue detaches


front:
-you have to pop that top part near the grill taht extends from one headlight to the other. (they have clips and 2 screws on the ends)
-and then you have to unscrew the grill (the screws are like behind the grill but near the ends)
-take off the grill...and then just pop the metal clip things behind the grill that hold the emblems.

i hope these explanations work lol...i did it to my friend's 7th gen a while ago
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Old June 19th, 2005, 11:59 PM   #5
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is there any paint differance from where the emblem was?
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Old June 20th, 2005, 12:02 AM   #6
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is there any paint differance from where the emblem was?
^nah...just clean off the dirt n crap that collects under the emblems..
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Old June 20th, 2005, 08:52 AM   #7
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im going to black out my grill soon, thats for the help also guys!

and for the rear H, go inside the trunk door, (under the trunk carpet if you have it) and unscrew the 2 white screws or just pull them off. Then dental floss or credit card to remove sticky stuff from under the H and pull evenly.
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Old June 20th, 2005, 11:02 AM   #8
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Any ideas on what i can use as like a 3m to reapply it(rear)
Seems like the front is held in with screws, so thats cool...
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Old June 20th, 2005, 11:09 AM   #9
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yea just get double sided tape..that's what i did
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Old June 20th, 2005, 03:54 PM   #10
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i just tryed to do the accord on the back and i started with from the D and theres like glue that gets left behind how do i take that off? looka nasty so i just stoped
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i just tryed to do the accord on the back and i started with from the D and theres like glue that gets left behind how do i take that off? looka nasty so i just stoped
http://www.googone.com/products_gg.shtml

Works like a champ!
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Old June 20th, 2005, 04:24 PM   #12
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i just tryed to do the accord on the back and i started with from the D and theres like glue that gets left behind how do i take that off? looka nasty so i just stoped
yeah you can use most things like gogone and stuff

Im glad i took off the accord sign the day after i brought it home from the dealer, as it came off without any problems and without leaving any sticky stuff.
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Old June 20th, 2005, 08:30 PM   #13
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i just tryed to do the accord on the back and i started with from the D and theres like glue that gets left behind how do i take that off? looka nasty so i just stoped
Yo honestly u dont even need goo gone, i bought it but didnt even use it, jus get a hair dryer and use ya fingers, first floss off the full emblem, then use ya fingers and keep scrubbing it till all the goo is gone.
Jus dont use ya finger nails or it will scratch!!
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Old June 20th, 2005, 09:50 PM   #14
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D- did you take the rear H off yet? i was thinking along the same lines
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Old June 20th, 2005, 09:52 PM   #15
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ill try that
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for the 'accord' and 'lx' emblems on my car, i took em off the same week i bought it and i didnt need anything! i just pulled at it nice and slow, working from one side to the other. the adhesive stretches out, but if u do it right, itll cling to the emblem instead of your car. took me about 1-2 minutes for each emblem, and afterwards there was absolutely nothing left behind.

might be different if your emblem has been there for a while?
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Old June 21st, 2005, 09:09 PM   #17
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D- did you take the rear H off yet? i was thinking along the same lines
I havent done the H emblems yet for 2 reasons,
1 the paint i got and painted the accord, chips way to easily.
I think its hard for the paint to stick to the 'chrome' surface the emblems have.
and 2 the front emblem is tough to get off, and when i do it ill do both at the same time ( to make sure the paint matches)
But since the paint chips off the chrome so easily i dont even think ill be painting them...
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I got this dupli-color Nighthawk Black paint and it sticks just fine. I did the front and the back and i have had no problems yet.. ::Knock on wood::
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why would you want to remove your emblem??? Are you ashamed of driving a Honda?

If i take off any emblem its going to be the front and thre rear V6 and Accord emblems.
most of the people want to take it off so they can paint it, then put it back on.

Others like myself, like the shaved look which makes the car look cleaner aka less cluttered. I have taken everything off the rear except the H due to the small holes that would be left behind. If given the chance/time/ money i would have the holes professionally filled in. But for now i just have a black H on my nighthawk black accord and have gotten many compliments on it.

i dunno bout anyone else but when im behind a car esp. nice ones and i see the dealers name badge on the car, on the license frame, the name of the car, the type of car, the engine the car has, the edition of the car, the manufactor's logo, the drivetrain, etc. it looks tacky as opposed to nothing on the rear or ONE nice emblem or w/e.

man im sooo bored in this lab course im taking and thank god i can come on here and kill time by writing way more than i need to.
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 05:19 PM   #20
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heres what I did to mine
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 05:26 PM   #21
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I got this dupli-color Nighthawk Black paint and it sticks just fine. I did the front and the back and i have had no problems yet.. ::Knock on wood::
yea the paint i have is made by dupli color as well.
Its a 3 process kit, its 20 bucks
its advertised as "the paint that changes color"
and it does change color and its phat.
out of the light the paint looks graphite like my car, but under the sun light it blings all diffrent colors like a diamond.. its crazy, chameleon like paint..
I painted my accord emblem and was going to glue it onto the center cubby, but i dropped the symbol from waist height, and bam 3 paint chips came off and left a ugly ass chrome behind it.
So i was thinking if the paint chips just dropping it from waist height, what will happen when a rock hits it at 70 miles an hour???
It happened 4 days after it was painted, so the paint was def cured and all...
Did u sand your H's before paitning them?
Cuz i did that as well....

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I sanded mine then used primer then 5 coats of paint.
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 05:32 PM   #23
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I sanded mine then used primer then 5 coats of paint.
hmm i didnt use primer, maybe thats where i went wrong,
what grit sand paper u use?
600-800?
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hmm i didnt use primer, maybe thats where i went wrong,
what grit sand paper u use?
600-800?
800 grit. I used Krylon Fusion spray paint for plastic. It says you dont need a primer but I used it anyway.
http://www.krylon.com/main/product_t...roduct_details
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800 grit. I used Krylon Fusion spray paint for plastic. It says you dont need a primer but I used it anyway.
http://www.krylon.com/main/product_t...roduct_details
yeah i used that without sanding and it turned out fine.
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i did mine without sanding and mine is doing fine also. No chips or color fading. I only put like 2 coats on and it turned out perfect!
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