Replacing Badge

Replacing Badge

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oo7ml

Original Poster:

300 posts

70 months

Saturday 24th April
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Hi,

Can anyone recommend a technique for removing a badge on the back of the car?

And equally, what sort of adhesive to use to stick it back on?

I find the chrome Lamborghini badge looks strange on the back of my Huracan, as it’s the only part of the car that is chrome?

I’m not one for messing around or ‘modding’ a car but I think it would look better in a dark satin finish?

Can anyone offer any advice on removing it and putting it back on once I get it sprayed (professionally). Thanks in advance for your help.






Edited by oo7ml on Saturday 24th April 21:43

Fastpedeller

3,287 posts

111 months

Saturday 24th April
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Just use a small brush and paint the black on without removing the badge? If you use the correct 'one-shot signwriting paint' it will be perfect. if you use paint that dries in less than 3 hours it will be full of brushmarks.

4321go

577 posts

152 months

Saturday 24th April
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Fastpedeller said:
Just use a small brush and paint the black on without removing the badge? If you use the correct 'one-shot signwriting paint' it will be perfect. if you use paint that dries in less than 3 hours it will be full of brushmarks.
Terrible idea!

Surprisingly, the original badge is cheap as chips from Lamborghini. So buy a new one to spray as you wish, as you’ll never be able to successfully replicate the adhesive backing.

Meanwhile, remove the original badge with dental floss and clean the residual adhesive off with alcohol.




Edited by 4321go on Saturday 24th April 22:33

Trev450

6,043 posts

137 months

Saturday 24th April
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As above, use some dental floss to assist with removal but heating the badge with a hair dryer or heat gun first will make the process much easier.

oo7ml

Original Poster:

300 posts

70 months

Saturday 24th April
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Thanks all.

@4321 - do you have he direct link to EuroSpares? I’ve tried searching on it but it’s now showing.

Cold

10,893 posts

55 months

Sunday 25th April
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Just Google the part number 4T0853742. Lots of buying options will pop up.

andrew

9,222 posts

157 months

Sunday 25th April
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sixth item down here maybe ? https://www.eurospares.co.uk/parts/lamborghini/bad...
give them a call !

oo7ml

Original Poster:

300 posts

70 months

Sunday 25th April
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Super, thanks for the help.

Fastpedeller

3,287 posts

111 months

Sunday 25th April
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4321go said:
Fastpedeller said:
Just use a small brush and paint the black on without removing the badge? If you use the correct 'one-shot signwriting paint' it will be perfect. if you use paint that dries in less than 3 hours it will be full of brushmarks.
Terrible idea!

Surprisingly, the original badge is cheap as chips from Lamborghini. So buy a new one to spray as you wish, as you’ll never be able to successfully replicate the adhesive backing.

Meanwhile, remove the original badge with dental floss and clean the residual adhesive off with alcohol.




Edited by 4321go on Saturday 24th April 22:33
You've never used 'one shot' paint have you?

r o n n i e

131 posts

141 months

Sunday 25th April
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Never heard of one shot paint - interesting stuff for maybe another project.

Question, how permanent is one shot? How easy is it to get off the car’s paintwork? I’d imagine for painting the edges of any badge it’ll be very easy to accidentally get some on the paintwork.

I’ve only ever seen garages use the above mentioned heat, dental floss, spray and reattach method.

BigR

267 posts

127 months

Sunday 25th April
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I took mine off and inevitably it snapped. There's not much residual stickiness as its just a sticky label type thing on the back of the badge.

I painted mine orange to match the calipers. Spray it with primer - a couple of coats - and then maybe 3 coats of your chosen colour. Just take your time, don't rush it, thin coats blah blah and plenty of time to dry. And then it comes out a treat (I say this having ballsed it up once, but the dealer gave me a badge - they're about the same price from Lamborghini dealers as you're seeing on Eurospares).


AJB88

7,465 posts

136 months

Sunday 25th April
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Plastidip spray is another option.

Fastpedeller

3,287 posts

111 months

Sunday 25th April
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r o n n i e said:
Never heard of one shot paint - interesting stuff for maybe another project.

Question, how permanent is one shot? How easy is it to get off the car’s paintwork? I’d imagine for painting the edges of any badge it’ll be very easy to accidentally get some on the paintwork.

I’ve only ever seen garages use the above mentioned heat, dental floss, spray and reattach method.
It can be removed with white spirit (I don't know of any car paint, once dry which would be affected by white spirit). I've used one-shot to do raised lettering on plastic badges - any "Oops I've gone over the edge" moments have been treated by using a cotton bud, or even a piece of paper for getting right into the 'corner' dipped in white spirit. A quick dilution is all that's required and any residue is easily removed (once the paint had dried fully after a couple of days) by just a quick rub with a fluffy towel.

https://www.handover.co.uk/paint-colour-mediums/si...

Because it has such a long 'open time' any brush strokes will disappear - spraying paint isn't the only way! Because of the long open time, the thing to beware of is any airborne dust.

4321go

577 posts

152 months

Sunday 25th April
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Fastpedeller said:
You've never used 'one shot' paint have you?
No offence was meant. But painting the Lambo script badge in situ without making an utter pig’s ear of it would be nigh-on impossible. The badge is 4-5mm deep, with 80° shoulders. Inclusions within the a and o are about 4-5mm across. Any black overpaint onto the silver bodywork would be impossible to remove without also wiping the wet paint off the shoulders of the badge, but it would be almost impossible to paint it without overpainting.

I’m a super-anal perfectionist. My freehand painting skills are excellent. I’m also a Lamborghini owner.

I wouldn’t attempt to freehand paint this badge in situ!

Skittles001

624 posts

228 months

Sunday 25th April
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Hi I painted my badge black recently. Per the previous post painting it in situ is not going to end well or look any good. I found it impossible to remove the badge without snapping it - it’s just plastic and the guide pins are at each end so if you use floss to remove it, it can’t go across much. Also trying to put sticky backed tape on the script will be impossible to do well. Here’s what I did, it sounds like quite a process but it’s really fast and easy plus it’s very satisfying!, the only time consuming part is waiting for the paint to dry. I put it in an oven @ 40 degrees in between coats to speed it up dramatically.
1. Buy a new badge. £30 delivered from Lambo. The old one broke when it came off - it’s brittle.
2. Fine sandpaper over new badge (in hindsight this step wasn’t needed as the primer bonded to the badge just fine)
3. Grey primer - 3 coats small



4. Tamiya black paint. 3 fine coats



5. Clear coat - 2 coats
6. I finally polished it after it had cured to remove the orange peel effect.

Total cost: £55. Before and after:









Edited by Skittles001 on Sunday 25th April 21:51

Skittles001

624 posts

228 months

Sunday 25th April
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BigR said:
I took mine off and inevitably it snapped. There's not much residual stickiness as its just a sticky label type thing on the back of the badge.

I painted mine orange to match the calipers. Spray it with primer - a couple of coats - and then maybe 3 coats of your chosen colour. Just take your time, don't rush it, thin coats blah blah and plenty of time to dry. And then it comes out a treat (I say this having ballsed it up once, but the dealer gave me a badge - they're about the same price from Lamborghini dealers as you're seeing on Eurospares).

Exactly what I did! That looks fantastic BTW.


Edited by Skittles001 on Sunday 25th April 21:48

BigR

267 posts

127 months

Monday 26th April
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Skittles001 said:
BigR said:
I took mine off and inevitably it snapped. There's not much residual stickiness as its just a sticky label type thing on the back of the badge.

I painted mine orange to match the calipers. Spray it with primer - a couple of coats - and then maybe 3 coats of your chosen colour. Just take your time, don't rush it, thin coats blah blah and plenty of time to dry. And then it comes out a treat (I say this having ballsed it up once, but the dealer gave me a badge - they're about the same price from Lamborghini dealers as you're seeing on Eurospares).

Exactly what I did! That looks fantastic BTW.


Edited by Skittles001 on Sunday 25th April 21:48
Many thanks! Got lucky as a random rattle can came out about as identical as it would be possible to be to the calipers.

oo7ml

Original Poster:

300 posts

70 months

Monday 26th April
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Thanks for taking the time for the detailed replies.

I’ve ordered 2 new badges, just in case I am not happy with the result and want to revert back.

I’ll post up some photos when I complete it, thanks.

oo7ml

Original Poster:

300 posts

70 months





Fitted the new badge, with guidance from the above, thank you.

I went for satin black to match the rest of the car. I personally think it looks much better as the badge now ties in with the rest of the car.

Thanks again for the detailed help above, much appreciated.


Trev450

6,043 posts

137 months

Nice job. Looks much better.