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    Thread: Rear Hatch Emblem Removal?

    1. 11-28-2008 01:35 PM #1
      Will be using plasti dip to change the color on the VW emblems to black on my rabbit. Tried the search to find any diy links to it but nothing comes up. Can anyone point me to a source that explains how to remove the one in the hatch?

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      11-28-2008 05:10 PM #2
      you slide a credit card between the chrome and black and pry it off. it's hard.. a hair dryer might help too. its a really tight fit. you should see my debit card. chewed it up. it works. there was a thread. but search isnt working.

      it was a good thread. idk why mr mod didnt put in in the diy.


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      11-28-2008 07:39 PM #3
      If you can find a thin..like really thin flat head screwdriver..like one of the ones made to fix glasses you'll be good. Take that screw driver and a butter knife, yes a butter knife. Press the rear emblem in like you were going to open the hatch and slide the thin screwdriver between the chrome and the black piece its attached to and pry up on it enough to get the butter knife in there..dont worry you wont break it. Now that the butter knife is in there slowly start to pry it off, only pry it up enough to pop the little plastic tabs out of the black piece, keep doing this untill it comes off. I've done it a few times and trust me, the thing can take some force. Dont over do it because then it will break but it will pop off before it does, thats why you gotta go slow so you can stop right after it pops out and you dont over pry.

    4. 11-29-2008 04:21 PM #4
      Thanks for the suggestions. I ended up using a very thin flat screw driver. Looking closer on the bottom of the emblem I saw a small crease. I put the screw driver in there, pried them both apart a little. Then pried from the sides and in about a minute I had the emblem off. Easier than I thought it would be.

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      12-01-2008 07:27 PM #5
      nice, sounds like a job well done

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      12-01-2008 07:29 PM #6
      Fishing line or dental floss also works well.

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      12-02-2008 01:23 AM #7
      Quote, originally posted by MN6845 »
      Fishing line or dental floss also works well.

      no it doesent. it's good for debadging though.


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