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    Thread: Our Trunk Latch - VW emblem replacement, 3M DiNoc, etc

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    1. Member coderedcomputing's Avatar
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      10-10-2012 10:37 AM #1
      Has anyone fully removed the trunk latch from their Sedan?

      I'm talking about group #10 on this schematic:

      http://bit.ly/Qh6PqR

      Now that I'm moved and have +/- a month before the kid arrives, I wanted to tackle a small project. I really am tired of looking at the chromed trunk latch and the sun-beaten black background. I have samples of 3M DiNoc and I have cut out some to insert inside the "VW" but it just doesn't do it for me. I would rather just remove the chrome VW and make it one plain black (or colormatched) space.

      So just wondering who has removed the latch assembly, what they ran into, any sorts of possible issues.

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      10-11-2012 12:19 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by coderedcomputing View Post
      Has anyone fully removed the trunk latch from their Sedan?

      I'm talking about group #10 on this schematic:

      http://bit.ly/Qh6PqR

      Now that I'm moved and have +/- a month before the kid arrives, I wanted to tackle a small project. I really am tired of looking at the chromed trunk latch and the sun-beaten black background. I have samples of 3M DiNoc and I have cut out some to insert inside the "VW" but it just doesn't do it for me. I would rather just remove the chrome VW and make it one plain black (or colormatched) space.

      So just wondering who has removed the latch assembly, what they ran into, any sorts of possible issues.

      gracias
      that would require you having it shaved and color matched. there is no other way to do it. and as far as having a manual latch, well that would get deleted. a lot of the mk5 guys have done with

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      10-11-2012 03:48 AM #3
      it was this guy posting how he removed everything to eliminate some rust of the lower part of the latch hole it was about 2-3 weeks ago just cant remember the post title
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      10-11-2012 03:49 AM #4
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      10-11-2012 11:21 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by butternuts6mt View Post
      that would require you having it shaved and color matched. there is no other way to do it. and as far as having a manual latch, well that would get deleted. a lot of the mk5 guys have done with
      No, I said removing the chrome VW logo. Take a look at the schematic in my post, it is removable. Once that is removed I could cover the faded black back with some vinyl, black it out, or something...

      More wondering who has done this before and what was involved.
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      10-11-2012 11:44 AM #6
      I'm in the same boat, as I need to refresh the black also. I bought the vinyl inserts, but wasn't happy with them, as you could still see gaps.

      Here's a post from awhile back showing the removal of the emblem.
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...1#post70464240
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      10-11-2012 01:01 PM #7
      Thanks, that helps get a better idea of the emblem itself. Now to just pop off the trunk liner and pull out the assembly. Rather have a nice work area if I decide to vinyl the back and cut all of those holes for the emblem...

      small project... FFS

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