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Old 09-28-2005, 04:38 PM   #1
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Anyone removed their BOXSTER emblem on the trunk?

I snagged the BOXSTER emblem on the rear trunk when washing it the other night and the "B" is peeled up just enough to annoy me. I tried gluing it down but since it is basically the foam that has split and since the plastic emblem is now "bent" it just won't stay. I can live without the emblem but was wondering what might be the best way to remove.

Anyone done this before? Any tips or tricks would be appreciated.

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kinda funny because the same thing happened to me yesterday
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Old 09-28-2005, 05:21 PM   #3
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just use some dental floss and take your time and be gentle. you will need something after to clean off the adhesive residue - goo be gone will do the trick, but make sure to wipe any residue ASAP.

I've heard of some people using a blow dryer to heat and and pull it off, but I haven't personally tried it.

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Old 09-28-2005, 05:36 PM   #4
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Use body solvent to loosen the glue. I like the floss idea as well. Whatever you do, do not put wax or sealer under the new one as if you do, it will not stick.
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:57 PM   #5
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Use dental floss and a little bit of heat from a hair dryer. If you get it started just right you can slowly pull the Emblem off without any residue to clean afterward! Then...get a chrome emblem and dress that ass end up!
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Old 09-29-2005, 09:52 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the good input guys

Guess I know what I will be doing this evening.
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Old 09-29-2005, 10:20 AM   #7
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Does this happen a lot? Should I order my car without the Boxster emblem?
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There's a couple of earlier threads on this topic, I'm sure you can search for it. A couple tips though - I left my car out in the sun for a while and that did well for heating up the emblem and softening the glue.

It seems to be a pretty common problem, but I imagine the snags come mostly when you pay a car wash service to wash it. A careful owner would probably be more gentle on the emblem!

Once I removed it I was really pleased at how easy it was.

One misty cool morning recently I found a fine layer of dew on the car - and the old "Boxster" logo stood out in the dew. I wish I had taken a picture!
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:)

Spooky....

It's the ghost of your old emblem coming out to get you!

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Old 09-29-2005, 01:05 PM   #10
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I actually took mine off on purpose. You have a beautifully designed rear of a car and a flimsy piece of plastic for the emblem. Even my GMC has a nicer emblem. The dental floss and Goo Gone worked fine....
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Old 09-29-2005, 03:13 PM   #11
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mine broke off partialy and it was just the excuse I needed to upgrade to a chrome look one from teh 550 special edition boxster.


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Hmmmm... looking at the top picture I've noticed that my S has drifted to the right so that its no longer brushing against my Boxster. How'd that happen?

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