How to Black Out Car Emblems

October 17, 2023

Car emblems or badges are used to identify the make and model of your vehicle as well as dealership logos. Whether you want to remove the dealership badges on your new car or simply get rid of old ones, there are several ways to do it without damaging your paint.

First, use a plastic wedge to loosen the adhesive from the back of the emblem. Place the wedge against the body of your vehicle directly above, below, or to the side of the emblem and slide it into the glue. This method allows you to avoid damage to the paint and may allow you to pull the emblem off completely intact.

Another way to remove the emblem is by using dental floss. Place a length of dental floss against the body of your car around or under the emblem and work it through the adhesive. This technique is more time consuming but it’s the safest way to remove the emblems and should not damage your paint.

If you’re not comfortable using a dental floss or would like to save some time, you can also use Goo Gone or other adhesive remover to loosen and cut through the adhesive that holds the emblems in place. Once you have the emblems removed, use a dry rag to wipe away any residue from the emblems or the adhesive that is still on the body of your vehicle. This will protect your paint from the plasti dip and help it look as nice as possible.


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