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Hi everyone!

I was wondering if anyone removed the Elantra & sport badges on the trunk of the car?

Is there any pin going in the panel? or is it only glued?

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"How are they going to know its a 'Hyundai'".
HA-HA
 

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A blow dryer will work, but ideally use a proper heatgun, even the $20 ones from harbor freight work well. Apply moderate heat, and use a credit card or string to pull the letters from behind, they more or less, fall right off with little effort. There will only be a bit of glue residue, and using advice from a car detailer--wet dryer sheets-- take off anything that remains easily, without scratching.

I did it rather quickly with no issues. I do wish the hyundai badge didn't have pin holes behind it.

Has anyone, removed the Hyundai badge, and tint it darker? I hate chrome things
 

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For anyone wanting to paint chrome badges: make sure to either remove all the chrome from them first, or scratch them up with sandpaper (220-320 grit), otherwise they'll peel before they even make it back on onto the car. Or spray them with adhesive promoter, then paint. Put a few layers of clearcoat after the base coats. This will hold the paint together and not chip as easily.
 

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A blow dryer will work, but ideally use a proper heatgun, even the $20 ones from harbor freight work well. Apply moderate heat, and use a credit card or string to pull the letters from behind, they more or less, fall right off with little effort. There will only be a bit of glue residue, and using advice from a car detailer--wet dryer sheets-- take off anything that remains easily, without scratching.

I did it rather quickly with no issues. I do wish the hyundai badge didn't have pin holes behind it.

Has anyone, removed the Hyundai badge, and tint it darker? I hate chrome things
Never a credit card. You will, without question, scratch the clearcoat.
 

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A blow dryer will work, but ideally use a proper heatgun, even the $20 ones from harbor freight work well. Apply moderate heat, and use a credit card or string to pull the letters from behind, they more or less, fall right off with little effort. There will only be a bit of glue residue, and using advice from a car detailer--wet dryer sheets-- take off anything that remains easily, without scratching.

I did it rather quickly with no issues. I do wish the hyundai badge didn't have pin holes behind it.

Has anyone, removed the Hyundai badge, and tint it darker? I hate chrome things
Never a credit card. You will, without question, scratch the clearcoat.
Mine came off after sitting in the sun without any effort. Just pulled them off. Cleaned up the residue with some new car solvent.
 

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A blow dryer will work, but ideally use a proper heatgun, even the $20 ones from harbor freight work well. Apply moderate heat, and use a credit card or string to pull the letters from behind, they more or less, fall right off with little effort. There will only be a bit of glue residue, and using advice from a car detailer--wet dryer sheets-- take off anything that remains easily, without scratching.

I did it rather quickly with no issues. I do wish the hyundai badge didn't have pin holes behind it.

Has anyone, removed the Hyundai badge, and tint it darker? I hate chrome things
When I did mine I took it off, scuffed it with 220 grit sandpaper, used a microfibre cloth with isopropyl alcohol to get rid of any left over sanding dust, used 2 coats of primer, 3 coats of black paint and 2 coats of clear coat. There was no glue left on the back of the badge when I went to re-install it so I put two small screws in the pins on the inside of the trunk to hold it secure. Mine has been like this since March and held up perfectly through a relatively cold late Canadian winter and a relatively wet spring.
 

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Mine came off after sitting in the sun without any effort. Just pulled them off. Cleaned up the residue with some new car solvent.
What kind of solvent did you use? I just got my car on Saturday and want to remove the badges.
Automagic New Car Solvent, but goo gone or tar solvent is really similar. It does strip wax, so best to do before a clean up.
 

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Try to avoid twisting or peeling away the badge letters too aggressively because the letters themselves can have sharp edges that can chip the paint. I changed some badging on my SFS and while trying to pry one of the letters off I rushed and tilted it a little too much and it took a tiny chip out of the paint. Luckily the new badge I put on covered up the chip.

Warm it up with the hair dryer or whatever and either use fine floss to "saw" it from the car or twist slowly in a circular motion until it lets go, being real careful not to let the letter contact the paint while you're twisting. NEVER just pry the thing off.

I then used WD-40 to clean up the glue gunk left behind. It works very well if you don't have special solvents lying around.

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For anyone thinking about ADDING badging I recommend the OEM "Turbo" badge from the Veloster. This is what it looks like on my Santa Fe Sport:



I think it would look great on the ES with the 1.6T badge from the Tucson, if you have the right color to match the red lettering.
 
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