June 4, 2004i was attempting to remove my red GMC letters from the housing and got a little too fast removing the M and broke a piece...i like the look a lot more so decided to leave it as is until i can cough up the $80+ for the real billet GMC...
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June 5, 2004Not bad! Is it held on with glue? If so, any glue marks?
June 5, 2004I like the non red look whether painted or billet. Great discovery, goota look the easy mods! Later, Trent
June 5, 2004
Is it held on with glue? If so, any glue marks?
yes it was a beige glue/silicone type stuff...
when it was heated for about 5 minutes or so on each side of the letter it got loosened up quite a bit to where i could get a little flat head driver in between and loosen up the contact...like i said i just got carried away and too fast with the M and broke it...
the left over glue can be scraped up easily when its hot from the blow dryer but it did take a bit of product to get the rest off... finished of by some polish
p.s. remember the chrome emblem housing with letters comes off the black backing plate of your grille to make it easier to heat front and back and handle it
heres a link to a post a couple days ago
June 25, 2004Thank you for all of the info.
My reply is more of a question.
A friend of mine told me that, to remove emblems from any vehicle you should used dental floss.
Has anyone try this method?
June 26, 2004Joel,
Haven't heard the Dental Floss one but I can see that it might work. Kind of in the same idea, Mike used fishing line to do his. I used a plastic paint scraper with some goo gone to help it slide under the emblem. Later, Trent
January 7, 2008Not sure if steez is still around, but thanks for the tip!! For anyone who's tried this, does the backing need to be painted once the red lettering is removed?
I can't tell if steez ended up painting his based on this pic: http://suvworld.tenmagazines.com/ew/showownerpic.asp?u=4161&n=96555&pos=1