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i think ive read somewhere i can take my ford emblem apart and paint the inside?

if so, how do i go about doing this

my rear one is a little effed up and i'd like to paint the inside black, but keep the silver ford lettering...
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Unfortunately, you cannot do it to 06+ emblems....because there isn't nothing to take apart........it's a solid molded piece with no clear cover to take off.



You can however, paint the entire emblem black, then when it dries, take a q-tip w/ laquer thinner to the raised parts(chrome oval and ford script) to get rid of the paint, but i've never seen it done to 06+ emblems. Grille emblem is the same way. You do risk ruining a $22-30 emblem if you mess up.
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so.......how about the older ones? is there a how to?
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ah damnit. well i might paint the whole thing..

how do i go about taking it off? is it adhesive? or is there something fastening it on the inside?
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Ty...

It's all adhesive with alignment pins. Fishing line and heat gun do the trick.







John...

05 and older, yes. I believe there's a how-to over at RPS? But who knows about that place...it's always down and not working. lol.



Believe you need to take a heat gun to the front of the emblem to loosen up the clear hardplastic cover, then use an exacto knife to take the cover off. Then, sand the backside of the cover to get rid of the blue paint, then paint whatever color you wish. The ford script is incase in that clear cover.

Here's Casper98's truck with red modded emblems....

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Ah, thanks!
I may have to do DSG emblems now!
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I got this emblem from Billy(casper) before I did my 06 emblem swaps....i got it to play around with...



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when i purchased this ranger i have now, the clear part was missing so i headed over to my g-pa's to get a new one :)
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Best way to get the paint off the back? Sand paper or paint thinner?
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I'm a big believer in wet sanding for a perfect, beautiful surface. Wait for Billy to chim in...i think he's the only one on RF that's done it.
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has anyone done this to the 05 and down emblems?? I want to do it to my ford emblem. If someone knows where theres a link post it up!
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Ross...re-read the thread...

If the clear cover is a gel, this mod is a no go. if its hard, it's a go. Take your fingernail to the cover to try and make an imprint, if you can, it's gel, if it's not, it's hard.
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Aaaaah I get it now, the ford writing is on the outside of the clear cover, you paint the back of it and it shows threw the front. lol sorry, but at least i understand now. Im going to check mine tonight before class
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A LONG time ago I made and sold some...long like Gen-Edge long time.

The trick is to get the faceplate off (this is for older ones) I used to use a razor, then fishing line under the faceplate to cut the adhesive. Wet sand the back to take off the blue, then repaint. It was a real PITA, but they did look pretty cool...

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What type of adhesive did you you guys use to re-apply the clear cover?
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on mine when I got the emblem apart I sanded it down with 300 then 600 grit sand paper. I just super glued them back together. I need to re-do another one anyone want a write up?
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I do! I do! Oooh! Me! Me!
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Do it Billy!
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mmmk I have Friday off I'll try to get it done with out breaking it in half lol
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Billy isn't the only one on R-F that did it!

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Not the best pics I know, sorry. I did mine back in '06 then re-did the front about 2 months ago.

This is where I got the how-to:
http://www.fordf150.net/howto/customemblems.php
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Here's the thread from this site with step by step pics. https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ed+ford+emblem
Use the search bar!
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well, that works for the "gel" emblems. Mine are the hard plastic 2- piece emblems. Different process. Mine are the, apparently, pop apart, sand down, paint, glue back together.
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I tried to do this this morning, but couldn't get the plastic cover off. got a few scratches on it now. Think I'll wait till I hit the JY again, and get a few emblems from there to try it on.
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alright, write up in progress I'll hopefully have it done tonight
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