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Old 08-05-2013, 09:35 PM   #1
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Removing fender decal

All, I was wanting to remove the mustang logo on the fender and replace it with one of the 3.7 logo from American muscle. Has anyone done this? With this being a brand new 2014 I want to find out the best way to do this without damaging the paint. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Fishing line or floss to cut through the adhesive. Then googone. A heat gun may help soften it up first
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A set of plastic prybars (trim removal tools) are available on e-bay for about $7 and they are a big help for things like this.
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Do the Mustang logos have alignment pins (holes in the fender)? If so, will the 3.7 logos cover them up?
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Do the Mustang logos have alignment pins (holes in the fender)? If so, will the 3.7 logos cover them up?

I know the 5.0 emblems do so the 3-bars/pony probably also do, the catch is where are they? Logic would tell you they are in the same spot so they could use the same fender but ...?
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I tried to do this when I first got my car, but deiced other wise.

Heat gun and fishing line will do the trick. Once you get it off, goo gone the area and make sure it's completely clean before sticking the 3.7 emblem on.

The pony tri-bar does have two alignment pins, so be careful of that. I got my passenger side tri-bar off and the 3.7 logo does cover the holes fine (if you line it up perfectly). I was just worried about any moisture getting in from behind and I really wasn't go fond of the look once I got the tri-bar off.
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Fishing line or floss to cut through the adhesive. Then googone. A heat gun may help soften it up first
+1. Use the heat gun first then start with the fishing line or prybar wedges. I'd suggest putting some painters tape around the emblem to keep the paint from possibly getting scratched or what not. Make that mistake once!
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All, I was wanting to remove the mustang logo on the fender and replace it with one of the 3.7 logo from American muscle. Has anyone done this? With this being a brand new 2014 I want to find out the best way to do this without damaging the paint. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Fishing line or floss to cut through the adhesive. Then googone. A heat gun may help soften it up first
^This is always the instructions I followed when removing a logo/emblem. A little bit of heat will soften up the adhesive a bit, then get in there with some fishing line and it'll pop right off! After you remove it, goo gone or any sort of adhesive removal will do the trick to get rid of the left over adhesive..

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions or need some assistance.

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Forgot to add, please mask off the area around the emblem you're working on. It will spare your paint any scratches.
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Thanks for the help guys. Now I'm not sure I want to do it knowing there are pin marks on the fender. I will really have to think about it.
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I swapped out emblems on my 2003 Mach 1 and the new emblem covered the holes. How is that relevant to your situation you ask? Well, it's about an easy fix as you can have if you don't like the results. You can always put new originals back on at any time.
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I swapped out emblems on my 2003 Mach 1 and the new emblem covered the holes. How is that relevant to your situation you ask? Well, it's about an easy fix as you can have if you don't like the results. You can always put new originals back on at any time.
Good point. I will give it a shot and see how it looks.
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