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Old 11-08-2010, 12:47 AM
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Default Diy rear red logo

While doing my post rainy season clean up I noticed my red logo was looking a bit faded and thought I would do a short easy DIY on how to make your own.

Now there are a couple of ways to remove the original logo but being the fussy guy I am I took the back hatch cover off and removed the rear hatch piece with the logo and cut off the clips that hold the logo in place.

You can also CAREFULLY cut the pins or take a chance and just pop it off but we will start with the logo off.

I started looking around for some thin red plastic that I could use to make the red part and finally came across this file holder that is perfect.

It's very thin so the logo doesn't stand out much when you put a piece behind the logo. All you have to do is trace the logo and cut it out.

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This one has been used several times and is getting a bit raggedy and you can see its getting a bit orange but it has been on the car since Jan 09 so that is not bad.

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This shows how much the paint fades.

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I tried running the plastic just plain but it faded very quickly so now I paint them with spray bomb generic red paint and when it fades I just re-paint it.

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I will take another photo tomorrow when the paint is dry and finish this then.
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:05 PM
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Ok back again now that the paint is dry.

Fitted the painted cut out red plastic to the back of the Honda logo. Note how tight the plastic grips the pins. I made the holes with the sharp pointed end of my test light and it's the perfect fit.

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Note I did trim off the red plastic where it is a bit close to the edge so it wouldn't show.

Now I just put a couple drops of super glue onto the plastic an a SMALL DAB on the pins and pushed it into place. The plastic helps hold the logo on because it fits tightly onto the pins. I use the super glue sparingly because I re-paint this plastic maybe every 4 or 5 months when it fades to orange and just run the old fishing line under and around to cut the glue.

And here is what you get for a couple bucks. You can pant the plastic any color you want to match your color favorites.

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Old 12-01-2010, 09:47 PM
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Thanks claymore, it should be a fun DIY project.

I can even sell them!

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Old 12-02-2010, 12:51 AM
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Hey no problem do what you can. And you can make different colors and change them out every once in awhile.
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Hey no problem do what you can. And you can make different colors and change them out every once in awhile.
Hey Claymore,
I did the same thing, but used Red reflective tape. Here is a slideshow of what my emblems look like:
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Rear Emblem

I also did the front:
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Front Emblem

I've had this material on for over 4years now. As far as I can tell, the tape has not faded as of yet.
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That looks great. I will have to keep a look out for some as I have never seen any here, maybe next year when I go to the states. But I can't do my front one as I cut out around the logo to let more air in.

They shouldn't fade as they are reflecting the light.

I will get a photo in the morning along with some reflectors I glued to the back side of my front doors when they are opened up so cars coming from behind in the dark can see the opened door.
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Thanks to Mike (Macbuddy) I am the proud owner of a nice new Red reflective rear logo. Here's my other high tech workshop and the piece of reflective tape ready for installation. And the good news is it is fade resistant too so I won't have to refresh the paint every year or so.



And here is the spiffy new logo.



Have to wait until it gets dark to get a photo with light on it. check back later.

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Old 12-18-2010, 01:26 AM
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Dang, your's looks almost as good as mine!
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Tried to get a photo at night of it reflecting... this is the best I could do using the camera flash in the dark.

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When I washed my Jazz yesterday I was pleasantly surprised to see the red tape still looks like BRAND NEW even after two years of exposure.
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