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Does anybody know if the "AWD RC 350" lettering is held on by more than double sided tape? I was going to remove mine and plastidip the main L in the center of the trunk, but don't want a hole where letters used to be. I think I read that the IS did have a hole. Thanks!
 

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Haven't seen anyone mention it yet but you can find out right now by a reliable source, which is the dealer.

If you speak with the guys at the parts department they should be able to tell you how its held on.
 

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I recently bought a new F-Sport badge for the fender, and it has both double stick tape and two prongs to fit into the holes in the fender. I can't say about the RC350 or AWD badge, but like DCRH indicated call the parts department and ask them.
 

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No holes... had the dealership debadge for me at delivery... I just kept the "L" logo in the center.
 

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No holes... had the dealership debadge for me at delivery... I just kept the "L" logo in the center.
Sweet!

Sure beats having to shell out a couple hundred or more for a body shop to fill and paint.

How did you go about removing the part of the badge you did?
 

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I kept the ones on the fenders just had the RC350, AWD, F-Sport badges removed from the trunk lid. No holes.
 

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Sweet!

Sure beats having to shell out a couple hundred or more for a body shop to fill and paint.

How did you go about removing the part of the badge you did?

Hello! I didn't actually remove the badges off of my Lexus. But, I have done many in the past. I love a clean look on a car, especially a hot car like ours. It's actually rather simple:


1) Pry the letters/numbers away carefully and slowly with a plastic putty knife.
2) Remove the excess tape by pressing duct tape on top of it and pulling away.
3) Remove the sticky residue with Goo-Gone or WD-40.
4) Apply polish of your liking and buff with a soft cloth by hand.
5) Done.


BEFORE debadging any car, call the parts department and ask them if the replacement parts have prongs on the back. If they do, you know you have holes behind the badges.
 

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Also, keep in mind that if you're debadging an older car you may have some ghosting behind the letters/numbers from fade. You can buff this out with the right product but it's a pita!
 

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Peeling the badge off with a putty knife concerns me. I'd be so afraid I am going to take a chunk out of the paint job.

A plastic putty knife will not harm the finish as long as you keep it flush and not use the corner of it. I've done it many times with no problem.


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Floss is the best thing to use... I would be hesitant to use a putty knife. When using a plastic putty knife however, sand down the edges to ensure it's smooth all the way around.
 
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