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So Ive found some front grill emblems that come in all the colors they offer for the 06 and I was thinking of getting a red one to replace the ugly chrome one the other option for me is black

Whats your opinion?

I have a Candy White GTi
 

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I like the crome my car is black and the chrome matches my new mkv license plate frames and my VW symbol in the back. I like the looks
 

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Easy DIY

In the event you guys want a cheap, yet classy mod, removal and painting of the front VW emblem is a snap.

1. Push in and turn counterclockwise on emblem.. (don't push in too far, but the counterclockwise turn may take some effort)
2. Rotate to stops, counterclockwise, emblem should now pop out, when you pull, use some finesse.
3. I sanded mine down with 200 til the chrome was gone, then switched to 400 grit til it was silky smooth.....clean it after!
4. Paint with Krylon or other exterior paint for plastics (many light coats!!) I used a FLAT black Camo-black by Krylon.. insane
5. Allow to dry.
6. Seal with a matte finish clear coat to protect it from innocent insects it may come in contact with, at high speeds.
7. Reinstall, inserting and then returning to original position by turning clockwise.
8. Admire.

Total Cost? 10.00
Total Time? 1 hour

-Bcruzin
 

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Are you kidding me? It's that fucking easy for someone to steal my VW emblem?

Is the thing actually made of plastic?
 

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well you kinda gotta remove the honeycomb grille too. the 2 screw on top atleast.... or atleast have the hood open... so really its not easy to steal... i wanna paint mine red but am not sure how it will flow with the car. anyone have a red one yet? pics?
 

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Actually GTFly, You DON"T have to remove the grille and yes it is that easy for a hater to steal the emblem. But they'd have to do their homework.
 

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Hey guys.

My grill emblem got cracked in half by flying sheet metal on the highway :(.

Who knows where i can pick up a replacement?
 

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V14life said:
Hey guys.

My grill emblem got cracked in half by flying sheet metal on the highway :(.

Who knows where i can pick up a replacement?
Holy Crap!! Flying sheet metal? You don't have a video of that, do you? That would be something to see! (or not!)
 

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V14life said:
Hey guys.

My grill emblem got cracked in half by flying sheet metal on the highway :(.

Who knows where i can pick up a replacement?
Ouch! That sucks man.
 

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rodknock said:
So Ive found some front grill emblems that come in all the colors they offer for the 06 and I was thinking of getting a red one to replace the ugly chrome one the other option for me is black

Whats your opinion?

I have a Candy White GTi
Care to share where you found them?
 

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I've looked everywhere and ended up having black it out myself
 

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Hey, have you guys found any sites that sell black VW back hatch emblems? I'll probably paint it if someone knows how to remove that back emblem.
 

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DiS oNe GuY said:
Hey, have you guys found any sites that sell black VW back hatch emblems? I'll probably paint it if someone knows how to remove that back emblem.
oempl.us

i know they have a cf....... maybe a black one too... take a look
 

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DiS oNe GuY said:
Wow, $125 for it. Thanks for the link.
no problem...... i was going to do it but i didnt want to mess with the core charge and removing that ish

enjoy that site has some good stuff
 

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Rodnock... where is this magical place you found it in all collors? There are other posts discussing this but the only thing I've seen is carbon fiber emblem. I don't trust myself to do it and would love to get the emblem in front and black the red to match the grill and brake pads. That would justify a custom paint job so much more. Thanks in advance.
 

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Yet another nice site with cool stuff but not what I'm picturing. If I can get those Emblems Red, it would totally justify my designing a stencil and having someone apply it to the rear.
 

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Here is a quote from Ecoterragaia, dead useful if you want to do it yourself:

"I painted the emblems with a base coat and clearcoat (many coats of clear to prevent chipping), and they look so good I was wondering why VW didn't do it from the factory. The front fascia of the car can be taken off by removing four screws (two under the hood and two in the lower grill area) and unclipping the two tabs under the hood, then lifting upward on the plastic (the part that holds the license plate and the upper honeycomb grill will come off). Once you have the fascia off and you look on the inside of the emblem (toward where the radiator would be), there are three tabs that hold the emblem to the grill, but only one needs to be pushed in. Push that one in and turn the entire emblem structure counterclockwise and it will pop out. I only painted the chrome part because I wanted it to stand out more, so I removed it by gently pushing on the several tabs that hold the chrome part to the emblem structure with a thin flat screwdriver. I sanded all of the chrome off with a sander and by hand, cleaned it, and applied about 6 coats of base coat bought from this company  http://www.automotivetouchup.com/index.htm
All you have to do is enter year, make, and model of your car and they have color matched base coats in spray cans. And it did match EXACTLY. Then I applied about 10 coats of clear after the base dried for an hour. I bought the clearcoat from a marine store down the road. If you follow the instructions on the cans on how to apply the multiple layers (about 10-15 minutes of flash drying between coats), youÂ're all set. The rear emblem is a little more difficult to remove because there is a good chance of breaking it if youÂ're not gentle. Push the top of the handle that pops the trunk (like youÂ're going to open it), and on the bottom of the handle you will see a seam where the chrome emblem is attached to the black background. Wedge a thin screwdriver in there enough that you can slip a credit card or something similar (donÂ't ruin a credit card !!) in the seam and gently and uniformly push it around until the emblem detaches. It is attached with a combination of double-sided tape and very tiny tabs (some will break, but thatÂ's okay). The center part where the bottom of the V and the top-middle of the W meet is a breaking point (theyÂ're not attached to each other), so make sure you donÂ't pull up on the emblem until theyÂ're both detached. Use the same process to paint it as the front emblem, and when you go to reattach it, remove the broken tabs, but donÂ't touch the ones that are still intact. I dabbed a TINY bit of black silicone gasket-maker adhesive on each tab that was still intact and popped the emblem back into place. Use very little of the adhesive because you donÂ't want it to squeeze out. The whole process took me one Sunday, and I was able to do stuff in between coats of paint. I have some very good high resolution pictures if you want them, but they wonÂ't upload to this forum for some reason. Oh, and absolutely no chips in the emblem in 1500 miles (all highway). Many coats of clear coat will prevent chipping."
 
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