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    Cool Best Way to Remove Chrome off Badges

    Sup guys, if your like me and you aren't a huge fan of having chrome on your car, such as badges, I've found a way to do it without hurting the plastic or paint. It's really simple, just time consuming. Make sure the area around the badge is clean. Then use dental floss or fishing line and rub back and forth under the badge and it will peel off without paint damage. Then use rubbing alchohol to clean the adhesive then either pick at it with your finger nails or use a plastic scrapper to get the adhesive off. After that, get a plastic Tupperware bowl which I used, and pour in household bleach. Take sandpaper, I used 60 Grit, on the chrome to rough it up. Then soak the badge in the bleach for about 12 hours and you will tell it's working due to the bleach turning black and bubbling. Change the bleach around twice a day and when changing the bleach, pull out the badge and scrape with a toothbrush or wire brush to get the layers off. Within about 5 days, all the chrome will be removed safely. Here are some pictures of the time lapse as well to show you all how I figured it out!


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    Exclamation Also!

    Remember to put tape like painter's tape around the badge before you remove it so you know where exactly it goes back! Also here is the painted badge so far and type of spray paint I used. I like it so far. Two coats of it seems to be enough so after the paint dries I'll use 3M double adhesive type, cut to fit the badge, and stick it on.
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    I find the older gen Mirage's have way less chrome on them. Like mine, and the more base model, the less chrome. That goes for iInterior and exterior.

    Oddly enough, I had a black Lancer driving behind me yesterday, and they had blacked out their front 3 diamond mitsubishi logo on the grille.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 214 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 39.8 mpg (US) ... 16.9 km/L ... 5.9 L/100 km ... 47.8 mpg (Imp)


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    As more & more people are confined to their homes, new hobbies are good. I think you just provided us with one. I am not a big fan of chrome, but not sure I am willing to work that hard at removing it.

    What you did turned out good, however. Thanks for sharing!

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    Me neither, I just took a heat gun and ripped off all my emblems.
    I’m shocked I don’t have crowds flocking around taking pictures when I fuel up, trying to figure out what kinda car it is.
    My mom says I'm cool

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    Great post! I posted similar post awhile ago.
    https://mirageforum.com/forum/showth...-get-the-look)

    I've updated both my emblems since.


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    Does any one have link to getting the red badge covering stickers? I want my front emblem traditional Mitsu red.

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    I plasti-dipped my emblems a couple years ago. Worked out great. Peeled it off after a few months when going back to silver wheels.

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    Talking Finished!

    Doesn't look too bad. Looks a bit roughed up, but I like it.


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