So since a lot of ppl (as of late) seem to be asking how to do a debadge I figure I would do a quick DIY in what worked best for me with general home items.
* 2 pens/pencils or even sticks
* dental floss or fishing line
* hair dryer or heat gun
* goo gone (purchase at autozone or any auto store)/nail polish remover
*some sort of soft cloth (cotton, microfiber, etc.)
* 20 mins of your time solo (less if 2 people)
I did a debadge of my trunk this past holiday weekend seeing as it would not take too long. It was really easy with 2 people but can easily be done by just one person.
* Parked my car in a garage but you can do it outside in the open too, doesn't matter much but it's winter where I live.
* Took the two pens/pencils etc. and a piece of floss about a foot in length and wrapped the ends around one another to make what looked like a murder weapon of floss lol.
We used about a foot of floss incase (which it did) the floss happened to break so we could just loosen some up and be set and ready to go again with no delay.
Like I said you can use fishing line too which is much stronger than floss so you prolly won't need that much extra slack with it.
* Plugged in hair dryer, turned on and put it about 2-3 inches away from "Acura" on my trunk to let it warm it up and soften the glue. Since it is winter in my area we had to use the hair dryer for about 3-5 mins focused on the word.
If you are in a warmer area it would be less time needed, if colder...more time needed to heat up the glue. If you use a heat gun (which would be better) you can make the warm up process move much faster.
Seeing as we lacked one we just made do with a hair dryer.
* (With two people) have one continually hold the hair dryer in the area of the "acura" and have the other begin to insert the floss behind the words and begin moving their way down the word as the heat is continually put on there.
If you are doing it alone then simply put down the hair dryer and begin to remove the word yourself. If it is hard to remove then stop and reapply heat for a bit longer.
* (with two people) If "acura" is being removed very easy then stop applying heat and move on to the "TSX" that you would like to remove and apply heat there.
(with 1 person) simply repeat above steps for removal of the "TSX". You can remove the words in any order, I just listed it the way I did. Doesn't matter which way you take.
* Once you remove one emblem be sure to attack that side to remove the tape/glue on there. It is easy to remove it when warm (takes a lil elbow grease but nothing too much).
* When you are removing it be sure to roll the glue/sticky area with your finger (finger print area) and not your finger nails since it could scratch the paint.
* Hold a cloth under the gooey area that you could not remove with your fingers (shouldn't be much) and spray some googone on there and let sit for about 30 seconds.
Place a little googone on the cloth and just rub on the sticky area and it should begin to come off little by little. You should be able to see your trunk nice and clean once properly completed.
* After removal of the letters you will want to make sure to wash and wax the areas of your trunk to make sure it appears clean since googone can affect your paint clear coat and will remove any wax initially on there.
* Finally, enjoy a clean looking debadged trunk.
I only removed "TSX" and "Acura" and left the "A" alone. If you decide to completely remove the "A" too then please note that there are holes that attach it and not just glue.
You will need to patch up those holes and have it sealed and painted over to look good and to make sure your trunk doesn't get wet or anything.
All steps in removal are the same but you are going to need to patch up the holes under the "A".
My car is a bit dirty so that is the lil specks you see in the car and nothing from the debadging process. I can't wait to wash my car