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Old 06-25-07, 11:54 PM   #31
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great write up... can you refund all my money I just spent on silver emblems? haha!

I am dredding taking off my old emblems, so I may try this while the emblems are on the car.
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most likely you will mess up your paint and wont be able to hit all the edges with the buffer
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Old 06-26-07, 12:54 AM   #32
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man.... gold emblems on white looks hawt.
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Old 06-26-07, 07:07 AM   #33
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DON'T!!!

most likely you will mess up your paint and wont be able to hit all the edges with the buffer
Agreed!
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Old 06-26-07, 08:42 AM   #34
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DON'T!!!

most likely you will mess up your paint and wont be able to hit all the edges with the buffer
Ya, I started doing this on my front emblem on the paint where its allready messed up and pealing bad and after I had polish all over the hood of my car, my roomates RX7, me, and the ceiling im going to take off the emblems.
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Old 06-26-07, 02:03 PM   #35
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Great job, I am about to do this now, as my gold is wearing off.

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Old 06-26-07, 07:23 PM   #36
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There are people out there other than Mr. T who still prefer gold over silver/chrome? Get outta the 80s!

I hope you don't still wear gold chains lol.

Great write-up!
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Old 06-26-07, 07:52 PM   #37
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Great job, I am about to do this now, as my gold is wearing off.
Let me know how it turns out. If you have a small Dremel type buffer it will make the letters easier. As I said it takes patients but its worth it.
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Old 06-26-07, 10:49 PM   #38
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Looks very nice and clean. Very good write up.Imma probably use the same steps in taking out the emblems. I have also a white SC but Im planning to paint the emblems black instead. Just have to find a good paint where it wont look all ugly 6 months later.
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Old 06-28-07, 03:39 PM   #39
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wow nice good info
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I was wondering what did you used to buff it out? I hated the 95 GS I just got recently. I removed the gold Lexus emblem and switch with the chrome already, but still need the front Logo, rear Logo, and the Touring emblem. This is a lot cheaper and since finding the Touring emblem is way too difficult on Ebay.
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I was wondering what did you used to buff it out? I hated the 95 GS I just got recently. I removed the gold Lexus emblem and switch with the chrome already, but still need the front Logo, rear Logo, and the Touring emblem. This is a lot cheaper and since finding the Touring emblem is way too difficult on Ebay.
I used Blue magic but ant metal polish should work.
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unfortunately mine isnt gold but chrome, now the chrome is going showing ... plastic base (letter LS in rear only),

is there a cure or need to buy new one?
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Old 01-30-08, 09:30 PM   #43
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Great write-up. I just bought a set of Gold Emblems for this same reason.
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Old 01-31-08, 11:00 PM   #44
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how do i get my exhaust tips gold?
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Old 12-14-08, 09:57 PM   #45
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i started removing the gold with the cotton material that comes in the silver can that smells strong. the gold comes off pretty easily with some rubbing. i just need to have it buffed to a polished chrome shine.

should i just go to carwash place to have them use their buffer to do it for me. i dont own a small buffer tool.

if i get all the gold off, will a normal buffer get it polished. or does it need some type of cream to use while buffing it to polish
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