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Any you helpful people know how to remove the bonnet badge because i have bought a new one because my other one faded

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I used a single edged razor. Be careful not to depress into the paint. After removing it, I used some Goo Gone or Goof off to remove the adhesive backing. I then wiped the surface clean with alcohol, and reinstalled the new badge.
 

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woz - 4/30/2005 4:44 AM

Any you helpful people know how to remove the bonnet badge because i have bought a new one because my other one faded

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I'd stay away from the razor--to easy to damage the paint. Use a heat gun (hair dryer if you don't have one) and dental floss or thin fishing line and saw back and forth, then remove residue.
 

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If you are talking about the "MLxxx" badge, it is attached with adhesive. Use a blow dryer to soften the glue, then dental floss to remove the individual numbers and letters, then a bug & tar remover to remove the remaining adhesive.

If you are talking about the three-pointed star, it is NOT glued on. It has three pins on the backside (near the center of the arms of the star) that are pressed into plastic fittings on the body. To remove it, slide something thin, such as a business card, behind the star until you get enough space to grip it (the best place is in the center) with your fingernails. It just pulls straight out.

- RODNEY
 

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I think he's talking about the round Mercedes emblem on the center front top of the hood rather than the grill star.

Couldn't tell you how to remove that but I don't think it's glued on. Usually those things are just mounted on (bayonet style) or at least that's what it looks like when you look at the hole left after someone has stolen one. The thieves seem to use a screw driver to pry it off.

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Yes, Bigcvatny, I believe you are correct! I failed in my English-to-English translation! Bonnet=hood, boot=trunk.

- RODNEY
 
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