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Simple question, can the hood KIA emblem be eliminated? I plan to remove the carnival emblem on the back, and I don't expect there would be an elegant solution for eliminating the rear KIA emblem from the tail light. But the pictures I've seen so far make me wonder if removal of the front emblem would be possible.
 

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Simple question, can the hood KIA emblem be eliminated? I plan to remove the carnival emblem on the back, and I don't expect there would be an elegant solution for eliminating the rear KIA emblem from the tail light. But the pictures I've seen so far make me wonder if removal of the front emblem would be possible.
There are others that have removed the hood emblem but due to the very sharp edges, it's very easy to scratch the paint.
 

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The same poster with the wheel exchange also did a hood emblem removal.

 

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So I looked up the video... I know how to remove emblems, but the most important answer was in that video: are there holes in the body behind the rear emblems? Surprisingly no, even the tail light emblem has no holes! Awesome news, I look forward to debadging, thanks for the responses!
 

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Simple question, can the hood KIA emblem be eliminated? I plan to remove the carnival emblem on the back, and I don't expect there would be an elegant solution for eliminating the rear KIA emblem from the tail light. But the pictures I've seen so far make me wonder if removal of the front emblem would be possible.
Due to the sharp edges, you should not attempt to pry up the front ornament. It will scratch into the paint. Tip: you can try using fishing line to slip in under the emblem, and separate the emblem from the hood by cutting through the glue. Once removed, the sticky glue can be removed with Goo B Gone or even WD40 and keep using new pieces of a paper towel.
 

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Are yall sure I can't just use a flathead screwdriver and spit on it?? :D

Kidding, I've removed plenty of emblems, just wanted to make sure there were no holes behind these before I proceed. For example, on my ss, the rear emblem has two locating pins that will leave holes in the trunk if the emblem is removed.

I like to use edgeless microfibers from the rag company with a heat gun and a plastic razor blade, a combination of goo gone and rubbing alcohol for the Adhesive and a clay bar and even a few pads after that if it needs it. Thanks for the tips, everyone.
 

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Are yall sure I can't just use a flathead screwdriver and spit on it?? :D

Kidding, I've removed plenty of emblems, just wanted to make sure there were no holes behind these before I proceed. For example, on my ss, the rear emblem has two locating pins that will leave holes in the trunk if the emblem is removed.

I like to use edgeless microfibers from the rag company with a heat gun and a plastic razor blade, a combination of goo gone and rubbing alcohol for the Adhesive and a clay bar and even a few pads after that if it needs it. Thanks for the tips, everyone.
I was able to remove the front emblem without any issues with a hair dryer and dental floss. No holes underneath, just some 3M like adhesive.
 

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Once you get enough emblems you can work on your scrabble game. :)
Well, fun fact for those of you who haven't removed them, they're metal, not plastic painted to look like metal. Color me impressed. This is an important fact for me... I powder coat as a hobby/"side hustle" and intend to powder coat these for garage art. I also have a plan to powder coat a brembo caliper with a KIA emblem on it for, well, garage art. I'll post pictures when I do it, it may happen as early as this weekend. Here's roughly what I'm talking about:
Hood Motor vehicle Automotive exterior Bicycle saddle Automotive lighting
 
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