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    How To: paint your wrx side badges

    Whats up guys, this is probably my first post so hope it helps out anyone out out there!

    This is basically a way you can paint your side and front badge(s) without removing it from the car.

    Things you will need:
    Newspaper
    Painters tap (1in wide)
    Car color match spray paint. i went with the milano red integra color
    sharp razor
    etching primer



    If you want a good end result, your gonna need to take your time with the prep work.

    -You should start out by taping off a good portion of the car, you dont want overspray:


    -Make sure you tape it good and hit it with a credit card so it nice and flat with the surface:


    -As for the front, mask up a good portion of the hood and the entire grill.


    -Go ahead and apply a nice coat of primer to the front badge:



    -This step is the most tedious step and will decide weather or not it comes out nice! Take your time with the razor and cut the inside of the WRX out. Careful with the corners: it should look like this:


    After that you can press it with your fingers so the stencil is clean and sharp on the corners.

    -Apply a light coat of primer:


    -Apply a Medium coat of primer:


    -Now with a good 30 min of drying, we can apply a light first coat of paint to all the badges:




    15min....

    -Apply a Nice Medium coat to all the badges:





    I waited about a month to post this to see how the paint would due with alot of rain, sun and grimey weather and it seems to be holdin up pretty well

    Hope this works out for you guys!








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    Very nice DIY! Looks great!

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    Thanks man! Really appreciate it!
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    I like it! Nice work and thanks for the post!

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    Great DIY.

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    holy crap, $6.99 a pound for beef, thats fantastic...

    back on topic, looks great man, and nice diy guide
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    Definitely on my "to-do" list.

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    looks great. good job

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    Did the sides, now gotta do the front grill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
    Did the sides, now gotta do the front grill.
    Lets see a pic! the front is tricky when cutting out the shape.
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    Thanks again guys
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    and girls..
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    Looks great. Just an FYI - Taking that fender panel off to paint the side emblem is REALLY easy (pops right off, lateral pulls starting at the top). I would recommend it if you're worried about overspray or don't feel like covering the whole side of your car with newspaper.
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    yea i just heard it was on with double sided tape and i didnt have any. Thanks for the heads up though
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    There are also vinyl inserts you can buy for 10$ like I got. Mine are black.
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