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Old 02-14-2008, 07:17 PM
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Red "H" Mod ***56k, Why Bother?***

EDIT: I am updating this original post.

The methods are discussed in a few other threads scattered about, but I will rehash them here.

As for the front, here is what I did: I started by removing the pop up tabs on the top of the bumper cover than are under the hood indicated by the yellow circles.

I then lifted the top of the bumper cover up and reached in and popped out the 5 tabs on the grill indicated by the red. Simple as that.

As for the rear: I opened up the hatch and looked into the area above the license plate where the license plate lights are. I then used a long flat bladed screwdriver to break off the two rivets holding on the plastic "H" and the emblem just fell off.



For the front emblem I used a flat piece of chrome PVC used for chrome rocker panels on like Cadillacs and such. I then covered the chrome PVC with red reflective vinyl. The chrome PVC gave a nice flat background to work with. I then drilled the two holes in it so the posts on the back of the "H" could stick through and line it up right.

I used reflective red high performance vinyl and 3M double stick tape to reattach the "H" emblems.






 

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Old 02-14-2008, 07:20 PM
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For the front emblem I used a flat piece of chrome PVC used for chrome rocker panels on like Cadillacs and such. I then covered the chrome PVC with red reflective vinyl. The chrome PVC gave a nice flat background to work with. I then drilled the two holes in it so the posts on the back of the "H" could stick through and line it up right.
 
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:21 PM
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Damn good idea man! Thanx for the tip. Might have to head out to Home depot and grab me some tape this weekend.
 
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:23 PM
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thats really not a bad idea....


looks good though if you guys want a red emblem.
 
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:25 PM
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nice emblem and write up
 
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:55 PM
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I keep debating with myself what color scheme I want to go with my BOM FIT. I can't decide if a red badge would be visually aesthetic or maybe a blue badge for a change? Not bright blue, but a off/greyish flat blue.
 
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:56 AM
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i also used a piece of sheet metal behind the front H emblem so the tape would be strong over the holes, i wonder why i couldnt find this thread way before, these pictures are perfect to see how to do everything, great job!
 
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Fixed links to pics.






 
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:35 PM
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not bad.. looks pretty good from far.. I need to get front red H's.. I have rear ones that were made for the fit.. the rear holes fit perfect and fits flush into the hole awesome!
 
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Old 05-03-2008, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by betahack View Post
I keep debating with myself what color scheme I want to go with my BOM FIT. I can't decide if a red badge would be visually aesthetic or maybe a blue badge for a change? Not bright blue, but a off/greyish flat blue.
regarding having a red badge on the BOM Fit. it actually looks really nice. i to thought that it wouldnt go together but i was wrong.

to the OP, nice way to get that redness lol. looks pretty legit
 
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what if I don't want red? I want neon green!
 
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holy smoked tails batman!
 
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Old 05-03-2008, 08:30 PM
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I use white to make more compatible.

I love my white emblem reflector H. It look nice in person. Glowing White! Very nice on Taffeta White Fit!





 

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Old 05-03-2008, 09:01 PM
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holy smoked tails batman!
I noticed that too (I think everyone did, but whatever...). Did you NightShade them or buy blackout overs. ( looks nightshaded/spray tinted )


I like.
 
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I used the VHT Spray Tint, with about 3 light coats.
 
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How does that front H come off and how did you get off the spoiler? Also how did you get the back one off without breaking it? Assuming back one was just very carefully.
 
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The methods are discussed in a few other threads scattered about, but I will rehash them here.

As for the front, here is what I did: I started by removing the pop up tabs on the top of the bumper cover than are under the hood indicated by the yellow circles.

I then lifted the top of the bumper cover up and reached in and popped out the 5 tabs on the grill indicated by the red. Simple as that.

As for the rear: I opened up the hatch and looked into the area above the license plate where the license plate lights are. I then used a long flat bladed screwdriver to break off the two rivets holding on the plastic "H" and the emblem just fell off.

 
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Old 05-04-2008, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Sid 6.7 View Post
The methods are discussed in a few other threads scattered about, but I will rehash them here.

As for the front, here is what I did: I started by removing the pop up tabs on the top of the bumper cover than are under the hood indicated by the yellow circles.

I then lifted the top of the bumper cover up and reached in and popped out the 5 tabs on the grill indicated by the red. Simple as that.

As for the rear: I opened up the hatch and looked into the area above the license plate where the license plate lights are. I then used a long flat bladed screwdriver to break off the two rivets holding on the plastic "H" and the emblem just fell off.


Woot thanks +rep for you

You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Sid 6.7 again.

I will get you soon...
 
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Old 05-14-2008, 12:19 AM
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I did pretty much the same thing ( taking off and putting back on of logos ) but I didn't use a coloring backing and just painted my H's and taped them back on

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What color would look good on a MR fit?
Red in front & Black on the back?
 

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