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Emblem removal...how?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rix_Gotta_Blazer, Aug 27, 2002.

  1. Rix_Gotta_Blazer

    Rix_Gotta_Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    The'81 is gettin painted in 2 weeks. I am in the process of doing the prep work. I was able to remove all emblems except for 2. The 2 are the "K-5 Blazer" emblems on both of the front fenders. is there some sort of tip or method anybody could give me to remove these? any input is greatly appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    They are held on by nuts.....You have to pull the hood and hinges to get to them.....or take a sharp puddy knife and tap on it with a hammer carefully and shear the studs on the emblem.....Since they are made from "White-metal" they shear easily.....After the paint job...glue or apply double sided tape them.....I never bolt them back on!!!
     
  3. Blue85

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    Something to consider is filling those holes for the paint job. Emblems aren't necessary anyway and detract from a clean look unless they are in great shape. You can hold most of them on with 3M two-sided trim tape. That is what holds most of the emblems on newer cars. All holes are just opportunities for rust.
     
  4. 83PJW

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    i removed mine by getting real close to a tree and... no just kidding if it comes down to it just order new ones from lmc catalog they are dirt cheap.
     
  5. bryguy00b

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    well i didnt have to worry bout removing mine..they just rusted there way of...hahah /forums/images/icons/blush.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  6. BigBadCad

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    I also think you should pull the tags, weld, and fill those holes. I like the clean lines of a truck with the emblems, trim, and wheel mouldings removed.
     
  7. Rix_Gotta_Blazer

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    My method worked perfectly, Break them off and don't look back. they looked like junk after 21 years anyway. Thanks for all the insight fellas.
     

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