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Hi all, what is the best way to black out my emblems? I’m looking for a matte black look for my emblems and trim. Any ideas? I’ve seen plastidip on YouTube wanted to know if anyone else has done it? Also, what your thoughts were on it. Thanks.
 

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Hi all, what is the best way to black out my emblems? I’m looking for a matte black look for my emblems and trim. Any ideas? I’ve seen plastidip on YouTube wanted to know if anyone else has done it? Also, what your thoughts were on it. Thanks.
Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but check out, www.emblemoverlays.com for a wide variety of options including custom overlays. I am still waiting on the gray over carbon fiber.
 

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Hi all, what is the best way to black out my emblems? I’m looking for a matte black look for my emblems and trim. Any ideas? I’ve seen plastidip on YouTube wanted to know if anyone else has done it? Also, what your thoughts were on it. Thanks.
Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but check out, www.emblemoverlays.com for a wide variety of options including custom overlays. I am still waiting on the gray over carbon fiber.
Not the actual Subaru emblem but blacking out the words “ascent” etc. is what I was referring to. Much thanks though.
 

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Not the actual Subaru emblem but blacking out the words “ascent” etc. is what I was referring to. Much thanks though.
I am waiting for them to make black ones. I currently have "Subaru" and "Symmetrical AWD" in gloss black and matte black.

Otherwise, you can order a set, use Krylon or Rustoleum plastic approved spray paint, paint them and remove the originals.

The problem is that you can't remove and reinstall the originals very easily (maybe with a lot of patience and a hot glue gun and some careful knife work).

Alternatively, you can plasti-dip spray them and then very carefully cut away and peel off the overspray.

PERSONALLY, I would not use the knife method at all. But, then again, there are some people who are amazing with Exactos and other such things.
 

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Not the actual Subaru emblem but blacking out the words “ascent” etc. is what I was referring to. Much thanks though.
I am waiting for them to make black ones. I currently have "Subaru" and "Symmetrical AWD" in gloss black and matte black.

Otherwise, you can order a set, use Krylon or Rustoleum plastic approved spray paint, paint them and remove the originals.

The problem is that you can't remove and reinstall the originals very easily (maybe with a lot of patience and a hot glue gun and some careful knife work).

Alternatively, you can plasti-dip spray them and then very carefully cut away and peel off the overspray.

PERSONALLY, I would not use the knife method at all. But, then again, there are some people who are amazing with Exactos and other such things.
Robert where didn’t you get the symmetrical and Subaru in matte black. Please send link if online. Or did you do it yourself.
 

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I am waiting for them to make black ones. I currently have "Subaru" and "Symmetrical AWD" in gloss black and matte black.

Otherwise, you can order a set, use Krylon or Rustoleum plastic approved spray paint, paint them and remove the originals.

The problem is that you can't remove and reinstall the originals very easily (maybe with a lot of patience and a hot glue gun and some careful knife work).

Alternatively, you can plasti-dip spray them and then very carefully cut away and peel off the overspray.

PERSONALLY, I would not use the knife method at all. But, then again, there are some people who are amazing with Exactos and other such things.
How are the originals attached to the vehicle? Is it like an adhesive sticker pad type deal? So, it's a matter of losing the adhesiveness for reapplication that you are referring to?
I've gotten attracted to the idea of blacked out emblems in the last couple months in our new car search. That said, our choice in ordering a Touring is probably opposed to that idea with the additional chrome it has :lol:
 

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It's 3M outdoor adhesive. It only properly sticks once. And, it's of course custom cut to exactly match each letter.


I am waiting for them to make black ones. I currently have "Subaru" and "Symmetrical AWD" in gloss black and matte black.

Otherwise, you can order a set, use Krylon or Rustoleum plastic approved spray paint, paint them and remove the originals.

The problem is that you can't remove and reinstall the originals very easily (maybe with a lot of patience and a hot glue gun and some careful knife work).

Alternatively, you can plasti-dip spray them and then very carefully cut away and peel off the overspray.

PERSONALLY, I would not use the knife method at all. But, then again, there are some people who are amazing with Exactos and other such things.
How are the originals attached to the vehicle? Is it like an adhesive sticker pad type deal? So, it's a matter of losing the adhesiveness for reapplication that you are referring to?
I've gotten attracted to the idea of blacked out emblems in the last couple months in our new car search. That said, our choice in ordering a Touring is probably opposed to that idea with the additional chrome it has <img src="https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/images/smilies/lol.gif" border="0" alt="" title="lol" class="inlineimg" />
 
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