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Looks good!
Only problem is the H emblem has two mounting holes. Can鈥檛 do a full rebadge, atleast for the H emblem
I knew that was the case with older Honda鈥檚 from back in the day. Didn鈥檛 know it was still a thing. My guestimate is that it is a 鈥渓ocating nub鈥 (technical term) so it doesn鈥檛 get installed crooked. Excuse to do the black version I guess. I will likely leave the Pilot lettering since it鈥檚 subdued and blends with my black car color.
 

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I knew that was the case with older Honda鈥檚 from back in the day. Didn鈥檛 know it was still a thing. My guestimate is that it is a 鈥渓ocating nub鈥 (technical term) so it doesn鈥檛 get installed crooked. Excuse to do the black version I guess. I will likely leave the Pilot lettering since it鈥檚 subdued and blends with my black car color.
Exactly my thought, Debadge was an option until I found the instal guide online somewhere. So decided to black out
 

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I knew that was the case with older Honda鈥檚 from back in the day. Didn鈥檛 know it was still a thing. My guestimate is that it is a 鈥渓ocating nub鈥 (technical term) so it doesn鈥檛 get installed crooked. Excuse to do the black version I guess. I will likely leave the Pilot lettering since it鈥檚 subdued and blends with my black car color.
Is the Pilot lettering just stuck on with adhesive?

I will probably leave mine on too as it doesn't clash much with the otherwise black car. But it was one of my styling gripes when the 23 Pilots were first revealed
 

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I replaced the chrome emblems with the black ones. If you're just looking to debadge, it's obviously even easier. Warm the emblem up a bit with a hairdryer, then use some dental floss to saw behind the lettering. Then you can rub most of the remaining glue/foam with your thumb, then use isopropyl or Goof Off Automotive (or is it Goo Gone Automotive?? one or the other). Then you're all set.
 

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If you're at all considering doing this, it's so much easier when the badges are new. This was much easier than any prior badges I've done. It took me 10 mins for these whereas before it's taken an hour or more for old badges.

I wiped around the badges to get off most of the dirt that could scratch the paint. I used my wife's hairdryer (lol) to heat up the badge and surrounding metal. Then used some dental floss to cut the adhesive. Picked off the leftover goop with my finger, then used some isopropyl alcohol to clean the remaining bit off. All with supplies from around the house.

Excuse the dirty car, I need to wash it. I'll get a better picture once it's cleaned up. Was up against the garage door when I took these pics.
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Ahh Blair you did it! You can now fit in the world with the common folk and their base model cars haha 馃槀

I remember many years back when I wanted to get a BMW and my wife was literally embarrassed to drive it around. For the first couple months. Even though I told her it cost less than lots of other Chevy SUVs etc driving around (it was a 325xi). Now she still pines for that car haha
 
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