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As discussed in Miroslav's guide on Debadging a Car, there are many reasons why you would want to remove the badge from your car. However, not all badges are the same especially if you want to debadge your Ferrari. This guide will give a brief overview of removing your Ferrari badge so you can drive label-free or install a custom badge.

This video guide has been created by How To Remove A Car Badge DIY Ferrari 458. All credit for screenshots goes to the Youtube Channel Do You Know Alex...?.

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  1. Debadging a Ferrari, Find and remove any bolts: step 1, image 1 of 2 Debadging a Ferrari, Find and remove any bolts: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Depending on the model of Ferrari you own, you may need to remove several bolts that hold the badge in place.

    • The badge that is being removed in this tutorial is from the Ferrari 458's front passenger side, and the bolts can be found underneath the inner wheel well.

  2. Debadging a Ferrari, Line the badge with masking tape: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Line the badge of your Ferrari with masking tape as shown.

    • This is done to protect the surrounding paint during the removal process.

  3. Debadging a Ferrari, Soften your adhesive with the heat gun: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Warm up the badge using your heat gun.

    • Take care not to over heat the badge! You're only softening the adhesive underneath the badge, not cooking it.

    • Think of how warm the exterior of a car gets when it sits out in the sun during the summer. That will act as your reference point.

  4. Debadging a Ferrari, Cutting your adhesive: step 4, image 1 of 2 Debadging a Ferrari, Cutting your adhesive: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Using the plastic prying tool, carefully pry up one corner of the badge, and slip the floss underneath.

    • You don't want to use too much force on the prying tool, as this can result in denting.

    • Draw the floss back and forth in a sawing motion and simultaneously pull it along the perimeter of the badge until it detaches from the panel.

    • Do not use metal fishing line or metal wires, as these will damage your paint.

  5. Debadging a Ferrari, Clean off the leftover adhesive: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • With the badge removed you can now use soapy water and the abrasive side of a sponge to remove the excess adhesive. Other products such as Goo Gone or Goof Off are also excellent adhesive removers.

    • Take care not to scrub not too hard, as this can ruin your paint.

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To reattach your badge, apply new adhesive and follow these instructions in reverse order.

Jacob Mehnert

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