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NeweracapMAN 07-23-2009 01:06 AM

HOW-to: debadge trunk trim 05-07
 
ok so i did it!!!

this is how-to remove FORD logo and get rid of the oval surrounding it on the 05-07 trunk trim

NOTE DONT PAINT THE SCREWS OR GET BONDO ON THEM (big mistake)

things you will need:

-an afternoon
-10mm wrench/socket
-primer
-black (any color) paint
-clear coat
-80 grit sand paper
-acetone/alcohol
-dremel
-bondo body fill
-bondofiber glass kit
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...1/100_1199.jpg

first you open trunk and locate the screws
(you have to remove the black key cover)
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...1/100_1195.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...1/100_1198.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...1/100_1192.jpg


unscrew with 10mm socket
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...1/100_1194.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...1/100_1193.jpg

slide it out and remove plate lights
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...1/100_1196.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...1/100_1197.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...1/100_1200.jpg

remove FORD logo
use acetone/alcohol and wipe the entire thing clean and get sand paper and sand it all
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...1/100_1201.jpg

dremel the surrounding down (go slow and every so often use the sand paper to smooth it a bit..
BTW::: for those doign this mod please not once you dremel it so its flush with the rest the middle plastic stick will fall off (since you dremel the part its attached) NOTE it doesnt really do anything since the one screw doesnt have it anyways [view pics #2 in "unscrew with 10mm socket" (6th pic listed) to see what i mean by plastic stick]
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...1/100_1202.jpg

[once its fully flat and same level as rest of trim there should be 2 quarter size holes]
follow directions on fiberglass kit and place the fiber glass cloth over the holes
(make sure you push cloth into holes and create like a crater)
AFTER the top is dry..i recommend putting some fiberglass behind it (on underside) jsut for extra strength since you will still be sanding more
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...100_1203-1.jpg

after that dry [repeat the ^ if necessary] but sand with 80 grit until smooth

then use the body filler and the craters
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...100_1204-1.jpg

sand with 80 grit.... then prime it all (even under and behind it)
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...1/100_1206.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...1/100_1205.jpg
[wet sand and apply a couple coats]

then apply the color paint
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...1/100_1208.jpg
[wet sand and apply a couple coats]

then clear coat and use the clear coat sand paper and sand it and re paitn with clear.... wait til its all dry and put lights back and screw back on

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...1/100_1211.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...1/100_1212.jpg


ANY questions dont be afraid to pm me and ill answer immediately just title it TRUNK MOD since i get them emailed to iphone ill know you need help

NeweracapMAN 07-23-2009 01:07 AM

SMOKE TAIL LIGHTS COMING SATURDAY (since i have work all day thursday and friday)

death_bomber 07-23-2009 10:36 AM

[clap]Awesome,the fact that people barley know our cars with a ford emblem no it'll be a total mystery to them.[clap]

misfire 07-23-2009 11:06 AM

you guys across the water in Jersey are nuts. debadging cars.

pistolgripbmx 07-23-2009 12:14 PM

looks good, i say you color match it.

I wish it was that easy on the hatch, the body has an indent in it though, so it'd have to be welded up.

NeweracapMAN 07-23-2009 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pistolgripbmx (Post 2852860)
looks good, i say you color match it.

I wish it was that easy on the hatch, the body has an indent in it though, so it'd have to be welded up.

I was going to color match but it would really bother me if the color wasn't perfect with body and since I'm getting tint ad smokig out lights it won't look too bad black

captcurt_18 07-23-2009 06:49 PM

looks sick man! Ill be using this how-to soon

NeweracapMAN 07-23-2009 08:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by captcurt_18 (Post 2853391)
looks sick man! Ill be using this how-to soon

your welcome haha i jsut reealized i bumped the right light out or somethign cuz it wouldnt turn on [?|]

captcurt_18 07-23-2009 09:05 PM

how much did the supplies cost you?

NeweracapMAN 07-23-2009 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by captcurt_18 (Post 2853598)
how much did the supplies cost you?

um i think it was like $20 w/o paints and sand papeer(got them before)

but
the kit was like $14
body fill $5
primer $5 ( i got the big cans for each but the little ones were like $3)
paint $ 5
clear $5
paper $3

so $25 w/o paints and then w/e paint im sure you prob have atleast primer at home

[but it was so worth it i love how it looks and it jsut seems so smooth and nice]


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