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Hi - Has anyone de-badged their Volt? I find the Chevy bow tie and Volt logos break up the continuity of the rear hatch. I have seen the procedures on how to do this online, but I don't know if the Chevy bow tie logo is just stuck on with adhesive, or has some type of physical attachment to the car. Thanks.
 

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Exterior Trim Emblem Removal
Caution: Use a plastic, flat-bladed tool to prevent paint damage when removing an emblem/name plate.

Emblem/Nameplate Replacement Special Tools: Heat Gun
  1. The part and vehicle surface should be 21°C (70°F) prior to installation. The vehicle should remain inside in a temperature range of 21°C (70°F) for 1 hour after assembly to allow the adhesive to develop sufficient bond strength.
  2. Using masking tape, mark two sides of the placement where the old emblem/nameplate was placed.
  3. Use a heat gun or equivalent, to heat the adhesive backed emblem/nameplates.
  4. A flat-bladed plastic tool can assist in the removal process.
  5. Wipe the vehicle surface area with a 50/50 solution by volume of isopropyl alcohol and clean drinkable water.
  6. Dry the area with a clean lint-free cotton cloth.
  7. Close any doors, tailgates, endgates and rear compartment lids where emblem/nameplates are to be placed.
  8. When removing protective liners from adhesive backed emblem/nameplates, be careful not to touch the adhesive tape or allow the tape to come in contact with dirt or any foreign matter prior to the placement and adhesion.
  9. Remove the protective liner from the emblem/nameplate.
  10. Position, align and press the emblem/nameplate to the previously marked location.
  11. Using a clean towel and the palm of the hand, press firmly for approximately 30 seconds, the emblem/nameplate to the vehicle body panel surface.
  12. Ensure the emblem/nameplate is attached firmly to the body panel surface.
  13. Remove the masking tape and clean all tape residue from the vehicle body panel surface around the emblem/nameplate attachment location.
 

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I want to know, too. I also have an idea for a replacement for the nasty front bowtie. The front one has three holes behind it: a locating post in the centre, and a tab on each side.
 

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I've also heard of using fishing line to slice through the adhesive once it is hot.
 

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I really like the badge on the Volt. I like to show off my rear to other drivers. Most do not know what the car is until they see the badge.

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2013 Blue Topaz
 

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The Volt letters come off with ease (fishing string works good just be sure to pull AWAY from the paint) but the bowtie has 2 holes behind it... Needless to say you should probably leave the bowtie lol
 

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I was thinking of maybe putting vinyl over the bowtie on the front and back of mine, making them look brushed metal instead of gold... Relatively cheap mod and it can be removed (at least I'm thinking it can haha) if it looks crappy.

http://www.grafxwerks.com/shop_detail.php?pid=VOBA1-1544
 

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I was OK with the bowtie, just not the color. I coated mine with black plastidip. My Volt is red and I think the black looks nice.

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I just did this on my black 2013. Removed the bowtie and volt letters with fishing line. There are two holes behind the bowtie; no holes behind volt letters. I had my body shop fill the holes from the bowtie and repaint the hatch (along with the side skirts and rear diffuser). I bought new volt letters and sprayed them with plasti-dip (so I can easily go back to chrome if I want). I reapplied the volt letters where they were before. I love it. I'll post pics when I get a chance.
 

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Gold Bowtie No More...

photo.jpg I did not care for the Gold Bow Ties either. I purchased the White Diamond Tri Coat colored overlays from EBay and liked them so much better. I have a 2012 Chevy Volt White Diamond Tri Coat color with the Black Hatchback and roof. Finding a matching Vinyl was a struggle so I asked the vendor of the overlay http://www.grafxwerks.com/shop_detail.php?pid=VOBA1-1544 if I could buy a larger 13x40 or so piece to overlay my Hatchback, but they said they don't carry large pieces of the vinyl. So I asked what Manufacturer they used for their vinyl and they said the believed it was Avery. So I found a large piece of Avery Pearl White on EBay and wrapped my hatchback. I like the hatchback the same color as the body, but the Black roof still looks good. I did have to wrap it twice since the black bled through the thin vinyl.
 

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Debadged my last fall

I removed the "Volt" and the bow tie. I stuck a penny on electrical tape and used it as a guide cut out circles and stuck them over the holes. No repainting and you can't really tell, unless you look really close.

Matt
 
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