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I have a 2002 1.9 tdi.

Just wonder how the badge is attacted to the tailgate?

is it just stuck on or does it have a couple of pins going threw the tailgate?
 

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Yup, stuck on with gluey foamy stuff.

You thinking de-badge? easy to do, just need dental floss or cotton and 'saw' behind them. Then you gotta get the remaining sticky stuff off, lots of peeps have different solutions, but I just used shampoo and elbow grease!
 

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I did mine, by heating each badge with a hair drier, don't need much heat for glue to soften and the whole badge and sticky stuff peels off in one go. Take care not to overdo the heat though!!, when badge moves from side to side thats when its ready to come off.

I quick rub with t cut got the remainder of the glue off.

When you time comes to sell your car you can put badges back on to read 'FLOG' [:D]
 

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I did mine, by heating each badge with a hair drier, don't need much heat for glue to soften and the whole badge and sticky stuff peels off in one go. Take care not to overdo the heat though!!, when badge moves from side to side thats when its ready to come off.

I quick rub with t cut got the remainder of the glue off.

When you time comes to sell your car you can put badges back on to read 'FLOG' [:D]
Actually if its a GTI (FLOG IT). Any more ??
 

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Seriously, just done mine.  Simple.  Piece of cotton, then peel off the remaining foam/glue.  Give it a good rub with some cellulose thinners !! Or any other solventy type stuff.  WD40, White spirit, T cut !!! Clean car, dry car, polish car. JD.
 

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Yeah, forgot to say, heat the badge, or any leftover sticky foamy c**p with a hair drier, and it comes off a LOT easier than if its cold.
 

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Ick so if I wanted to remove the VW I would have a big circle on the boot [:(]
Yes, you will have a recess where the badge sits.

Most people stick a Sharan or Passat badge in there as it is smaller than the golf one and sits nice and snug in the recess.

If you are looking for the smoothed boot look, then thats a little more complicated than simply removing the badges, although, when its done well it looks the nuts !!

See MikeTDI's motor in this months PVW.
 

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Thank for the welcome.[:D]

My rear badge has a rubber seal round it.

Does this also mean my tailgate will have an indented circle where the badge would have been?

[:cool:]
 
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