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It was not easy to remove and put back on, I found that the paint doesn't stick to it too well and I can peel it off once it dries. Not uncommon to see newer cars with the emblem the same color as the body.
 

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Why did you paint over the badge? It's it non reasonable or wad it by choice?
I was thinking the same thing. A heat gun, and dental floss. Will remove the badge easy. Goof off will remove the remaining adhesive residue. 3M trim glue will glue it back on. There’s also really thin 3M trim tape, I’ve used many times, to replace badges.

I had a really bad rock chip, on my blue smart car. Took the badge off the old hood flap, reused and placed it on the brand new one.
 

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Ah, so it's just glued in place. Good to know for the future.
I though it might have some kind locating pins .

Another question. I thought I've read somewhere that smart car panels were made out of plastic colored all the way though. Pure am I delusional?
Why did you paint over the badge? It's it non reasonable or wad it by choice?
I was thinking the same thing. A heat gun, and dental floss. Will remove the badge easy. 3M trim glue will glue it back on. There’s also really thin 3M trim tape, I’ve used many times, to replace badges.
 

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Ah, so it's just glued in place. Good to know for the future.
I though it might have some kind locating pins .

Another question. I thought I've read somewhere that smart car panels were made out of plastic colored all the way though. Pure am I delusional?
Some plastic panel are pure color all the way though panel. A protective clear, is applied over it. My blue color, was painted metallic blue, with a clear coat. Any chip, door ding, you would see black plastic Underneath.
 

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I'm guessing my 2013 white is all the way through since I haven't seen any dings.

Ah, so it's just glued in place. Good to know for the future.
I though it might have some kind locating pins .

Another question. I thought I've read somewhere that smart car panels were made out of plastic colored all the way though. Pure am I delusional?
Some plastic panel are pure color all the way though panel. A protective clear, is applied over it. My blue color, was painted metallic blue, with a clear coat. Any chip, door ding, you would see black plastic Underneath.
 

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well, the front air dam is a leftover from a previous repair as the one that was on there is 2/3 missing thanks to a suicidal raccoon. I thought about painting it red, but then changed my mind. I could always remove it and paint it flat black again, but it does look better than the white front fenders, hood, etc and the red rear. not going for show quality here, just a bit better than it was.

besides, been seeing a lot of deer by the roads lately...
 

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Ha nope, just a friendly offering from a bird up in the tree it is parked under. Waiting for me to get to the wheel bearing that is making more noise than the exhaust that needs fixing. The list keeps getting longer....
 

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well, the front air dam is a leftover from a previous repair as the one that was on there is 2/3 missing thanks to a suicidal raccoon. I thought about painting it red, but then changed my mind. I could always remove it and paint it flat black again, but it does look better than the white front fenders, hood, etc and the red rear. not going for show quality here, just a bit better than it was.

besides, been seeing a lot of deer by the roads lately...
I think you did a fine job at your pace and comfort level. Keep tweaking along. Big thumbs up.
 

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Well, it sucks getting old, and I have a spare vehicle to get around... Thanks !!
 

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All the more reason to get our Smarts running and looking the way we want them. Because a spirited ride along a nice winding country road makes getting old feel not bad at all.
 

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Getting old is still painful in my book. If I knew I would live this long, I would have taken better care of myself when I was younger. :eek:
 
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