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  1. #1
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    Bonnet Badge Removal

    Putting my stripes on my Sumo, I've found that the Cobra bonnet badge isn't central, so I need to remove and reposition it. Does anyone know how to get it off? I was expecting to use cheese wire to slice it off but there is zero gap between the badge and the body..
    Kittihawk: Pilgrim Sumo MK3 built '93/'94 with 2.1L Stage 2 Pinto and Ford Type 9 5-Speed Gearbox

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    Hairdryer, gently apply heat. And use fishing line or strong thread rather than cheese wire

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    Are you sure it’s glued on?? I think mine had two pins going through the fibreglass with a blob of silicon on the back?

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    as above - depends on fitting type. Either two pins, or glued. Mine was glued luckily enough, so some white spirit/turps to soften the glue, but hair dryer would be better to warm it up and soften instead.
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    To remove mine, I placed a strip of sturdy 2" wide masking tape either side of the badge to protect the paint. Then I took two Stanley knife blades and tucked them in under the edge of the badge. I then tapped them in gently until the glue gave way. Not a single mark to the paint.
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    Thanks, folks. Glued for sure as no fixings visible from the underside (unlike the boot badge, which has two). I'll have a go later with some heat and blades.

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  8. #8
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    Ended up having to be a hairdryer on the hottest setting and a wood chisel with a sharp edge; fishing twine, dental floss and a stanley knife blade made no impact. The metal badge popped off and left a rubber disk stuck to the gel coat that wouldn't peel off, so I sliced most of it off with the blade and removed the residue with a piece of WD40-soaked kitchen towel. One sheet was plenty.
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    Kittihawk: Pilgrim Sumo MK3 built '93/'94 with 2.1L Stage 2 Pinto and Ford Type 9 5-Speed Gearbox

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