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Can anybody tell me how the Nissan Badge and the 370Z numbers/letters are attached to the rear bumper, please? Is it double-sided sticky, or something else?

 

Just out of interest of course (complete lie). Those at the Workshop Day around 2.45pm will know the horrible truth!

 

TIA,

 

Jeff-W.

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Fred I - 350Z 2007 Gunmetal. 6 CD changer, full leather, reverse sensors. SOLD.
Fred II - 370Z GT 2011 Gunmetal. Premium connect. GT spec. Seriously un-modified. See-through windows, and a wheel at each corner. Sold 13 July 14. Gone.
Fred III - 2014 facelift 370GT. Magma red. Reversing sensors. Invidia Gemini CBE. Sold 2 April 2016.
Fred IV - 2016 Daytona Blue 370Z GT. Reversing sensors. K & N panel filters. Invidia Gemini CBE. Full front wrap - Ventureshield II.

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I always thought it was taped on the replacement ones you buy are taped and as far as I recall they come off with Floss and Heat. I thought it was lower than the badges?

 

Certainly when I replaced the 350z Logo I snapped part of the Z off it was taped on.

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The 350 was you are right, not sure about the 370 but what’s the worst, maybe a peg into body work? He will soon find it when gently prising the old one off.

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I don`t think there is a peg into the bodywork, I didn`t take the originals off but I have changed the replacements and there aren`t any holes for pegs, IIRC just a couple of protrusions for the alignment.

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This is a great detailed view for anyone wanting to de-badge or re-badge.

 

I have been subscribed to this guy for a while now, and it just so happened that he bought a 370z Nismo V2. Needless to say I was over the moon, and he obviously knows a good car when he sees it!

 

 

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Can anybody tell me how the Nissan Badge and the 370Z numbers/letters are attached to the rear bumper, please? Is it double-sided sticky, or something else?

 

Just out of interest of course (complete lie). Those at the Workshop Day around 2.45pm will know the horrible truth!

 

TIA,

 

Jeff-W.

Looks the same as the 350z removal. Just take accurate measurements for the 370Z spacing when you need to refit. Great YouTube clip. Hope your Z is back to its best shortly.
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Can anybody tell me how the Nissan Badge and the 370Z numbers/letters are attached to the rear bumper, please? Is it double-sided sticky, or something else?

 

Just out of interest of course (complete lie). Those at the Workshop Day around 2.45pm will know the horrible truth!

 

TIA,

 

Jeff-W.

 

 

I always thought it was taped on the replacement ones you buy are taped and as far as I recall they come off with Floss and Heat. I thought it was lower than the badges?

 

Certainly when I replaced the 350z Logo I snapped part of the Z off it was taped on.

 

Can confirm Les is right. I removed the badges from my White 370 that Gav now has and it was a heat gun and floss, they are just stuck on :thumbs:

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Jeff what happened at 2 45 for those of us who missed the day

 

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I was “guided” back from the ramp in order to get out of the workshop. Unfortunately, the STOP call was a little late and I gently nudged the corner of a workshop table just to the offside of the rear Nissan badge. It has put a vertical 1/2 inch crease in the plastic (through the paint) and whilst the respray area will be small once it has been filled and sanded, the whole bumper has to be re-lacquered so the work will not show after polishing.

 

It was an accident in a confined space, basically.

Fred I - 350Z 2007 Gunmetal. 6 CD changer, full leather, reverse sensors. SOLD.
Fred II - 370Z GT 2011 Gunmetal. Premium connect. GT spec. Seriously un-modified. See-through windows, and a wheel at each corner. Sold 13 July 14. Gone.
Fred III - 2014 facelift 370GT. Magma red. Reversing sensors. Invidia Gemini CBE. Sold 2 April 2016.
Fred IV - 2016 Daytona Blue 370Z GT. Reversing sensors. K & N panel filters. Invidia Gemini CBE. Full front wrap - Ventureshield II.

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Oh no no no! Jeff, gutted.

 

Maybe now is the time for a new car then x

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350Z Chilli Red 2006, with full Do-Luck Kit and still looks as good as new!
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Have a look here Jeff --> http://forums.nissansportz.com/topic/24423-370z-nissan-burger-removal/

 

The rear Nissan burger has a few pegs which make flossing it a bit tricky, but just be sure to apply enough heat and don't be tempted to lever the badge too much because the edge of the badge is hard and will mark the paint if it digs in.

 

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Good luck mate.

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'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Z* with a plethora of minor bespoke mods'

*one of 40 don't you know!

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Badges removed at the paint shop - no drama, they do that kind of thing every day. Paint job complete including the bumper re-lacquer. Absolutely undetectable fix. It was fascinating being shown the computer program which generates the paint formula from your car make and colour code - Daytona Blue has 6 constituents, if you didn't already know.

 

The only issue they had was getting the number plate off, as the original dealer had been extremely generous with the double-sided sticky tape!

 

Thanks for the tips and advice above.

 

Jeff-W.

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Fred I - 350Z 2007 Gunmetal. 6 CD changer, full leather, reverse sensors. SOLD.
Fred II - 370Z GT 2011 Gunmetal. Premium connect. GT spec. Seriously un-modified. See-through windows, and a wheel at each corner. Sold 13 July 14. Gone.
Fred III - 2014 facelift 370GT. Magma red. Reversing sensors. Invidia Gemini CBE. Sold 2 April 2016.
Fred IV - 2016 Daytona Blue 370Z GT. Reversing sensors. K & N panel filters. Invidia Gemini CBE. Full front wrap - Ventureshield II.

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Glad you got it sorted Jeff

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Excellent. Six huh? I'm not surprised - it's such a fantastic, deep, colour :)

'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Z* with a plethora of minor bespoke mods'

*one of 40 don't you know!

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Glad she’s fixed

07765 406665
Infiniti FX 30d premium - loved it but now gone
QX70d S Design and owner and lovin' it - Alas, she has now gone too

350Z Chilli Red 2006, with full Do-Luck Kit and still looks as good as new!
nissansportz.club Social Media - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - Youtube

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Six is a lot I think its 4 for Storm White. But then that undercoat :D

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Current - 2020 (20) Juke Tekna Plus, Gun Metal Grey/Red Contrast, DCT Gearbox, Clever Little Commuter Car

Previous - 2005 (55) 350z Azure GT Coupe, Parking Sensors, Z Tax Holder, Z Mats, Z Door Guards, White Reflectors, Z Tyre Caps, S2000 Aerial, BT Kit,

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Les, the 6-colour mix just goes straight on top of the primer. It contains the metallic particles, a black, a red(?), a blue, a silver and something else which I have forgotten. I guess it is a very specialist field and people spend a lot of time developing these mixes. Oh, and then the lacquer on top.

 

Jeff.

Fred I - 350Z 2007 Gunmetal. 6 CD changer, full leather, reverse sensors. SOLD.
Fred II - 370Z GT 2011 Gunmetal. Premium connect. GT spec. Seriously un-modified. See-through windows, and a wheel at each corner. Sold 13 July 14. Gone.
Fred III - 2014 facelift 370GT. Magma red. Reversing sensors. Invidia Gemini CBE. Sold 2 April 2016.
Fred IV - 2016 Daytona Blue 370Z GT. Reversing sensors. K & N panel filters. Invidia Gemini CBE. Full front wrap - Ventureshield II.

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How long until you can polish etc?

Current - 2014 (14) 370z NISMO in Storm White #229, JDM Carbon Nismo Kickplates, JDM Carbon Nismo B Pillars, Nismo Tyre Caps, Nismo Oil Cap, K&N Filters, MY15 Nismo Start Button. GT-R Dome Lens Covers - LED Lights (Interior, trunk & numberplate) - Demand Engineering Full Valved Custom Exhaust System. Custom Blank Button Delete Z1 LHP Upgraded Hatch Struts

Current - 2020 (20) Juke Tekna Plus, Gun Metal Grey/Red Contrast, DCT Gearbox, Clever Little Commuter Car

Previous - 2005 (55) 350z Azure GT Coupe, Parking Sensors, Z Tax Holder, Z Mats, Z Door Guards, White Reflectors, Z Tyre Caps, S2000 Aerial, BT Kit,

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A polish on the rear bumper would be the standard 2 weeks wait; you could wax coat any time. There is currently no need to use any polish/cutting fluid there as the finish is immaculate (give or take the sh1te that came up off the road surface on the way home).

 

I am currently waiting for some daylight time at a suitable temperature just to wash the whole car down. I got the last pre-winter wax coat on the rest of the car just before the Workshop Day in Cambridge.

 

Jeff.

Fred I - 350Z 2007 Gunmetal. 6 CD changer, full leather, reverse sensors. SOLD.
Fred II - 370Z GT 2011 Gunmetal. Premium connect. GT spec. Seriously un-modified. See-through windows, and a wheel at each corner. Sold 13 July 14. Gone.
Fred III - 2014 facelift 370GT. Magma red. Reversing sensors. Invidia Gemini CBE. Sold 2 April 2016.
Fred IV - 2016 Daytona Blue 370Z GT. Reversing sensors. K & N panel filters. Invidia Gemini CBE. Full front wrap - Ventureshield II.

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On 9/17/2019 at 5:19 AM, Cray Z said:

This is a great detailed view for anyone wanting to de-badge or re-badge.

 

I have been subscribed to this guy for a while now, and it just so happened that he bought a 370z Nismo V2. Needless to say I was over the moon, and he obviously knows a good car when he sees it!

 

 

 

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Well I have my new front an rear Z badges, so if it's another good weekend coming I'll be giving this a try.

Dental floss is stronger than cotton I presume - got cotton, but no floss! And I was wondering what this guy was squirting on the residual gunge when the badges were off, it seemed to work very well. Unfortunately the bottle was mostly out of shot.

 

Any tips? I'd usually resort to white spirit to remove number plate stick pad remnants.

 

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18 minutes ago, Dave G said:

I'm afraid I can't help answer your questions but I have some replacement badges to go on so any info or tips you add here will be gratefully received! :)

I will do. 👍

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1 hour ago, Loadmaster said:

Well I have my new front an rear Z badges, so if it's another good weekend coming I'll be giving this a try.

Dental floss is stronger than cotton I presume - got cotton, but no floss! And I was wondering what this guy was squirting on the residual gunge when the badges were off, it seemed to work very well. Unfortunately the bottle was mostly out of shot.

 

Any tips? I'd usually resort to white spirit to remove number plate stick pad remnants.

 

Tips:

The badges are very firmly stuck, with automotive adhesive tape.

Use a plastic or wooden tool to help pry the badge off (idealy, wrapped in soft cloth) - less chance of damaging paintwork.

A hairdryer is essential, to warm & soften the glue.

Go slowly, trying to leave as little adhesive tape as possible.

Don't worry if you bend the original badge a bit. You're never going to put it back on again.

Tape residue can be removed with white spirit or cellulose thinners (I use thinners).

Remember the badges are different sizes AND the Z can be put on upside down, if you're not careful. It will look wrong, if upside down.

Position the badges REALLY CAREFULLY. Once they're on, they're on!

 

Edit:  I've done 4 cars now and have never used dental floss - but I'm sure you can.

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