Originally Posted by rapatak38
Wasn't a pain to like get the new ones on straight or anything?
Nope. Before removing the chrome's I framed them with some blue painters tape about 1/4" away from the letters. You're only looking at maybe 14" max length for the Grand Cherokee on the doors so it's fairly easy to get a straight line for all of them. The badges come die-cut in foam with about a 1/4" border that you'll use to align to the tape frame.
To remove the old badges I used a hair dryer and fishing line. Or if it's warm out you can park it in the sun for an hour or so.
You'll need one of these to remove the glue/tape from the old badges.
My GC is white so the paint is forgiving. After the gunk is removed I used denatured alcohol to clean the area, washed it good and clay bar'd it. Maybe over kill, but you'd be surprised how dirty those spaces get.
Once the old ones were removed I just used a side and bottom of the tape frame to align the new ones. Give a good press and remove the foam.
The hardest badge to remove is the Jeep on the lift gate. There are guide pins, but nothing internally holding it on, just a lot of tape and it was hard to get the fishing line in.
You can get the OEM badges anywhere. I got mine off ebay, but most places will probably price match.
You might have a hard time finding the trim level badge in black. I ended up getting a scripted "Limited" badge in black.