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Has anyone tried vinyl wrapping their badges on their jeeps? Ordered some vinyl and was looking to see if anyone had any tips on doing this. Doesn't seem like it will be too hard to do though.

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Most paint them, detach, reattach type of deal
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Or just remove them totally. Much easier to clean too!
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Most paint them, detach, reattach type of deal
Yeah vinyl wrapping the badges seems like it would be a real PITA. I originally plasti-dipped them, but eventually just bought the black badges.
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Actually yes, buying black badges is even better route
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Just buy the black badges. Not worth the time and trouble trying to wrap each letter with vinyl.


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Ok thanks for everyone's input I appreciate the advice from everyone! Any specific places to get the badges from?
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Or just remove them totally. Much easier to clean too!
Wow super clean man. Nice ride, just got mine which is a 17 Laredo E and it just has too much chrome for my liking haha.
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Most paint them, detach, reattach type of deal
Yeah vinyl wrapping the badges seems like it would be a real PITA. I originally plasti-dipped them, but eventually just bought the black badges.
Wasn't a pain to like get the new ones on straight or anything?
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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.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00063VT0G/

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.

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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.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00063VT0G/

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.

HTH
That helped a ton! Thank you for the tips I really appreciate the help. Hopefully I can manage not to screw it up ??
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Re: Vinyl Wrap

all I did was get a small bottle of goo gone, a set of 4 of those plastic scraper tools, and a rag. put the rag under the emblem, squirt the goo gone across the top of the lettering, let it drip through and soak into the emblem, right into the rag underneath. wait a minute, then just pop the letters right off with the scraper tool. use the rag with the excess goo gone to wipe any glue that's still there. the whole jeep was debadged in literally 15 minutes.
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