What's the best way to remove a rear-panel Caterham badge?

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What's the best way to remove a rear-panel Caterham badge?

I'm now the proud owner of a 2008-style rear-panel badge.  But what's the best way to remove the old one?  Warming with a hair-dryer perhaps?

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Adhesive only?

Warmth + WD-40 + dental floss or similar.

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Thanks, Jonathan.

Well, the job was a doddle with Mrs V's hair-dryer -- a good blast of heat, while picking at the edge of each letter in turn to peel it off, then a wipe down with meths.

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And this the (slightly blurred) result:

I do think that font is soooo much better than the current italic one.

And before the purists say: "OMG, that Superlight decal is wonky", I should point out that my intention was to line up the "R400" bit"! Smile

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Keep wanting to do this to mine.....hate the current font, its just wrong.....

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I  wish you luck -- those badges are practically unobtainable now.  I was lucky to get an unused one from a fellow member.

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I still have a Superlight R400  'sticky' badge in pristine unused condition from my 2013 build. It was another of CCs over stocking of kits.

And NO it is not up for sale!