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Old 10-11-2018, 09:49 PM
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Not sure what to do. But the previous owner installed a single hood emblem on the left side of my 91 Turquoise Metallic ZR1. I can't seem to find one in this color and they made a lot of them in 91. Has anyone taken a ZR1 emblem and had it refinished to match another color? I have thought about taking it off but don't want to risk screwing up the paint.

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Old 10-12-2018, 08:47 AM
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Check ebay, there are a couple
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Corvette-rear-bumper-ZR-1-emblem-GM-NOS-1990-1995-90-91-92-93-94-95/122583685119?hash=item1c8a8e97ff:g:L-wAAOSwMvtZXVnB:rk:30:pf:0
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The paint shop I used to repaint my car also repainted the original ZR-1 emblem on the rear. Originally it was dark red metallic.
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:33 PM
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I keep checking Ebay hoping to find one in my color but as of yet just about every color but. So I thought I would buy one that was not too much money and have it painted to 42U.
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:51 PM
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Yeah don't try to take it off,there glued on....Keep looking, ebay is a good source....
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These aren’t hard to find,just give it some time and you will find one.
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It's just plastic thats painted.
so you could have one refinished to match.
I have a few of these but they are for a black 90
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That's why I 'm keeping my eye out for a cheap one on ebay. Not going to spend $50-70 for one I'm going to have repainted anyway. If I get a white one I can tape over the black ZR1 and the Chevron scuff and paint the correct color. Unless I get lucky and one Turquoise Metallic shows up. I wish someone would start making them but it's a pretty small market.
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That's why I 'm keeping my eye out for a cheap one on ebay. Not going to spend $50-70 for one I'm going to have repainted anyway. If I get a white one I can tape over the black ZR1 and the Chevron scuff and paint the correct color. Unless I get lucky and one Turquoise Metallic shows up. I wish someone would start making them but it's a pretty small market.
Yes, keep eyeballing ebay.....I'm sure no one will notice if you do in fact paint it......I like how the Z looks with the lettering on the fenders..
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Originally Posted by ZWILDZR1 View Post
Not sure what to do. But the previous owner installed a single hood emblem on the left side of my 91 Turquoise Metallic ZR1. I can't seem to find one in this color and they made a lot of them in 91. Has anyone taken a ZR1 emblem and had it refinished to match another color? I have thought about taking it off but don't want to risk screwing up the paint.


I doubt the PO installed a 'single' but rather than 'pierce' the hood and install correctly the PO just used a double sided tape install and the 'other' has just fallen off. Is the other side of the hood pierced? I'd think removal wouldn't be an issue.

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I have had good luck removing emblems like this with fishing wire. Just take a hair dryer, heat up the emblem a bit (to fairly warm, not scorching hot), and slowly "floss" the fishing wire back and forth, moving your hands parallel to the surface of the hood. There will likely be some residue left from the foam tape, but that can be removed carefully with some 3M Adhesive Remover.

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Also, to minimize the amount of adhesive residue, you can hold the fishing wire as close to the painted body panel as possible, and focus on pressing toward the body panel while "flossing". You want to break the bond between the tape and the body panel, as opposed to cutting the tape in half.

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Originally Posted by Stingray1967 View Post
I have had good luck removing emblems like this with fishing wire. Just take a hair dryer, heat up the emblem a bit (to fairly warm, not scorching hot), and slowly "floss" the fishing wire back and forth, moving your hands parallel to the surface of the hood. There will likely be some residue left from the foam tape, but that can be removed carefully with some 3M Adhesive Remover.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-03618-Adhe.../dp/B000BQYA7W
Good call...Thanks for posting...Have to remember this down the line....Who would have thought, fishing line...
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