How do you change the color of your car emblem?

What’s the best way to change the color of your car emblem? I have a black Mercedes. I think the hood ornament would look awesome if it was red.

Car emblems are usually bright silver or unpainted chrome, so painting them is a quick, easy way to personalize your ride! Follow these steps to change your car emblem’s color:
  • Step 1: Remove the ornament by either unscrewing it, softening the glue with a hairdryer, or taking off the fasteners.
  • Step 2: Sand it with a high grit sandpaper—220 grit will work well.
  • Step 3: Clean it with either mineral spirits or alcohol.
  • Step 4: Spray at least three coats of primer, leaving a minute for drying before applying each new layer.
  • Step 5: Apply your paint in light coats. Spray one at a time and let it dry for a minute or two before applying a new layer.
  • Step 6: Let it dry overnight.
  • Step 7: Reattach the ornament by either applying glue to the bottom, screwing it back in, or refastening it.
Congratulations! Your emblem should now be personalized. While some jobs are better left for professionals, personalizing your emblem is an easy way to give your car some personality.
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Joshua Levy
Answered on Nov 17, 2021

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