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DubYaTF88 04-16-2012 12:51 PM

Decklid Panel application, remove emblem?
Alright, so I just got a decklid panel vinyl for my 2011 5.0.
This one specifically,

and I was wanting to install it myself. When looking at the vinyl, the emblem cut out in the center isn't large enough to fit over it. So my question is, do I remove and replace the emblem or am I suppose to cut the vinyl to make it fit?
Or should I scrap that idea and just take it somewhere to get it done?

Rylay 04-16-2012 03:21 PM

Don't cut the vynal. Remove the center cap with a heat gun and fishing wire. Install the vynal. Reaply new 3m tape and reattach emblem on top of vynal.

jake1.11 04-18-2012 07:06 AM

I agree with Rylay...dont try to cut it around the faux cap, it is unlikely you will get a nice clean cut. Its pretty easy to take it off with fishing line.

05MineralGrayV6 04-18-2012 04:09 PM

Just don't do what Tanner did

fordplay 04-18-2012 10:16 PM

Do not remove the gas cap

fordplay 04-18-2012 10:17 PM

I've done the opposite and if you remove it , it won't be the same

Lem-06 04-19-2012 05:51 AM

why would removing the gas cap make it be different/bad?

DubYaTF88 04-19-2012 07:40 AM

alright thanks for the info. I have removed and replaced my 5.0 emblems so I already have experience with the fishing line and 3m tape. Maybe in another week or so I will have time to try this and get some pictures up!

Rylay 04-19-2012 10:33 AM

Does the new model line up with the key hole? So it doesn't go back on exactly right? On the 05-09 you just line it back up with the keyhole and make it level. It's exactly the same...

DubYaTF88 04-20-2012 07:38 AM

My 2011 doesn't have a key hole for the trunk, not sure if the 2010 has one and I would guess that everything after '11 doesn't have one.

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