• Register Today It's free! This box and some ads will disappear once registered!

^^Searches ExplorerForum.com^^

Remove Explorer letters on hood (Sport)


clayjo

Member
Joined
March 21, 2013
Messages
58
Reaction score
0
City, State
Norwalk, CT
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 Explorer Sport
Has anyone done this? Don't care much for the letters on the hood. I know what I'm driving ;)
 


Join the Elite Explorers for $20 per year. Gets rid of the ads! New $5 per month "try out" option.

Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see no advertisements, no banner ads, no double underlined links, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create and save more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.




banxwondar

Member
Joined
January 15, 2013
Messages
75
Reaction score
0
City, State
Santa Clara
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 Explorer Sport
It's really pretty easy. I've debadged my previous cars so it's the same process.

Tools needed:
-Heat gun or blow dryer
-Dental floss
-scratch remover or rubbing compound
-wax
-microfiber towel

Step 1:
Heat all the letters with your blow dryer

Step 2:
Take the dental floss, and literally floss each letter off. ( apply pressure towards the hood of the car and try not to pry the letters off, but floss it off till they fall off if that makes sense)

Step 3:
Use rubbing compound or scratch remover ( Scratch-X works good) and the microfiber towel to buff out the debris from the adhesive.

Step 4:
Once the debris is removed, use the wax ( I prefer Klasse) to buff the area clean.

Step 5:
Grab a cold one and admire your hard work:chug:
 




RR20

New Member
Joined
March 6, 2013
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
City, State
Ca
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 Ford Explorer
Has anyone done this? Don't care much for the letters on the hood. I know what I'm driving ;)
If you want to sell them when you are finished removing them, I would be interested.
 




Frmconcrete09

New Member
Joined
March 3, 2013
Messages
18
Reaction score
0
City, State
Southern illinois
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 explorer sport
I've removed plenty of decals and glue in my day and ill tell you the easiest way I've found is a soft rubber wheel made by astro pneumatic. . If i remember right i believe it's called a smart eraser but don't quote me on that. .. once you get the emblems off use this wheel to remove the left over glue and what not you'll be amazed. .. my local napa sells them for like 11 bucks. It doesn't hurt the paint either. And works about 300 times better than goo gone and stuff like that .. I've removed a decal over 6 foot long with one of these wheels. And couldn't be happier. ..
 




Joe Dirt

Explorer Addict
Joined
October 4, 2007
Messages
13,404
Reaction score
14
Year, Model & Trim Level
07 Camry
just fyi for everyone looking if they don't have the Astro wheel local... 3M also sells a gummy wheel (might be the same one) part number 07498. Works the same way...
 




13TuxedoSport

Active Member
Joined
January 1, 2013
Messages
145
Reaction score
0
City, State
Visalia, CA
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 Ford Explorer Sport
It's really pretty easy. I've debadged my previous cars so it's the same process.

Tools needed:
-Heat gun or blow dryer
-Dental floss
-scratch remover or rubbing compound
-wax
-microfiber towel

Step 1:
Heat all the letters with your blow dryer

Step 2:
Take the dental floss, and literally floss each letter off. ( apply pressure towards the hood of the car and try not to pry the letters off, but floss it off till they fall off if that makes sense)

Step 3:
Use rubbing compound or scratch remover ( Scratch-X works good) and the microfiber towel to buff out the debris from the adhesive.

Step 4:
Once the debris is removed, use the wax ( I prefer Klasse) to buff the area clean.

Step 5:
Grab a cold one and admire your hard work:chug:
Good info, especially step 5 -- haha.

I may take the "Ecoboost 4wd" badge off of the tailgate on my Ex. It just seems out of place, since it's like a silvery green and blue badge, lol
 




Frmconcrete09

New Member
Joined
March 3, 2013
Messages
18
Reaction score
0
City, State
Southern illinois
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 explorer sport
13tuxedosport I put the (Taurus) SHO ecoboost badge in place of the factory ecoboost4wd ,and love it
 




clayjo

Member
Joined
March 21, 2013
Messages
58
Reaction score
0
City, State
Norwalk, CT
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 Explorer Sport
13tuxedosport I put the (Taurus) SHO ecoboost badge in place of the factory ecoboost4wd ,and love it
Do you have a pic of the back? Thinking about doing that to mine too
 




Frmconcrete09

New Member
Joined
March 3, 2013
Messages
18
Reaction score
0
City, State
Southern illinois
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 explorer sport
20130310_174152.jpg
here is the emblem
 




Frmconcrete09

New Member
Joined
March 3, 2013
Messages
18
Reaction score
0
City, State
Southern illinois
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 explorer sport
And the black grill emblem
20130313_164210.jpg
 








QwikEVO

Active Member
Joined
November 28, 2012
Messages
134
Reaction score
9
City, State
New Baden, IL
Year, Model & Trim Level
2020 Explorer ST
SHO badge on an Explorer....wow. Good job, what's next?

SVT badges?
 




clayjo

Member
Joined
March 21, 2013
Messages
58
Reaction score
0
City, State
Norwalk, CT
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 Explorer Sport




clayjo

Member
Joined
March 21, 2013
Messages
58
Reaction score
0
City, State
Norwalk, CT
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 Explorer Sport




Frmconcrete09

New Member
Joined
March 3, 2013
Messages
18
Reaction score
0
City, State
Southern illinois
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 explorer sport
I bought a set of them off eBay .
 








Frmconcrete09

New Member
Joined
March 3, 2013
Messages
18
Reaction score
0
City, State
Southern illinois
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 explorer sport
Was the grille emblem from ebay also? I saw them on there but wasnt sure about the quality. Any good?
Yes they are pretty good quality. . I believe its a factory aluminum stamped piece just painted
 




broken strut

Active Member
Joined
June 9, 2012
Messages
733
Reaction score
1
City, State
CHIMOMAN VILLE
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 White Sport
SHO badge on an Explorer....wow. Good job, what's next?

SVT badges?
Hhahahahahah. If that gets you going. Wait until you see these stuck on the front!!!!!!!!!!! To each their own.......

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&vxp=mtr&item=261397682418

The sports are actually the same engine as the interceptor. So it's not really false advertising like the SHO badge that belongs to Taurus. The explorer is basically an oversize Taurus anyway. Seven seater Taurus to be exact.. LMAO

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/20/fords-explorer-based-police-interceptor-365-hp-ecoboost/
 




broken strut

Active Member
Joined
June 9, 2012
Messages
733
Reaction score
1
City, State
CHIMOMAN VILLE
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 White Sport
If anyone wants my explorer letters PM me.
 


Join the Elite Explorers for $20 per year. Gets rid of the ads! New $5 per month "try out" option.

Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see no advertisements, no banner ads, no double underlined links, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create and save more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.




mabupa

New Member
Joined
November 9, 2013
Messages
46
Reaction score
0
City, State
florida
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 explorer limited
Hhahahahahah. If that gets you going. Wait until you see these stuck on the front!!!!!!!!!!! To each their own....... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&vxp=mtr&item=261397682418 The sports are actually the same engine as the interceptor. So it's not really false advertising like the SHO badge that belongs to Taurus. The explorer is basically an oversize Taurus anyway. Seven seater Taurus to be exact.. LMAO http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/20/fords-explorer-based-police-interceptor-365-hp-ecoboost/
The interceptors and sports don't share engines. The interceptors have the 3.7 NA.
 




Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
E Ford Explorer Running Boards: Do I have to remove the Mud Guards? Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 0
J Remove Center Channel Dash Speaker Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 2
P How to remove rear door panel on 2017 Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 1
M How to remove front bumper cover on 2016 model? Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 4
M How to remove grill emblem on 2017? Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 0
SurrealOne Blinker clear plastic remove? Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 12
M How to remove the Chrome Strip Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 5
A Remove 2nd Row Bucket Seat, Air Bag Disabled Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 1
C remove chrome trim Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 3
S How do you remove rear door handles? Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 3
F How-To Remove Overhead Map/Sunroof Panel Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 15
G Remove Front License Plate Bracket Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 14
C 2019 Explorer Sport Speaker Install/Discussion Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 1
J 2014 Explorer Audio Modification. Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 1
D 2016 explorer leveling kit Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 0
are6rider 2015 Ford Explorer Stock Speaker Upgrade - Sony System Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 20
L 18 mustang wheels on 17 explorer Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 4
J Hide wooden trim in explorer? Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 2
J Tow/Haul Mode 2011 Explorer without tow package Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 3
G Installation of Power running boards on my ford explorer 2015 XLT Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 4
TJ@Steeda Steeda New Product Release: Steeda F-150/Explorer Pro-Flow Blow-Off Valve Adapter (2011-2019) Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 1
C Explorer sport 9006/9012 upgrade Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 2
J Issues with FORScan in 2018 Explorer Sport Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 21
TJ@Steeda Now Available: Steeda Explorer Adjustable Toe Links Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 10
M Headlight/Fog light upgrade for 2015 Explorer Sport Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 24
M 2018 Explorer Speaker Install Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 37
9 2016 Explorer Sport Downpipes or Borla Catback Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 2
E 2019 Explorer XLT Audio Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 1
expoman55 2019 and 2020 Explorer wheel pattern & tire size. Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 2
J Upgrades for 2018 Explorer XLT Base? Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 1
J How to "Sportify"/black out my non sport explorer? Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 4
D New Explorer owner ready to modify Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 2
G 2015 ford explorer XLT Door Unlock Wire Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 2
B Any more upgrades to a 14 NA Explorer? Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 1
F 2019 Explorer Sport thermostat change Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 2
Z Setina PB 400 Push Bar installation help 2012 Explorer Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 3
C Any of the PIU front bumper components fit base Explorer? Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 1
S Need Help - Explorer Not Shifting Up When Floored - Bigger Tires 295 45 20 and SCT Tune Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 5
T Lincoln Navigator 22’s on Explorer Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 6
T Mounting gun box (security box) to 2014 explorer sport (floor mount) Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 1
ghosted Some good, but mostly hilarious Explorer mods Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 10
F Borla Cat-back install on my 2014 Explorer Sport Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 13
J 17 explorer cargo/trunk light bulb type? Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 4
1 Best tuner for Explorer Sport? Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 32
A Comparing LED bulb to my old Halogen bulb - Explorer 2013 Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 14
expoman55 360 camera view available on Explorer? Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 4
M Ford Explorer Dyno Tips Help Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 2
B How To: 2017 Explorer Custom Mount for Yakima Awning Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 6
B 2018 Explorer SPORT tune and exhaust? Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 19
D 2013 Ford Explorer Sport “Recommended” upgrades Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods 4
Similar threads


















































Top