Where's everyone getting their badges?

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Exterior Upgrades' started by mcummings182, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. mcummings182

    mcummings182 Member

    I want to replace the Ford badge on the front of the car to black and possibly the rear ST badge as well. I can't seem to find any online.
     
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  3. eRic

    eRic Active Member

    I got my ST badge from ST Octane Academy
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  4. WestcoastST

    WestcoastST Active Member

  5. mcummings182

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  6. WestcoastST

    WestcoastST Active Member

    The rear badges come with 3M tape. You just peel the cover off and stick.
    When you pull the old label off the body, use nylon string or dental floss. Next, I use a pre-paint VOC cleaner available from Eastwood. It works faster than any other solvent (goo off, etc) at removing all traces of old adhesive, but not cured paint. I lightly press on the badge on one corner and step back to verify straightness. If you only press one corner, you can slightly rotate the badge. The front badge needs to removed with tools. Easist way is to remove the front bumper. I'm waiting for my Levels intercooler before I replace my front badge. Hopefully this weekend.
     
  7. TapTapPull

    TapTapPull Active Member

    I'm acquiring a collection of badges - still need a rear badge the right size. These three are all for the front. Trying to find a size that matches.

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  8. Zormecteon

    Zormecteon Active Member

    I took off the front badge the same way as I did the back one, .. dental floss...... also, I used -GOOF-OFF-- to remove the adhesive from that remained. .. no problems .
     
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  9. TapTapPull

    TapTapPull Active Member

    As mentioned above, I'm having a tough time finding a rear ST badge in the proper OEM rear badge size, in a black/silver.

    I've looked on ebay and aliexpress. I've read that people who went to ST Academy could choose one. Any other way to get one? Are there OEM Ford ST badges in different colors (I know you can get red replacement ones)?

    Anyone find one?
     
  10. djdennehy

    djdennehy Active Member

    I got my emblems from the ST Octane academy too...fancy that
     
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  11. TapTapPull

    TapTapPull Active Member

    I think it was probably your post I read - that looks great. I want an OEM-sized black and silver ST badge to put on the right side of my hatch, where it will sit above the mountune badge, once I purchase the MP215 ;)
     
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  12. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    Why not just paint the red one you have? Cheap solution and it's guaranteed to be the right size.
     
  13. TapTapPull

    TapTapPull Active Member

    This was going to be my final solution, but if I could find one already made with 2-way tape sized tidily and ready to go, I:

    - wouldn't have to worry about damaging the OEM badge during removal (for painting, and for relocating to the right side of the hatch ala UK FiST)
    - wouldn't have to worry about applying new 2-way tape to the existing badge (I might be sloppy)
    - risk ruining the badge during taping off/painting black (I don't have a lot of experience with this)

    It was just for convenience, and the fact I'm inexperienced with fine paint jobs. I also didn't expect it to be this difficult to find a 4.5 inch ST badge in a different color (even the only red ones I can find seem to be OEM Ford parts!)

    I have a paint stick of tuxedo black, do you think I'd be able to paint it with that (using a fine brush, of course)? Would you tape off the chrome? I don't know how I'd do it cleanly. Could a vinyl business cover it for me?
     
  14. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    Before I got the Octane Academy badge, I taped off the OEM badge and plastidipped over the whole thing, chrome and all. Of course that was a better look for my MO paint. I would certainly try to free hand it. It's only 2 letters. Putting double-sided tape on it is quite easy, just cover it completely and trim the excess off with a utility knife. I did that when I plastidipped the Fiesta badge and that was much more intricate. I'm no professional painter, but I would certainly try that if you can't find a direct replacement in the color you want.
     
  15. TapTapPull

    TapTapPull Active Member

    Thanks for believing in me.

    I've emailed the parts manager at my dealership to see about a replacement red ST badge in case I blow it.

    I've got my heart set on this colour combo, so I'm going to try painting it in a few weeks. I leave the country this weekend.
     
  16. MarksST

    MarksST New Member

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  17. jimclark

    jimclark Active Member

    FWIW or as clarification--One need not remove the front bumper or do anything else of similar level of hassle to remove the front ST badge. Removing it just like one does the rear badge works splendidly--a length of dental floss, some gentle sawing back-and-forth, then an adhesive remover like those suggested, and--voilà!--one is ready to place the new badge.

    I, too, got my black badges via STOA. I think it may be illegal to put black badges on the car unless one has been there. ;)
     
  18. Zormecteon

    Zormecteon Active Member

    While one may not be in technical violation of the LETTER(s) of the LAW d one is certainly breaking the SpiriT... Those of us who have actually seen them know that there is still a red highlight, and those are what are unavailable elsewhere. ....

    That said, I do love the look of the yellow on blue. It really sets off the mountune badge. I fear that the mountune badge will clash horribly with my paint scheme....
     
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  19. marc89gti

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  20. MarksST

    MarksST New Member

    I have one of them to, looks good but you lose the illumination for the button.
     
  21. marc89gti

    marc89gti Active Member

    Correct if I'm wrong but I think the NA FiST start button isn't illuminated anyways.
     

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