Removed a strip today to weigh up the situation.
I don't want to paint over the badge & if i mask it off, i know paint will get under the tape, or will peel when i take the tape off or something else that will make it look cack.
So best way is to remove the badge & then replace when it's time to put them back on the car.
I remember being told that they "just pop out from the rear"
No they don't. Or if they do, then there's some magic trick i can't see.
Said badge ^^
Now a shot of the rear of this badge/the rear bump strip:
What am i to do with this?
The only thing i can think of is going the de-badging route (a-la hairdryer & flat head screwdriver) & pry it out once the glue has softened (IF it's glued) & then once the painting has been sorted, glue it back in with some strong glue.
On a side note, what would you recommend to cover the holes with? Reason i ask is by the time i finish work, it's getting late & although it's been warm, there'll be increase moisture in the air i guess which will fudge up the paint job.
So i was thinking strips off ..... cover the holes somehow so water doesn't get inside ..... spray strips when i can ...... when ready, refit.