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Old 07-06-2010, 10:40 PM
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Emblem Removal on an '82 300 TD Wagon

Can anyone tell me how to get those old Mercedes emblems off the rear hatch. I was hoping that they were just stuck on there with adhesive, no such luck. Is there a special tool that I need or something?
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:45 PM
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Yes. I believe there are three posts on the back of the rear Mercedes star badge that insert through the trunk lid and held by plastic clips/grommets. I removed mine by pushing on the posts from the reverse side of the trunklid with the rear end of a screwdriver I think, then you can easily but carefully pry it off. My only question is why do you want to remove the Mercedes symbol?..... thats what finishes off the "debadged" look just remove the 300E badge, and leave that pretty star alone

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Old 07-08-2010, 06:57 PM
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Yes. I believe there are three posts on the back of the rear Mercedes star badge that insert through the trunk lid and held by plastic clips/grommets. I removed mine by pushing on the posts from the reverse side of the trunklid with the rear end of a screwdriver I think, then you can easily but carefully pry it off. My only question is why do you want to remove the Mercedes symbol?..... thats what finishes off the "debadged" look just remove the 300E badge, and leave that pretty star alone

Thanks for the tip. I need to remove the badges because I am having the car painted next week and want to remove as much trim as I can to get as good a paint job as I can.
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:20 PM
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No worries good luck with the respray wot colour are you gonna go i like Black blue met
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:29 PM
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The emblems are held in with posts pushed into emblem grommets. The star is held on by a single nut which you can access from inside the hatch after the hatch panel is removed. You can push the back side of the posts on the emblems from inside too. This way you have less risk of bending them during removal.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:38 PM
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No worries good luck with the respray wot colour are you gonna go i like Black blue met
I'm going to go with the stock color so it matches the engine bay and the door jambs. It's a nice dark burgundy color.
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The emblems are held in with posts pushed into emblem grommets. The star is held on by a single nut which you can access from inside the hatch after the hatch panel is removed. You can push the back side of the posts on the emblems from inside too. This way you have less risk of bending them during removal.
Thanks. Finally got them off after doing exactly what you said. They didn't bend at all! Woo hoo. Now I just have to figure out how to get the lower door(rocker panel) moulding off. I know there is a nut that I have to remove, but after that, I don't know if I just try to pop them off or what. Ugh. Glad I don't have to have the car repainted often.
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:17 AM
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The trim is held by the nut you saw and plastic clips. Use a plastic trim tool to pry them off from the bottom edge. Then there is a metal strip at the front edge of the trim piece that is slid into a square hole in the door skin. Just slide the trim toward the back of the car and it comes off.
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