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debadging and removing accessory pieces, need advice.

car is 150k, 1999 mustang gt black color 35th anniversary, and want to remove the 35th anniversary accessories like the honeycomb trunk panel, side badges, and silver instrument cluster panel.

1. do you know if removing the honeycomb trunk panel is easy if its been on there for 14 years? are they doubled sided taped on from factory? and if so will 30lb line and goof off and blow dryer do the trick?

2. will removing the side badges to replace with GT logos leave a shadow of the previous badges rings?

3. is the silver instrument cluster easy to remove.
- ive youtube videos of removing the entire instrument panel, but dont know if the silver panel itself is glued or taped on to the gauges?

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I don't know about removing that stuff, but I can tell you that you will definitely have ghosts of everything you remove.

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also ghosting on the trunk should be minor since the honeycomb panel covers up to a transitioning edge. more worried about removing the hardened glue/tape.
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1) No idea, but double sided tape sounds like a logical and likely guess. All you can do is try.

2) Probably. There's also a hole in the fender beneath those emblems.

3) That trim piece IIRC is glued to the lens, and both will easily separate from the cluster. Latemodelrestoration and I'm pretty sute AM as well carry brand new black trim bezels.


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thanks for quick response guys. ill just remove them all and reinstall if i dont like.
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I've had luck in the past removing "Ghosts" with swirl remover followed by a wax. Just remember the Ford logo on the trunklid leaves a hole.
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I will buy that honeycomb grill and silver gauge cluster panel from you...PM if interested

Is there a reason why you are removing these? Are they broken or anything?

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Why do you want to take these things off? I have a 2000 GT and my car has the 35 anniversary silver gauge back and I think it looks cool and I'm glad a previous owner put it on there because it didn't come from the factory like that on my car. I also blacked out my trunk lid and it looks so much better that way. What are you going to do with the parts you take off?

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Why do you want to take these things off? I have a 2000 GT and my car has the 35 anniversary silver gauge back and I think it looks cool and I'm glad a previous owner put it on there because it didn't come from the factory like that on my car. I also blacked out my trunk lid and it looks so much better that way. What are you going to do with the parts you take off?
Hopfully he sells them to me

I completely agree! These are very small things that make our cars look that much better.

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Hopfully he sells them to me

I completely agree! These are very small things that make our cars look that much better.
Yeah no joke! haha

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i plan on putting the ford and gt logo back onto the trunk once the honeycomb is off. as for the gauges, reminds of too much of the indiglo ricer gauges. but ill come back and let you guys know if i do decide to take them off. thanks for all replys guys.
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i plan on putting the ford and gt logo back onto the trunk once the honeycomb is off. as for the gauges, reminds of too much of the indiglo ricer gauges. but ill come back and let you guys know if i do decide to take them off. thanks for all replys guys.
Keep me in mind of you do take them off and want to sell then.


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