I’ve never been a fan of spec level badges. I don’t like the snobbery and elitism associated with the whole scheme. Also as Modchop posted previously, badges can be prised off by morons leading to an expensive repair bill.
I therefore decided to remove the SE badge from the GLR Freelander 2. As in the previous badge removal post it was just a case of warming the badge with a hair dryer (which I don’t possess for obvious reasons…) or a heat gun. Be careful if using a heat gun as it’s really easy to blister and damage the paintwork or other bodywork. After warming the badges sufficiently it’s just a case of levering them off with a trim tool or similar non damaging tool.
Following removal, it’s just a case of using some T-Cut and then some wax/polish to clean up the area. The paintwork area where the badge was still slightly different to the surrounding paintwork, however this should equalise out over time (I hope!).
Yes, I know the car needs a wash!