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Pelican Technical Article:

Debadging Your Mk4 Jetta

Jared Fenton

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$0 to $100

Talent:

**

Tools:

Heat gun, dental floss, alcohol

Applicable Models:

Jetta MkIV 2.0L (1998-05)

Parts Required:

Rear script

Hot Tip:

Heat the area beforehand with a heat gun

Performance Gain:

Performance appearance

Complementary Modification:

Wash and wax car

One custom touch you can add to your Mk4 Jetta is to debadge the rear trunk lid. This gives a bit of a cleaner look to the rear of the car. Keep in mind that the article also applies to installing new script, the only difference being that you should mark the position of the old script beforehand so that you'll know exactly where to place the new script. The script itself is held on with an adhesive backing. You'll need to cut through this adhesive to remove the script.

I like to use a heat gun on the rear script to soften up the adhesive. Be careful not to leave the heat gun pointed in one spot for too long, as you can damage the paint. Keep it moving until you can take a bit of dental floss and cut through the adhesive backing. Once the script is removed, use some alcohol to clean off the remaining adhesive. Installing the new script is as simple as peeling the backing off the script and sticking it on the rear trunk lid.

The rear script on the VW Jetta is attached to the car with an adhesive backing.
Figure 1

The rear script on the VW Jetta is attached to the car with an adhesive backing. I like to use a heat gun to soften up the adhesive. This makes it much easier to remove. Don't leave the heat gun pointed at a single spot for too long, as you can damage the paintwork on the rear hatch.

Once the adhesive has been heated up, use dental floss to cut the adhesive between the script and the rear hatch.
Figure 2

Once the adhesive has been heated up, use dental floss to cut the adhesive between the script and the rear hatch. Once the script is removed, use alcohol to clean off any remaining adhesive. Once the script is removed, clean the remaining adhesive off with alcohol. If you are replacing the script, it is as simple as peeling off the backing and pressing it on to the rear hatch. Make sure that you mark the location of the script beforehand.

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