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Flaking Front badge replacement - 2013 V60

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Old Oct 22nd, 2020, 12:52   #1
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Hi all,

after a minor incident with a parking bollard my front badge has started to flake off.

Now this (as is most from i can search for) is just the 'colour' and the backing section is still stuck.

So as they are cheap i would like to replace to make it look better, but i cannot fathom how to remove the actual metal/plastic rectangle without damaging the chrome surround (and therefore, needing one of them!).

So any suggestions, any hidden but accessible holes from the behind that could be used to tap it out or similar? thanks
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Old Oct 22nd, 2020, 16:19   #2
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I don't know how true this is but I heard Volvo dealers would replace damaged badges for free. Maybe a myth but someone here should know!
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Old Oct 22nd, 2020, 16:24   #3
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Thanks,

managed to get it off earlier and clean the space up, looks better than the flaked blue even if it is missing!

And i have read about the free replacement, but by the time i have driven there, the time spent arranging, the time spent waiting it will be cheaper just to spend £7!
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Old Oct 23rd, 2020, 15:38   #4
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I popped into my local Volvo service location and bought a replacement there and then. It cost me all of 17 Swedish crowns, (about £1.50).

It's easy enough to replace. One thing to note, if you can still see "VOLVO" in the silver of the emblem then you haven't removed the whole label. It seems that the blue layer delaminates from the emblem.

Just remove the whole emblem insert, clean the surface and re-apply a new one.

It's such a common problem. I multiple cars a week with the blue missing.

EDIT: I see in the photo that VOLVO is still visible.. you should remove that too.
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I asked about a replacement volvo badge a couple of months back and the service agent said that offer had expired. He didn’t look into it all too much on the computer though so he may well have just not been bothered to look properly. Either way, I wouldn’t make a special trip for it, getting it delivered is the way I would go if you can fully remove the old one as Snoodini recommends.
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Old Oct 26th, 2020, 08:37   #6
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The Volvo part number is: 31214625
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Old Oct 29th, 2020, 15:00   #7
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I emailed Volvo and they said they had no knowledge, so just went ahead and bought from ebay.

I have a 2013 V60 and the badge is the 'XC60' sized one, that is larger than others.

I had issues finding the right sized one (the ads contradicted several times, with models but no years), so emailed an ebayer that confirmed need the larger one (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333483434299) so bought from them rather than amazon as they appear to be a smaller business, and welsh so support local(ish!).

Removal was a PITA but once i had a successful 'edge' it came off reasnably ok, but with it being metal it took a while to bend an edge to grab with pliers without damaging anything else.
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I'm looking for recommendations of cleaning up the Volvo section of the badge and replacing.

I've got no blue left, will the reaming bit pull/peel off if I can get a hold of it ?

Presumably this still leaves some residue, any recommendations on cleaning this up prior to applying the new, or does it not need it ?
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I would recommend cleaning it up myself, Isopropanol (IPA) would be best to clean it up and leave no residue at all.
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I removed the badge, cleaned off the remaining adhesive (WD 40 and then a blade edge to gently scrape).

Then once it was all off i buffed it up to remove anything else.

My badge turned up today, so another buffing with kitchen roll so it was clean and no rain/muck and put the badge on.

it was a tight fit but fitted perfectly (not unexpected though) and looks a lot better. Biggest pain was removing the old one!
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