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Ok a small tutorial on replacing kia emblems for hood and trunk.

Equipment I used was:

The new emblems: several different varieties, mine were black carbon
Kia 3.0 K Logo Emblem Sets
I'd rate the emblems an A (good finish, real carbon fiber not plastic molded to look like it, chrome looked thick not cheap)
Heat gun
Goop off
Tar and wax remover
Rubbing Alcohol
Painter tape
Shop towels
Fishing line
Plastic pry tools
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I used heat gun to heat up the emblems in A circular pattern until they were hot enough that I could touch for 2-3 secs without burning myself, make sure you don't go crazy here, you can always go hotter so don't go torching them馃. I started at shoe edges till I could put plastic putty knife under emblem and pry up a little. Then used fishing line to saw back in forth till I hit the first post.
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Then reheated a little and worked my putty knife around top of emblem, don't use huge amount of force. About the same as cutting in a block of cheese. It will start
letting go, I then took the small pry tool and used it to slice the stretched glue.
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I reheated more and it came away pretty easy.

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This is what the back of emblem of Hood and Trunk emblem looks like.

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Then a used the heat gun to soften up glue a little so I could use my fingers and roll the glue off (think rubber cement on envelopes). After I got as much off as I could I used shop towels and goop off to rub the rest off. After that I used the tar and wax remover to take the residual goop off off. And then used the alcohol to take residual wax remover off.

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There should be absolutely no residue left. and when wiping down with just towel should not be slick at all. it should drag at the towel. I then heated the back of emblem and the car emblem spot to make everything warm again (it's 38掳F here). Lined up the emblem before removing paper backing from adhesive, found out where I wanted it.(You can use painters tape to marks the place where you want the sides to go to give you a reference) and barely touched it to car. Took a look at the alignment and it was good. So applied pressure to emblem to stick it tight. If the alignment is off you should be able to take it back off or move it slightly as long as you barely put emblem on before looking.
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Front is about the same as the back. But I positioned the emblem before taking backing off the adhesive and then used about 6" of painter tape to tape it in place. making sure that I have enough tape so I could flip the emblem back enough so i could take backing off without removing the tape from either car or emblem. again you could use the tape to make alignment marks with edge of tape for reference if you want to be double sure.
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Made sure that the alignment was where I wanted and and then took backing off emblem and flipped it down and again barely touched it to car. I found alignment was very slightly off and used the plastic tool to pry up a little and moved emblem till it was good.
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I ceramic coated (or could use wax) the emblems and recoated area around it afterwards.
Hopefully this helps. I couldn't find anything on the net that was specific for our 2021 K5's, just the 2020's Optimas.

I also tried to do the steering wheel emblem but couldn't get the emblem off without marking it up. so if anyone has an idea on how to do that. I would appreciate the help!
 

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Appreciate the time you took to make that tutorial! I went the lazy route and ordered $40 stick-ons from Amazon. I can peel these off if I change my mind.
How do you like them?
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Really good I looked at the metal covers too. And liked how the covers look too. The deciding factor for me was how these are recessed and not the bubble of the original ones.
of the original. I
Appreciate the time you took to make that tutorial! I went the lazy route and ordered $40 stick-ons from Amazon. I can peel these off if I change my mind.
How do you like them? View attachment 375 View attachment 376
 

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Hi, do you have a link to the Amazon listing?

John
Sure here you go. They鈥檙e metal and not plastic which is nice.
I decided to switch to a different emblem for now.
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Sure here you go. They鈥檙e metal and not plastic which is nice.
I decided to switch to a different emblem for now. View attachment 391 View attachment 392
Where did you find the new kia emblem at?
 

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Ok a small tutorial on replacing kia emblems for hood and trunk.

Equipment I used was:

The new emblems: several different varieties, mine were black carbon
Kia 3.0 K Logo Emblem Sets
I'd rate the emblems an A (good finish, real carbon fiber not plastic molded to look like it, chrome looked thick not cheap)
Heat gun
Goop off
Tar and wax remover
Rubbing Alcohol
Painter tape
Shop towels
Fishing line
Plastic pry tools
View attachment 361

I used heat gun to heat up the emblems in A circular pattern until they were hot enough that I could touch for 2-3 secs without burning myself, make sure you don't go crazy here, you can always go hotter so don't go torching them馃. I started at shoe edges till I could put plastic putty knife under emblem and pry up a little. Then used fishing line to saw back in forth till I hit the first post.
View attachment 365

Then reheated a little and worked my putty knife around top of emblem, don't use huge amount of force. About the same as cutting in a block of cheese. It will start
letting go, I then took the small pry tool and used it to slice the stretched glue.
View attachment 366
I reheated more and it came away pretty easy.

View attachment 367
This is what the back of emblem of Hood and Trunk emblem looks like.

View attachment 368
Then a used the heat gun to soften up glue a little so I could use my fingers and roll the glue off (think rubber cement on envelopes). After I got as much off as I could I used shop towels and goop off to rub the rest off. After that I used the tar and wax remover to take the residual goop off off. And then used the alcohol to take residual wax remover off.

View attachment 369
There should be absolutely no residue left. and when wiping down with just towel should not be slick at all. it should drag at the towel. I then heated the back of emblem and the car emblem spot to make everything warm again (it's 38掳F here). Lined up the emblem before removing paper backing from adhesive, found out where I wanted it.(You can use painters tape to marks the place where you want the sides to go to give you a reference) and barely touched it to car. Took a look at the alignment and it was good. So applied pressure to emblem to stick it tight. If the alignment is off you should be able to take it back off or move it slightly as long as you barely put emblem on before looking.
View attachment 370

Front is about the same as the back. But I positioned the emblem before taking backing off the adhesive and then used about 6" of painter tape to tape it in place. making sure that I have enough tape so I could flip the emblem back enough so i could take backing off without removing the tape from either car or emblem. again you could use the tape to make alignment marks with edge of tape for reference if you want to be double sure.
View attachment 371

Made sure that the alignment was where I wanted and and then took backing off emblem and flipped it down and again barely touched it to car. I found alignment was very slightly off and used the plastic tool to pry up a little and moved emblem till it was good. View attachment 372

I ceramic coated (or could use wax) the emblems and recoated area around it afterwards.
Hopefully this helps. I couldn't find anything on the net that was specific for our 2021 K5's, just the 2020's Optimas.

I also tried to do the steering wheel emblem but couldn't get the emblem off without marking it up. so if anyone has an idea on how to do that. I would appreciate the help!
Great tutorial man!
I actually have the black on black 7 peice kit coming for my wolf grey one.

Did you also get the full kit or just the front and back?
 

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Great tutorial man!
I actually have the black on black 7 peice kit coming for my wolf grey one.

Did you also get the full kit or just the front and back?
I only got the three piece one . The steering wheel one I didn't think looked good. It's a little too small. I tried it as a overlay, and then I took the original off and tried it that way and the dome is too shallow so didn't like it that way either. I bought another one from loden but haven't put on yet. I'll let you know how it turns out.
 

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I only got the three piece one . The steering wheel one I didn't think looked good. It's a little too small. I tried it as a overlay, and then I took the original off and tried it that way and the dome is too shallow so didn't like it that way either. I bought another one from loden but haven't put on yet. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Lemme ask, the steering wheel emblem is it just prongs and if you take it off can it it go back on?

I should have my kit Sunday. Will let u know how mine goes
 

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Lemme ask, the steering wheel emblem is it just prongs and if you take it off can it it go back on?

I should have my kit Sunday. Will let u know how mine goes
Yeah the original has the prongs and super hard to get off without destroying it. I was trying and it ripped. If you try to overlay it take the 3m glue pad off and use rubber cement or cut the 3m pad at the edges, because it makes it stick up away from the stock one.and u see the edges.
 

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Yeah the original has the prongs and super hard to get off without destroying it. I was trying and it ripped. If you try to overlay it take the 3m glue pad off and use rubber cement or cut the 3m pad at the edges, because it makes it stick up away from the stock one.and u see the edges.
Thank you I will test fit first before doing it.
Will report back
 
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