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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Emblem/Nameplate Replacement

    Caution:

    Refer to Exterior Trim Emblem Removal Caution.

  1. The part and vehicle surface should be 21?°C (70?°F) prior to installation. The vehicle should remain inside in a temperature range of 21?°C (70?°F) for 1 hour after assembly to allow the adhesive to develop sufficient bond strength.
  2. Using masking tape, mark two sides of the placement where the old emblem/nameplate was placed.
  3. Use a heat gun or equivalent, to heat the adhesive backed emblem/nameplates.
  4. A flat-bladed plastic tool can assist in the removal process.
  5. Wipe the vehicle surface area with a 50/50 solution by volume of isopropyl alcohol and clean drinkable water.
  6. Dry the area with a clean lint-free cotton cloth.
  7. Close any doors, liftgates, endgates and rear compartment lids where emblem/nameplates are to be placed.
  8. When removing protective liners from adhesive backed emblem/nameplates, be careful not to touch the adhesive tape or allow the tape to come in contact with dirt or any foreign matter prior to the placement and adhesion.
  9. Remove the protective liner from the emblem/nameplate.
  10. Position, align and press the emblem/nameplate to the previously marked location.
  11. Using a clean towel and the palm of the hand, press firmly for approximately 30?€‰seconds, the emblem/nameplate to the vehicle body panel surface.
  12. Ensure the emblem/nameplate is attached firmly to the body panel surface.
  13. Remove the masking tape and clean all tape residue from the vehicle body panel surface around the emblem/nameplate attachment location.
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