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Old 04-21-2013, 12:27 PM   #1
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So after 5000 miles I've named my 2013 Desert Khaki Premium CVT w/Moonroof "Buttercup". There's a story here, so please bear with me! I've always wanted a pug but our lifestyle precludes this from happening for quite some time. But in my dreams of having a pug I decided to name it Buttercup after the Three Musketeer's D'Artagnan's horse also named Buttercup...a sturdy but not strikingly beautiful pet. After plasti-dipping the front stock grill chrome areas on my Crosstrek I got the idea that it should be named Buttercup since it now resembles my idea of what my pug would look like, tannish coloring with a black nose! The only other mods I've done is to blacken out the dealer's name on the license plate holders and to remove the dealer sticker on the back end. I also want to plasti-dip all of the rear badges when the weather gets warmer here on Boston's North Shore. I'll post more photos too when the Buttercup decal I bought on eBay shows up!!!
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:32 PM   #2
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That's a lovely story and a appropriate name. The people of Boston and surrounding communities have been in my thoughts and prayers all week.....
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Great story and pic! I look forward to seeing your decal when it arrives.
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Great name with meaning. I still haven't had a name hit me for mine, but I am sure it will as my previous cars have all had names.

Did you remove the grill to Plasti Dip or just spray it right on there?
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:53 PM   #5
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What a great story.. and a perfect way to name your car!

Will look forward to seeing the badges plastidipped on the Khaki.. the two colors always look awesome together!
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:11 PM   #6
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I removed the grill and taped off the grilling areas...appreciate all of instructions on how to remove the grill and applying plasti-dip here on the forum!
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I plan to do the same to mine after I get it. How did you remove the dealer sticker?
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:34 AM   #8
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To remove the dealer sticker I just pulled it off on a hot day (70's) and removed the residue using creamy peanut butter like someone suggested in another forum topic!!!
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I don't know how your weather is there right now, Hector, but when I removed my dealership sticker it was really cold outside. This makes it almost impossible just to peel off. However, you can use a blow dryer directly on the sticker to heat the adhesive up and it peels off with ease. Then you can use Goo-Gone or the likes to get it off. I have also used mayonaise before and, apparently, creamy peanut butter works.

Just noticed before I posted this, though, that you are in Florida so I doubt you will have an issue with the cold.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:54 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the tips. Yes, cold temperatures shouldn't be a problem. The weather down here has been getting up to the mid and upper 80's. I will try to remove it plain first and if it gives me any problems then I will try the blow dryer/mayonnaise/peanut butter.

Now I need to find out how to make time move faster so I can get delivery of my car.
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