Well it was rainy today so I thought I would spend some time with the girl...
I put her badges back on and looked better than ever. I think the black strips makes it look good and its not even that noticeable.
I attached some pictures... also a 3/32 hex bit is VERY helpful... I didn't take my entire plastics off but with the bit, it was enough to reach the further site to tighten through two sets of plastics.
Sorry but it was getting pretty dark by the time I finished (ran to radio shack for shrink wrap).