Today, I replaced the SkyActive badge at the rear with a genuine Mazda Roadster chrome badge.
I measured the MX-5 badge edges and it is +/- 15mm from the edge of the panel, but the SkyActive badge is 15mm one end and 13mm the other end and you can plainly see the “slant”.
I got my panel poppers out and sharpened the ends on my bench grinder to make them a little sharper in order to get under the badge a little easier.
I worked my way around the whole badge stretching the adhesive and using two tools to force the adhesive away and then the clips snapped and the badge came away.\
I used the “pick-roll-flick” method for getting most of the old adhesive off then broke out the hard-stuff
Now came the hard part. As I mentioned, the SkyActive badge was on the slant and followed the line of the panel, the MX-% badge didn’t.
When I aligned the Roadster badge straight, it looked odd due to the larger size. Aligned with the original badge position it looked crooked.
I compromised and stuck it on with a slight 1mm slant to almost follow the panel line of the original and almost be straight horizontally.