I took mine off, not to paint but just cause I want as minimal stuff on my car as possible. Would take off the back Scion too if it didn't have the holes behind it. Anyway I just took a long string of floss and worked it behind the XB logo and pulled it through as to loosen the sticky tape and this way I didn't scratch it with anything. It worked great! Now I am trying to figure out what to do with the XB thingy as it is cool and I wanna put it to use!