If you plan to remove the wings before plastidip, you can take them off without removing the grille once you remove the plastic cover over the radiator, but you'll need a short flathead screwdriver to pry the tabs loose. From memory, there's about 4 or 5 tabs on the backside that are pretty stiff to try to remove.Finally decided on a new emblem. It was really hard finding a color combo that goes well with my car color. White, black, and red imps have much more well suited color combo emblems. But im happy with my choice and plan to plasti dip the chrome wings soon as well.