What is not as hard is to break the pins at the bend when trying to straighten them, and then gently pry them loose. With this badge, I was able to get one of the pins out intact, but I broke the other one.
The shinier areas on the badge are where dirt flaked off while working the pins loose.
What you are left with is a clean spot on the machine, and a number worked into the metal of the body.
|Relatively Clean Spot|
Sometimes I think the expected way to remove the badge is to clip off the pins, pull off the badge, and replace them with all new pieces. And sometimes I think you're not supposed to remove the badge at all!