Hola! Your intro reads like you're thinking out loud; kind of funny. There is no better place to solicit common affection on a civic other than a 9th gen forum. And yeap, Civic > focus, etc.
Omg. Very Helpful. Thanks so much!Doing the emblems is easy but doing the whole car is a task beyond doing it at home if you want it to look decent. If the weather is nice grab a can of dip from your local Home Depot for around 6 bucks and give it a shot.
Use painters tape and newspaper to mask off the area about an inch from your emblem on the back of your car. Clean the area with rubbing alcohol. Spray at least three light coats allowing 20 mins or so between coats. Use a wood toothpick to trace the emblem then remove the excess for success! When doing the H don't mask the inside spaces, use the toothpick to pick the center of the area and then peel it out. Much easier and nicer job that way.
If you screw it up, just peel it off and take a break. Try it again later.
Shake the can well before each coat. Turn can upside down and clear out the spray after each application to keep nozzle from getting all farkled up.