Yes, it sticks up but the amount is minimal; the emblem is concave so it "encompasses" the OEM emblem. Behind the "flying H" emblem on the sedan and the coupe is the air bag mechanism, so to risk not damaging it by trying to remove the OEM emblem, it is recommended that you just place the new emblem (with a little heat) on top of the OEM emblem.
To "emulate" me by using a heat gun to remove the emblem is not an issue; the issue would be the over use of a heat gun to remove it; are you familiar with the saying, "everything in moderation"?PMCErnie said:Warning: I sure hope that no one else here emulates Silver Gen in using a heat gun to remove emblems from their car. It's just not necessary. Sure, a little warmth from a heat gun won't hurt if hot sun is unavailable, but there is no need to melt down emblems and risk damage to your paintwork. There are plenty of instructions on this site about how to remove an emblem the right way. It involves warmth from the sun, fishing line or floss, and gloo remover.
As you can see from my pictures, there was no damage to my paint whatsoever; what "melted" was the emblem, not the paint. The way the emblem looks was more due to the way I twisted and pulled on it to remove it, rather than it actually being "melted". This was also the same heat gun I used to heat up the surface of the steering wheel and the steering wheel emblems on both my sedan and coupe to "install" them. I'm pretty sure the plastic/rubber on the steering wheels would melt and be damaged at a point a lot sooner than damage to paint would occur by using a heat gun.
I love my cars and wouldn't do anything to damage them! As with any tool, if you don't know how to use it, you shouldn't; its that simple!