Originally Posted by 3050rpm
Had you had the car washed the night before? I know it sounds kinda ludicrous, but almost the same thing happened to me. My emblem was pretty old and cracked and brittle, and when drying the car off after washing it flecks of the emblem went flying off too. It was time to get a brand new one, and no, it didn't come with a sticker, it was the genuine painted-on article.
Still, from what you say I guess you're dealing with poltergeist of some sort...
Nope, I hadn't washed it anytime in the last week. It was in perfect shape the day before, then the next day it looks like someone buffed it like a mirror. I'm sure it was a vandal, but I don't understand why someone wouldn't just take the whole thing.