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    Re: Debadging my car?

    The best way I have seen so so far:

    Get two wooden dowels, about 6" long, and drill holes in the center, crossways. Then get some thin guitar string and thread it though and twist/tie it to each dowel. In the end you want to have the thing that bad guys always strangle their victims with in the movies. Anyway, put it behind the badge and drag it through the adhesive, while pulling out to keep the wire against the back of the badge and not the paint. Then clean off the glue with adhesive remover and maybe a heat gun.
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    Re: Debadging my car?

    when I debadged my Solstice (silly GM dimples included) I used:

    dental floss to take the metal off. Then I went over it with microfiber chamois and WD-40. Easy-squeezie.
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    Re: Debadging my car?

    Quote Originally Posted by NationsKappatol
    when I debadged my Solstice (silly GM dimples included) I used:

    dental floss to take the metal off. Then I went over it with microfiber chamois and WD-40. Easy-squeezie.

    That's the way!


    Unwaxed dental floss, mind you!

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    Re: Debadging my car?

    I've never understood the point in debadging cars. It's not like people see a badgeless car and think "Hmmph, that car looks just like all the other 10 trillion Dodge Neons I see on the road every day. But wait--it doesn't have a 'Neon' badge! That means it must be...a Lamborghini! I am totally in awe!!"

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    Re: Debadging my car?

    Quote Originally Posted by rearden82
    I've never understood the point in debadging cars. It's not like people see a badgeless car and think "Hmmph, that car looks just like all the other 10 trillion Dodge Neons I see on the road every day. But wait--it doesn't have a 'Neon' badge! That means it must be...a Lamborghini! I am totally in awe!!"

    Mean but funny...

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    Re: Debadging my car?

    Weight reduction = faster.
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    Re: Debadging my car?

    Quote Originally Posted by rearden82
    I've never understood the point in debadging cars. It's not like people see a badgeless car and think "Hmmph, that car looks just like all the other 10 trillion Dodge Neons I see on the road every day. But wait--it doesn't have a 'Neon' badge! That means it must be...a Lamborghini! I am totally in awe!!"
    True but sometimes the badges are ugly... like Neon badges :P



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    Re: Debadging my car?

    You'll probably be able to see where it used to say "Neon" if your paint isn't in fantastic condition..
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    Re: Debadging my car?

    Quote Originally Posted by rearden82
    I've never understood the point in debadging cars. It's not like people see a badgeless car and think "Hmmph, that car looks just like all the other 10 trillion Dodge Neons I see on the road every day. But wait--it doesn't have a 'Neon' badge! That means it must be...a Lamborghini! I am totally in awe!!"
    I usually take emblems/stickers off of my vehicles as well. For me, and probalby most others, it has less to do with hiding what kind of car it is and more to do with the way it looks. I hate emblems for the most part.
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    Re: Debadging my car?

    Quote Originally Posted by E. Haskell
    Weight reduction = faster.
    Then you can add stickers!

    stickers=power increase
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    Re: Debadging my car?

    Quote Originally Posted by shadams
    I usually take emblems/stickers off of my vehicles as well. For me, and probalby most others, it has less to do with hiding what kind of car it is and more to do with the way it looks. I hate emblems for the most part.
    Ahh, that makes sense.. Around here, almost every debadged car I see is a riced-out mess with retina-searing decals replacing the Cavalier/Sunfire/Neon (it's always one of those 3!) badges. That skews my perspective on debadging a little.

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    Re: Debadging my car?

    Quote Originally Posted by E. Haskell
    Weight reduction = faster.
    don't even get me started on aerodynamics.

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    Re: Debadging my car?

    i took the PONTIAC off the back of my G5 then moved the G5 over. so on my trunk its the pontiac arrow head and then G5 on the right and GT on the left, nice and clean looking and then on my blazer i pulled the ugly chrome fender things off and then everything on the back tailgate. it gives the cars alot cleaner look and i hate crap on the bodys of the cars. dealer stickers are the first to go.

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    Re: Debadging my car?

    Huh? What's with all the jokes? I'm not ashamed of my car, I'm not pretending it's something else. I just want a cleaner look. I like simplicity.

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    Re: Debadging my car?

    Quote Originally Posted by CheetahDC
    Huh? What's with all the jokes? I'm not ashamed of my car, I'm not pretending it's something else. I just want a cleaner look. I like simplicity.
    Lighten up it's all in fun, btw my daily driver for the past four years has been an ugly '95 Neon. Wanna trade, mine has patina.

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