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    hi all can anyone help me please i want to de-badge my vxr and was hoping someone would give me a few tips as of the easest way to get them off cheers

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    Originally posted by jason101 View Post
    hi all can anyone help me please i want to de-badge my vxr and was hoping someone would give me a few tips as of the easest way to get them off cheers
    I'd be interested to know this also! In the past I have just got strong piece of string to lift the edges of a badge up and then got a flat head screw driver wrapped in some sort of thick cloth to avoid scrathing the body work when using it to lift the badge away from the paint work.

    Anyone got any before and after pics on doing this?

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    • #3
      Heat the badge with a hairdrier to warm the glue up then use a credit card to slip down the back and then just use some polish to remove any glue that might be left....DO NOT use anything metal to try and get it off.....

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      • #4
        think someone said.............dental floss behind the badge, after a quick heat up with hairdryer.

        slightly off topic Q; I like the look of debadging, what do people think, is it a young guys mod or should i go for it.

        Q. I intend to trade in at the two year mark...............is it easy to replace the badges as it is to remove ?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by smokinvxr View Post
          Heat the badge with a hairdrier to warm the glue up then use a credit card to slip down the back and then just use some polish to remove any glue that might be left....DO NOT use anything metal to try and get it off.....
          Thats what I would suggest as well

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          • #6
            Heat up with a hair dryer and use some dental floss to get behind and peal the badge off.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Red Rooster View Post

              Q. I intend to trade in at the two year mark...............is it easy to replace the badges as it is to remove ?

              Only snag with putting the badges back on, is you get one chance to put them on, so its easy to not get the badge quite where it should be....

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              • #8
                Originally posted by merve84 View Post
                Heat up with a hair dryer and use some dental floss to get behind and peal the badge off.
                Ah... Credit Crunch!! Yes for people without a credit card the above will also work!!

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                • #9
                  so ..........opinions please................is debadging considered a young dudes mod, or should i go for it before i reach 50 lol
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Red Rooster View Post
                    so ..........opinions please................is debadging considered a young dudes mod, or should i go for it before i reach 50 lol
                    Sorry Rooster you MUST be under 25 to debadge....it's the LAW!!


                    Only joking mate!! I don't think age is in any way a factor in debadging!! If you want to do it....DO IT!!
                    Last edited by smokinvxr; 23 November 2008, 03:59 PM.

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                    • #11
                      i just cut through the sticky pad behind the badge with fishing wire, then polished the glue off.


                      Below Is The Pic Of My Car Without The "Corsa" Badge



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                      • #12
                        I used hair dryer an credit card was hardly any glue left over - did this th emin i got the car

                        did my little cousins saab the other day, his left more glue on it, i used windo cleaner and boiling water to get the remains off

                        My opinion is that they all should be debadged look so much cleanerrr
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                        • #13
                          Each and too their own I guess, you take one badge off it looks like its dropped off or someones nicked it, take them all off it looks ridiculous like your trying to hide what your driving Not for me sorry.

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                          • #14
                            I simply used hot water and finger power , you will 50% of the time scuff the clearcoar or paint even with a credit card as vx paint is soft as chocolate..











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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by chester View Post
                              Each and too their own I guess, you take one badge off it looks like its dropped off or someones nicked it, take them all off it looks ridiculous like your trying to hide what your driving Not for me sorry.

                              Agree to some extent, that its each to his own on the badged/debadged thing,...(dont think it looks ridiculous)......there are some that actually put more badges on and sometimes that can look worse.....................for me its aesthetics, looking at some of the debadged cars on here in my opinion it actually improves the lines/shape of the vehicle...i dont think people are trying to hide what they are driving, but rather draw attention to what they are driving, by making their veh unique in some way...............the only problem is you need to be pretty creative in order to be different with Astras and Corsas etc.........cos most has already been done
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