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I always have my cars debadged, just a personal preference. I like a nice clean look. On my GMC pickup it was a problem because they have a huge logo in the middle of the grill. A new billet grill solved the problem.

so I am wondering how I will tackle debadging the HRV. The pictures show the rear logo mounted a metal portion of the rear hatch. Should be no problem. Perhaps some minor body work to fill the holes and touch up paint job. The HRV and AWD emblems will pop right off after a little heat gun treatment. The front may be more of a problem since it appears to be an intregal part of the grill. Might have to be a little more creative.

Anyone with experience at this? Suggestions?

Also wondering about other customizing ideas. I have a little bit of a budget for this since the HRV is a compromise with my wife. I was hoping for the Porsche Macan but at $70,000 it was a hard sell
 

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my Dad sold my speedster while I was deployed in the Army . That was 1968 and I still have not recovered from the blow.
 

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Thanks Maine, the stern is the easiest part of the project for sure. Maybe a Porsche crest for my PR-V:

 

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That emblem was on the hood, as I recall ...
P.S. '56 Speedster, 1600 Super, white with red interior ... sold in '61 for what I thought was a good price ... nobody to blame but myself :(
 

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OK, so you want to rebadge your HRV, but what are you going to replace it with. I think that debadging can make the car look incomplete, and I also think that replacing the badge with a different emblem is cheezy. its not a Porsche and you're not fooling anyone.
 

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OK, so you want to rebadge your HRV, but what are you going to replace it with. I think that debadging can make the car look incomplete, and I also think that replacing the badge with a different emblem is cheezy. its not a Porsche and you're not fooling anyone.
No doubt TrueNorth doesn't even remove the Dealer's badge ...
But it's your car ... put any damned badge you want on it: Studebaker, Ferrari, Caterpillar, ZiL, IKEA ... or shave it, no badge at all :)
 
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The only badge I don't mind is the manufacturers badge. but yes HR-V/AWD/Trim or whatever else they stick on the back will all be gone.

Pet peeve is plasti dipped logos in body colour. BLECK... (no offense to anyone who does, just not my style ;))
 

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I always have my cars debadged, just a personal preference. I like a nice clean look. On my GMC pickup it was a problem because they have a huge logo in the middle of the grill. A new billet grill solved the problem.

so I am wondering how I will tackle debadging the HRV. The pictures show the rear logo mounted a metal portion of the rear hatch. Should be no problem. Perhaps some minor body work to fill the holes and touch up paint job. The HRV and AWD emblems will pop right off after a little heat gun treatment. The front may be more of a problem since it appears to be an intregal part of the grill. Might have to be a little more creative.

Anyone with experience at this? Suggestions?

Also wondering about other customizing ideas. I have a little bit of a budget for this since the HRV is a compromise with my wife. I was hoping for the Porsche Macan but at $70,000 it was a hard sell

Doesn't it leave a "shadow" where the logo was after heat debadging?
 

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The badges that say the trim and model name don't bother me much but I'd be pissed if a dealer tried to put his name on my car. I don't even like the license plate frame that dealers often put on the car.
 

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No Porsche badge, you missed the sarcasm font :). The AWD badge makes no sense anyway, why do you need to advertise that feature. How about a badge that says "disc brakes" or "heated seats", equally ridiculous. I like clean lines so all the badges go.

Seems like the manufacturers just follow the crowd, Toyota is the worst offender. The Tundra has badges for Toyota, Tundra, 4WD, iForce V-8 and 5.7L! What, no LE badge? Holy scat, did their marketing department hire James Joyce?
 

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The only badge I don't mind is the manufacturers badge. but yes HR-V/AWD/Trim or whatever else they stick on the back will all be gone.

Pet peeve is plasti dipped logos in body colour. BLECK... (no offense to anyone who does, just not my style ;))
A second-best solution at best, I think some emblem-haters go to the matching body color because removing the bits of chromed plastic leaves gaping holes. Filling the holes and matching the paint on the sheet metal itself is sort of a no-going-back approach.

The logo holes are especially ugly on 3rd generation Prii ...

Personally, I just cringe and try to ignore the tickey-tackey bits ... but it sure would look better with all that clutter off the stern ... IMHO ;)
 

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If you debadge the car on day one there is no shadow whatsoever. I have done this many times. You don't need much heat, in fact some detailers have a plastic pry tool and they just pop them off without using the heat gun. The embedded logos with pins require a minor body shop job.

here is the front of my current pickup. Much cleaner than the factory version with the gigantic plastic "GMC" :


My bug from about 5 years ago, got rid of everything but the large VW badge since it kinda worked with the flames:



Doesn't it leave a "shadow" where the logo was after heat debadging?
 

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I hate when car makers create a placeholder for emblem's, just makes it hard at that point to decided if to remove the emblem or not since it can look weird without.
 

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I hate when car makers create a placeholder for emblem's, just makes it hard at that point to decided if to remove the emblem or not since it can look weird without.
If you watch some of the assembly videos...the way they're almost slapped together...I'd venture the placeholders/pin slots are there to help guide the badges into their "proper place."

Actually on my 3G Prius, there are many examples where the parts seemed to be designed more for assembly, than for function after assembly. But don't get me wrong, I really like the Prius.

She however, "needs her own HR-V!"
 

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I would never put flames on my car, but that is just me. If you are concerned with the badges, I don't see how it makes sense to put decals on the car. Both are design pollution IMO.
 

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That's why they make ice cream in all those different flavors. BTW, the Bug was the only car I ever flamed. It worked well.
I would never put flames on my car, but that is just me. If you are concerned with the badges, I don't see how it makes sense to put decals on the car. Both are design pollution IMO.
no flames on the roadster, what do you think?
 

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I would never put flames on my car, but that is just me. If you are concerned with the badges, I don't see how it makes sense to put decals on the car. Both are design pollution IMO.
One is corporate branding the other is expression. One is a choice and the other is not (for a minute anyway)...
 
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