I hope the 356 Speedster hasn't bee debadged ...
Maybe the stern?Debadge?
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No doubt TrueNorth doesn't even remove the Dealer's badge ...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.
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
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 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 )
Doesn't it leave a "shadow" where the logo was after heat debadging?
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."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.
no flames on the roadster, what do you think?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)...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.