My 300E emblem was placed on a slight slant at the factory, so I removed it temporarily. I love the clean look without the emblem, so I will probably leave it off.
Why don't you get the dealer to give you a new emblem (they are adhesive backed and easy to install), and tell them you will install it yourself. Then put the emblem in a drawer for a month or so until you decide if you want it back on.
It is worth letting the new paint "cure" for a month or so before putting the emblem on anyway, and it goes on like a self stick postage stamp.
87 300E, 65k miles
[This message has been edited by JCE (edited 08-29-2000).]