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Old 10-24-2005, 07:46 PM
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De-Tagging the benz

If you take the 300sd and turbo diesel metal things off the car is there holes behind it or just glue? do I need to repaint the trunk? I plan on leaving the star though since it is a benz
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:33 PM
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It's called de-badging.
Not sure about your vintage car, but on most newer cars they are just stick-on ( double-sided tape ).
If that's the case, take some fishing line, get behind the letters and start " sawing " up & down.
After you get the letters off, you can clean up the tape residue with some WD-40, then polish & wax.
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Old 10-24-2005, 09:06 PM
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With your year and model, you'll have to fill in some holes and repaint after you remove the badges.
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:41 PM
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okay then maybe i should just leave it
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Old 10-25-2005, 12:20 AM
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Yes, you should just leave it.
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Old 10-25-2005, 12:09 PM
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does anyone know anything about the trunk leaking or have history with it? I have a feeling its the back window but i'm not sure. Does anyone know the cost of putting new weather stripping on it?
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Old 10-30-2005, 03:50 PM
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If you've got a water leak back there, you either have a bad rear window gasket, or bad trunk weatherstripping, perhaps bad tail light gaskets.
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Old 10-30-2005, 05:47 PM
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okay man i'll check it out, i should probably remove the badges and patch them up, the car would look good without them i think
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Old 11-02-2005, 09:25 PM
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I don't like debadging.....but thats a personal subject...its your car so whatever floats your boat.
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Old 12-11-2005, 01:21 AM
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guys, I work in a high-end body shop, and one thing you have to keep in mind on debadging is that on some colors, and depending on the age of the car, there will be a shadow left by the badge...the rest of the paint faded just a hair so you may still see the badge outline in certain light

The thing I see all the time is a guy with an S320 asking me to replace the emblems with S500 or God forbid, S600 emblems. The BMW guys with 745's suddenly becoming 750's and 760's are almost beyond belief. I think it'd be more fun to have a hotrod S-class and badge it as a 300 diesel and really keep everyone guessing.
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Old 12-11-2005, 04:18 AM
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Can I ask why do people want to remove the badges from their cars?

What point is there to doing this??
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Old 12-11-2005, 09:30 AM
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I presume it's for a custom look. I also have people wanting me to fill the hood ornament hole and "shave" the ornament. Oddly enough some people don't like to look at the 3 pointed star leading them down the road.
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Old 12-11-2005, 10:13 AM
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To borrow.

To borrow someone else's quote, "The hood star, it's like a road way homing device."

I definately don't like MB's without hood stars. I also love my badging, being it says "Turbo Diesel". It seems to raise images of big dodge pickups in peoples minds......"Don't mess with him, he'll spit smoke on ya!"

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Old 12-11-2005, 10:24 AM
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Can I ask why do people want to remove the badges from their cars?
What point is there to doing this??
A. Because I'm sick & tired of ruining my sponges, etc. on the useless lettering.
B. Because you don't have to work around all this useless clutter when you're waxing/polishing the car.
C. In Europe, you can order most new cars with the " Badge-delete" option.
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Old 12-11-2005, 11:46 AM
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if you want to run around your town with no plates go for it.. IMHO i like my badges.. turbodiesel just screams i will blow a nice cloud if you tailgate me
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