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Old 07-05-2017, 10:16 AM
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My Hood ornament was stolen.

Looks like they cut it clean off, are there any quick detach ornaments available?

I want to throw the car cover on it but since I live in an apartment I'm not allowed to. ****ing pos land Lord.

I'll probably just throw the cover on at dusk and take it off at dawn honestly.
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:30 AM
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Old 07-05-2017, 11:30 AM
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If it is a real problem where you live, there are flat medallion replacements for the star available. No detachable stars to my knowledge.
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:25 PM
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Looks like they cut it clean off, are there any quick detach ornaments available?

I want to throw the car cover on it but since I live in an apartment I'm not allowed to. ****ing pos land Lord.

I'll probably just throw the cover on at dusk and take it off at dawn honestly.
How have you been working on a car at your apartment? They usually frown upon that.
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:24 PM
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How have you been working on a car at your apartment? They usually frown upon that.
I did a lot but that actually isn't related. I drove around the neighborhood and noticed other E and S class Benz's with their emblem cut clean off, that's a total of 3, there's probably more.
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:44 AM
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:31 AM
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I had this problem years ago when I lived next to a bunch of drunk idiots.

The stars are easy to replace. I bought a bunch of cheap replacements on ebay. Just use pliers, yank the old one out, and put a new one in.

What's the reason you can't put the car cover on especially overnight? I'm surprised you're able to get away working on the car.
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:54 AM
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Looks like they cut it clean off, are there any quick detach ornaments available?

I want to throw the car cover on it but since I live in an apartment I'm not allowed to. ****ing pos land Lord.

I'll probably just throw the cover on at dusk and take it off at dawn honestly.
Sorry to hear this happened.


Three years ago, there was a guy on Ebay that had some that screwed into place with a locking screw. They seemed well-made but he wanted 100 a piece for them.


Should have bought one for the novelty.
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a few years back the local Indy (Larry, owner of MB Garage) started seeing cars with hood stars having been cut off, like with a shear or something. He was repairing them at a good clip then one day the principal from the local high school called and asked if he had been replacing many hood stars and how much he charged for each one. Said they had a small number of students that were wearing the stars on chains around their neck, maybe some sort of gang competition to see who had the most mercedes stars on their body.
The principal took all the stars, called the kids parents to come down and made them pay for each one!
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:51 PM
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a few years back the local Indy (Larry, owner of MB Garage) started seeing cars with hood stars having been cut off, like with a shear or something. He was repairing them at a good clip then one day the principal from the local high school called and asked if he had been replacing many hood stars and how much he charged for each one. Said they had a small number of students that were wearing the stars on chains around their neck, maybe some sort of gang competition to see who had the most mercedes stars on their body.
The principal took all the stars, called the kids parents to come down and made them pay for each one!
I wish that would happen here. I might call the principal of the neighborhood school honestly.
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:55 PM
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I had this problem years ago when I lived next to a bunch of drunk idiots.

The stars are easy to replace. I bought a bunch of cheap replacements on ebay. Just use pliers, yank the old one out, and put a new one in.

What's the reason you can't put the car cover on especially overnight? I'm surprised you're able to get away working on the car.
Basically because they want to see the tags on car. The cover obscures it. They ALWAYS come in the morning or early noon. I'm tired of my car getting dirty as well. I'll just put it on at night tbh.
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Basically because they want to see the tags on car. The cover obscures it. They ALWAYS come in the morning or early noon. I'm tired of my car getting dirty as well. I'll just put it on at night tbh.
There are car covers available that have a clear window for the license plate if that's what you're saying. My neighbor has one for his Miata.
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There used to be a removable star available. The base was mounted to the hood and had a hole in it. The star had a shaft that fit into the hole. It was easy to grab & go but would also be easy to steal.

I watched a youtube vid where the star just needs to be pressed with the palm of a hand and it will snap off at the stem.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:23 PM
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There are car covers available that have a clear window for the license plate if that's what you're saying. My neighbor has one for his Miata.
You're on to something, i'd honestly fabricate a window on it if possible.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:44 PM
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There used to be a removable star available. The base was mounted to the hood and had a hole in it. The star had a shaft that fit into the hole. It was easy to grab & go but would also be easy to steal.

I watched a youtube vid where the star just needs to be pressed with the palm of a hand and it will snap off at the stem.
Still available. Posted a link to it above.
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