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My new GT looks wonderful and I enjoy drinking in the shape with my eyes, until I reach her lovely rear that is. :wow:

Too many badges cluttering up her bum and spoiling the clean lines! :tut:

She currently has silver 'GT' and 'JTDm' badges, plus a hideous 'Mangoletsi' transfer.

I would like to remove these ASAP.

Now, last time I de-badged a car was about a decade ago, back in my (embarassing) days as a boy racer, when I trailed a hair dryer on an extension lead out into the street outside my dad's house and proceeded to heat up the glue behind the 'Vauxhall', 'Corsa' and 'GSi' badges (hangs head in shame) and prize them off with a credit card. High tech stuff indeed!

I would hope in the many years that have passed technology has moved on and that more advanced techniques have been developed! Anyone got any tips for not needlessly mauling a beautiful car or am I worrying about nothing and should I just raid my girlfriends dressing room and get stuck in there?!

Any help would be great! :thumbs:
 

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Don't use hairdryer. Fishing line, slice them off then soak and adhesive sponge that is left behind with white spirit, once saturated wipe off.

I removed rears and side Bertone badges, looks cleaner..............
 
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dental floss or as above fishing wire then t-cut off the left over sponge. As for the other vinyl decal stuck on by the dealer heat up with a hair dryer and slowly peel off and then t -cut the left over adhesive.
and then polish the whole car ;)

p.s there is another thread on here that somebody has already done this to their gt and it look grrreat!
 

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It has nothing to do with inadequate engines, in my opinion if you have a car with beautiful lines, why ruin the looks with a few plastic chrome badges, better off than on.........................
 

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when i was looking for a 147 i went and looked at 1 and the previous owner had actually added badges to the car, on 1 front wing just underneath the indicator it said 'selespeed' in single chrome letters where they had made it up it wasn't even a selespeed anyway and the other side had a lovely chrome V6 badge stuck on. it really made the car look good NOT! why do some people think putting stickers on their cars make them go faster it just makes you look like an idiot
 

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Before you do it bear in mind it's the sort of thing BMW people with inadequate engines do.

It's your choice though!:lol:

Ha ha well until a few years ago whenever i saw a debadged car it would usually be some barry boy fiesta or clio with the 1.0 badges taken off. (as if it would fool the casual onlooker that it was a V6 under the bonnet!)

More and more new car buyers seem to be choosing to have their cars debadged now out of the factory though - definitely makes the rear look cleaner, particularly on a nice coupé I think.

Thanks for the advice guys, will try and get to work on this if it stops ******* down at any point this weekend!

Pictures to follow...
 

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when i was looking to buy a 147 i went and looked at 1 and the previous owner had actually added badges to the car. on 1 front wing just underneath the indicator was a big chrome 'V6' badge. the other side was 'selespeed' but it wasn't even a selespeed badge it had been made up with single chrome letters what you buy from halfords or places like that it made the car look so good i nearly bought just for the stickers NOT!. i don't understand why people think putting stickers on the car makes it go faster i just makes you look like an idiot. sorry if this post comes up twice the first try didn't get put on so i tried again.
 

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when i was looking for a 147 i went and looked at 1 and the previous owner had actually added badges to the car, on 1 front wing just underneath the indicator it said 'selespeed' in single chrome letters where they had made it up it wasn't even a selespeed anyway and the other side had a lovely chrome V6 badge stuck on. it really made the car look good NOT! why do some people think putting stickers on their cars make them go faster it just makes you look like an idiot
Back in the days of my youth one of the barry boys I used to hang out with had a 1.6 16v Escort in brown. He really went to town tricking it out with only the finest styling mods - max power stickers all over it, front eye brows, seat belt covers and the finishing touch was a chrome exhaust tip which he welded on upside down so it pointed down like a diesel instead of up. I wish I had a picture of it!

My Alfa also has a Mangos sticker on the inside of the back window which needs to go too. Any ideas dudes?
 

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my GT is debadged too, of the side Bertone and GT on the rear. that's all it had (no '3.2L V6'). i've done this to my cars for years, for a cleaner look.

be mindful, if the car is 'some years old', the paint may have faded. on a darker shade of car, the paint behind the badge will be as-new, and can be darker than the rest of the paintwork. some polish will help rejuvenate the surrounding paint in most cases.

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Anyone got any tips for not needlessly mauling a beautiful car or am I worrying about nothing and should I just raid my girlfriends dressing room and get stuck in there?! :thumbs:
Not sure how cross dressing might help..... but go for it.

Whatever crumbles your cookies. :wow:
 

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If only I had known that last week when I did my suspension.:p

Some people have suggested dental floss for the badges but I have never tried it. I use fishing line.
 

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All the badges on my 156 have been taken off prior to me buying it...why...... apart from trying to make it look like something it isn't! tempted to put them back on!
 

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Might leave the 'GT' badge on but the rest must go. Spoils the lines of the car.

Just got back from the supermarket and realsied that the one thing I forgot was dental floss. Doh!
 
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dental floss or as above fishing wire then t-cut off the left over sponge. As for the other vinyl decal stuck on by the dealer heat up with a hair dryer and slowly peel off and then t -cut the left over adhesive.
and then polish the whole car ;)

p.s there is another thread on here that somebody has already done this to their gt and it look grrreat!
my GT is debadged too, of the side Bertone and GT on the rear. that's all it had (no '3.2L V6'). i've done this to my cars for years, for a cleaner look.

be mindful, if the car is 'some years old', the paint may have faded. on a darker shade of car, the paint behind the badge will be as-new, and can be darker than the rest of the paintwork. some polish will help rejuvenate the surrounding paint in most cases.

:)
This is the guy i was onabout take a look at his car and you will 100% certain that it looks better without the badges.
 
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