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Old 10th April 2011, 23:30   #181
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@Quadra & Noopster - Thanks guys
Will be putting up a garage for it soon, about time i became less lazy. On another note, its going up for sale as well.
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Here's my debadged ride.
Beautiful! Swift really looks a different car after debadging!

But the 'Got Bhp?' sticker is distracting from the 'clean' look. The team-bhp sticker on the rear glass should have done the job and looked perfect!
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Heres a picture of my debadged ride. Comments & feedback are most welcome
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That has improved Verna's looks by a big margin!
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Old 11th April 2011, 02:56   #183
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Here's my De-badged ride:
Could I please have the 1.3L badge found on the left side fender?

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I need some help removing the glue after removing the badge from my car.
I tried deodrant spray, soap solution and even bought a bottle of Lakme nail polish remover.

After a few broken nails this is the best I could achieve:


Any suggestions?
The first post recommends Diesel for this very purpose. Did you try it?
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D.I.Y :
  1. Use the hair dryer to heat the section with the decal. Make sure you don't overheat it or your paint will fade/crack.
  2. Once sufficiently heated use the thread, put it behind the badge and start to slice one section off at a time. Slow and steady!
  3. There might be some residue/gum left on the hatch, this is where the rag/diesel comes in.
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Old 11th April 2011, 10:22   #184
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Beautiful! Swift really looks a different car after debadging!

But the 'Got Bhp?' sticker is distracting from the 'clean' look. The team-bhp sticker on the rear glass should have done the job and looked perfect!
Thanks. Yes, I know it looks different when debadged. Really liked the 'Got BHP" sticker so didnt feel like removing it.
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Old 11th April 2011, 10:43   #185
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IMO, the Punto & Linea look superb in their original avatars. Apart from removing the "name" I guess you don't gain much, unlike de-badging other makes!
Just for a small discussion, what else do we gain when we debadge other makes?
Do you mean to say that a lower variant of a car can be debadged and made to look like a higher variant?

For me the clean look (of the Abarth) was more appealing than with the chrome badges on the punto.
I also believe in the popular saying "WHATS THERE IN THE NAME"
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Old 11th April 2011, 12:52   #186
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Do you mean to say that a lower variant of a car can be debadged and made to look like a higher variant?
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I also believe in the popular saying "WHATS THERE IN THE NAME"
That's why we de-badge!
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Old 18th April 2011, 12:13   #187
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Just for a small discussion, what else do we gain when we debadge other makes?
Do you mean to say that a lower variant of a car can be debadged and made to look like a higher variant?
I debadged my swift (pic in the thread) because I love the clean look.

However, since I also got the door handles & ORVMs painted, installed fog lamps, blackened the rims and got wheel caps too there are a lot of people who think that its a Vdi. Its only when they sit inside do they realize that its not a Vdi.

Now my intention wasn't to make it look like the higher variant but what all aftermarket works that I got done along with debadging makes my Ldi look like a Vdi.
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However, since I also got the door handles & ORVMs painted, installed fog lamps, blackened the rims and got wheel caps too there are a lot of people who think that its a Vdi. Its only when they sit inside do they realize that its not a Vdi.
Did you also get the A & B pillars look similar to the v/z models ? Could not see that in the picture posted.

If yes, can you please share a picture with the side profile of your car and also let me know if you used paint or vinyl tapes to complete the job.

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Did you also get the A & B pillars look similar to the v/z models ? Could not see that in the picture posted.

If yes, can you please share a picture with the side profile of your car and also let me know if you used paint or vinyl tapes to complete the job.

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It was black tape that I got on the A-B pillars, cost me 400 bucks. There are two type of tapes that you'd encounter, shiny ones and non-shiny ones. The one in OEM unit is shiny, not sure if its 3M though.

Just go out in any auto market and ask them to put the tapes on A & B pillars, most would know what you are talking about.
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I debadged my Dzire.

The removal of the badges was very easy with a hair drier and nylon thread. The problem was complete removal of the sticky stuff, 1 to 0.5 mm of it.
The method I used was to heat up the glue with the drier, it becomes soft, and then pry it off with a plastic knife. you will have to do 1-2 alphabets at a time as the glue cools down if you attempt to do more. Now you will be left with a fine (thin) layer of the glue on the paint. For this I used kerosene and fingernail. It is a little time consuming to get it all off. Thereafter, I was left with a layer of grime which had settled around the edges of the badges. This did not come off with shampoo, but a claying job with Mother's left it super smooth and flawless. NO scratches.

Now I have a clean behind. Pics coming up..
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I got my debadging free, thanks to some unknown badge fanatics. I was bitter against them , until I went through this and now I feel blessed !
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My debadged Ritzy .
One day while cleaning the car, thought of debadging it.
But i must say after removing the badges remove the glue was really tough.
Wifey's nail polish remover came in handy to get rid of the glue at last after 1 hour of hard work.
Read some where in the forum that those sticker shop guys can also do the same if asked for , so i will suggest, before you give it a try check with any of your local sticker guy if he can remove the same .


After getting those removed noticed that there was paint mismatch if we see the same from a particular angle
So got the car polished @ 3M and now its looks like this
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Old 9th November 2011, 16:28   #193
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I debadged my Dzire.

Now I have a clean behind. Pics coming up..
GD: Pls share pics if possible.
If it looks good, I will follow suit on my Dzire
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Here is my "Debadged" and "B-Turboed" (Badge) Getzy !!
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GD: Pls share pics if possible.
If it looks good, I will follow suit on my Dzire
Here we are as promised: Couldn't help the angles (to show off the alloys too)
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A nice clean behind
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