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    View on wrongly badging up cars?

    Not in a "i want to badge my Astra up as an Audi" way but the other day, i was behind an Astra 1.4. It just looked totally standard. Young lad in it. Anyway, as i go to overtake, he booted it & hell fire did it take me by surprise.

    Makes me wonder if it was wrongly badged up at the rear there. Didn't get to see the bump strips so don't know what level it was.


    I might have to stick badges back on my car due to the scratches they left behind. Would be painting any badges the colour of the car though. What's folks opinions of 'playing your car down' with the badges?

    Seen as dumb, or do some folk do this?

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    stealth for the win

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    stealth being totally off, nothing whatsoever there right?

    I've got that setup at the mo & the more i look at it, the more i want to change it ............. due to the bloody scratches left behind. By scratches, i mean, badge outline.

    What i need to do, is get back to work, save up for a machine & have a crack at machining it out. Thing there is, "the pros" reckon they're too deep which will leave me with:
    1. respray
    2. re-badge

    IF i re-badge, they'll be painted the colour of the car along with the griffin.


    Just wondered if the idea of someone badging up a car 'lower' than what it is conjours up the words "tosspot" "idiot" "muppet" so on and so forth .... or not.


    Obviously i'd rather it be badge free................WITHOUT scratches.



    Can't see it too good here, but they're noticabl when close up....


    Testing badge spray...


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    no i mean stealth as in badged up as a 1.4 and goin like stink

    i thought about it for mine but the fact its a 5dr is enough for most ppl to think its just a 5dr with a daft bodykit and loud exhaust....oh how wrong they are

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    very true. What size was your car originally then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_83 View Post
    Not in a "i want to badge my Astra up as an Audi" way but the other day, i was behind an Astra 1.4. It just looked totally standard. Young lad in it. Anyway, as i go to overtake, he booted it & hell fire did it take me by surprise.

    Makes me wonder if it was wrongly badged up at the rear there. Didn't get to see the bump strips so don't know what level it was.


    I might have to stick badges back on my car due to the scratches they left behind. Would be painting any badges the colour of the car though. What's folks opinions of 'playing your car down' with the badges?

    Seen as dumb, or do some folk do this?
    Sounds like you found yourself whats known as a sleeper .....i.e badged up as a 1.4 but could have had a 2lt turbo under the bonnet...
    THE MAN WITH A PLAN....(I THINK)

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    nothing wrong with it imo, gives u a nice surprise when a so called 1.0l corsa p!sses all over you. if i remember rightly there was a 2.5 v6 corsa near where i lived. completely untouched as a 1.0l bar the engine brakes and running gear. sounded nice too.

    another stealth beast was a 500bhp 4x4 mk2 escort running around on steel rims. youd never know until he horsed it.

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    Go over the whole badge areas with some WD40 and a lot of elbow greese, then try Auto Glym Tar Remover. Polish it up with AG polish then AG paint renovator. You shouldnt be able to see any ghost lines after that.

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    Kev mate I had the same problem as you. Have you given it a go with boiling water, white spirit and plenty of scrubbing? I got it out after about twenty minutes - expect a sore thumb though lol. Mine looked exactly the same as yours before. Just keep getting boiling water and work on each letter at a time, scrubbing until the outline's gone.

    EDIT: Ignore what's written above, GazTD has said in the other forum that this is very bad for the paint.

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    just debadged mine on the weekend. used about 5 kettles of water to do it but youd never know the badges were there. got a card under them and slowly pulled them away. i had to use the autoglym tar remover too which is the best thing iv found to remove the glue. next i give it a polish and all was done. spotless.

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