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    Talking De-Badged Photoshop

    Hi Peeps

    This is in relation to the 'Pic Request' thread I posted yesterday, my apologises if this has been covered before.

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    (Ignore the lowering/reg - its just the de-badge I want you to look at)

    And again in this lovely white A3 here



    I just think it makes the back of the car look very "CLEAN" and will certainly be carrying it out on my car when it arrives! Nice to here what you all think.

    Thanks N8.


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    Not sure, it looks good on the white but not sure on the Akoya Silver, perhaps it just the angle. Although debadging will make the bake end easier to clean !
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    i like the idea of taking the other badges off but would keep the audi one

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    Thanks for your input Steve. Your right, bonus for cleaning. Would look nice on your phantom black..


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    I removed the A3 and the 2.0TDi when I took delivery of the car but left the four rings because I think it looks kind of odd without these.
    I'm an optimist but I don't think it helps much.

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    I prefer it with the badges.
    Some people use the term 'clean', I would use the word 'bare'.
    I have no problem people knowing what I drive.
    I'm not into making people 'guess', or (worse) trying to hide something.
    Like the bloke who drives a debadged 318 near where I live.
    Come on mate, we can see the peashooter exhaust.
    Don't be embarrassed.
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    Thats a good point bowfer. Some people de-badge because they have something to hide. Where as I want to do it because I prefer the look of the car without the badges


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    Quote Originally Posted by bowfer
    Like the bloke who drives a debadged 318 near where I live.
    Come on mate, we can see the peashooter exhaust.
    Don't be embarrassed.
    Ahahaha lol.

    Keep the rings but you can get rid of the rest =)
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    Most people do that. But I'm gonna get rid of it all. Thanks for all your opinions guys, after all it is a forum


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8KOW
    Thats a good point bowfer. Some people de-badge because they have something to hide. Where as I want to do it because I prefer the look of the car without the badges
    Yeah, but if I'm behind you I'll assume it's because you're ashamed..
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowfer
    Like the bloke who drives a debadged 318 near where I live.
    Come on mate, we can see the peashooter exhaust.
    Don't be embarrassed.
    Or worse still, sticking an M badge on it too. Loved the peashooter comment ROFL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by L60N
    Or worse still, sticking an M badge on it too. Loved the peashooter comment ROFL!
    that is soooo more annoying than taking badges off!
    putting badges on when it is not, like turbo badges its just embarrassing does make me laugh though

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    Quote Originally Posted by L60N
    Or worse still, sticking an M badge on it too.
    Although you get an M badge with all the M sport models as standard
    Married and blonde yes, but still a guy with a poor taste in usernames!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marriedblonde
    Although you get an M badge with all the M sport models as standard
    Missing my point totally.

    Im not referencing my total misunderstanding the BMW badging system (of which im fairly aux faix)

    Im referencing blatant bogstandard 318 saloons, with no stantard m trim, just the badge that has been stuck in place of the model number.

    Or even worse STILL...... buying and m3 number plate :P (M3 BSO) for example.

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    Sleek

    The look of the car without the badge does enhance the appearance imo. I think it makes it look sleeker somehow.

    If your car has twin exhausts then you have nothing to worry about. People will still know it is a powerful car.
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    I'm glad I've seen that ibis like that, as it make me appreciate my badges more. It looks very blank, though of course its all down to personal taste. I too whenever I see a beemer or the like with no badges assume that its a pimed out low power machine though clearly not always the case.

    If I followed the silver car Id devo be thinking smaller engine, it kinda suits the white more for some reason tho??

    OH, nice edit BTW.

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    I'd have gloss black badges, well the audi one. The 2.0 TDi section, I might change the i to the red one.
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    Me and Kontraband are in the same canoe

    Were gonna have a white march

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    N8, are you going for tints and darkened light clusters too?


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    It might be a bit low too!


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    I'd keep the audi rings, looks too bare without them
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowfer
    Yeah, but if I'm behind you I'll assume it's because you're ashamed..
    Well you live in Scotland, so you won't be behind me and also like I said I'm de-badging for cosmetic reasons, not because I'll be ashamed of my very capable 2.0 TDI


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    I debadged mine the week I got it,
    left the Audi Rings on though,

    I prefer the cleaner look and am not really fussed if people think I'm trying to hide anything,

    If they don't know its an A3 then they don't know anything about cars so it doesnt matter

    If they are dumb enough to think its anything other than a soot chucker with the downturned pipes bags of smoke everytime I start it then they shouldnt have a driving license

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnS3
    N8, are you going for tints and darkened light clusters too?
    I'm going for 35% all the way round, which will look nice - imo, not the dark clusters, shades did the photoshop for me and added it, hence why I said ignore those. As for the height, looks lovely to me. But thanks John, your opinion is always welcome.


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    Well said bacardi, the same way I think


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    Quote Originally Posted by bacardi
    If they are dumb enough to think its anything other than a soot chucker with the downturned pipes bags of smoke everytime I start it then they shouldnt have a driving license
    Really? I doubt most women would be able to tell, oh hang on thats not a good example, I doubt most people that arent interested in cars wouldn't be able to tell...
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    Quote Originally Posted by L60N
    Me and Kontraband are in the same canoe

    Were gonna have a white march

    Yes we are.... and Im devo going for the free umbrella too!

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    lol you guys make me laugh


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    This is mine with de badged rear i much prefer it now less cluttered just need a bung so i can remove the wiper aswell


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    From these pics. i like it without rings, very different not seen any in my area without the rings.
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    I've not seen any without the rings at all. Thanks very much Si


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    Last edited by mitch78; 2nd March 2009 at 23:49.
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    Mitch has taken the rings off his tailgate. Looks good!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch78
    I've taken the rings off mine
    Dohh!! That'll teach me to answer the phone whilst typing a reply....


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    I just like the clean look instead. Just goes to show with cars, someone may think a mod is "great" another person thinks its "horrible" as long as the owner is happy, thats all that matters


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    I like the look of it bare, but I think it gives out the wrong impression to other people and won't be doing it to mine.
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    Fair enough lads, each to their own as they say


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    Quote Originally Posted by bacardi
    I debadged mine the week I got it,
    left the Audi Rings on though,

    I prefer the cleaner look and am not really fussed if people think I'm trying to hide anything,

    If they don't know its an A3 then they don't know anything about cars so it doesnt matter

    If they are dumb enough to think its anything other than a soot chucker with the downturned pipes bags of smoke everytime I start it then they shouldnt have a driving license
    Not all diesels have downturned pipes now matey
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    Indeed!! Well said Chris.


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