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    Lightbulb De-Badging ?

    How many of you have De-Badged your cars?

    I was thinking of taking off the 2.5 TDI and the A4 and just leaving the Audi 4 rings logo on the boot lid,

    What are your views and do you have any pics of your De-Badged ride ?

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    I did mine but left the Quattro badge on. I used the wife's hairdryer and dental floss and a big dose of elbow grease to get the crap off.
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    i just took the a4 off mine left the 1.8T and 4 rings
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    Remove them all but keep the 4 rings.

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    i took the a4 ant 1.9 tdi off and put the s from an s4 badge on mine as i liked the red s and also i got some s.line door badges and cut the line part off leaving just the s with the red box i have the sport and as far as i no thats what the s stands for ;-)

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    Only the rings left on mine !
    +1 with hair dryer and dental floss !

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    Its an old picture but heres mine with just A4 removed
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    Debadge and wiper off, it looks so much cleaner, heres mine.


    I use a kettle of hot water and just my finger nails to get underneath the badges then peel, at least you cant scratch anything doing it like that.
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    I did mine, removed A4 and 2.5TDi and just left quattro.

    Not the best before and after as I was midway through fitting the number plate led's.



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    why do you take them off, are you embarassed or trying to make people think its something special? Im not trying to be aukward i just dont get it
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    nope its just because the clutter of badges look sh*te
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarcup View Post
    why do you take them off
    For me, it's easier to polish the car without having to deal with the badges getting the way.

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    aye very true
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    fair play i can relate to that. i lost the point inbetween the 2 and 5 last time i polished. now its a 25L tdi
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    S'pose it's just down to personal choice, I happen to think it looks a bit better without badges......probably very similar discussions around having a private plate......no real benefit, but a personal choice
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    i think some badges look ok i one or two small ones but i think audi over did it with there ones as they are not small.

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    ha mine would come out as a 9.1 tdi and i dont think any one would belive that lol

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    It's quite funny as I prefer a debadged rear end on a car as makes it look a lot cleaner and clutter free, yet since having my S4 I've not had the guts to remove the S4 badge.

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    I've removed mine also, all but the Audi rings. I don't think i've got any pics though, sorry. Looks very much like James's though...except for I don't have a quattro badge, and my paint work isn't in as good condition


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    Quote Originally Posted by swarcup View Post
    why do you take them off, are you embarassed or trying to make people think its something special? Im not trying to be aukward i just dont get it
    no just looking at a cleaner look,

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    Do it mate, Ive done it to mine as it did my head in polishing around them nice and clean now!!!

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    The ultimate in 'clean' looking Dolphin Grey Avants!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    The ultimate in 'clean' looking Dolphin Grey Avants!
    Dolphin Grey FTW!


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    That is an awesome looking avant, wish i has air ride lol, might have to get rid of the 4 rings and 1.8T now at least thats cheap to do
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    what about this then? i see it the other week in Northampton where i live, Im not 100% sure if i would do it, but i tell you one thing, it made me look twice and say to my wife, now that's interesting,

    your views lads?

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    Nahhh, stick with the 4 rings.

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    Badges and ****ty number plates make cars look crap. Did both on mine and it looks a lot better.






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    I love the blank (no dealer info etc) number plates too. Had the gb ones taken off.

    Liking that car too dude, looks great. I am wanting sport wheels for mine. Hopefully this next year. Can't be bothered going bigger, too much cost lol.

    And I'm also not a fan of the "Audi" badge turkster. Much prefer the four rings.


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    just the 4 rings on mine, but was like that when i bought it

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    Interesting, I quite like it.

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    i like the smaller rings you can get on ebay seem about hf the size

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    anyone got, looked or thought about the rings the glow red when braking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott b5 View Post
    anyone got, looked or thought about the rings the glow red when braking?
    fancy drilling through your boot then do ya? i certainly dont.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grangey. View Post
    fancy drilling through your boot then do ya? i certainly dont.
    Whats one extra hole with the ones that allready there?

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    you have holes in your boot ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon.m View Post
    you have holes in your boot ?
    How does your number plate fix on to the boot?
    What about the lights, buttons, glass, cable ties, boot trim.
    Its all holes in the boot.


    I did cut two massive holes in mine to fit a rear blind though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott b5 View Post
    Whats one extra hole with the ones that allready there?
    I haven't got any I don't think..... On my avant the number plate was originally held on by a captured plastic bolt I think, I just glue them nowadays.

    I hope the red brake light rings was a joke....
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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    I haven't got any I don't think..... On my avant the number plate was originally held on by a captured plastic bolt I think, I just glue them nowadays.

    I hope the red brake light rings was a joke....
    Them Plastic bolts, went through the boot skin, through a hole..............A look a hole!!

    It was a little bit of a joke but mainly curiosity to see if any one has actually done it.

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    Fair play, I thought they were captured. Either way, it's different for a hole to come galvanized and painted from the factory than it is for me to try and drill one at home ...
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