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Debadge or not ?

musicegbdf Jun 1, 2011

  1. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea Team Ibis Audi S3

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    I used the side of a cheese grater and then smoothed the whole thing off with a butane gas torch and a hot knife :) I have already de wipered the front and put that new 100% opaque laminex over the lights so i dont use the stalks much now except to hang my fluffy dice on. neat !! Next job is to do away with all the mirrors !! I mean how yesterday are mirrors ???? :drag:
     
  2. rockape

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    :lmfao:
     
  3. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    you may as well fit jet packs to the car and take it flying
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  4. mattyboy84

    mattyboy84 New Member

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    Has any of the pro debadging people used nail polish remover to get rid of the goo left behind by the letters? Safe to use?
     
  5. jasonallen

    jasonallen Member

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    i used a hair dryer and some spirit
     
  6. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea Team Ibis Audi S3

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    You know someone with a TT then ?
     
  7. quattro81

    quattro81 All the gear.. No idea

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    Not sure, but wd40 was ok, and sticky stuff remover is very cheap from stationary shops... (no paddy, that doesn't mean shops that can't move!!)
     
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  8. quattro81

    quattro81 All the gear.. No idea

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    :lmfao: I used to have a TT, but I've decided I'm heterosexual now.. Plus all that hairdrying was making me go bald:think:
     
  9. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea Team Ibis Audi S3

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    Anyone thought of de-car-ing their badges ?... I had caddy pickup years ago took the badges off and dumped the car :)..how cool is that :)
     
  10. jasonallen

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  11. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea Team Ibis Audi S3

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    Ha ..you think i am joking ?....I put the badges on my VR6 and turned it into a 1.6 Caddy hatchback :)
     
  12. PilotAudi

    PilotAudi New Member

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    I've got an old 1.2 Vauxhall Nova badge in my garage. What's it worth?
     
  13. quattro81

    quattro81 All the gear.. No idea

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    Had Dennis Bishop round today from Mobile car valeting and detailing services for kent. - A.C Valeting
    To give my phantom pearl a little top up...
    Results blinding as always, and a nice guy too.. I asked him his opinion on debadging my car, and he said that he thought badges are just a manufacturers way of you advertising a particular model for them, and he much prefers the lines of the back of a car with just the manufacturers logo in the centre of the boot..!
    Having said that, he quite liked the sline badges on the wings as he said they added a small splash of colour to the sides to break up the black a bit..
    So looks like i might go for the full debadge after all!
    Or I could get those badges off you instead paddy:tumble:
     
  14. wiggsy

    wiggsy Active Member Team Sepang Audi S3

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    Ohhhh hello old thread.. Lol.. I have now a s3 and yes de badged..
     
  15. ToddA4

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    Debadge looks better ;)
     
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  16. 45bvtc

    45bvtc Well-Known Member Supporter Team Daytona Team Sahara Silver Gold Supporter Team Cornflower Blue Audi RS3 Audi TT Audi A1

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    De-badge - plain and simple, tell 'em nothing:

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  17. audismart

    audismart YOU ARE JUDGED BY THE CAR YOU DRIVE.

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    Nearly 5 years on from this thread and we are all still de-badging, how cool is that,
    Definitely de-badge if you are stage 1 or above. But not if your standard tune on an S3, and definatly not tuned or not in an RS3, come on its an RS3.
     
  18. Arjuanamo

    Arjuanamo 4300K

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    I decided to remove my TDI and A3 badge within the first couple of weeks . I have an S3/RS3 bodykit so left the S-line badges to make it a bit more unique .

    Still debating whether i should put an RS6 badge on though :grin::snake:
     
  19. tcardio

    tcardio Well-Known Member

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    LOL...debadged or not, I am not messing with ^^^^
     
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  20. SnazzyWafles

    SnazzyWafles Active Member Team Panther Audi A3 TDi

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    Why not stick a AMG or a Nismo badge on it? :footy:
     
  21. audismart

    audismart YOU ARE JUDGED BY THE CAR YOU DRIVE.

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    LOL
    Go the full hog and put a bugatti veyron on.
    Such a pet hate of mine is making a car look like what its not, like a chav wearing fake clothes.
     
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  22. 45bvtc

    45bvtc Well-Known Member Supporter Team Daytona Team Sahara Silver Gold Supporter Team Cornflower Blue Audi RS3 Audi TT Audi A1

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    It's the 70-year old driver you need to look out for, tcardio... :yahoo:
     
  23. TomL83

    TomL83 Active Member

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    Well this pic has just convinced me to debadge my Sportback. I was unsure until I saw this. Love it.
     
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  24. 45bvtc

    45bvtc Well-Known Member Supporter Team Daytona Team Sahara Silver Gold Supporter Team Cornflower Blue Audi RS3 Audi TT Audi A1

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    It does work for me, TomL83; makes the car almost anonymous:

    Ellastone_P1000186x.jpg
     
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  25. TomL83

    TomL83 Active Member

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    Mine just has A3 and TFSI badges and it's a 2.0 litre petrol so it's nice to surprise people
     
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  26. tcardio

    tcardio Well-Known Member

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    Look at that rear wheel well wing:hubbahubba:
     
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  27. TomL83

    TomL83 Active Member

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    What have I missed?
     
  28. Spiezels

    Spiezels Active Member

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    Want so much
     
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  29. Adam916

    Adam916 Member VCDS Map User quattro Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    Might de-badge mine....then re-badge with this maybe??
    image.jpeg

    Or maybe this??

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    Or should I just stop at de-badging? Lol
     
  30. HHS3

    HHS3 Phantom Black S3 - Revo Stage 2 Silver Supporter Team Phantom Audi S3 Manual

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    I've de-badged my rear Audi rings but have kept the S3 badge on, I'm planning on de-wipering the rear (received my glass grommet today!) as I like the smooth look appearance.

    I prefer the bottom badge out of the two but I'd stop at the de-badge myself.
     
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  31. 45bvtc

    45bvtc Well-Known Member Supporter Team Daytona Team Sahara Silver Gold Supporter Team Cornflower Blue Audi RS3 Audi TT Audi A1

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    De-badged the front, too
    Capel Curig_P1010776 mod.JPG

    Sorry...
     
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  32. audismart

    audismart YOU ARE JUDGED BY THE CAR YOU DRIVE.

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    You can just get a salamander on its own, I would have got one but I`m fwd.
     
  33. Adam916

    Adam916 Member VCDS Map User quattro Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    Not wanting to be pedantic but isn't the lizard a gecko? Lol
     
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  34. audismart

    audismart YOU ARE JUDGED BY THE CAR YOU DRIVE.

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    LOL, your absolutely right, :redface new:
    #pandanticgit :box:
    :friends:
     
  35. Adam916

    Adam916 Member VCDS Map User quattro Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    Sorry audismart :rugby: lol.

    Just done the de-badge and think I'm going to leave it like this. image.jpeg
     
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  36. audismart

    audismart YOU ARE JUDGED BY THE CAR YOU DRIVE.

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    Looking good that.
    Looks just like mine, I think mine was from the factory.
     
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  37. Adam916

    Adam916 Member VCDS Map User quattro Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    Cheers mate :chuncky:

    Next thing is to get rid of the rest of the chrome (around the grille). Don't want a gloss black grille like the S3 because...well it ain't one lol. Was thinking of getting a de-badged grille and getting it done in matt black then doing the Audi emblem on the back in the same colour and possibly get the roof rails powdercoated the same. I don't mind the aluminium rails it's the chrome I want rid of really just think they might look good with the rest of the matt black.

    Any thoughts?
     
  38. audismart

    audismart YOU ARE JUDGED BY THE CAR YOU DRIVE.

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    If your gonna do it then you have to go the full hog and get the black s line badges too.
    Myself I like my chrome on the dolphin grey, I wish it had chrome window surrounds like on the A4.
    [​IMG]
     
  39. TomL83

    TomL83 Active Member

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    Debadged my A3 Sportback today and it looks much better

    Before:

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    After:

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    Just need some new number plates now to finish it off.
     
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  40. Adam916

    Adam916 Member VCDS Map User quattro Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    Looks better imo mate.
     

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