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Should I remove the 2.0 badge? Thoughts?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Djwoody, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. Djwoody
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    [Jun 10, 2013]
    Hi everyone.
    Thinking about taking off the 2.0 boot badge (and the s-line badge) off my A3.

    So all I would be left with is the A3 and TDI badges.

    Anyone have any thoughts? Yay or Nay?

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    I'd say take all but audi rings, cleans back up nice
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    I agree just leave the audi badges and take the rest off

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    I've got the same dilemma as the clean rear end looks good, but there is also something quite satisfying about letting the boy racers see a TDI badge on the back of the car as they dissapear in the rear view mirror! :)
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    I would say take the A3 badge off and the S-line badge off and keep the 2.0 tdi?

    It depends on how proud you are to show off your engine size ?

    Nice lower valance and exshast
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    They will be too far behind you to see any badge ;)
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    Thanks guys.
    My next question is, are they just stuck on? Removeable with a hairdryer and credit card?
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    Correct :) that's how I removed them anyway
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    Great, there's a little job I can do when I've got a spare 10 mins.
    Then for something else to mod.... :)
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    ah mate be careful some people who tried debadging their cars had to get paint correction done as they messed up the paintwork
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    You will love it :)

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    Hmmm...yeah I'll have to be careful.
    Do you think White Spirit would be best to use to get all the gunk off?
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    NO. A medium abrasive polish.
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    I see.
    Any recommendations decent polish?
    Will only need a small tub.
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    i used a caramel wheel that I got cheap from eBay mate , it took all the gunk off and left the paint work in tact then just a quick polish and I looked like the badges where never there .
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    Autoglym super resin polished worked for me.
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    Until your boy racer leaves you standing when his stage 2+ S3 kicks yer a55 and leaves your smokey diesel in his wake. Average age for an S3 owner on this forum is 23 i believe......very young.
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    I'm always in 2 minds with this. I like it with and without badges.
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    Mine's the same colour as yours, so I would say remove the lot and leave the Audi emblem. I used a hairdryer and dental floss to remove mine, then soak the remaining adhesive with Tar Remover then a mild cutting polish to clean the area up.

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    seeing as it was my 23rd birthday last week maybe I should be looking to get an s3. Nearly bought a stage 2 s3 recently.
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    That's a pretty low age! Don't think i've ever seen a youngster whipping round in a new S3, not round my way anyway
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    Lol I just turned 24 and my TDI insurance is silly money (no points, no claims) so I wouldn't like to think how much an S3 would cost me!
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    We did a poll on how old S3 owners were. I thought it would of been about 30-odd but its not. It was either 23 or 24 being the avarge age for S3 ownership....but their cars were not necessarily new....but still an S3 though.
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    Ah that's a fair point
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    [Jun 10, 2013]
    Looks clean without the badges
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    To bring it up today lose the 2.0 badge so it's just badged A3 TDI. I think they started putting the engine size on again though.

    Def lose the S-Line badge. Nothing worse than extra badges, looks a bit desperate.
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    i was 21 when I got my S3 best car I ever owned miss it alot till I get another lol
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