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    Noticed a comment John made regarding removal of the badging on the front and rear. It's something I've been thinking, too. Anyone else have any thoughts on how to do it gracefully without damage?

  • #2
    I tend to live with the car as it came from the factory and then as time goes on.llill probably use dental floss to get the rear trunk stingray emblem off...

    then Ill be entertained for a little while longer and may do the same with the front bumper one of there is no holes in the bumper underneath...

    if Gm offered a debadged version for a couple of hundred dollars from tje factory..li believe I would pay for that from the get go...but since its not...

    if my past corvette actions are any indication..end of first hear of ownership...the fish comes off the trunk...

    second year Ill consider the front bumper emblem although the front humper one is so swept back and small..li may just leave it on..

    ive never been an emblem kind of person..on any car..l

    i think the ferrari badge on the front fenders scuderia is a bit tacky..

    im not a spoiler guy either but I've accepted the z51 ...its been said the aero requires the rear spoiler to balance out the front aero and I always seek out balance...lol

    fish on the trunks a goner though by year end,

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    • #3
      Originally posted by JB View Post
      I tend to live with the car as it came from the factory and then as time goes on.llill probably use dental floss to get the rear trunk stingray emblem off...

      then Ill be entertained for a little while longer and may do the same with the front bumper one of there is no holes in the bumper underneath...

      if Gm offered a debadged version for a couple of hundred dollars from tje factory..li believe I would pay for that from the get go...but since its not...

      if my past corvette actions are any indication..end of first hear of ownership...the fish comes off the trunk...

      second year Ill consider the front bumper emblem although the front humper one is so swept back and small..li may just leave it on..

      ive never been an emblem kind of person..on any car..l

      i think the ferrari badge on the front fenders scuderia is a bit tacky..

      im not a spoiler guy either but I've accepted the z51 ...its been said the aero requires the rear spoiler to balance out the front aero and I always seek out balance...lol

      fish on the trunks a goner though by year end,
      I think the badges on my car will go as soon as it hits the garage. As far as the spoiler, I'd pay to have a Z51 spoiler delete option, but will live with it.

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      • #4
        Hair dryer and thin fishing line is the standard I believe. Then some detailing after to remove the excess glue. I too like debadging. With the C8, it will confuse the hell out of people.

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        • #5
          A little bit of Goof-Off will help remove any adhesive left after the badge is removed.
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          • #6
            Interesting that you guys want to take the badges off, I actually want peeps to know it's a Corvette. I'm not sure I'm all in on the Stingray badge on the rear hatch, but it's ok. I remember vividly when my 74 was delivered, it had no crossed flags on the gas cap. WHAT!!! I drove it around to the parts department, got a 73 flag emblem, and had the body shop install it. I always kid people about my 74 ... that the only thing original about the car is the owner

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            • #7
              Just do it slowly....i rushed my last job on my infiniti and it was cold out so adhesive was a little tougher even with heat gun, the points of the badges ended up digging into my paint and scratching it....debadged many times before and it's the first time i ever screwed up like that but lesson learned.

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              • #8
                Dead fish.

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                • #9
                  I plan to remove mine with heat gun and dental floss. From the pictures I have seen, IMO the front bumper looks cleaner without the badge.

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                  • #10
                    I don't mess with my C7. Same will apply to my C8. Like the badges.

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                    • #11
                      Goo-Gone is another good adhesive remover.

                      I think my Stingray emblem might have a good new home here. It will be carbon flash black. I think it would just fit (nice recycling), immediately below the speaker. It could need a 1” tail-ectomy? If one looks at it closely at the emblem, it is a very beautiful 3D design, just to me too small on the large rear deck. I will debadge additionally the hood V emblem and the Corvette letters, but have replacement location for the former, and another idea for the rear. Anyone knowing Corvettes will know exactly what they are being passed by, or what they are walking around — yet mine will be “cleaner” than factory in my personal opinion.

                      I fully understand however that very good reasons why many will keep appearance as it came out of BGA.

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                      • #12
                        OK John...is your plan for the rear letters a secret?
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                        • #13
                          The only thing I removed from my c7 z51 was the ugly warning stickers on the visors...with patience and a heat gun and adhesive removal it comes off fine, but sooner the better so it doesn’t set up too long...
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                          • #14
                            It is a secret, shared only with MECF members lol.

                            The Corvette letters are going to go into a bag (where my C7 letters are). I do want it to be however, Corvette identifiable, so I am buying a second C8 front V emblem and will install it immediately above the lower fascia as per below (perhaps need a hair dryer to make it curvature conform).

                            The hood emblem gets removed, and since I am a front plate state, not positive where it would go in the grille area. It might even fit onto my required front license plate itself. I have checked and will keep for glove box retrieval if and when stopped State plate laws — though thankfully in my state it would be allowed on the license plate at long as it does not block any numbers or letters. Maybe in the bottom center of the plate but first need to have V emblem measurements checked; and if it were to fit, might that look terrible?
                            If not, somewhere within the grille, or ??

                            At least that is current planning, but all modders know that everything is always subject to change.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jljordann922 View Post
                              Just do it slowly....i rushed my last job on my infiniti and it was cold out so adhesive was a little tougher even with heat gun, the points of the badges ended up digging into my paint and scratching it....debadged many times before and it's the first time i ever screwed up like that but lesson learned.
                              Since we have gravity to help, I take a dropper and put some Goo-Gone on above the item to be removed and let it sit for about 3-5 minutes. It will not harm the paint. It soaks downward into the factory adhesive, making removal easier/safer. I do not have a heat gun, but a hair dryer works really well too.
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