Car Emblem and Badge Replacement:
Your choice in experience!

As the saying goes:

"Accidents happen!"

When it comes to car emblem and badge replacement, there is far more than meets the eye. And as I like to say, when it comes to specialty jobs such as this, "experience really is king!"

Having performed countless car emblem removals on cars, trucks, and even boats, experience can be the difference between not only success, but disaster!

Sounds dramatic doesn't it? But that is the reality as to what I have seen over the course of my 25+ years of professional detailing experience. The following are some of the "mishaps I have come across and been called upon to fix:

  • Do-it-yourselfer's who underestimate their skill set or the skills required for the job.
  • Do it yourselfer's who become impatient and frustrated due to lack of required skills and experience, and resort to drastic measures that end up doing damage.
  • People who have a false sense of security and take this type of specialty work to their local car dealership who then has one of their "factory trained" mechanic screw things up. (mechanics are not trained in the art of car debadging, emblem removal, or replacement)
  • Car washes that damage these often sensitive embellishments.

Porsche Carrera 4S:
Emblem Removal and Replacement

replacing porsche carrera emblemBroken "S" of this Porsche Carrera 4S

It is hard to see within this picture above, but the tip of the "S" has been broken off at my customers local car wash. Fortunately my customer accepted his own limitations and reached out to have the old, broken car emblem removed and replaced by myself.


porsche carrera 4s badge replacementSetting a guide-line with painters tape

Since the "S" is a separate car emblem and can be ordered separately, I was only concerned with positioning a guideline for the "S" of the entire Porsche emblem.

porsche carrera 4s emblem replacementTaping off surrounding letters to protect from polishing

Here we can see how I have taped-off the surrounding letters to protect them as I polish the underlying paint where the old "S" had been positioned. I wanted a perfectly polished "canvass" in which to place the new emblem.

porsche carrera emblem replacementFinished Porsche "S" emblem replacement

Here we have the final product. What both my customer and I considered absolute perfection of all stages:

  • Removal of broken "S" without damaging either the substrate, or surrounding letters.
  • Preparing the area to receive new "S" Porsche emblem.
  • Positioning/replacing the new Porsche "S" emblem.

I know, I know....You are thinking that my customer is likely over-thinking this. But when you are talking about the difference between good and great; it is always about the details.

In this instance, the detail was simply replacing the imperfect "S" to a new emblem that is appropriate for a car of this status. Now I had delivered an exceptional service and in return I received a very happy customer!

And speaking of details, you may notice a color difference between the old and the new Porsche emblem. This is one of the problems with having to replace worn or broken parts for your car; they may in fact not be exactly identical in every way to the original part.

  • Car manufacturers may change vendors who make replacement parts from vendors who originally made and supplied the OE parts.
  • Parts that are older will have aged and possibly changed color through the aging process.

Auto Fetish Detail:
Experience is only one of the differences!

If you find yourself in need of the professional touch and find yourself unwilling to risk the "unknowns" when it comes to car emblem and badge replacement, we are only a phone call away!


Car Emblem and Badge Replacement

What People are Saying



Darren took my 9 year old Acura MDX and made it spectacular! I believe his knowledge and attention to "detail" goes above and beyond!
Thank you!

Craig Leitch
Foothill Ranch, CA

I have been using Darren’s professional detail services, Auto Fetish Detail, for close to 15 years now and continue to do so. Darren has taught me and my staff just what real detailing is. Darren is incredibly meticulous and attentive to details. Whenever I have a customer who demands the best, I tell them to call Darren at Auto Fetish. I can always tell when Darren has detailed a car because the level of quality is like no other! He is not the cheapest guy in town, but you can’t beat the quality!
Ron Erickson
President, Exclusive Motors
Placentia, CA

I have known and used Darren's services for 20+ years. I own Xlnt Tint of Anaheim inc. and see many cars every day. When we have a particular customer that needs top notch service, there is nobody else I would trust but Darren! He is very meticulous, and knowledgeable. If you are in need of someone who will take their time but most importantly bring over 20 years of hands on knowledge, this is the company for you.
Mike Schuch
President, Xlnt Tint
Anaheim, CA

"Wow! Now that is what my car paint is supposed to look like; I can't believe what a difference you made! This is exactly what needed to be done, thank you!"
Mike N.
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

"I took a leap of faith by picking someone on the Internet to detail my bosses boat! I wasn't disappointed! Darren was professional, punctual, and very easy to deal with, and best of all, he did a FANTASTIC JOB! I couldn't have been happier. We will definitely be a repeat customer!!"
Samantha
Maxim Security Systems
Corona, CA

"We have seen the work of other detailers in removing various forms of vinyl car decals and vehicle wraps. Often we have to spend additional hours due to the incomplete removal of old graphics, before we can apply new graphics. Save yourself time and aggravation by calling Darren first and have it done right the first time around; this is the way it should be done!"
Tim Cecil
President, Sign Pros
Brea, CA

"Good job, good service, good follow-up!"
H. Barstow
Anaheim Hills, CA

"I just wanted to let you know that it was a pleasure meeting you on Saturday. You are a true professional and I find it very comforting to know that there are still people out there that take pride in what they do. "
M. Poris
Playa Del Rey, CA

My initial conversation with Darren at Auto Fetish Detail consisted of what his services would provide. Darren did exactly what he described to me and more. Darren detailed parts of the car that never crossed my mind to clean. Darren was promptly at the time, place and date we had agreed upon. Darren’s professional service and meticulous efforts made my car look better than the day I took delivery from the dealer. It was a great experience to deal with Darren and his professional service and work ethics.
Ron Marquez
President, Aquarian Drumheads
Anaheim Hills, CA

"Darren-you have and do continue to produce AMAZING results time and time again, over the last 17 years or so that you have been doing our cars we have never once been disappointed in the least bit. Thank you for always being consistent and reliable!"
Chandler E.
Yorba Linda, CA

"Darren- just wanted to let you know how great my Escalade looks each time you service it. Of course I love the convenience of your services, but what I really love is the quality of work! My husband and I have used other detail services in the past, but none of them spent the time you do on our cars. My husband has a critical eye and has remarked on numerous occasions regarding the quality of your work. With two teenagers and a regular carpool schedule, it is amazing how great the Escalade keeps on looking thanks to you!"
M. Goerlitz
Laguna Beach, CA

"Darren-you treat my cars as though they were yours; thank you!"
Tanya B.
Yorba Linda, CA

"Detail day is my favorite day of the month-I just love the way you make my cars look Darren!"
Theresa D.
Newport Coast, CA

I have generally used other mobile detail services in the past and continue to do so for what I call a normal detail job. But I met Darren through Exclusive Motors as we share the same building. My wife uses the Suburban to run our 3 kids around and it gets very dirty in the process. The carpeting and seating was extremely bad and I thought I was going to have to replace the both the carpeting and seating. I told Darren the other detailers in the past were not able to get the carpet and leather very clean. I was floored when I saw the results Darren was able to get! I tell people all the time that I have never paid so much for a detail, but that I have never had such an amazing job either! I send Darren to all my customers who simply demand the best, as Darren is the best!
Craig Haller
President, Exclusive SUV
Placentia, CA

"Darren-your service makes this one area of my life stress free; you do what you say and do so consistently!"
Mike B.
Anaheim Hills, CA

"Darren- whether I send you to my
house or business, I know I can trust
you to take care of business-
thank you!"

David K.
San Clemente, CA

"I swear my Ferrari has never look better; you do amazing work!"
Brian S.
Corona Del Mar, CA

"I wish I could afford you
every week; the cars look so good
when you have done them!"

Griffin W.
Placentia, CA

"My house cleaners don't do
as good a job as you Darren-
will you teach them what clean really is."

Maurice O.
Anaheim Hills, CA

"Darren-
My Mustang has never looked better; you did a fabulous job!
My daughter noticed how much time you spent detailing the Mustang today (something she normally would never be aware of) and asked how much it costs, I told her it is expensive and said I use Darren because he is the best detailer I have ever used.
Darren you do exactly what you say you are going to do, and do so every time!
I use you Darren because you conduct business exactly as I do!
Thanks again!"

D. Reilly
President - CSBA
Orange, CA

"Thank you Darren....
you saved me a "bucket" of money by removing and not replacing
those deteriorated side moldings on my 2005 Chevy truck
and my truck looks new again!"

Steve G.
Anaheim, CA

Darren- I just wanted to call and let you know what a terrific job you did on my motorhome. I really appreciate the effort you put into all the many details of the job! It looks better than the day I picked it up brand new!
J.R. Maurer
Vice Chairman, Thompson National Properties, LLC
Irvine, CA

"I asked Darren to detail my boat like it was his own, and he definitely did! Fantastic job Darren, the boat looks great! I would recommend you to anyone! Thanks for the fast and great service."
Yale Smith
President-Maxim Security Systems
Corona, CA

"The Teton looks fabulous. Thanks for being so responsive and for the great job! Looking forward to seeing you when it's detail time on the cars."
D. Dukes
CEO-Simon Foundation for Education and Housing
Newport Beach, CA

I used Darren to take off a vehicle wrap on a Ford Econoline van of ours. Darren showed up on time and did a great job removing not only the decals but all the residue that was left from the glue. If you need a vehicle wrap taken off, give Darren a call.
Jake Duehring
Marketing/Product Development
Felt Bicycles
Irvine, CA