Car emblem removal is once again on the rise in popularity! Dechroming cars and trucks first popularized in the early eighties, has now gained new notoriety with the removal of factory installed car emblems of all kinds.
The above picture shows the "cleaned up" version of this Mercedes CLA once the car emblems had been removed. The owner also wanted to put his car in stealth mode by not announcing which CLA model he in fact was driving around.
This is almost one of those questions that if you have to ask, the answer would be lost on you.
But the reality is that there are actually many reasons a person may want to remove the emblems from their car. The obvious reason for many is simply to customize their car or truck in a very simple and straightforward way. But the reasons don't stop there:
A common request by many Chevy truck owners is to swap out the bad yellow bow tie with an updated black Chevy bow tie as was the case on this Chevy Silverado.
When it comes to removing the emblems from your car, there are numerous things to consider. While I myself have many videos that make the car emblem removal process super simple, the reality is that I have performed hundreds of debadging jobs on car, trucks, and vans.
After so much countless experience, I would hope I am able to make it look easy. Watching an expert perform their expertise in their particular area of study always appears easier than the job actually is.
For this reason I am going to lay out the steps along so you at least know what you are getting into if you decide to remove car emblems yourself as many people consider it a no-brainer without full understanding.
The above example is taken from a new Chevy Silverado truck. The owner not only wanted to remove extra truck emblems, but wanted the gold Chevy bow tie removed so I could install the updated black Chevy bow tie.
This is a difficult decision for many people. This job is very doable if you are somewhat of a do-it-yourself kind of person to begin with. But with that said, there are a few things to consider before attempting the emblem removal process yourself:
As seen in the pictures just above, the owner of this Acura wanted to update the year of his car by swapping out older versions of these car emblems with updated, newer versions.
In the world of car emblem removal and replacement, there is no set rule. It is as individual as the car and truck owners themselves.
Once again we had the unique job of removing the Chevy side rails that had become discolored, as well as removing some of the unwanted emblems.
This took at least 5 years of age off the appearance of this customers truck.
The picture above represents one of the challenges of the car emblem removal service. The center Dodge Ram logo has pins as well as double sided tape used to attach this particular truck emblem to the tailgate.
While the customer would have preferred everything be taken off, the center logo has attachment pins that also go through the sheet metal along with double sided tape.
Use the following checklist to help come to the best decision for you and your world:
I hope this has helped and that by this point you have decided which route seems the best alternative for you and your world!
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