Debadge Car
Orange County
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Welcome to debadge car of Orange County where we are going to take you by the hand and give you all the in's and outs of this car emblem removal process that has become very popular with people for numerous reasons. Removing the car emblems from Mercedes SUV's to Chevy trucks has become increasingly popular over the last few years.

debadge car of orange county

In an effort to personalize your car or truck, removing car badges and emblems is also a way to "clean-up" the appearance of your car or truck by removing the excessive and redundant factory car badges and emblems. While many people go in search of how to remove car emblems or what is considered debadging a car, we think you should become an informed consumer first!

Debadge Car of Orange County

Follow along as we dissect the process of removing the car emblems from your car that may appear simple and straightforward to most casual onlookers, but in fact requires more steps and skills than most people realize. Whether you are looking to debage your car yourself, or looking for the best in professional mobile car debadging service here in the Orange County, CA area, let's break this down so you can make an informed decision!

Debadge Car of Orange County Prices

If you are looking to hire us to perform our professional car emblem removal services and want to check pricing, you can do that at car debagding prices.

Steps to Debadging Car

We will be using this Acura TL-S as our test subject. We were called out to remove this incorrect version of the TL-S car badge, and replace it with an updated version of the TL-S emblem.

(1) Removing Plastic Car Emblem

debadge car of orange countyThe very first and obvious step is to remove the initial plastic car emblem. Depending on the car emblem itself, this can either be hard or soft plastic. Many people grossly oversimplify the process and think all that is required is to simply pry the car emblem off with your finger-tips and your car is now emblem free. If you are amongst this group of people, you are in for a rude awakening, as this is merely the first and easiest step in a multi-step process. Many inexperienced car owners and detailers alike will put scratches into the car paint on this initial step with incorrect and hasty procedures.

(2) Removing Double-sided Adhesive Tape

debadge car of orange countyAt first glance you might mistake this picture of the underlying double-sided tape for the original car emblem itself. Every car is different and each car manufacturer uses different thickness of double sided tape to attach car emblems to the car itself. The point is that any car emblem that can be removed, will be attached using spongy-like double-sided tape. Removal of the double-sided tape can be removed in numerous ways from chemicals to simply picking with a finger nail. Unfortunately, many people and inexperienced detailers will also reach for a plastic scrapper to remove but end up severely scratching the car paint in the process.

(3) Removing Double-sided Adhesive Tape

debadge car of orange countyWhile this picture shows the abrasions caused by the removal of the double-sided tape, it does not show you the clear adhesive film left after removing the double-sided tape itself. For truly professional car debadging results, complete removal of the double-sided tape and underlying adhesive is mandatory. The picture to the right shows the shadow created after the excessive rubbing has been done to remove all traces of the tape and adhesive.

(4) Wet-sanding for Perfection

debadge car of orange countyWhile many people and detailers will stop short of this critical step, for true perfection, color sanding or wet-sanding the area to remove all traces of scratching is required. Here you can see the area that has been taped off to protect surrounding areas during the sanding and polishing needed during this step.

(5) Polishing for Perfection

debadge car of orange countyHere is the finished project after polishing the wet-sanding marks to create a flawless finished area of car emblem removal. Look closely as you can see the amazing and flawless shine. At this point of this debadging project, we attached the new and updated car emblem. Of course it helps to know your way around a car buffer in order to perform this very critical last step!

(6) Debadge Car of Orange County

car emblem removal of orange countyHere we have perfection with these amazing finished results that your Debadge car of Orange County can deliver as part of our mobile car detailing services. Whether you want your car debadged as an add-on detailing service, or simply looking for this car emblem removal service alone matters not! We at Auto Fetish Detail are here to deliver professional grade results!

Debadge Car of Orange County Checklist

Let us close this page by offering some points for you to consider whether you choose us for debadge car of Orange County services or not; either way it will help you make an informed decision.

  • Ask for references when shopping around.
  • Remember the adage that we usually get what we pay for.
  • Is this really the time to cut corners by your inexperienced hand if you attempt yourself?
  • Is this really the moment you go bargain shopping with inexperienced detailers?
  • While not critical, the best time to have this done is while your car is new as the older your car gets, the more difficult the car emblem removal process will be.
  • Black and dark colored cars will be the most difficult to get right, as these dark colors reveal any and all mishaps and imperfections of the removal process.

debadge car of orange countyAs I have stated in many parts of this website; I am not the detailer for everyone. I simply represent what I call the "whole package" when it comes to detail services here in Orange County. From over 20+ years of professional experience, to a level of professionalism uncommon in a world that seems to be dominated by the "over-promise, under-deliver" mentality. If you still have unanswered questions, just call me directly as I promise to be both friendly and knowledgeable!

Darren Priest
Auto Fetish Detail

”Serving Orange County, California for Over Twenty Years”

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Eddie L.
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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Foothill Ranch, CA

I'm somewhat of a car nut. Always have been and I don't mind it a bit. I also thought I had the very best detailer out there but boy did I blow that one. My son insisted I try Darren at Auto Fetish and I succumbed to the pressure and did. I did not realize what perfection looked like until Darren announced my car was completed. The depth of the shine, the attention to detail and the thoroughness of the work were well beyond any past experience. No question Darren really takes his work seriously and the customer reaps an enormous benefit. If you take pride in your wheels, Darren's the man!!
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Huntington Beach, CA

Darren - Thank you for an honest quote over the phone, early arrival, and most importantly an outstanding detail job which restored my car back to excellent condition. The paint touch up looks great and my leather seats are super clean and sport a "new" conditioned look. Keep up the good work!
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Fullerton, CA

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Placentia, CA

Darren - the scratch you fixed on my Mustang Cobra looks really, really good! Unless you are a professional car buyer you would not even notice it. It looks so much better than before; thank you!
Dennis A.
Anaheim Hills, CA

I spent considerable time looking for the right person to detail my 2007 Porsche Cayman-S (Black). I was impressed with the recommendations and accolades Darren received on his website including the samples of cars he had detailed. I was even more delighted after he finished detailing my car. It looked amazing; inside, outside, the wheels, everything. I will be using Darren for my detailing needs and will recommend him to the folks in my Porsche club.
J. Adorante
Irvine, 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!!"
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 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

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

Darren - Thanks again for the beautiful detailing... we appreciate your service
V. Minamyer
Irvine, 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