Mercedes C230 with the car emblems removed for that "cleaner" look by removing extra embellishments put on by the car manufacturer.
What you need to know:
Q. I have heard of removing car emblems or car debadging, but what is it and why would someone want to do this?
A. It is the removal of emblems or badges put onto your car from the factory that may include the model, name of model, upgraded versions, etc. People either remove to create a more "clean" appearance to their car by removing extraneous embellishments, or to take their car into stealth mode so the upgrade model they are driving is not revealed. Or to disguise the fact that their model is the lower grade model.
Q. Is it something I can do myself?
A. Absolutely....with the right tools and products.
Q.How would I determine if I should hire a professional like you Darren, or attempt it myself?
A. Great question! Let me see if I can help by going down this checklist below:
Removing the Car Emblems Yourself:
Debadging Car Professionally
When I say "only", this refers to pricing for me to come to your location and perform this service with no other detail services included. I will also add that when it comes to the removal of car emblems from the back deck lids of cars, the logo for the car manufacturer is not removable; only the insignias on either side of the middle logo, eg. S550, Bluetech, 4MATIC, 750li, 550i, etc. For example, the Mercedes 3-point emblem, or the BMW blue/white emblem, etc. are not removable. In every case I have tested, the manufacturer uses fasteners that go through the sheet metal of the rear deck lid to attach these logos to the car.
1 emblem set
$100.00-$125.00 (based on year of car and color of car; the older and darker the car is, the more it will cost.)
2 emblem sets
$150.00-$175.00 (based on year of car and color of car; the older and darker the car is, the more it will cost.)
3 emblem sets
$175.00-$200.00 (based on year of car and color of car; the older and darker the car is, the more it will cost.)
*If you want any new emblems replaced you will need to purchase these in advance and pricing will be subject to over-the-phone quote. Believe it or not, the positioning of new emblems for replacement are as difficult as the removal process itself.
Removal as a Detail Add-On
If you want to add detail services to your car emblem removal job you can save yourself some money by combining the two. Just ask me over the phone and I can work together a price reduction to perform both services in the same trip.
Before and After
Car Emblem Removal: Chevy Silverado
Notice how the back end of this Chevy Silverado truck has a new. clean appearance after the car emblems and badges have been removed.
Having done hundreds of these debaging car jobs over the course of my professional career, there are still a few questions you might want to consider.
Q. Darren, I was thinking of having the dealer perform this for me. After all, the dealer is used to working on cars like mine.
A. This seems like a logical conclusion, but unfortunately I have seen some of the worst mistakes performed by the very name brand dealerships so many people put blind trust in. After all, the dealer must know what they are doing or how else could they have such nice, fancy dealerships. And surely the manufacturer would never allow a dealership to perform less than acceptable work.Yeah I get it...that all makes sense.
But speaking from first hand experience, I have seen dealerships screw up some of the most basic of fixes; which removing the car emblems from off your car is not one of them.
Q. Why should I trust Auto Fetish do remove and/or replace the emblems from my car?
A. Like I said at the beginning, I have performed this service to countless cars, trucks, SUV's for decades. While videos give the appearance that this process is both easy and straight forward, there are many variables that must be taken into consideration that are unique to each and every job based on these many factors:
If you are among a minority of people that like to become informed consumers, then click on the link to take you to the fine print of my car detailing prices.
If you really like to cut to the chase then just call!
I promise to answer any of your questions in a candid and honest manner and help you decide the best decision for you and your world. I promise I am both friendly, polite, and informed myself!
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