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Old 09-10-2016, 04:31 PM
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Re: To de-badge or not to de-badge

Interesting. The only badge I was thinking of taking off was the "JEEP" on the hood. I was going to keep the SRT on the back as well as grand Cherokee on the sides.

I see SRTs on IG that look good with the logo off the hood


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Old 09-10-2016, 08:54 PM
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Re: To de-bagde or not to de-bagde

Rear jeep blacked out, srt badge is red and all other badges OFF
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Old 09-10-2016, 09:44 PM
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Re: To de-bagde or not to de-bagde

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Yeah, I remember Earl Scheib............"any car, any color, for $39.95".

HOWEVER, you won't confuse an Earl Scheib paint job with a simple de-badge, because cars painted at Earl's had the windows painted over, too!!
Youngster! They were originally $19.95.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Scheib
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I never saw a point in removing badges, but to each their own.

Dealer advertising on my car is another thing. Although I did leave the dealer's name on my last Jeep for a little while. It was slightly raised plastic, very fine white script so the paint was visible through the lettering. It was very small and looked like somebody signed the car.

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Re: To de-bagde or not to de-bagde

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I agree. I think debadging is ghetto. Its like this, Debadged, check. Painted wheels black, check. blacked out tail lights so nobody knows Im stopping, check. Ricey fart can muffler with burnt colorful tip so it sounds fast, check. Super dark tints so I cant even see out them at night, check. Remember to clean my room so mom doesnt yell at me, check. LOL. Yeah, but if I had a nickel........ Oh, and earl sheib, yeah hes been replaced by plasti dip. LOL.


I must be ghetto then...

Whatever that even means.
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Re: To de-bagde or not to de-bagde

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I must be ghetto then...

Whatever that even means.
It means low cost cheap looking done in the ghetto where there was no money for car mods so they did what they could for free. No offense intended. Ive done my share. (CAI made from pvc pipe) Im just an old fart who prefers the factory look. My jeep is black and its the single thing that I dont like about it. This is only the 2nd black car Ive owned out of over 30. The other was an 86 camaro. Always looked dirty. I like colors on cars. Dont get me started on light brown interiors....... Actually, Im a hypocrite. My jeep is somewhat debadged. Im missing the 4x4 emblem on my back hatch. I was going to go to the local advance auto and get one of those "limited edition" emblems to put there. But I knew if I went down that aisle, Id be tempted to get the stick on fender vents too. So, if anyone has an unwanted 4x4 badge hanging around, send it my way. Ill spring for postage! LOL. Or Ill trade you a monster sticker and a huge NY Yankees logo. That is a hell of a deal right there.
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Old 09-10-2016, 11:50 PM
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Re: To de-bagde or not to de-bagde

For what it's worth. I'm a professional car show judge and I've seen a lot when it pertains to modifications, what's new, and what's played out. And yes, I get paid to fly around the USA to judge car and trucks. Here's my view on the black this and the black stuff that pertains to black emblems, wheels, etc. When the OEM starts selling vehicles with the black out stuff on it then you know it's played out.

De-badging is nothing new, the import crowd has been doing that for years. As far as a vehicle looking cleaner without them is debatable. In some cases they look plainer or like something is missing. Either way it's your money, your JEEP, do whatever you like.
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Re: To de-badge or not to de-badge

My Night Edition was delivered today... I debadged, with exception of the SRT, within two hours. ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1473570141.964851.jpg

As has been said... to each their own... but I think it is a much cleaner look... ghetto or no ghetto.

I plan on "shaving" the rear Jeep logo... a la CSLTech.
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Re: To de-bagde or not to de-bagde

My SRT is black s well and I am leaning towards debadging. Definitely getting rid of the grand cherokee on the sides. I think it makes it look like every soccer mom's GC and not the performance machine that it is.

I agree that the blackout look is played out...but also not digging all of the chrome. I may see if I can tint the window trim chrome and the front and rear jeep badges with tail light tint to give it a black chrome look.

Everyone has their own likes and dislikes. I've seen people do things to their cars that I thought were gawd-awful but they loved it. It's great to hear what everyone else thinks, but ultimately it matters what you think for your ride. Figure that out and go for it.
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Re: To de-bagde or not to de-bagde

How about posting some pics of the debadged SRTs?
I am getting my '17 next week and would like to see the possibilities....
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Re: To de-bagde or not to de-bagde

I actually have to apologize to everyone. I didnt realize that this thread was in the wk2 srt section. I saw the title in the recent thread sidebar and figured it must be in the wk section as that is where I was at the time. I understand that the srts are more like performance cars than trucks. They come from the factory blacked out to a certain extent with few badges to begin with. I can see how removing a few badges would clean up that look a bit. Sorry if I pissed anyone off. Where I live there are just too many 10 year old toyota camrys debadged with blacked out everything, lowered with 45 degrees of negative camber with a driver that has the seat reclined as far as it goes, leaning over the center console as he weaves in and out of traffic, fart can blazing away. Thats obviously not the same thing as what the op suggested. LOL.
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Old 09-11-2016, 11:47 AM
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Re: To de-bagde or not to de-bagde

Lol, I de-badged and re-badge with badges of my choice.
The great thing about badging is it's so easy to re-do if you're not satisfied with a certain look.
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Then there was the guy I bought my '87 911 from. He had one of those windshield tint films across the top of the windshield that said in big block letters PORSCHE. He also had a front license plate that said in big block letters PORSCHE and a hood bra that said in big block letters PORSCHE. And on top of the dash he had a carpet dash cover that said in big block letters -- yep, PORSCHE. I guess he wanted to be certain everybody knew what that was coming up behind them.

He sure had kept that car in good shape though.
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