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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 Yeah, but if I had a nickel........:D Oh, and earl sheib, yeah hes been replaced by plasti dip. LOL.

So is white wax residue around all those emblems manufacturers put on for free advertising. FCA has some of the gaudiest too.

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Lol, I only charge $60 to debadge a whole vehicle, takes about 20-30 minutes. My customers usually say "Damn, I could've done that......" :D It super easy to use and takes the 3M adhesive off like erasing lead from paper with an eraser. :thumbsup:
How do you initially pop the badge/letters off? Previously, I have waited for a really hot day and let it bake in the sun for a few hours and then peel them off...and cleaning all of the leftover residue. I tried with the Grand Cherokee letters on the side...no dice. I can always use the fishing line method, but thought you might have some more tips.
 

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Back in '78 I also owned a 1978 black on black birdless WS6 Trans Am and took off all the decals / emblems on that too except for the center grill red Pontiac emblem, so this isn't a fad for me.

Same here, except my T/A was a 1977!

I ordered it in September of '76, took delivery about 5 weeks later. On the first Saturday of my ownership, all of the stickers came off, except for the "nosepiece emblem", as you said, because it, like the Jeep tailgate logo, was "imbedded" in the fascia. I didn't order the &^%#@!! bird for the hood, either.....




Leadfoot, Would you sell me your rear hatch Jeep logo badge? Mine was damaged.
I would, if I still had it. However, it got a little "warped" during the removal process. It's held in with double sided tape, and there are 2 locating pins, to properly orient the logo. I removed in two steps. The first step involved removing the "chrome" letters, because they're a separate piece, that's taped on to a black, "underlayment". (I didn't know this, initially. I thought it was a one-piece deal.)

I used a heat gun to carefully warm the chrome logo, and slid a 10-12" piece of fishing line under the letters. At that point, they separated from the bottom part, leaving a rough outline of black letters that filled the depression, and spelled "Jeep". I sort of could have. left it as, but in reality, it looked a little hokey.

I then ordered a black logo, and used the heat gun and fishing line again, to remove the remainder of the logo. Unfortunately, in removing this second piece, I warped it pretty good, as it's sunken into the gate, and you need to be a little forceful in removing it.

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How do you initially pop the badge/letters off? Previously, I have waited for a really hot day and let it bake in the sun for a few hours and then peel them off...and cleaning all of the leftover residue. I tried with the Grand Cherokee letters on the side...no dice. I can always use the fishing line method, but thought you might have some more tips.
Yes, heat and fishing line. Cuts through like a hot knife through butter, then use the eraser to get off the residual left over adhesive. :thumbsup:
 

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Lol, I de-badged and re-badge with badges of my choice.:thumbsup:
The great thing about badging is it's so easy to re-do if you're not satisfied with a certain look.
+1

I swapped all the chrome badges for black..

As for removing the hood emblem, I will say that with the design of the SRT hood a debadged SRT hood has a nice look to it. The standard GC hood looks better with the emblem. Just my .02.

BTW, what rims do you have? Checked, your profile page, but don't see any mention of them.

Yes, heat and fishing line. Cuts through like a hot knife through butter, then use the eraser to get off the residual left over adhesive. :thumbsup:
Yeah, get one of these for removing the tape. Takes about 2min or less per badge
 

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I don't think you lose any of the sleeper factor by taking the badges off. Coming from 2 Chargers previously, you could always tell the difference between the performance chargers (Road & Track, Daytona, Scat Pack, SRTs...those new T/As will be pretty sweet, too) and the rental car V6s. There's more community in the performance Mopar world and it means something to give a little wave or head nod to those that are cut from a similar cloth.

But with the GC SRTs...they look an awful lot like the standard GCs. Can you really tell the difference between an SRT, a High Altitude, an Altitude, a Limited, and a Overland when you pass one on the street? Maybe it's just because I am new to Jeeps, but I can't. But when I see one with shaved badges and a slightly lowered stance and nice wheels...I take a much closer look and give them the nod because they have put some work into their ride.

I'm also surprised at the level of vitriol coming from those against de-badging. Why so mad?

Those against de-badging: It's "ghetto", "childish", and "silly"
Those in favor of it: "it's clean", "hate cleaning all of the crevices", just like it, don't want to advertise for the manufacturer

It's a pretty big contrast in tone. I think you can say what you like about the stock look without knocking others.
As I said, to me it looks silly and childish. Doesn't mean to others it does. It is your vehicle, do to it what makes you happy. While I never de-badge my 06 GCSRT, I did do what, at the time, was the most popular first visual mod, and that was to remove the stock antenna and replace with a short chrome antenna. It was a great visual mod, but I could see how other would have the same feeling about it as I do about de-badging.
 

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My neighbors think I'm mental for wiping the SRT down every day and some have told me that they haven't washed theirs more than a few times a year.
I like my vehicles squeaky clean all the time and don't understand how they drive such filthy cars......
Everyone sees things differently and some think alike, that's just life. I'm happy and try to help others live happier. Just enjoy life! :D

Badges, Re-badged or no badges, the only people who notice are car enthusiasts. Some people can't even tell the difference bt a Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit, Altitude, SRT or even notice the difference bt V8/V6 models.
Lol, Some people don't even know the SRT is the monster of Jeeps.
 

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My neighbors think I'm mental for wiping the SRT down every day and some have told me that they haven't washed theirs more than a few times a year.

I like my vehicles squeaky clean all the time and don't understand how they drive such filthy cars......

Everyone sees things differently and some think alike, that's just life. I'm happy and try to help others live happier. Just enjoy life! :D



Badges, Re-badged or no badges, the only people who notice are car enthusiasts. Some people can't even tell the difference bt a Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit, Altitude, SRT or even notice the difference bt V8/V6 models.

Lol, Some people don't even know the SRT is the monster of Jeeps.

What do you wipe it down with?


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Same here, except my T/A was a 1977!

I would, if I still had it. However, it got a little "warped" during the removal process. It's held in with double sided tape, and there are 2 locating pins, to properly orient the logo. I removed in two steps. The first step involved removing the "chrome" letters, because they're a separate piece, that's taped on to a black, "underlayment". (I didn't know this, initially. I thought it was a one-piece deal.)

I used a heat gun to carefully warm the chrome logo, and slid a 10-12" piece of fishing line under the letters. At that point, they separated from the bottom part, leaving a rough outline of black letters that filled the depression, and spelled "Jeep". I sort of could have. left it as, but in reality, it looked a little hokey.

I then ordered a black logo, and used the heat gun and fishing line again, to remove the remainder of the logo. Unfortunately, in removing this second piece, I warped it pretty good, as it's sunken into the gate, and you need to be a little forceful in removing it.

Sorry....
I didn't realize that it was 2 pieces. Now that I look closer it appears that each letter is separate. But that's good news. The chrome on my badge is what was damaged - actually I really only need to replace the "P". Are your chrome pieces usable?
 

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

My vote is to de badge the doors and rear hatch.

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I kept the "JEEPS" front and rear!




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I didn't realize that it was 2 pieces. Now that I look closer it appears that each letter is separate. But that's good news. The chrome on my badge is what was damaged - actually I really only need to replace the "P". Are your chrome pieces usable?

Haven't been here in a while............

IIRC, the chrome part of the logo came off in one piece, but no, I don't have it. I took this badge off over a year ago, and "canned" it.
 

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

Why does everyone debadge an SRT? You just spent a Shit load on a kick ass truck and you want to go covert...don't get it
 

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

What part is so hard to understand? Why someone modifies their vehicle to their taste?

Why did you buy a (insert your color here) SRT?



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

Why does everyone debadge an SRT? You just spent a Shit load on a kick ass truck and you want to go covert...don't get it
It is known as "PP"

Personal Preference.

Not my preference, but I like quilted seats. ;)

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

Why does everyone debadge an SRT? You just spent a Shit load on a kick ass truck and you want to go covert...don't get it


Nobody knows what the hell an SRT Jeep is in the first place. And they make absolutely zero sense to drive, especially as a daily. Do what makes you happy. I went the rebadge route as I just didn't like the chrome lettering. Switched out to black SRT badges. Sorry for rant. This thread pissed me off since one guy up the chain said it's "ghetto." Let's go back to being friends now, haha!!
 
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