Bit the bullet - went for the debadge!

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by rayaans, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. rayaans

    rayaans Active Member

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    Decided to go for a debadge on the C180 in the end. No real reason for it other than the bunch of idiots in C220 CDI's (hope you aren't on here!) wanting a traffic light grand prix to show off how quick they are o_O. Yes, I get it, I have the base engine, surprised a few after the remap too!

    Should mention it'd the first debadge I've ever done so was very pleased how it came out.

    Anyways here are the before pics:

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    Did look a bit lobsided with only a badge on the left side. Heated up with a hairdryer and used some 49p home bargains dental floss to remove the badges. Left a lot of black sticky gunk behind

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    Most of it actually rolled off with a finger:
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    The remaining residue was removed with Powermaxed Tar off (brilliant stuff but potent!) and it was polished up with Autosmart Mirror Image

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  2. Wearsthefoxhat

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    Nothing wrong in de badging your car, my E55k is de badged for the same sort of reason


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    rayaans

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    Im sure the E55K wouldnt get the same sort of looks as the C180 does sometimes! Everyone's like oh is it a 1.8. Nope its a 1.6 - "OMG in such a heavy car" to which I have to reply, its actually running more HP than a C220 CDI lol

    Either way, the C220 was £500-700 more in insurance for me so Im happy :)
     
  4. 91dm

    91dm Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Looks a lot cleaner, prefer the debadged look.
     
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  5. LTD

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    Yep, one of THOSE !!!
    Looks so much nicer.

    How much did the remap increase your insurance ?
     
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    How much extra was the insurance after the remap? Assuming you told your insurance company

    LTD just beat me to the question!
     
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    I like it :)
     
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    It didn't. Listed as a modification but no increase to the price itself :)
     
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    Looks good! :D
     
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    Great, thanks for the reply.
     
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    I love a good old debadge, I do...

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    Check with insurer to be sure as they all have different policies regarding remaps. I did mine through a broker so was not a problem, other insurance companies won't even insure a car with a remap though.

    Thats a fantastic looking motor - wish I had the means to insure one! Ah well, one day...
     
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    While washing the car a couple of weeks ago the microfibre cloth caught the 'C' in the Bluetec badge and pulled it off so I am now contemplating a de-badge, my dilemma is whether to do a complete de-badge or just the 'Bluetec' badge.
    This is what it would look like full de-badge:
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    I still prefer a car without badges though I haven't got round to doing it on my current one in the nearly 2 years I've owned it. :oops:

    I did however do the previous one and it made cleaning a lot easier and, to my eyes at least, looked OK: -

    E63 rear debadged.jpg

    I still miss that car...
     
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    Looks smart. I wish I had the quad pipes too.
     
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    Just more cleaning, the current car has black ones which makes life easier.
     
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    Id probably go for the full debadge - looks clean that - and always loved that colour too
    OMG I saw a hyacinth red C43 in the showroom, porcelain interior, premium plus package - that colour just set the car off, definitely would be my choice!
     
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    Look great, love the look.
     
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    Bet, that's as good, as leaving them standing! Knowing you can leave them in your wake
    but don't, and watching them rag the @rse off their car for nowt. :D
     

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