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DeBadging motivations? #191381 Jun 3, 2:49pm Jun 3, 2:49pm
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DeBadging motivations?
Do most people DeBadge a vehicle just for the clean looks?

Or is it more of a way to keep others guessing as to what exactly they are dealing with or under the Hood of a car? Maybe a mix of both.

Would you say a DeBadged car is more or less likely to be challenged on the street?

Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: GTS2003BLK] #191382 Jun 3, 3:19pm Jun 3, 3:19pm
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i did it for both reasons. so far i havent gotten challenged any more or less because of that.


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Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: csheriff] #191383 Jun 3, 4:50pm Jun 3, 4:50pm
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i debadged for the clean look.

Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: ToiletPaper] #191384 Jun 3, 5:10pm Jun 3, 5:10pm
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I debadged mine for the clean look also...

Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: Proffitt] #191385 Jun 3, 5:37pm Jun 3, 5:37pm
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Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: gtscelica05] #191386 Jun 3, 5:40pm Jun 3, 5:40pm
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i did it for the clean look, but i want to put my GT emblem back on, because a lot of people at the track are like "i thought a GTS was faster than that"


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Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: NorwayGT] #191387 Jun 3, 5:44pm Jun 3, 5:44pm
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I did it for the looks.

Here is a question by the way.
I used to have a TRD badge on my celica, i debadged it about a week ago and there is still a thin layer of glue left over that i am having real difficulty getting out, i have tried using simple green but that has only helped a little bit, i kno i should use goo gone but idk where to find it. if andybody can tell me where i can find it itll be very appreciated, also if there are any other methods of cleaning off the residue glue i would also like that, thanks a lot fellas. thumbsup

Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: DaBigTickett] #191388 Jun 3, 5:45pm Jun 3, 5:45pm
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hardware store's will have goo-gone, also auto store's will have it


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Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: NorwayGT] #191389 Jun 3, 5:49pm Jun 3, 5:49pm
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you could always get a blow dryer and heat it up, that way that sticky glue will come off much easier.


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Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: Subarashi] #191390 Jun 3, 6:07pm Jun 3, 6:07pm
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I debadged for the clean look. Most people around here don't know what the difference is between a GT and a GTS anyway. Goo Gone works great, and so does "oops".

Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: grcelica] #191391 Jun 3, 6:10pm Jun 3, 6:10pm
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Originally Posted by grcelica
I debadged for the clean look. Most people around here don't know what the difference is between a GT and a GTS anyway. Goo Gone works great, and so does "oops".

Yeah, people do it for the clean look. Though, I believe most people that know celicas know what the difference is, but it keeps them guessing when you are in front of them as to what you have (if you dont know to look at the exhaust tip. thumbsup

Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: NorwayGT] #191392 Jun 3, 6:13pm Jun 3, 6:13pm
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
hardware store's will have goo-gone, also auto store's will have it


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Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: LostAngel] #191393 Jun 3, 6:28pm Jun 3, 6:28pm
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i had my "toyota" debadged for a while but today i debadged my "GTS" and moved it to the front grill. looks hella sick thumbsup

Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: Mad_Game] #191394 Jun 3, 11:24pm Jun 3, 11:24pm
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clean look

Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: v3n0m] #191395 Jun 3, 11:27pm Jun 3, 11:27pm
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
clean look
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Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: ToiletPaper] #191396 Jun 4, 1:46am Jun 4, 1:46am
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Originally Posted by ToiletPaper
i debadged for the clean look.

Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: Nautique65] #191397 Jun 4, 1:54am Jun 4, 1:54am
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Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: Nautique65] #191398 Jun 4, 1:58am Jun 4, 1:58am
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clean look and also when i got my car back from the shop they decided to move my badges to the top rite and left corners and didnt like it at all so i removed them


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Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: FPcelica] #191399 Jun 4, 6:48am Jun 4, 6:48am
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I took off the toyota emblems in the back and on the front...

I only left the GTS badge... and add a celica fill-in sticker... grin


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Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: SSCarbonGTS] #191400 Jun 4, 6:54am Jun 4, 6:54am
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I did it for the clean look, plus ricers always rev at a GTS


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Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: ] #191402 Jun 4, 7:08am Jun 4, 7:08am
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Think it would fade to take off the toyota badge on my red car if I've had it for a little more than a year?


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Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: Chiller] #191403 Jun 4, 7:39am Jun 4, 7:39am
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both reasons here.

i always get asked if it's a GT or GTS. of course, i tell them a GT instead of a GTS.


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Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: SquadOne] #191404 Jun 4, 8:23am Jun 4, 8:23am
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Re: DeBadging motivations? [Re: SailorGTS] #191405 Jun 4, 9:41am Jun 4, 9:41am
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i dont like to debage because when i was little and did not know the car models i fhinked they was a shamed of having a jap car and took away the bage so other cud not see it was a honda or toyota lol.
small peepz fhink carzy fhing but eaven if it seem weierd to us many peepz dont know that teh celica is a toyota lol
so i will keep mine on for representing thumbsup rofl

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After i backed into a mailbox and they had to repaint the trunk it was gonna cost 25 bucks to get the emblems back on so i said screw it i will go clean.

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