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Jun 3, 2:49pm - #191381 
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?

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Jun 3, 3:19pm - #191382 
i did it for both reasons. so far i havent gotten challenged any more or less because of that.


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Jun 3, 4:50pm - #191383 
i debadged for the clean look.

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Jun 3, 5:10pm - #191384 
I debadged mine for the clean look also...

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Jun 3, 5:37pm - #191385 
^^me too^^


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Jun 3, 5:40pm - #191386 
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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Jun 3, 5:44pm - #191387 
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

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Jun 3, 5:45pm - #191388 
hardware store's will have goo-gone, also auto store's will have it


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Jun 3, 5:49pm - #191389 
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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Jun 3, 6:07pm - #191390 
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".

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Jun 3, 6:10pm - #191391 
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

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


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Jun 3, 6:28pm - #191393 
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

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Jun 3, 11:24pm - #191394 
clean look

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Jun 3, 11:27pm - #191395 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
clean look
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Jun 4, 1:46am - #191396 
Originally Posted by ToiletPaper
i debadged for the clean look.

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Jun 4, 1:54am - #191397 
someone stole my badges angry angry


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Jun 4, 1:58am - #191398 
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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Jun 4, 6:48am - #191399 
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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Jun 4, 6:54am - #191400 
I did it for the clean look, plus ricers always rev at a GTS


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Jun 4, 6:55am - #191401 
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Jun 4, 7:08am - #191402 
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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Jun 4, 7:39am - #191403 
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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Jun 4, 8:23am - #191404 
Even Walmart carries some stuuf in the auto dept that will work.


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Jun 4, 9:41am - #191405 
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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Jun 4, 10:08am - #191406 
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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