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GTS2003BLK
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GTS2003BLK Jun 3, 9:49pm - #191381 

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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?
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csheriff
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csheriff Jun 3, 10:19pm - #191382 
2002 Red Toyota Celica
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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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ToiletPaper Jun 3, 11:50pm - #191383 
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i debadged for the clean look.
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Proffitt
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Proffitt Jun 4, 12:10am - #191384 

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I debadged mine for the clean look also...
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gtscelica05
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gtscelica05 Jun 4, 12:37am - #191385 
2003 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica
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^^me too^^

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NorwayGT
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NorwayGT Jun 4, 12:40am - #191386 

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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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DaBigTickett
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DaBigTickett Jun 4, 12:44am - #191387 

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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
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NorwayGT
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NorwayGT Jun 4, 12:45am - #191388 

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hardware store's will have goo-gone, also auto store's will have it

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is....04 srt4 stock
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Subarashi
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Subarashi Jun 4, 12:49am - #191389 

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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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grcelica
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grcelica Jun 4, 1:07am - #191390 

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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".
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LostAngel
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LostAngel Jun 4, 1:10am - #191391 
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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
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mastro543 Jun 4, 1:13am - #191392 

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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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Mad_Game Jun 4, 1:28am - #191393 
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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
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v3n0m Jun 4, 6:24am - #191394 

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clean look
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morris Jun 4, 6:27am - #191395 
2000 White Toyota Celica GT
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
clean look
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Nautique65 Jun 4, 8:46am - #191396 
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Originally Posted by ToiletPaper
i debadged for the clean look.
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My Sixth Gear
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My Sixth Gear Jun 4, 8:54am - #191397 
2003 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica
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someone stole my badges angry angry

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FPcelica Jun 4, 8:58am - #191398 
2001 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica GT
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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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SSCarbonGTS
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SSCarbonGTS Jun 4, 1:48pm - #191399 

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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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DiabloGTS Jun 4, 1:54pm - #191400 

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I did it for the clean look, plus ricers always rev at a GTS

To have played and laughed with enthusiasm
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To know even one life has breathed easier
This is to have succeeded.

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Anonymous Jun 4, 1:55pm - #191401 
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CLEAN LOOK
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Chiller
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Chiller Jun 4, 2:08pm - #191402 
2003 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica
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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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SquadOne Jun 4, 2:39pm - #191403 
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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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SailorGTS Jun 4, 3:23pm - #191404 

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Even Walmart carries some stuuf in the auto dept that will work.

For some folks, "Gaseous Cranial Explosions" are just a way of life!!
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oas Jun 4, 4:41pm - #191405 
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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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Anonymous Jun 4, 5:08pm - #191406 
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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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