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lambbbo
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lambbbo Mar 23, 1:09pm - #423753 
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Debadge? yay or nay

The warmer weather is almost upon us in PA and now I can put on my 17's (Exels) and Clear Corners (just bought from NOPI) I want to debadge the back too but am worried about having an outline of the "Toyota" and "GT" on the paint after I remove them. Has anyone had any problems or did everything go OK? Let me know cause I want to do this...
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celicaboy
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celicaboy Mar 23, 1:16pm - #423754 

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i got mine debadged and i couldnt see any outlines, i say go for it
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celicadragon
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celicadragon Mar 23, 1:25pm - #423755 

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i have been trying to figure out if i want to debadge my gts but i cant decide i kinda like the way they look maybe just the toyota i might debadge

respect the gt-s
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dondeago
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dondeago Mar 23, 1:41pm - #423756 

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Stuart Florida
There was a little outline when I did mine, but after a couple washes it was gone. grin
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hombredelassrtas
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hombredelassrtas Mar 23, 1:52pm - #423757 

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as long as ur car isnt to old you wil be fine. yea i debadged the toyota but not the GTS, paid enough for it, better damn well show it off wink

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zugzug12
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zugzug12 Mar 23, 2:02pm - #423758 

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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
as long as ur car isnt to old you wil be fine. yea i debadged the toyota but not the GTS, paid enough for it, better damn well show it off wink


Yo Hombre, Did your GTS come with side moldings? Can they be removed the same as the badging? confused wave

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Marlyman
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Marlyman Mar 23, 2:36pm - #423759 

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debagding also make peploe look and try to figure out what car your driving - by that time you'll be a half mile down the road tasty
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khmer215
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khmer215 Mar 23, 3:32pm - #423760 

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use goo-gone and you'll be fine

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celicajonz
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celicajonz Mar 23, 3:44pm - #423761 
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Originally Posted by celicaboy
i got mine debadged and i couldnt see any outlines, i say go for it



...ditto

Originally posted by A_Bathing_Ape:
I hit, what else, oh plus dome.
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VBSURFER
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VBSURFER Mar 23, 5:51pm - #423762 

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as far as color fading i have a 00 gts that has never been parked in a garage and i recently removed the badges and there was no color difference...so go for it...also i removed the gts spineyes i like the clean look but i hate to be labeled as some gt that debadged because they were ashamed of it

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trdsisco
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trdsisco Mar 23, 6:11pm - #423763 

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I would remove.. it looks a lot better.. thumbsup

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RookieGTS Mar 23, 6:13pm - #423764 

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DO IT!
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drivethru1986
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drivethru1986 Mar 23, 6:40pm - #423765 

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DO IT... thumbsup

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Eman
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Eman Mar 23, 6:43pm - #423766 

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if you do, dont do ahalf ass job, my outline remained, but i need to get some kind of remover anyone know of any (sorry to whore the thread in advance)...if not ill ask people at pep boys.

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10celica10
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10celica10 Mar 23, 6:47pm - #423767 
2000 Silver Toyota Celica GT
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go gone eman.


I love my GT badges smile I say keep em on or replace with VVT-I or TRD\\
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Blue_Jaggon Mar 23, 6:48pm - #423768 

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yea the outlines go away...no badges is hot
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Eman Mar 23, 6:53pm - #423769 

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Originally Posted by 10celica10
go gone eman.


I love my GT badges smile I say keep em on or replace with VVT-I or TRD\\




"go gone" and do you think i can buy it from pep boys and how much (once again sorry for the whore up)

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Chelica815 Mar 23, 8:30pm - #423770 
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Originally Posted by drivethru1986
DO IT... thumbsup

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hombredelassrtas
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hombredelassrtas Mar 23, 8:47pm - #423771 

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Originally Posted by zugzug12
Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
as long as ur car isnt to old you wil be fine. yea i debadged the toyota but not the GTS, paid enough for it, better damn well show it off wink


Yo Hombre, Did your GTS come with side moldings? Can they be removed the same as the badging? confused wave


sorrby buddy, thankfully mine came without the molding. if i were u, i woudl jsut go to or call toyota and ask if its jsut glued one or bolted. if glued yea jsut use a hair dryer and floss. i suggest getting 2 people, had my sister do the hair dryer as i slowly slid the floss in. then used rubbing alchohola nd claybar after i did the badge thumbsup

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00Scarlet Mar 23, 8:54pm - #423772 

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i debadged it myself... i haven't taken "toyota" off yet but i took this stupid "sport" emblem off that someone had replaced with the original GT badge, and the emblem the car dealership had put on. here are some pix, but ignore the plugs in the trunk lid from the aftermarket wing the previous owner took off... i plan on getting a Carbon Fiber trunk lid!!

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trdkarl Mar 23, 9:06pm - #423773 
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yay! it looks better
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Haggard
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Haggard Mar 23, 9:20pm - #423774 

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Im debadging my gts...just because I have gt wheels. So if I debadge I'll be a SERIOUS sleeper!!! Fuck, now I sound like a honda guy. I didnt purposely buy gt wheels, they were on it when I bought the car and I didnt know until someone told me.

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RedCeli Mar 23, 9:26pm - #423775 
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Don't do it!! You gotta keep the badge man...teach ricers how to respect that gts power...

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celiwhite Mar 23, 9:29pm - #423776 
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i took off the toyota and kept the gts..i love my gts but if i had a gt i'd debadge it.
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Eman Mar 23, 9:30pm - #423777 

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^^^ angry tongue

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celiwhite Mar 23, 9:32pm - #423778 
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Originally Posted by Eman
^^^ angry tongue


rofl rofl tongue
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Eman
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Eman Mar 23, 9:34pm - #423779 

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your lucky i like ya grin

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Carbonblue2005GT Mar 23, 9:42pm - #423780 

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Originally Posted by Eman
Originally Posted by 10celica10
go gone eman.


I love my GT badges smile I say keep em on or replace with VVT-I or TRD\\




"go gone" and do you think i can buy it from pep boys and how much (once again sorry for the whore up)


Most hardware stores and some grocery stores have that stuff. Have you tried to use a clay bar and cleaned the surface? That might work.

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00Scarlet Mar 23, 9:43pm - #423781 

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maybe instead of keeping the GTS badge you could do a VVT-i badge or whatever, that would be sweet

a TRD badge in place of the toyota badge, and VVTL-i in place of GT ... hehehe
plus that might cover any imperfections in the paint if you decide to debadge, then you can just put the cooler-looking ones on instead

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InfernoSonoma Mar 23, 9:45pm - #423782 
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Take them badges off! Toyota ain't paying for you to advertise for them..
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Eman
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Eman Mar 23, 10:05pm - #423783 

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i just called pep boys thought they would have go gone but they dont...guess i can stop by osh or maybe home dePOT.

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TrojanUSMC Mar 23, 10:20pm - #423784 
2000 Spectra Blue Toyota Celica GT
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Debadge! Hairdryer, floss, and goo-gone. Cleeeeean.
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hombredelassrtas
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hombredelassrtas Mar 23, 10:21pm - #423785 

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i cant find vttli badges or i woudl ahve on where toyota was frown i swore i saw them along time ago on ebay but maybe it was jsut vtti. cry

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ToiletPaper Mar 23, 10:45pm - #423786 
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yay
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Celica2k Mar 23, 10:45pm - #423787 

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Originally Posted by Eman
i just called pep boys thought they would have go gone but they dont...guess i can stop by osh or maybe home dePOT.
maybe because you said go gone and not "goo gone" rofl
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Eman
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Eman Mar 23, 11:11pm - #423788 

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said both =D...ima stop by osh im sure they will have it.

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bmw52786 Mar 24, 12:54am - #423789 

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i debadged mine but then put this over it...
1953537859-VVT-i.jpg

IF YOU POST IT -- THEY WILL COME
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GTIME
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GTIME Mar 24, 11:29am - #423790 
00 Black Toyota Celica - SX (vvtl-i)
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take em off dude...
i had no probs with mine.(even on a black car where you can see any mark)

good luck thumbsup
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lambbbo
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lambbbo Mar 24, 1:04pm - #423791 
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thanks a lot guys, I think after all of the "yays" I'm definitely doing it, might put the VVT-I badge on, but first I would have to find one on ebay...also, goo-gone won't hurt paint??
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InfernoSonoma
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InfernoSonoma Mar 24, 2:20pm - #423792 
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Just put some wax on it after you use the goo-gone
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speed_celica
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speed_celica Mar 24, 3:13pm - #423793 

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I debadged all the factory emblems and put on a TRD one instead.
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GTSdrifter
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GTSdrifter Apr 3, 9:32am - #423794 

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someone debadged my GTS emblem for me... w/out my permission of course angry angry angry

they left some scratches n i was too lazy to fix it so i jus got a VVT-i emblem n stuck it on there.

I want a VVTL-i emblem but cant find them anywhere and I heard they came stock on Australian celicas but they dont anymore... i really want the VVTL-i emblem because i have a GTS not a GT. cry

Can anyone get me a VVTL-i emblem?
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drivethru1986
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drivethru1986 Apr 3, 10:05pm - #423795 

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^^^ just keep the VVT-i emblem...then rip them a new one with ur GTS

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KickScrew
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KickScrew Apr 4, 1:39am - #423796 

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I'm about to debadge mine too thumbsup
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sweetnuts4sale
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sweetnuts4sale Apr 4, 5:36am - #423797 
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debadge it thumbsup i did mine it looks a lot cleaner wink

i have done it to all my cars that i have owned thumbsup it's usually the first mod grin
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Rhino1869
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Rhino1869 Apr 4, 5:09pm - #423798 

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Yeah, I debadged my celi when I first got it, its really easy if you use a hair dryer. Only thing is I was wanting to take the toyota symble out of the front stock bumper, so far I have not looked to see how its attached but is it easy to take off and still have the factory front end or is it all one piece?
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Celica_Noob Apr 4, 9:48pm - #423799 
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g96818
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g96818 Apr 5, 5:05am - #423800 

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Hon, HI
debadge it thumbsup
no need hair dryer, but it's easier laughsilly

and the left over glue on the celi, soak it in some rubbing alcohal then wipe it off thumbsup
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