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hawk02 05-11-2013 01:49 PM

Debadge ZL1 emblems from hood
 
I'm thinking of removing the ZL1 emblems from my hood. I've been "googling for photos of ZL1s with debadged hoods and so far the pics have been pretty scarce. If you've debadged your hood emblems, would you be so kind as to post some photos here so I can get an idea of how it looks without them.

Thanks!

jph2275 05-11-2013 01:57 PM

Sorry to add only my own unhelpful opinion ... but ...


Personally I love that badge. No need to get rid of it. Leave it!


Thanks :) your car, do what you want

mlee 05-11-2013 02:00 PM

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Mine came off and went back on black. Same process at taking off any of the badges. some fishing line usually does the trick.

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hawk02 05-11-2013 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by mlee (Post 6531498)
Mine came off and went back on black. Same process at taking off any of the badges. some fishing line usually does the trick.

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I'm considering painting them black if I don't like the looks of them removed. Definitely painting the trunk emblem black.

I removed the Camaro lettering from the front fenders and really like the clean look it gives the car. That's why I'm thinking of doing the same with the hood letters.

zl1bro 05-11-2013 03:01 PM

I will be taking mine off the hood soon and putting them on the front fender where the Camaro badge is now. See no reason to have a Camaro badge on the side of the car. I like the hood being clear and think the ZL1 will look better on the side of the car. I notice the new Z/28 has taken this approach..

kevin1106 05-11-2013 05:04 PM

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Photoshop. Just to give you an idea.

kevin1106 05-11-2013 05:06 PM

Another pic
 
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Idk, I like it with the emblem

mlee 05-11-2013 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by kevin1106 (Post 6532110)
Idk, I like it with the emblem

Me too...:biggrin:

hawk02 05-11-2013 11:32 PM

Thanks kevin for the photoshopped pics. Does make my car look a bit too plain without them. Looks like painting them black is the best option. Here's goes more of my paycheck to Lupe. :)

mlee 05-11-2013 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by hawk02 (Post 6533462)
Thanks kevin for the photoshopped pics. Does make my car look a bit too plain without them. Looks like painting them black is the best option. Here's goes more of my paycheck to Lupe. :)

Ha Ha... Lupe is great!

zl1bro 05-12-2013 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by kevin1106 (Post 6532110)
Idk, I like it with the emblem

Are those SLP fade to black gill inserts on your car man? Looks good..

FINALLYSATISFIED 05-12-2013 10:15 AM

Keep the emblems!

hawk02 05-12-2013 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by zl1bro (Post 6534299)
Are those SLP fade to black gill inserts on your car man? Looks good..

Thanks. Yes, those are SLP fade to black stripes. I like that from a distance they give the illusion that the gills have real openings.

UBNZO6D 05-12-2013 11:56 AM

I de-badged the whole car...If someone doesn't know it's a Z, then they are not car enthusiasts...I sure know what my car is...My .02 worth.

Greg

jbotta 05-12-2013 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by hawk02 (Post 6531521)
I'm considering painting them black if I don't like the looks of them removed. Definitely painting the trunk emblem black.

I removed the Camaro lettering from the front fenders and really like the clean look it gives the car. That's why I'm thinking of doing the same with the hood letters.

Your z looks awesome, You should keep the zl1, Paint them or leave alone. This is a rear car. i can see removing the fender badge but not the zl1 on hood.

IcePick06 05-12-2013 01:20 PM

I just Plastidipped mine (did the same to the CAMARO lettering on each side) so I didn't have to remove them. It gives a flat black look and I've had my car a little over a year now and they've held up great through many car washes :thumbsup:

Deke736 05-12-2013 09:22 PM

I removed my hood emblems and replaced the fender badges with custom ZL1 emblems from emblempros.com.

No hood emblems:
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k1...ps69bdf045.jpg

Custom Badges (same ones on the fender in place of the CAMARO lettering:
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k1...ps1b0ea4be.jpg

hawk02 05-13-2013 03:54 PM

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Thanks to everyone who responded to this thread for your input. I was ready to keep the hood emblems and paint them black until Deke736 posted the photo of his car without them. That pushed me over the edge. I gotta say I like my car without the emblems and in the end that's all that really counts.

In a couple hours, it will be off to the detailer to have the car detailed and Opti-coated. Can't wait to see how that turns out.

tmandoug1 05-13-2013 04:17 PM

Still got one on the grill!:bolt:

littlecammi 05-13-2013 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by tmandoug1 (Post 6539138)
Still got one on the grill.

Poor guy comes on here for advice and you have to grill him.

I personally (like some of the previous posters) love the ZL1 hood emblems. They look classy to me. (I like mlee's black badges on his white car, too.)

hawk02 05-13-2013 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by tmandoug1 (Post 6539138)
Still got one on the grill!:bolt:

Going to keep the one on the grill and the one on the trunk. The one on the trunk I'll eventually paint black. For the one on the grill, I'm going see if I can get it painted red with the inner area of the 1 black instead of red.

zl1bro 05-13-2013 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Deke736 (Post 6536202)
I removed my hood emblems and replaced the fender badges with custom ZL1 emblems from emblempros.com.

No hood emblems:
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k1...ps69bdf045.jpg

Custom Badges (same ones on the fender in place of the CAMARO lettering:
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k1...ps1b0ea4be.jpg

Your car looks awesome Deke.. Subtle and menacing looking at the same time..


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