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Old 05-11-2013, 01:49 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 05-11-2013, 01:57 PM   #2
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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
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:00 PM   #3
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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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Old 05-11-2013, 02:08 PM   #4
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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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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.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:01 PM   #5
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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..
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:04 PM   #6
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Photoshop. Just to give you an idea.
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Another pic

Idk, I like it with the emblem
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:15 PM   #8
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Idk, I like it with the emblem
Me too...
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:32 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:34 PM   #10
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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!
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:03 AM   #11
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Idk, I like it with the emblem
Are those SLP fade to black gill inserts on your car man? Looks good..
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:15 AM   #12
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Keep the emblems!
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:37 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:56 AM   #14
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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.

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Old 05-12-2013, 12:42 PM   #15
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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.
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.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:20 PM   #16
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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
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:22 PM   #17
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I removed my hood emblems and replaced the fender badges with custom ZL1 emblems from emblempros.com.

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Custom Badges (same ones on the fender in place of the CAMARO lettering:
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:54 PM   #18
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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.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:17 PM   #19
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Still got one on the grill!
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:22 PM   #20
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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.)
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:39 PM   #21
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Still got one on the grill!
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.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:01 PM   #22
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I removed my hood emblems and replaced the fender badges with custom ZL1 emblems from emblempros.com.

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Custom Badges (same ones on the fender in place of the CAMARO lettering:
Your car looks awesome Deke.. Subtle and menacing looking at the same time..
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