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Old 11-06-2008, 03:24 PM   #1
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GM Badge

Apparently I'm not the only one who isn't a fan of the little square GM badge now appearing on all vehicles. You never see it in renderings, official photos, and now it's noticeably absent on the SEMA cars as well. That's pretty telling when GM itself leaves off the ubiquitous silver square.

I plan on removing mine if possible. Does anyone know if it's riveted on or just glued on? If glued, will it damage the paint beneath?
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:28 PM   #2
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just glued...bout 5 min to take it off
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:29 PM   #3
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I'm not a huge fan of it. It just doesn't look like it belongs where they put it most of the time. I'll debadge mine probably.
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:30 PM   #4
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Where is it at this time?
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:33 PM   #5
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:01 PM   #6
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The badge is located at the base of the front fenders, (behind the wheels) on both sides of the car. I thought I had a picture showing the location, but can't seem to find it.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:06 PM   #7
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Take a look through this thread http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2. There are quite a few good shots of it. I too will be taking it off if possible.

Heres a really good shot

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Old 11-06-2008, 05:19 PM   #8
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Looks like they are recycling the old seatbelt center buttons as badges.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:38 PM   #9
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I hardly notice it. Doesn't bother me at all.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:40 PM   #10
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^I'm agreeing with you on that one, not the worst that could happen.
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:25 PM   #11
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Doesn't bother me either...but I might debadge the car so not a big deal.
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:34 PM   #12
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so will it damage the paint to talk off?
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:45 PM   #13
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So, these are just stick-ons then? Some of the other cars (e.g., Mustangs) have a guide hole for their badges so if you remove the badge you are left with one or more holes about 1/8th of an inch. Granted their badges are much larger. Regardless, the easiest way to take it off without damaging any paint is to use fishing line or dental floss and use a sawing motion behind the badge. Once off, all you need to do is to clean it up with goo-gone or WD-40 and then wash the area...and wax, of course.
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:50 PM   #14
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It won't damage the paint to remove it. The only way any change in paint will be noticeable is if you leave the badge on too long and then the sun fades the area around it. Then when you remove the badge there will be a small square of perfect paint and a faded are outside.
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:24 PM   #15
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out of the 4 cars at SEMA, the yellow one is the only one that has it. i dont think its really all that bad.
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:40 PM   #16
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I will debadge my whole Camaro minus the bowtie in the grill, its easy to pull off the emblems and clean the glue off with gas, I did my Trailblazer this way.
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:59 PM   #17
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:02 PM   #18
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my brother hated his too on his new silverado a heat gun and a chisale and paint thinner makes it look great take it off though before there is mark left if u take it off
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:41 PM   #19
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I have always made the dealer remove decals/badges I didn't want as part of the sale. My theory is if everyone made the dealers take them off for free, such as myself, the dealers would start pushing back against GM for putting the dumb things on.
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:17 PM   #20
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I have always made the dealer remove decals/badges I didn't want as part of the sale. My theory is if everyone made the dealers take them off for free, such as myself, the dealers would start pushing back against GM for putting the dumb things on.
When I was a kid my Mom had the dealer remove their emblem from the truck lid of her new Thunderbird, they scratched the area all up. If you want something done right do it yourself IMO.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:04 PM   #21
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I'm proud it's a GM product...it'll stay on mine.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:07 PM   #22
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I might remove mine only because I am planning on completely debadging my Camaro.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:13 PM   #23
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I'm proud it's a GM product...it'll stay on mine.
, that and I don't think it looks bad, seems like the best place they could of put it to me.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:23 PM   #24
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I like the chicklets....

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Old 11-07-2008, 09:58 AM   #25
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I'm proud it's a GM product...it'll stay on mine.
I agree. I like having the 'CAMARO' and 'SS' on the vehicle personally. I've never liked the look of a vehicle with no badging whatsoever.
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