I recently purchased my 1999 slk230 and it had an AMG badge on the back, yes i know its not an amg, but here is the question (and i know all amg owners will say remove it straight away, so no need for those replys )
It also has a none standard grill, the inside is redone to remove half of the red, and amg look alike wheels.
And as stated In above post, in 1999 amg was only cosmetic anyway so..
My concern is by removing the badge i run the risk of needing paint work fixed,
(And then what else do i reverse ie put back origional grill etc..)
or do i not worry and just leave it there ?
happy for your input because i am inclined to have it removed so that i dont offend amg owners, ?
Just leave it the way it is, if you like it. It's your car, and you can do with it whatever you want. If pressed, you can tell them that the AMG stands for "All my gear," or some such thing, and just wink.
And as you may know, there are plenty of folks out there driving hot cars who don't know the first thing about sport driving. I've dusted many of them in my relatively low-powered SLK230 because I know how to drive it.
But, if you decide to remove the AMG, just know that those letters are held on by two-sided foam sticky tape and can be removed with a heat gun. I had to remove the "KOMPRESSOR" letters from my fender recently because I was going to have it repainted. And I did no damage to the finish. If you want, you could try to pull them off after leaving the car in the hot sun; that might be sufficient. Or drench them liberally in baby oil and wriggle them off.
Personally, I wouldn't worry about it. Most people don't even know what an SLK is, never mind the subtleties of AMG vs non AMG.