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Was bored at work......so made a new AMG trunk emblem to replace the star....opinions??

BTW, its a "3D" type where there is a clear bubble over the emblem.
 

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Was bored at work......so made a new AMG trunk emblem to replace the star....opinions??

BTW, its a "3D" type where there is a clear bubble over the emblem.
When my employees look bored at work, I tell them "pick up a broom". :)

I think it looks like a first rate job, very professional. Having said that however, I am more of a traditionalist and would probably opt for either the "original" MB badge or nothing at all. Just my opinion.
 

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Nice touch. Kind of like a subtle form of debadging.
 

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Sort of reminds me of something like the pic. below but on the rear instead of the front. These collectors badges are beautiful and you did a great job, just seems to me like it would better belong on "Classic" car. But I am starting to like it more and more after a second thought.

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When my employees look bored at work, I tell them "pick up a broom". :)

I'll have to talk to the VP about being bored....but that's me! Just took 20 minutes to pull the graphics and an hour to setup the machine, so it's like a long lunch. :biglaugh:
 

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I actually really like that. Would you be able to make/sell more?
 

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I like that.. Affalterbach -- home of AMG. Nice touch.
 

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I actually really like that. Would you be able to make/sell more?
I could make more but on a onesy basis it would be expensive. I figured I spend at least $150 in materials just to get one. If more were interested, I would make a fixture to get the cost down in the $50 range....figure I would need about 15 people to commit.

But I'll look into the cost to see if I can really get the cost out. Gimme a week.
 

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Did you have to remove the MB emblem and then stick this on?
 

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Did you have to remove the MB emblem and then stick this on?
Yes,

The star is mounted via three pegs with plastic posts. I removed mine with a plastic puddy blade in about 5 minutes. It popped right off...I think I could reuse it if needed but I really like the AMG emblem.
 

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Is that the actual Affalterbach city shield or something you created.
It's the real deal...just took an image off the AMG site and cleaned it up a bit. Then setup a machine we use for aircraft parts we manufacture (a sealing process) and there it is.....

I'm currently in Iraq, but I'll be back on Sunday. I'll see what I can do about the cost next week and let folks know.
 

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Someone already makes those. You can get them at formymercedes.
Has anyone tried this one? I thought I read that these are not compatible with the SLK55 knob as it does not disassemble in order to install it.


As for the trunk emblem, I'm up for starting a list. Definitely interested so count me #1.
 

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Yes, I ordered just the emblem a few months ago and installed it on the shift knob. The included adhesive (looked like the white, double-sided foam tape used for crafts) did not create the desired effect - had the emblem sort of floating above the rest of the knob. I carefully removed the adhesive and used a dab of silicon-based adhesive to get a nice flush finish. I think it looks great and filled that blank silver space that always made me feel the shifter was incomplete (visually).

By the way, the ordering process was smooth and I received the item quickly. Hope that helps.
 

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OK, back in the office.....

I should be able to make 15 emblems on one panel, so although mine cost north of $150, I can make them for $45/ea if 15 will sign up. I'll include domestic shipping as well.

any interest?
 

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Let's start a list (feel free to add/edit):

1. etyu
 
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