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Should I de-badge my SLK 320

  • Yes! Go for it.

    Votes: 10 45.5%
  • Ooh no. I wouldn't!

    Votes: 12 54.5%
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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
...well, it is the question I'm asking at the moment.

I've already de-badged the BMW and my wife's Fiesta and I was wondering what people here thought about de-badging the SLK. Do others do it or is it considered 'verboten'?

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Each to their own taste... If you prefer a smooth rear end, then go ahead and debadge! :D
 

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With my SLK, it was love at first-sight. No desire to fiddle with it at all.. for me, it is perfection !

Last summer, at a local car-park I saw an SLK like ours, same colour etc, but with UK plates. This rarely happens, so we went over and chatted with the owner for a few minutes. .. On the way home I remarked to Clive that the other car didn't seem quite as pretty as ours, but I couldn't explain just why I felt like that.. Clive put me straight.. seems the owner had removed every single badge .. :crying:.

Obviously, the change wasn't something that smacked me in the eye, the car was still lovely, .... but ....not for me :wink:.

That being said, the world would be boring if we were all the same in what we like to do with our cars....you seem to prefer you cars debadged and, as I say, it will still be lovely.

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Simple de badge . :grin:

1 Smoother lines
2 Does not rip open the sponge when washing . :wink:
3 Over time with heat / sun they go wonky
4 Easier to clean
5 No muck behind the lettering
6 Everyone thinks what it is
7 Adds confusion to some
8 better aerodynamics / wind flow. :wink:
9 looks better
10 less weight :grin:
11 would you want a SLC badge ?

There you go 11 good reasons to debadge :grin::grin:
 

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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Its not whether you de-badge, its whether you re-badge...that irks people:|
Yeah - that's not going to happen.

I may embellish the car in other ways, but I won't try and pretend it's more than it is, if you follow. There's no need anyway. >:D
 

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I personally am against debadging, but understand its a very personal thing. To me it almost cheapens a car, its the type of thing you expect to see on a lowered saxo or peugeout 106. You get my drift.
 
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