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Re: Has anyone debranded their Leaf?

Tue May 22, 2018 2:55 am

I wanted to revisit the VW Conti, and happened upon this:

https://goo.gl/images/YvWkdU
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
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estomax
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Re: Has anyone debranded their Leaf?

Tue May 22, 2018 9:54 am

i sawed my badges off with floss (took a lot of pieces because it kept breaking) and i used a heat gun to warm the tape/badge up first. afterwards it was a lot of elbow grease and adhesive remover to get the remaining marks off the car. took off the side badges and the rear badges. i left the large nissan badges from and back.

here is a random shot that shows what it looks like with the badges and mud flaps gone
https://photos.app.goo.gl/bgtz0navq2qu38Ry2


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RonDawg
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Re: Has anyone debranded their Leaf?

Tue May 22, 2018 3:29 pm

cwerdna wrote:
DarthPuppy wrote:I'm also on a Mercedes forum. That is the only spot where I've encountered stories of debadging or 'posing'.

I've definitely heard of debadging outside Mercedes or German car circles.


In Europe, at least Germany, I believe you can order your car de-badged. My rental 2009 VW Golf TDI was de-badged. I seriously doubt the previous renter went through that trouble.

I've also seen some "purists" replace their badges with the names their vehicle would sell with in Japan. Memory foggy on this but I think I've seen some US Infinti G35's changed to Nissan Skyline and some Nissan 240SX changed to Nissan Sylvia.


Actually, it's Silvia. It's particularly popular with the "JDM' crowd.
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mux
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Re: Has anyone debranded their Leaf?

Wed May 23, 2018 6:45 am

Oh, yeah, some luxury brands offer de-branding as options, but it's ridiculous. You pay $500 to have your AMG badges removed. Just a way to fleece rich people, pretty much.

Thanks for the pics, estomax, that looks really clean.

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Re: Has anyone debranded their Leaf?

Wed May 23, 2018 9:19 am

estomax wrote:i sawed my badges off with floss (took a lot of pieces because it kept breaking) and i used a heat gun to warm the tape/badge up first. afterwards it was a lot of elbow grease and adhesive remover to get the remaining marks off the car. took off the side badges and the rear badges. i left the large nissan badges from and back.

here is a random shot that shows what it looks like with the badges and mud flaps gone
https://photos.app.goo.gl/bgtz0navq2qu38Ry2


Marko


I found it helpful to ball up the adhesive and use that to pull and rub remaining adhesive off the car. This left only small bits which I got off easily with a cloth moistened with WD 40. Then washed to remove any solvent traces.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

mux
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Re: Has anyone debranded their Leaf?

Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:21 am

Well, I did it and at the same time added a slightly improved front badge:

https://youtu.be/2_VZ_kzjKJM

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