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    Thumbs down De-badging Design = Drama

    So after the 30mm lowering and VXR homage wheels I thought the Vectra no longer suited the "Design" spec door badges.

    Out came the heat gun to soften the glue, first one off a doddle, soak remaining adhesive in lighter fluid whilst moving on to the other side.

    Seemed to come off the same initially, but on trying to roll off the foam adhesive seemed a bit rougher. Look like cars had a partial respray and they didn't remove badge completely, resprayed it and then put a new badge on.

    So I wet and dried it as best i could to get down under the newer paint which allowed me to remove most of the foam. T-Cut and polish later its better but the outline is still there.

    What should I do? Get door repainted when I get front bumper done or just buy some new badges and put them back on?

    One side looks great anyway, drivers side at least.

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    put some VXD badges on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by john norris View Post
    put some VXD badges on it
    Do they exist? Sounds good��

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    yeah look on ebay there used to be lots on there

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    Quote Originally Posted by john norris View Post
    yeah look on ebay there used to be lots on there
    i just looked myself and they seem to have vanished im betting someone complained to ebay or something and they removed them

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    When mine was debadged looks like they took it off with a screwdriver paint has been chipped and tried to cover it with touch up paint and looks a mess might get new badges for it.

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    there are plenty of opc badges on the bay

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    Quote Originally Posted by john norris View Post
    there are plenty of opc badges on the bay
    Cheers, I'm watching a carbon fibre effect VXD badge and a OPC Line one now. I will see how it looks in the daylight before making any rash purchases.

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    Well I've re "design"ed on the bad side for now, there was a new one on eBay cheap. Will see about having door resprayed when I get bumper done. Going to keep my eyes open for a new wing too as the is some rust on mine, one area near sill and one around indicator, more evidence of a potential badly repaired bump. Might drop on one correct colour.

    Ps has anyone seen the Sri bumper with irmsher extension on eBay re-listed at £300? I was winning it at £31 and he ended it.
    VAUXHALL VECTRA 2.0 LTR SRI TURBO FRONT BUMPER COMPLETE

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