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natevaz22
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Debadging and black pontiac symbol

Post by natevaz22 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:15 am

i was debating on depbadging my 2010 Vibe GT and dont know if i should and i was wondering where people get the black pontiac symbols or how they painted them?

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Re: Debadging and black pontiac symbol

Post by zyzyix » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:28 pm

Do you mean removing all trace(s) of Pontiac? If you're not going to sell it, then you could, I have not hear of the black Pontiac symbol :)

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Re: Debadging and black pontiac symbol

Post by natevaz22 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:53 pm

zyzyix wrote:Do you mean removing all trace(s) of Pontiac? If you're not going to sell it, then you could, I have not hear of the black Pontiac symbol :)
removing Pontiac And Vibe GT from the back and here is a link http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt ... BQ&dur=277" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Debadging and black pontiac symbol

Post by vibenvy » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:55 pm

Both our 2009 GTs have been de-badged since shortly after we brought them home from the dealer back in 2009...

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In case you weren't already aware, the arrowhead badge on the hatch has a couple holes under it, so don't bother trying to remove it.

Check out Grafx Werks for vinyl overlays for the arrowhead badges, among many other things ;).
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Re: Debadging and black pontiac symbol

Post by natevaz22 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:20 pm

J_TO_ENVY wrote:Both our 2009 GTs have been de-badged since shortly after we brought them home from the dealer back in 2009...

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In case you weren't already aware, the arrowhead badge on the hatch has a couple holes under it, so don't bother trying to remove it.

Check out Grafx Werks for vinyl overlays for the arrowhead badges, among many other things ;).
Thank you they do look better with out it and what did you use i was told to use a hair dryer and dental floss and then googone

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Re: Debadging and black pontiac symbol

Post by Blanco_Diablo » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:55 pm

Debadged Abyss vibes FTW!!!!

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I used a hair dryer, fishing line and goo gone :) Black Grafxwerks on front my arrowhead too! About to change that to the Voltz "V" though.

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Re: Debadging and black pontiac symbol

Post by DiveNut » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:08 am

Blanco_Diablo wrote:Debadged Abyss vibes FTW!!!!
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Ya what he said LOL!...Debdaging is the first thing I do to my cars. I just like the clean look.

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Re: Debadging and black pontiac symbol

Post by natevaz22 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:47 pm

I debadged it and left GT on it so far i had to stop but looks good with only GT ill post a pic

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Re: Debadging and black pontiac symbol

Post by jazzvibe » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:05 pm

May I interject a question? I never heard of "debadging" until I got my Vibe in June and started reading on here. Is this something relatively new in car circles? I do love the look of the debadged Vibes. When did debadging become popular, and was it with Vibes or another make/model that it got started? Does it drive car makers crazy because people cannot ID the cars easily? Could debadging be something that started on a coast and I just never heard about it, being in the midwest? I am just curious. I like to understand the derivation of words and the history of trends, I guess!

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If you look at the "OEM, INTERIOR, ELECTRONICS, AND EXTERIOR" section and go to "exterior," you can read about the guys using Plasti-Dip to blacken parts of trim. Check it out, it is fun to read about their ideas.
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Re: Debadging and black pontiac symbol

Post by Wolfman213 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:44 am

DiveNut wrote:
Blanco_Diablo wrote:Debadged Abyss vibes FTW!!!!
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Ya what he said LOL!...Debdaging is the first thing I do to my cars. I just like the clean look.

Pat
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Re: Debadging and black pontiac symbol

Post by DiveNut » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:53 am

[/quote] I see it happen all the time, but Blanco is a She[/quote]

Oops! Sorry bout that Blanco :oops:
jazzvibe wrote:May I interject a question? I never heard of "debadging" until I got my Vibe in June and started reading on here. Is this something relatively new in car circles?
Nope - Folks have been pulling, shaving trim etc off cars for ever. Became real big when chrome became extinct and monochromatic paint jobs got popular.

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Re: Debadging and black pontiac symbol

Post by Blanco_Diablo » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:06 am

Wolfman213 wrote: I see it happen all the time, but Blanco is a She
I see I have back-up... thanks Wolfman :D
DiveNut wrote:Oops! Sorry bout that Blanco :oops:
No problem DiveNut, not the first time, won't be the last... LOL! You get a pass for having a clean Abyss vibe.

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Re: Debadging and black pontiac symbol

Post by vibenvy » Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:38 am

natevaz22 wrote:Thank you they do look better with out it
Thanks!
DiveNut wrote:Debdaging is the first thing I do to my cars. I just like the clean look.
Same here! I removed the "Sunfire GT" badges on the doors of my 2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT Coupe back in like 2002 or 2003. I also removed the "Sunfire" badges and side moldings on my 2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE Sedan. The door moldings took a couple days because they ran down both sides of the car from wheel well to wheel well. My fingers were so sore, but it was well worth it.
natevaz22 wrote:I debadged it and left GT on it so far i had to stop but looks good with only GT ill post a pic
Yes, please do post a picture. I've been contemplating possibly putting the "GT" badges back on our Vibes for a while now and I'd love to see what it actually looks like.
DiveNut wrote:Oops! Sorry bout that Blanco :oops:
Blanco_Diablo wrote:No problem DiveNut, not the first time, won't be the last... LOL! You get a pass for having a clean Abyss vibe.
I was not aware you were female either. I have this same issue all the time as well, usually not on here but quite often on The J-Body Organization website I am also a member of. It really doesn't bother me either though. I'm used to it after experiencing it for the past 10 years :P. I guess when you don't purposely draw attention to the fact that you're female, most people just assume since you're into cars, you're a guy :roll:.
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Re: Debadging and black pontiac symbol

Post by tpollauf » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:11 am

My turn to get involved on this topic. The only de-badging that I've done so far is the removal of the HUGE dealer sticker which was on the back hatch. Everything else is as is. What I may do, one of these years AFTER I am completely done with all of my exterior mods, is "add-badge" my Vibe :o That is, add some nomenclature to what is already there highlighting the Vehicle with all the mods. Something along the lines of "SE" (special edition)" or "OOAK (one of a kind :lol: ). After all, other than existing body panels, it won't resemble a Vibe at all and will really draw attention to where people will want to know what kind of car it is;)
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Re: Debadging and black pontiac symbol

Post by DiveNut » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:23 am

Blanco_Diablo wrote:
Wolfman213 wrote: No problem DiveNut, not the first time, won't be the last... LOL! You get a pass for having a clean Abyss vibe.
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Re: Debadging and black pontiac symbol

Post by ramenboy... » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:31 am

Debadged ftw. A few years ago, I pulled into the local Toyota dealer to pickup a rear wiper blade. I had to drive through the used car lot to get to parts ( yeah i was lost) and a few people were in there looking at cars. As I was rolling through, a couple came up to my window and asked what kind of car it was.
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Re: Debadging and black pontiac symbol

Post by star_deceiver » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:20 pm

Still have all mine! The only thing I've altered is the colour of the license plate... :D

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