Debadge charge door

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by TruckerAlex, Mar 14, 2018.

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  1. TruckerAlex

    TruckerAlex New Member

    Does anyone else think that the badge on the charge door is just too big? The one on the back I like.

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  3. Rob_v1

    Rob_v1 Member

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  4. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    9BDBEC77-65DA-476F-87CD-06B3755FAA19.jpeg Or how about with this from Etsy.
    It’s how I fee when I step on the Clarity’s accelerator!
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  5. Rob_v1

    Rob_v1 Member

    I like it!
  6. AlanSqB

    AlanSqB Active Member

    I had considered a debadge but I have no idea if there are any alignment dimples or anything behind there.
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  8. Rob_v1

    Rob_v1 Member

    Or there's one that says Turbocharged, which would be more accurate. I believe supercharged is typically used to mean gear-driven boost.
    From perusing the de-badging videos for Hondas, it doesn't appear that there are any obstructions or bumps beneath the badges. With some care, they should come off cleanly.
  9. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    So are they just stuck on with adhesive?

    I always thought badges were riveted on, thru small holes in the sheet metal of the car body. It wasn't until Googling the subject of aftermarket badging that I started to ask myself if some of the trim, including badging, is just stuck on with some really good adhesive.
  10. Viking79

    Viking79 Well-Known Member

    Most often they are stuck on with double sided tape, but sometimes the larger ones have alignment holes as well (which would need to be filled and painted, etc). Given that mine doesn't seem perfectly straight, my guess is double sided tape ;)
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  12. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    A picture is worth 1000 words...

  13. loomis2

    loomis2 Well-Known Member

    The badging is necessary to keep owners from accidently putting fuel in the electric port or plugging the electric plug into the gas tank. Duh.
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  14. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    I think there is an argument to be made that such idiot instructions are neither necessary nor useful. So far as I know, no other plug-in EV has such idiot instructions on the door to the charge port. Since it's not possible to insert the nozzle of a gas pump into the charge port, I'm not sure how one would wind up squirting fuel in there by accident. I'd think you'd have to be pretty drunk or pretty stoned to manage that!

    But of course, you're entitled to your opinion.
  15. loomis2

    loomis2 Well-Known Member

    Or, I'm entitled to my own dumb jokes.
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  16. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    Oh, I didn't realize I was invoking Poe's Law. ;)
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  17. brady

    brady Member

    I removed the badge on the charge-port door with a heatgun.

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  18. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    A very nice job, congratulations! At least at the distance the photo was taken from, I see no traces left at all.
  19. Ken7

    Ken7 Active Member

    Did it leave any marks?
  20. brady

    brady Member

    Ken, no sir, it came out perfect.
  21. TruckerAlex

    TruckerAlex New Member

    Wow that looks great

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  22. Hobbesgsr

    Hobbesgsr Active Member

    Did you remove the badge on the passenger fender too?

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