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: Avante XD emblem, insurance problems?



jcr557
06-12-2004, 11:32 PM
i just recieved my avante xd emblem today too with my clear sidemarks, i wanna know if i'll have any trouble with the insurance company if i change the elantra emblem for the avante emblem, has anyone had any trouble with this, please let me know whatever, bye

Phiber
06-13-2004, 01:08 AM
What? Why would you? It's the very same car; I don't think that'll matter in the least. It's like if I went and put a Ferrari Device on my car.. Same car, but it sure as **** ain't a Ferrari.

watson80
06-13-2004, 02:56 PM
no trouble!

vabeach_03
06-14-2004, 02:26 PM
No but you might get a cop problem. I had a cop give me crap last night because i don't have any badges. i got pulled over on the military base for having my neon lights on. gave me a base ticket(basically a written warning) took about 15 min longer beacsue i had to explain what the car was and why i took the badges off. i hate cops

2GTS
06-14-2004, 03:13 PM
It is not law that the make and model of your car be displayed on the exterior. If a cop wants to be a prick he will find any reason possible but there is no legal reason for a ticket, insurance problems, or anything else.

watson80
06-14-2004, 03:24 PM
yeah thats bogus....you can debadge, rebadge, fake badge anything you want to

hyunelan2
06-14-2004, 03:43 PM
Too bad though... might cut down on the amount of Type-R, Spec-V, GTR, SI-Civics on the road - lol.

Changing to Avante XD is the same as throwing on any of those stupid pep-boys badges (but not gay like them). No legality problems at all.

felixr
06-15-2004, 01:02 AM
you shoulda told him "cause i wanted to" and "its a sleeper" or "its the mystery mobile whats it to ya?" whats he gonna write you a ticket for? tell me . ..better yet, i wish i coulda been there to ask him what the HELL he woulda written down as the reason he was writing a ticket . . .(im the type of friend you have with you that is always saying the stuff you are thinking lol) that is seriously like flirting with the line just before invasion of privacy if we are gonna get all "legal"

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__________________________________________________ _____________
On a dark lonely road . . .
"base this is unit 666 ive got a 10-666 in progress(failure to identify vehicle)
will proceed with a 10-666b (writing the model name back on the car with strawberry doughnut filling with finger for national security's sake) come back."

"roger unit 666 this is base . . .uhm, bill is this you? give it a rest bill, you drive a honda . . . you will ALLWAYS drive a honda . . . don't take it out on innocent smart people. . . .return to base immediately . . the sarge would like to show you what debadging is all about . . . over"

Keyan
06-15-2004, 10:26 AM
If a cop could give you a ticket for not having badges on your car, then he could give you a ticket on the thought of "I don't like the dealership you bought your car from"

slvrsleeper
06-15-2004, 10:40 AM
:headshake Va Beach cops are famous up and down the East Coast for being the biggest bunch of knuckle-dragging ****-heads in all of law enforcement. I talk to Fairfax County and Va. state boys all the time and they just shake their heads in wonder. I think it because they deal with 18 year old military guys all the time and they've gotten used to taking advantage. Still sucks *** though

watson80
06-15-2004, 11:32 AM
I am sure those guys usually get alot of attitude from most people too!

HatchetMan
06-15-2004, 11:35 AM
that's what a vin # is for

felixr
06-15-2004, 11:53 AM
aww come on wasnt i at least a LITTLE funny? i tried hard lol

HatchetMan
06-15-2004, 11:57 AM
:abovelol:

XTRAWLD
06-15-2004, 12:52 PM
I can just imagine the cops face when trying to figure out what your car is....but he can write down the VIN number just as easily. Oh, and the VIN is also on your insurance slip - so don't fret - If they write up a ticket for you....well, they are pricks...plain and simple.

felixr
06-15-2004, 01:23 PM
am i not as funny as i think i am??? :confused:

2GTS
06-15-2004, 01:59 PM
I guess not, I've had a couple of those friends that think it's great to say what they think I'm thinking instead of keeping their mouth shut. A couple time their smart *** comments resulted in more trouble than what the situation started out as. Moral of the story, unless your the driver of the car or the person the cop is speaking to keep your mouth shut and I won't end up in the back of a squad car.

slvrsleeper
06-15-2004, 02:03 PM
I thought it was pretty funny dude but I did have one of "those friends" talk me into a 250 dollar ticket up in MD once. That wasn't so funny.

2GTS
06-15-2004, 02:06 PM
I went from a warning to a ride to the station and a $300 fine all for my friends being smart asses. When it cost me $$ and 6 hours it's not funny, watching it happen to someone else, yeah I'd laugh my *** off I guess.

jcr557
06-15-2004, 03:37 PM
ok, thanks for all the answers and yea i might put them on my elantra, now i have a question, how the hell do you take the orginal emblems out?

2GTS
06-15-2004, 04:19 PM
Just peel them off and then use goo gone or something similar to get rid of the sticky icky residue. Taking them off will be easier if you let the car sit in the sun for several hours or use a heat gun/hair dryer to heat the glue holding them on. One other trick is to use fishing line to "floss" the emblems off, just be carefull not to use something that will leave scratches.

slvrsleeper
06-15-2004, 05:27 PM
Gentle persuasion with a hair dryer ( or very carefully with a heat gun ) then pry them up with your fingers. Goof Off will get rid of the residue left on the trunk lid. If you are impatient or steady handed use a razor scaper or putty knife to help get them off. Duh I am a slow reader, just do like he said :abovelol:

Hyundia_90250
06-16-2004, 01:32 AM
Badges.....We no need no stinking badges :bang:

evan938
06-20-2004, 09:13 PM
be careful when you use goo gone or something to get the glue off....i used a rag and let the goo gone set on it for like 5 min then rubbed it off...looked good in my half dark garage, but once it was in the sun and the sun shined on the trunk i could see where it used to say hyundai and elantra with very very very lite rag scratches all around it...oh well...ended up wrecking the car and with the $ insurance put in the estimate for paint supplies and labor, maaco is going to repaint the whole car

watson80
06-21-2004, 01:51 PM
that used to be my signature if anyone remembers "Badges.....We dont need no stinking badges"

felixr
06-21-2004, 02:04 PM
lol yeah i remember . . .

kylemorg
06-22-2004, 02:17 PM
I was just looking at a new Kia Amante in the parking lot at work, and I noticed it doesn't have any emblems on the front as it comes from the factory. I guess they're following the de-badging trend; of course, I'd do the same thing if I were Kia, too!

jcr557
06-22-2004, 02:35 PM
what bout hyundai?

HatchetMan
06-22-2004, 07:20 PM
that used to be my signature if anyone remembers "Badges.....We dont need no stinking badges"
yeah, that and "Yippie Kie yea #@!#@"

jcr557
10-02-2004, 08:00 PM
i finally got a chance to put the avante xd emblem in the back today, check out the pics at www.cardomain.com/id/jcr57 page 2

Black Beauty
10-05-2004, 10:19 AM
You remove badges with dentil floss, fishing line or any other strong thin non abrasive string then you clean off the residue with goo gone.

Just an idea; In DC errors (just about any error) on a ticket can be cause for dismissal. Adding XD badges could actually get you out of a ticket or two. I have beat tickets that identify my car as a honda so I know I could beat a ticket that identifies my car as a XD...
Lets practice: Your honor, my car is a Elantra... it doesn’t even start with the letter X. What is a XD anyway????
Maybe I should order badges.

KeWLKaT
04-14-2005, 05:17 PM
Alright, this is the only thread that has to do with what I want to ask:

I took out the badges with the floss technique the other day, but my car has been produced in oct. 2001, hence the glue is a ***** to get out... still on the car now, I was thinking of shooting it with pressurized water... Good or bad idea? Will the paint rip off?

Also, i tryed WD-40 and goo-gone already :)



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GTSTISL
04-14-2005, 05:19 PM
no pressurized water. strips the paint. try more goo gone, just make sure you clean it VERY WELL after and dry it. then a nice coat of wax and youre good.

KeWLKaT
04-14-2005, 05:22 PM
any techiques/tricks? doesnt seem to work for me :(



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Gearcat
04-14-2005, 05:46 PM
I used BBQ lighter fluid to remove most of the glue that was left on my car from removing the badges. Then I went over it with BUG/TAR remover. Then I used some Meguire's one step polish/wax.

2001GLS
04-14-2005, 06:41 PM
You don't need badges on your car. The license plate will tell the cops everything they need to know about your car when you're pulled over.

KeWLKaT
04-14-2005, 06:59 PM
You don't need badges on your car. The license plate will tell the cops everything they need to know about your car when you're pulled over.
Thanks for reading the whole thread :)



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GTSTISL
04-14-2005, 07:22 PM
^^LMAO. this threads like 6 months old pal. Kewlkat- try takin floss and a hairdryer instead and heatin it up real good. thats all i can think of if its a big glob. if its just a real thin layer, paper towel and goo gone works well.

KeWLKaT
04-14-2005, 07:34 PM
Ok, here is the deal: the glue was basically EVERYTHING on the backing of the badges, it was around 2 mms thick... I guess it was too old so it decided to stick on to the car than on to the badges...

Anyhow, it is now done. Blowdryer+my fingers=one ghetto way of getting rid of the glue, but hey, it worked. Sure, there is VERY LITTLE residue left now, but i will goo gone that tomorrow, i have to go continue playing with the fun fun world of integrals now.

Thanks for your input people :)



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GTSTISL
04-14-2005, 07:46 PM
no prob dude. remember, if you learn anything from this thread, i hope it is that: "You don't need badges on your car. The license plate will tell the cops everything they need to know about your car when you're pulled over."

LMAO!

KeWLKaT
04-14-2005, 07:52 PM
no prob dude. remember, if you learn anything from this thread, i hope it is that: "You don't need badges on your car. The license plate will tell the cops everything they need to know about your car when you're pulled over."

LMAO!

:smiley_ac

I'll try to remember next time :(



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KeWLKaT
04-16-2005, 05:49 PM
and this continues....


Here's the thing: no adhesive whatsoever but from close/afar you can see the ''prints'' of the badges... ScratchX? More Wax? What?



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Gearcat
04-16-2005, 06:00 PM
You need to polish the area. Get some polish ... it's not the same as wax. Polish up the spot (can probably do it fine by hand) and THEN give it a coat of wax. That should take care of it for you.

KeWLKaT
04-16-2005, 06:02 PM
Polish... as in with a cloth? Or do I have to use a product too? If I do, what product should I use? (sorry, I am really NOT familiar with anything that has to do with exterior appearance)



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Gearcat
04-16-2005, 06:13 PM
Yes, it's a product. Go to any store that sells automotive products and get yourself a bottle then follow the directions on the container.

Actually, for your purpose, a bottle of Meguire's Cleaner Wax would work great. It's a wax with cleaning properties so it will get rid of light residue and surface defects in one step.

Meguire's Cleaner Wax (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detailpage.cfm?sku=A-12&store=meg)