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    Re: My de badge/re badging is finally complete

    Great looking update. Amazing how much more vibrant the grill crest looks. Love the C-pillar wreath and crests.

    The plastic badges only last so long. Looks like yours got to the age where they needed replacement

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    Re: My de badge/re badging is finally complete

    Looks great! That Caddy should never leave you stranded on the road, out of appreciation for all the love youíve given it.


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    Re: My de badge/re badging is finally complete

    Quote Originally Posted by acuRAS82 View Post
    Very sharp. Is there a reason all the red in the old shields were missing?
    The red just plain disintegrated off...





    Quote Originally Posted by DETAILROOKIE View Post
    It looks great! I noticed the DTS fonts is different and so is the engine badge, are the new ones the correct one? The car is looking better than new!

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    Thanks everyone!

    All of the new emblems I put on are updated versions, meaning theyíre not the exact originals to this model year. I kinda wanted it like that in order to add a bit of a custom look to the car without sticking out too much..

    Front grill emblem is original to 05-07 STS

    DTS badge is original to 06-11 DTS

    Northstar badge is original to 04-05 DTS

    The wreath & crest I put on the c pillars & trunk is a newer version found on various Cadillacs...

    I also added a badge to the interior, on the outside of the glove compartment. [I put this on a few months ago]

    Before.



    After.


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    Re: My de badge/re badging is finally complete

    Hereís a few pictures of the process...

    This badge came off easy peasy. Warmed it up with a blow dryer, then swiped it off with some dental floss.



    Rapid Remover & microfiber towel cleaned the leftover adhesive right up.



    The front wreath & crest was absolute murder to remove!My de badge/re badging is finally complete



    Both emblems had pins in them and the adhesive was so strong it felt like it was welded on. I sprayed Radid Remover, used the hair dryer, plastic spatula, and brute strength and it took a good while before I was able to get it off.



    Finally got it off.My de badge/re badging is finally complete



    If you look closely you can see where I messed up trying to use a screwdriver [thats how big of a PITA it was to remove this] and nicked the paint. I went back to the spatula.My de badge/re badging is finally complete



    Same thing with the trunk emblem... This was even harder to remove. So hard that I almost began ripping the inside of my trunk apart in order to see if this thing was screwed on. Lol. I was putting so much elbow grease into trying to get this off that I thought there might be a chance I was going to remove a huge chunk of the paint!
    I was shocked there wasnít a screw holding this thing down.



    When it came time to applying the 2 badges on each side of the trunk I realized that I was on my own as far as the placement.. I was short on time but I had already begun the process [meaning I had fully prepped the surface] and I almost completely winged it on the placement... Luckily I found my double sided tape and used a small strip of it in order to do a test run.

    I adjusted my original placement of both emblems and once you remove the plastic from the back of the emblem thereís no turning back because once you lay it down thereís no taking it off and redoing it. A big part of this requires you to get it right on the 1st try without anything really guiding you...

    Luckily I nailed it!My de badge/re badging is finally complete




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    Re: My de badge/re badging is finally complete

    Best re badging write up Iíve ever seen! Bravo!
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: My de badge/re badging is finally complete

    Very, very nice upgrades, Eldo!

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    Re: My de badge/re badging is finally complete

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    Best re badging write up Iíve ever seen! Bravo!
    Thank you!My de badge/re badging is finally complete

    ...I forgot 1 more emblem I added a while back. I added this huge emblem thatís usually on the grill of an Escalade...



    In my trunk.My de badge/re badging is finally complete



    Iím thinking about buying a couple of these crests..



    And placing them on my floor matts. Right here:



    Those emblems are solid metal and the adhesive is strong enough to hold them in place. What do you think? Yay or nay?

    Iíve seen late model Mercedes Benz with badges similar to these stuck onto the floormatts and they look good.


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