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Old 09-16-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Debadged my new 2012 Focus SE Sport

I think it looks a lot cleaner this way. It was very easy to do and it only took me about 15 minutes.

I love the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum license plate that you can get in Alabama. It's one of the finest motorcycle museums in the world according to Jay Leno. The racetrack there, Barber Motorsports Park, is fantastic also. I love the way this license plate looks on our silver Focus.

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Old 09-16-2012, 07:11 PM   #2
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Looks good without the badges... but usually the idea of debadging in the first place is to declutter... and with a license plate as busy as that, not sure anyone would notice the badges!
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:09 PM   #3
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Such a clean color, metallic eyeball sex
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:29 AM   #4
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debadged is definitely the way to go! first thing I did when I get back from the dealership! looks nice!
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:48 PM   #5
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So much for 'mint condition"
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I know debadging is a personal choice, but it always makes me think it was a bodyshop that didn't finish a collision repair fully, or used cheap double sided tape.
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I know debadging is a personal choice, but it always makes me think it was a bodyshop that didn't finish a collision repair fully, or used cheap double sided tape.
Thanks for forever ruining the debadged clean look for me I do know what you mean, though, just never occurred to me.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:26 PM   #8
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I know debadging is a personal choice, but it always makes me think it was a bodyshop that didn't finish a collision repair fully, or used cheap double sided tape.
it makes me think "kid".
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:07 AM   #9
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I debadge because it makes it a lot easier to wax the hatch; it also visually declutters the rear of the car.

In my case, it didn't help that the OEM Focus emblem was pulling up already, either.

I saved everything for if and when I go to sell or trade the car. Did the same with my last car, as well.

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it makes me think "kid".
Because debadging is something only younger people do. Right?
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:11 AM   #10
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it makes me think "kid".
I know what you mean, but the lack of scoops, a huge wing, tunacan exhaust, and other such "improvements" will, hopefully, keep people from coming to that conclusion.

If I do change my mind, Team Ford Parts has the 2012 Focus emblem selling for around $20, so it is an easy five minute fix to make it look stock again. Also, the focus emblem was about to fall off anyway, so what the hell.

Notice that none of the Focus models in the pictures in this article have any Focus emblems on them.

http://wot.motortrend.com/renewed-fo...aris-9026.html

OTOH, the Focus models in this article do have Focus emblems on them,

http://wot.motortrend.com/2012-ford-...8790-9121.html

I think they look good either way.
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