Debadge or Dip?
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    Debadge or Dip?

    I just bought a 2013 Cruze LT RS 6spd in the Crystal Tintcoat Red.

    I was looking for opinions (or maybe someone who was in the same situation with my color) about debadging the trunk or Plasti-Dipping the badges.

    If i debadge, would it look better to debadge the 'Cruze', 'LT' AND the Bowtie? or leave just the bowtie and dip it (or dont)? or just leave everything and dip everything. Then i may dip the front bowtie as well.

    I am tinting the windows with 20% all around, so maybe the black/red theme could look nice, since i have the black/red interior, but being COLORBLIND, my opinion means very little, even to myself.

    Input/Opinions? Thanks!

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    It'll be hard to debadge the rear bow tie bc there will be holes to fill.

    I have an RS and I just debadged the LT and put an RS badge in its place. I don't think the badges look that bad on this car tbh

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    I dipped the Cruze badge, but I am debating just removing it now. I think it looks good, but i keep having issues with the dip peeling on the sides (near the car body), and even though it is not very noticeable, it bugs me.
    As for the Bowtie, i would either Dip it Black, or maybe get a can of touch up paint form the dealer & a clear and match it to the body color (this is what I pan on doing). I dipped mine, but I wish it had more of a shine to it, than Dip provides, and if I am going to put a clear on it, then I might as well use body color paint as well.
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    Debadge but keep the bow ties. You could go either red or black, both would look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick View Post
    Debadge but keep the bow ties. You could go either red or black, both would look good.

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    Thats what i was leaning toward. I'll probably black dip the front and rear bow-ties, go for the black/red all around look. Thanks guys.

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    Totally dip the bowties

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    dipping is an addiction... first emblems, then total "Chrome Delete"... I liked my Cruze... until I dipped the emblems. That's when I fell in love!

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