How to De-badge your grille


How to debadge your grille


The single most obvious feature of a car is the shape of the grill and the badge on it.

Simply by removing the badge you anonymise the car giving it a crisp fresh clean look.

We shall now look at the options open to you for debadging your cars grill and see which option will work the best for you.

The manufacturers grills and badges come in a few primary types. Some have the badge shape pre moulded into the grill and then have a chrome insert added to them forming the actual badge, whereas a few have the badge actually moulded into the grill itself. Other makers badges are simply stuck on to the grill. 

You can usually determine the type of badge you have by looking behind the grill and poking around with your finger.

In the case of badges affixed to the grill, you can simply remove these. A few will have pins that slot into the grill and the grill will need to be filled and painted to cover this up.

Where there is a large moulding in the grill for the badge things start to get complicated. To make the look complete you really need to replace the horizontal slats of the grill and cut out the badge mounting area.

It is far easier to just buy a replacement badgeless grill and you will find many auto part suppliers selling these online and in popular auction websites. They are a simple drop in replacement and are a very effective way of creating a smooth look.