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    De-Badge

    I have the Blue Mica 2018 CX-9 and I'm considering de-badging the back so it looks cleaner. I'm all about minimalism and simplicity, which is why all the chrome on the outside kinda drives me insane lol. Just curious has anyone removed all the badges or know which badges I can and can't remove because I remember seeing somewhere one of them exposes a hole on the trunk.

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    I agree with you on the aesthetic of a body panel clean of emblems. But when I went to remove my CX9 emblem at the bottom left of my hatch, I found the emblem has the two posts that actually go into the body panel. I didn't try the Skyactiv emblem because if I couldn't easily remove both, I wouldn't bother removing either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACBGoldie View Post
    I agree with you on the aesthetic of a body panel clean of emblems. But when I went to remove my CX9 emblem at the bottom left of my hatch, I found the emblem has the two posts that actually go into the body panel. I didn't try the Skyactiv emblem because if I couldn't easily remove both, I wouldn't bother removing either.
    Ya I was thinking about it some more, I may just remove them still and cover them up with new metal sports team logos (red sox, patriots, bruins, celtics) so it still covers the holes.

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    I like the Mazda badge and CX-9 emblem but I could do without the SkyActiv badge. Over time, these types of badges that denote
    features often look silly.

    Funny looking at old cars with badging for such things as "fuel injection" or "ABS", LOL.

    100% of Mazda's have SkyActiv tech so why the badge?

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    That is weird because I'm looking at people debadging mazda3 without this issue. Can someone take a picture of how large the holes are?

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    I took the skyactiv badge off of the trunk on my (2017) 6. Came off no problem. It's just a sticky backed thing. No holes.
    I bought chrome letters G and T at a parts store and put them where the skyactiv badge was.
    Some will think it's corny, but I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPL View Post
    I like the Mazda badge and CX-9 emblem but I could do without the SkyActiv badge. Over time, these types of badges that denote
    features often look silly.

    Funny looking at old cars with badging for such things as "fuel injection" or "ABS", LOL.

    100% of Mazda's have SkyActiv tech so why the badge?
    "G-Vectoring Control" is an alphabet soup and GVC looks too much like the shopping channel !

    Funny, I remember back when the CX-7s were first released and many were bummed that there was no Turbo badge; there were even some who appropriated the Acura RDX "Turbo" (I believe) badges to add on to help with the bragging rights. Someone commented in another thread about the desire to remove the badges on floor mats? Personally, I'm not that fixated on things other than Dealer decals and license frames; those I look to eliminate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlemalt_18 View Post
    Someone commented in another thread about the desire to remove the badges on floor mats? Personally, I'm not that fixated on things other than Dealer decals and license frames; those I look to eliminate.
    Funny you mention that, but I'm the same way. First thing I do on a vehicle is remove all dealer badging/stickers/emblems.
    My car came with the dealer name on the license frame things, which I removed on day one.
    Also, speaking of stickers/emblems, when I got my Pathfinder back in 2002, it had no badging on the back hatch, so I got an AWD emblem, as well as the 3.5L emblem, and stuck them on.
    Seemed like a good idea back then...lol

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    I did the same thing within a day. Removed ugly dealer decal as well as plate frames. Got nice plane frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzman12 View Post
    I took the skyactiv badge off of the trunk on my (2017) 6. Came off no problem. It's just a sticky backed thing. No holes.
    I bought chrome letters G and T at a parts store and put them where the skyactiv badge was.
    Some will think it's corny, but I like it.
    Glad to know the Skyactiv badge is easily removed. That's what I get for getting annoyed and not taking the time to even try. I'm gonna go take that ugly hunk of plastic off right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPL View Post
    Funny looking at old cars with badging for such things as "fuel injection" or "ABS", LOL.
    I love those old silly badges. "Electric Start!" Old badges are the best.

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