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Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:12 pm 
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G'day all.

The lower XR6 sideskirt badges on my BA have started flaking. It's almost as if the original chrome-look silver has worn and flaked off, showing a very dull grey underneath.

Has anyone else experienced this, or am I just lucky enough (as usual) to have it happen to both my XR6 sideskirt badges?

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I guess the supplementary question is, how easy are they to remove, and if you do remove them, will you be able to tell by looking at the sideskirt that something was there once and has now been removed?

 

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:14 pm 
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piss them off as i did.. you cannot tell anything was ever there!... and looks so much smoother... -pics in my "garage thread".. and litterally take 2 mins to peel off and then just wax the side skirt to get rid of the glue residue and built up road grime... -very easy mod..

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:31 pm 
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Thanks for your quick reply, fordfreak ef.

How do you recommend going about removing them without damaging the paint underneath?
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Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:46 pm 
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used a stanly knife blade to lift a corner of the badge up and peeled it off.. -it didnt peel any paint away with it and is very flexible..

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:04 pm 
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Did it earlier this afternoon, very happy with the results. Used the stanley knife as you suggested, and it came off with a little effort. Thanks!
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Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:47 am 
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vertg0 wrote:
Did it earlier this afternoon, very happy with the results. Used the stanley knife as you suggested, and it came off with a little effort. Thanks!
no worries.. looks great aye!.. so smoooooooooth! lol.. pic's?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:59 am 
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fordfreak ef wrote:
vertg0 wrote:
Did it earlier this afternoon, very happy with the results. Used the stanley knife as you suggested, and it came off with a little effort. Thanks!
no worries.. looks great aye!.. so smoooooooooth! lol.. pic's?


'Smooth' indeed :)

My BA has the XR6 insignia on the stripe decals, so it most definitely looks less cluttered now. Will post pictures up later on.
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Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:51 pm 
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mine have done that, il give it a go at taking them off 2m.
was thinking of replacing them, see how it goes
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Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:47 am 
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Mine also have the chrome peeling off. I've just left them
for the time being, but have toyed with the idea of hand
painting them matt black.....
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Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:53 am 
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This is the sideskirt without the XR6 badge.

I think it looks ALOT cleaner.

 

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:40 pm 
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Hey Vertgo,
Have you got a full shot of the car....??
Wouldn't mind seeing how the black stripes look on the silver.
(We have the same cars, no stripes on mine)
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Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:26 pm 
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EB92 wrote:
Hey Vertgo,
Have you got a full shot of the car....??
Wouldn't mind seeing how the black stripes look on the silver.
(We have the same cars, no stripes on mine)


Here it is...

Note this was taken a few weeks ago (before I removed the sideskirt badges) but you get the idea with the stripes and silver paint.

 

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:35 pm 
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Good one...
Thanks for that.
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Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:46 pm 
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With the decal it looks cleaner, but if you didnt have the decal there and no side skirt badges it looks boring.
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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:34 am 
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i thought the xr6 in the decal and the badge looked to cluttered.

i like how its looking but in the ideal world id tear that decal off without a 2nd thought
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