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      Removing grill badges???

      Has anybody out there removed their grill badges? I like the R badge, but want to remove the Volvo badge. How do you remove the grill? Does the grill look fine without the Volvo badge? Any help would be greatly appreciated...thanks!

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      Re: Removing grill badges??? (armordillo)

      Some folks have been successful removing their grills from the front by using a spatula or bone tool to release the clips, I had to take out the top four bumper pins under the hood directly on top of the grill and reach in to undo the clips. It will not look good with the slash removed as there are smoothed spots and mounting holes for the grill to sit in.
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      Re: Removing grill badges??? (FastR)

      Thanks for the reply! Great to know. Scratch that idea. I guessif I want a "simpler" grill I'll just need to order aftermarket...

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      Re: Removing grill badges??? (armordillo)

      http://www.ipdusa.com/version....11094

      Not the easiest thing to do but you can also add the R badge.

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      Re: Removing grill badges??? (mad matt)

      Quote, originally posted by mad matt »
      http://www.ipdusa.com/version....11094

      Not the easiest thing to do but you can also add the R badge.

      Matt


      Matt, just looking at your signature...Man, you've gone to town already on your R. Look forwarding to seeing it.

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      Re: Removing grill badges??? (petew)

      Could you please post a pic of the debadged factory grill so we can see what the attachment points look like? Thanks!
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      Re: Removing grill badges??? (armordillo)

      Quote, originally posted by armordillo »
      Has anybody out there removed their grill badges? I like the R badge, but want to remove the Volvo badge. How do you remove the grill? Does the grill look fine without the Volvo badge? Any help would be greatly appreciated...thanks!

      I removed the Volvo badge from my grill a few months ago and left the R. To remove it I used a Snap-On Hook tool designed for radiator hoses and was able to depress the tabs one at a time until grill came free. Then the tabs for the Volvo badge can be released. Note: They are very tight and getting that badge off w/o removing grill will end up breaking the grill.

      The attachment points for the Slash are a bit of an eye sore and I haven't decided yet if I'm going to use a Dremel and cut them clean. If that is done then the Slash will not reattach. Now the more I think about it, the less likely I'll ever reattach the Slash so I might as well just modify the grill with the Dremel.

      Sorry I don't have a current pic. If I get a chance I will post one.

      OK here you go


      Modified by Oceans60R at 11:52 AM 1-29-2009


      Modified by Oceans60R at 11:52 AM 1-29-2009


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      Re: Removing grill badges??? (armordillo)


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      ^^ looks broken, not "racy" ...

      Better find a way to make those clips dissapear quick!

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      Re: (-Pascal)

      Quote, originally posted by -Pascal »
      ^^ looks broken, not "racy" ...

      Better find a way to make those clips dissapear quick!


      Yeah, thats way I may cut those attachment areas out so that its much cleaner.
      Maybe tonight!

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      Re: (-Pascal)

      Quote, originally posted by -Pascal »
      ^^ looks broken, not "racy" ...

      Better find a way to make those clips dissapear quick!

      +1

      Looks like poop with the tabs.

      A clean grille would look nice.

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      Re: (Oceans60R)

      It's not a cheap endeavour with the R, but on a previous car I got myself a 2nd grille to hack up and painstakingly replaced the sections in my original to create a full clean eggcrate design. Lots of sanding and detailing later and you could never tell the difference.

      I'm saying that because you might find that once you dremel out those mounting tabs the actual shape of the grille won't be back there at all any more, you're going to need material to re-create it from scratch in a few spot.

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      Wow...

      Please let me know if you can remove those clips. Thats exactly what I'd like my grill to look like (with the R still).... damn!


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      Re: (imageomega)

      They can't be "removed", they are part of the eggcrate, injection molded in one single pass. They have to be cut and trimmed, filled and smoothed.
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      Re: Removing grill badges??? (rotorwash)

      I still like Ipd's grill with the "R" attached. just my input.

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      Re: Removing grill badges??? (armordillo)

      Quote, originally posted by armordillo »
      Does the grill look fine without the Volvo badge?

      Looks fine w/out the badge(s) & even better w/out the OEM grille (subject to personal taste):

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      Can you get the IPD one without black trim. (black mesh with a silver trim)

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      Re: (Wilsonman08)

      The IPD Grille is sweet but a bit too $$ for a simple mod like that.

      And yes, I believe you can get the black grille with "chrome" surround, but it's not the silver aluminum color you might be looking for. I think the black with black trim looks sinisteR.

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      Re: (Wilsonman08)

      Quote, originally posted by Wilsonman08 »
      Can you get the IPD one without black trim. (black mesh with a silver trim)

      I don't think so. You can always paint it. Either way it will still be relatively cheep.

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      Re: (-Pascal)

      Quote, originally posted by -Pascal »
      It's not a cheap endeavour with the R, but on a previous car I got myself a 2nd grille to hack up and painstakingly replaced the sections in my original to create a full clean eggcrate design. Lots of sanding and detailing later and you could never tell the difference.

      I'm saying that because you might find that once you dremel out those mounting tabs the actual shape of the grille won't be back there at all any more, you're going to need material to re-create it from scratch in a few spot.


      I did think that if I did remove the mounting areas that it may look a bit deformed. What did you use to fill in any material?
      I'm holding off for now.

      Or what about this. Just dremeling the the corners where the Slash mounts and leaving the center in tack. Then cutting the Slashes off the badge just leaving the Volvo in the center? I think the is making me thinks too much tonight


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      Re: Removing grill badges??? (armordillo)

      I actually like the Volvo badge, but felt the R made the grill too cluttered. I always get "Hey, where's the R?"

      Sorry for the link...
      http://www.volvo-forums.com/in...=1303


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      Re: Removing grill badges??? (armordillo)

      Quote, originally posted by armordillo »
      I like the R badge, but want to remove the Volvo badge.

      Blasphemy!


      lol, just kidding, to each their own.


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      Re: (Oceans60R)

      Quote, originally posted by Oceans60R »

      I did think that if I did remove the mounting areas that it may look a bit deformed. What did you use to fill in any material?
      I'm holding off for now.

      Note that this is not on my Volvo, but a previous SVT Ford from years and years ago... I had filled the pieces I cut out by using real grille pieces from a 2nd grille I had handy. Took my time filing, fitting and gluing the pieces until I had something that looks completely stock, then primed, sanded and painted.

      Of course that grille was later destroyed by some retard who backed out of a parking spot too enthusiastically - but I digress.

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      Re: (Oceans60R)

      Quote, originally posted by Oceans60R »

      Yeah, thats way I may cut those attachment areas out so that its much cleaner.
      Maybe tonight!

      I'd def want to see how this looks because I may want to do it. Just got a new Dremel kit for christmas and need to try it out.

      I like IPD's, but it is a bit pricey for what it is and I like the silver border. On a Saph Blk it brings together the silver headlamp bezels and it's just another thing that differentiates between an R and a regular S60.


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      Re: (MancUnited1)

      R's eggcrate grille without slash and R looks silly like:


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      Modified by Needsdecaf at 9:58 PM 1-30-2009


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      dvdactive pwned you needs!

      That first pic is priceless though. But I don't think the R will ever look like that


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      I'm thinking about repainting the silver grill border and the slash as well to match my body paint. How difficult is the grill itself to remove? Anybody done this yet? If so, please show pics.
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      Re: (Needsdecaf)

      Quote, originally posted by Needsdecaf »
      R's eggcrate grille without slash and R looks silly like:

      .....But will it have those sweet rocket launchers?!?!


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      Re: (imageomega)

      Quote, originally posted by imageomega »
      dvdactive pwned you needs!

      That first pic is priceless though. But I don't think the R will ever look like that

      Fixed.


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      Re: (Needsdecaf)

      I like that bumper. Does the flat design fit on an '04 R?
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      Re: (Needsdecaf)

      Quote, originally posted by Needsdecaf »

      Fixed.

      I rescind my previous statement. Needs pwnd dvdactive.


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      Re: (imageomega)

      I cut out the top left and bottom right places where the Slash mounts.
      Its not perfect but slightly cleaner look.
      I left the center so far as it may take some extra doing to get a descent look. Plus if I still want to mount the badge easily, its still possible.

      Note: I used a black Sharpie to color the exposed white plastic from the dremeling. Not a permanent solution by any means.


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      Re: (Needsdecaf)

      Quote, originally posted by Needsdecaf »
      R's eggcrate grille without slash and R looks silly like:


      Evil Hoff:


      Modified by Needsdecaf at 9:58 PM 1-30-2009

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      Re: Removing grill badges??? (dradernh)

      Quote, originally posted by dradernh »

      Looks fine w/out the badge(s) & even better w/out the OEM grille (subject to personal taste):

      I really dig the shape of the mesh in the grill. Did you make that yourself or find it somewhere?

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