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Old 08-02-2015, 09:40 AM
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Ford emblems - overlays?

The grille and tailgate Ford ovals on my '09 Ranger are beginning to show their age. Looks to me like they're separating inside, so the blue has "air pockets" in front of it. Not quite the same as the fading you see on trucks from the early '00s, but same effect- the badge looks crappy.

I'm pissed at Ford- it's their logo, fer chrissake- kind of like spelling your name wrong on your mailbox. If I do anything about it, the ovals won't say "Ford" when I'm done.

Some quick research indicates the most common option is to remove the existing ovals, split them, sand off the raised "Ford" letters, and apply a decal, then reassemble and reinstall. Anybody got any experience with these: how hard is it to get a quality result, how long will they hold up, etc.



And, anybody got any vendor suggestions or clever ideas for what I should put there? (Truck is silver, so I can be pretty flexible with color...but I hate red. Also, I do occasionally use my truck for work, so I'd prefer something that's at least vaguely professional- no "mudflap girls" or the like.)
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Old 08-02-2015, 10:59 AM
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I have no clue Ian.
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Well, you're not much help...
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:03 PM
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Duncan likes bowties on both ends of his rigs............

One of the flare sides I recently bought had the front grill emblem done in Cameo
Not to my taste, but didn't look too bad
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Duncan likes bowties on both ends of his rigs............

One of the flare sides I recently bought had the front grill emblem done in Cameo
Not to my taste, but didn't look too bad
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.....And, anybody got any vendor suggestions or clever ideas for what I should put there?
If I had the 7" Ford emblem across my tailgate, and in light of what I just bought, I'd be ALL over this:



Linky: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rydeen-Ford-...item487d10330c

I have seen replacement Ford emblems and maybe logo on ebay; I didn't get into details but wold be worth a look.
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^^Yeah, but I'm pissed at Ford that I have to replace them.

If it's my time and money, it won't be their advertisement that goes back on my truck.

(I'm well aware this is a bit unreasonable. I don't give a flying fig.)
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I agree and you're not the only one out there with the issue either.

*If you're pissed now, wait until you discover how well the seat fabric (and the foam underneath) wears, like right where your back and your butt rub against it when you get in/out. This BS, compared to the previous materials that lasted 3-4X as long, if not longer. Same with the crappy carpet they used too, thin and wears too fast.
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I saw a car who replaced the logos with the batman symbol. That's just an idea.

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I can get the newer style emblems with the backup camera through Santa Fe Distribution. ...my mom has just put vinyl over top of the old emblem and does them that way.... Bigred had red reflective with chrome emblems
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