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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 05:08 PM
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I'm with you. I bought mine from the Buckhead dealer and they put a classy looking frame on the car. I'll keep it- until they tick me off that is.
I like the Buckhead ones too. My family's Mercedes came from that dealer, and we still have the frame on ours.

To me, as long as it isn't Gaudy (I don't care too much for the MB of South Atlanta ones...) and I get good service from the dealer, why not advertise? People in the market for a Mercedes are going to "Google" dealers anyway.

Now it WOULD piss me off if they added one without asking me, but I guess Mercedes dealers are a bit classier than Lincoln ones
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Is there an easy way to get off the dealer logo without ruining the car? Does it simply pop off?
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IS it a decal or a plastic dimensional raised plastic nameplate?
Either way it can be removed, it is just it is a different process based on what is stuck on the car by the dealer.
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No way, here we don't allow dealer to put sticker on the cars.
I always wonder, do we have a law in CA that forbids that, or is it just a culture?
I did see in other states dealer logo hard-painted above the model badge, but never on West Coast.
That said when we bought new MB years ago, it come with dealer licence plate frame. At the time my friend was running European repair shop and he gave me frames with his name on them and I used those. So when during warranty period I went for service to selling dealer (cost $55 at the time) they did ask me where did I buy the car.
But it was yard person, who had nothing to do with service other than keeping muddy shoes off my carpets.
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IS it a decal or a plastic dimensional raised plastic nameplate?
Either way it can be removed, it is just it is a different process based on what is stuck on the car by the dealer.
It is a decal
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Personally I MAKE any dealer remove their badging from my vehicles when I buy them. If they want to pay me to advertise them I will leave it on, otherwise, if they treat me right, I'll tell folks where I bought it.

As far as the decals, very carefully peel up a corner, take WD-40 sprayed on a paper towel or soft cloth & rub the adhesive area, works like magic! I've sprayed in a cup and used Q-tips as well. I've done it on many different makes & models from the 70's to new & never had it hurt the paint. I wash with dawn to remove any oils after though.
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It's the same in Australia folks. When I collected my new C320CDI from the dealer it had the raised sticker logo on the rear windscreen plus the dealer logo license plate frames.

As soon as I arrived home I took it all off. I prefer the plates without any cheap looking plastic frames.

After the first service a new logo and plate frames were on the car again. When I got home I took it all off for the second time.

At the next service the same thing happened again ... I arrived home and removed the logo and the frames.

At the next service I explained that three times I'd binned the logo and the plate frames and don't like them on my car so don't waste your money as they'll end up in the bin as soon as a I get home.

That was the last time as they made a note in their system not to do it to my vehicle.

All the dealers to it. I went through the same process with my last Ford.

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By way of background, my first "real" job was in radio and then tv. I quickly learned that virtually every word and picture was worth something. Mention a brand name ("plug the product") and it should cost someone something. That was a very long time ago, but to this day I won't pay for "branded" products unless there's no alternative, its given to me for free or it represents the dealer bonus to me of some sort.
This person really just said they don't pay for branded products? Have fun living like a hippy.
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