Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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The options to prevent theft are fairly expensive. There is a company that makes a removeable star, you just take it off when you park. Last time I heard about it the cost was about $100, and then you have the bother of having to remember to take it with you, too.
Many years back I had someone try to steal mine and they ended up gouging the paint on the hood (visible in the shot below), but didn't get away with the emblem. Heck, I'd have gladly opened the hood and removed it for them if they'd just have asked instead of damaging my paint, particularly since the star had some dings in it anyway.
I ended up making one that sits flush; while I miss my "gunsight," it's nice to know my hood won't be vandalized again.
Good luck with the new one.
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