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Changing star on sedan grill to flat badge - is it possible?

Recently I've started to think about replacing the star on my SEL grill to a flat MB badge. Does anyone know is it possible and if it is, what parts should I use to do that?
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I have a nice flat AMG replica badge (designed for the W126 grille) on mine that is a straight swap once the complete factory star set-up is removed.
It drops into the hole and is fastened by clamp and wing-nut from underneath.
Too tempting for idiots break off the factory star for a trophy if the SEL is left parked in a public place.


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But.......... how do you aim the car down the road without the star
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I have a nice flat AMG replica badge (designed for the W126 grille) on mine that is a straight swap once the complete factory star set-up is removed.
It drops into the hole and is fastened by clamp and wing-nut from underneath.
Too tempting for idiots break off the factory star for a trophy if the SEL is left parked in a public place.
I was counting on your answer Do you have any part numbers or a source where can I get such badge? Maybe you have photos with close-ups of the badge or the mount underneath - they will surely help me to decide to "go" or "not go" for it.

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But.......... how do you aim the car down the road without the star
It's gonna be a tough challenge but I still want to try The spring on my star isn't holding it tight enough, so at higher road speeds (starting from about 100 km/h) star leans back or in some cases nearly "lies down" on the hood It doesn't look nice, and I have enough of putting it in upright position every time I stop after a faster drive...
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SEC's have flat badges instead of the "gun sight", don't know how they attach but probably similar to Kim's AMG badge

Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints
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I'm surprised that NOBODY has asked me what this is / means
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The SEC badge is a 107 p/n and is metal. It has a pin on it with a grommet thru an indent in the hood and a hole


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No its not an SEC badge -
Its a high quality replica AMG badge of correct size with a single metal shaft with thread on the end & clamp & wingnut arrangement underneath specific for fitting to these grills.
Its very well made (much better quality than the factory Merc badge below it)

I bought it some years ago off ebay (like +5yrs ago) and can't remember who was selling them but if i recall it was out of Europe somewhere.
At the time i was seeking a replacement badge for the SEC and did not realize they are a totally different set-up with their pins underneath but when i bought the SEL i realized they were made for their grills as a replacement for the Star
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Whoa! Kim, that looks neat! Done some ebay searches and found this:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_i...+E+S+AMG&rt=nc

and this one looks like the one on your car:

New Front Hood Bonnet Badge Emblem Affalterbach Mercedes AMG W204 W221 W220 W211

If the size of the ebay items matches yours (base diameter 45mm), I'm on it
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Yes that is it 45mm with the clamp and wingnut except mine is gold/black
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