Somebody stole my front badge

Discussion in 'California/Portofino' started by LuxuryMotorsBA, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. LuxuryMotorsBA

    Aug 13, 2019
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    Lance Popal
  2. INRange

    INRange F1 Rookie
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    Damn .....that low life piece of sh**...... I hate it when people damage other people's property to make themselves feel better.
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  3. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
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    In a perverse way, maybe it's good the new 'cheap' Maserati ones are peel and stick (made of plastic) emblems. They don't cause nearly as much damage as you've got there with a Ferrari emblem.

    You'll need to drill out that broken stud and obviously some paint work is needed. The emblem is designed with peel/stick tape, and only a top mounted stud/nut: Image Unavailable, Please Login
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  4. vjd3

    vjd3 Formula 3
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    How nice to gouge your paint, too. Surprised they left the horse behind.
  5. Tito1969

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    Hopefully Karma will get them.
    When I see something like this to me it means that the perpetrator don’t deserve to succeed.
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  6. LuxuryMotorsBA

    Aug 13, 2019
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    Thanks guys and yeah karma hopefully gonna get them!

    I’m gonna try to drill out that old stud and atleast have the emblem back on for now. I Initially thought the bumper had to come off to get that old stud off.
  7. Fireman1291

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    I'd beat the ever living FU*K outta them If I caught them in the act. Sorry man.
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  8. tomc

    tomc F1 World Champ

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    Man, that totally sucks. What a low-life thing to do.
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  9. driller1

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    #9 driller1, Oct 10, 2019 at 8:12 PM
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    That absolutely sucks, god i hate seeing things like that happen.
    More and more examples you see that our F-Cars are for point A to point A use , or events only.
    Id love nothing more than date night with the wife out to a nice restaurant in my Spider
    But the more I see things like this, the more I realize there are some serious low life scumbags out there.
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  10. Alpintourer

    Alpintourer Formula 3
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    Next time: Motion activated dash cam?
  11. daytona355

    daytona355 F1 World Champ

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    Or a buddy called timebomb parked up in a discreet Range Rover a few cars away - that’s my secret now if I have to leave the car with the general public. Timebomb likes to party with lowlifes
  12. LuxuryMotorsBA

    Aug 13, 2019
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    Lance Popal

    How do we drill out the bolt if the washer is behind the bumper locking it in? Based on the pic that washer looks like it goes behind the bumper
  13. Wheels1

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    If you can remove the part that’s left over from the badge that you can see, with say a small power file then the rest should fall out, mask off the surrounding area with duct tape, it will make it easier if you drill the old bolt out, start with a 3mm drill bit and work your way up 1mm at a time, look at the new badge bolt at that should give you an idea of how big a drill bit you can use.

    Alternatively cut the bold off the new badge and stick it on with double sided tape.
  14. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    You cannot at least reach the stud from the engine side or thru the grill??

    On my car I think TWO studs mount the thing, but my enthusiastic Body Shop "Frenched" it right off at the last visit.
    As noted you really need to do paint repairs first.

    Sorry it happened, I have had incidents like that, and "you just go fix it", and rise above the Haters....
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