Show off your pride and joy! All Mk3 Cavaliers are welcome (please post only one thread per car)
#162211 by Robsey
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:11 am
I suppose it depends on personal taste.

My car is completely badge-less, and does appear somewhat plain or lacking.
But it does keep the young uns guessing as to what it is.

I like the clean-ness of badge-less compared to the shopping list titles when you have the full spec written across the boot.
A bit too cluttered for me.

I would probably leave off the 16v and SRi, as a happy medium, even though they do add a pleasant contrast.

Hmm - that will simply not do. I can't decide fully myself. Ha ha.

I suppose that factory spec would have all the badges fitted
( including the abs badge next to the near side rear light cluster) :P
#162212 by ilovedmymantas
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:04 am
James McGrath wrote:When they say 2.0i 16v it's got to be badges on surely?

De-badged doesn't look too bad but I think is better suited to more recent cars people still remember & recognize, around 8-10 years?
How many times have you seen an older car( - age relevant ) you liked the look of, outwith your age/experience range, and wondered what it was ? Not too bad for me, the cars from my 60's childhood and earlier have always been easily identifiable, thanks to de-badging not being a trend at the time.
With cars our age I think original badges on is better, it promotes interest in the car. Strangers occasionally approach me to talk about their cavalier experiences/memories, I've never heard anything but good stories

If it was me I'd leave out the additional red badges, they really stand out as add-ons, the typeface is totally wrong,( although I could live with original 16v badge painted red, just because It's an sri :love )
#162213 by Robsey
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:37 am
Here is the official 1995 brochure image.


Apologies - not a good picture.

But looks tidy and less cluttered.
#162214 by Colin118
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:43 am
I know what you mean by looking cluttered, but like you said it's personal taste I'll have to try and make my mind up

Thanks for replies
#162215 by Mazza
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:02 pm
I'd say stay true to the stock as the car left the factory

If you do decide to de badge then go with look that you like...

With my cars I have the option a) badge less b) Opel badges or c) Vauxhall

Just store / remove the badges safely as they're not easy available or very very expensive
#162222 by Robsey
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:22 pm
According to the brochure, the red SRi badge should be on the front wings close to the side repeaters.

My Cavalier is a total hotch-potch, so I wouldn't know what I could badge it up with.

I did think about the pre-facelift SRi style sticker decals rather than plastic badges.
I do like the old stickers...
#162224 by Colin118
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:30 pm
hi there the whole reason this started was both cavalier and vauxhall badge had both lost their chrome lettering so found someone that will scan the badges and print off the letters in chrome which i hope to attach back on the badges with a careful hand so when i put the 2 badges off got curious to know what it would be like with no badges as its would not take a lots to put them back on ill see how the badges turn out because they are hard to buy then ill make my mind up might be a case of just switching and try to declutter it

many thanks colin
#162228 by Mk3alan
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:02 pm
I find badges look much better all in the same font, some moderns have an array of lettering with all different styles.
My twopenneth!

#162235 by Cabletwitch
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:27 pm
Speaking of badges, does anyone know a good way to re-silver them?
#162236 by Colin118
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:00 pm
Cabletwitch wrote:Speaking of badges, does anyone know a good way to re-silver them?

Hi there that's what I'm in the process of trying, sending my badges off they will scan badges and then get the letters cut out in chrome and then hopefully with a steady hand stick them on I'll put a picture on when they are finished

Many thanks colin
#162288 by Colin118
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:21 pm
hi there just got my badges back they have done a great job, look brand new so i think i will be putting them back on

#162290 by Robsey
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:38 pm
Looks very tidy and original.

#162292 by Mazza
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:07 pm
Wow. I like it.

What about the coloured badges... e.g. Sri / 4x4, abs etc?

I wonder if they can do the same magic with the front and rear badges?
#162293 by Mk3alan
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:05 pm
They look brilliant! I wonder if laquering them would help them survive? Although it might lose some of the chrominess.

#162294 by Robsey
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:52 pm
Many lacquers will dull or gain a yellow taint over time.

I suspect that they should last quite a while as long as they do not become un-stuck or knocked off.
#162302 by Colin118
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:38 am
Hi there browsing on eBay and found them the seller is on the paper on the pictures :)
#162303 by Colin118
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:41 am
I contacted them through eBay if they could scan my badge and copy the letters.
#162334 by ilovedmymantas
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:44 am
I'm very impressed, they look brand new.
What are the costs ?

#162335 by Colin118
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:31 am
ilovedmymantas wrote:I'm very impressed, they look brand new.
What are the costs ?


£8.50 and had to pay to post them away and to get back

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