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I've seen pictures of these trucks with the Duramax badge on the tail gate.

On my 2017 Z71, I have a pair of badges on my upper front fenders, but NOT on my tail gate.
Is that deliberate, or a Wentzville oopsie?

How about you?
 

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Thanks.
I found a high reviewed single badge on ebay for a good price and ordered it.

When it warms up some more, I will have to get it mounted.

I find it kind of odd that Chevy will badge the V6 on the ass end, but not the Duramax.
 

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I removed and tossed all my badging. The two Duramax, three 'Colorado's, two Z71 stickers, and that [email protected] bow tie on the tailgate are all gone. Plus the front grill bow-tie was painted black since there was no 'clean' way to remove it since it sits in an embossed recess in the grill.

Why? One of my pet peeves is that if someone wants me to advertise for them they should be paying me. Yes I'm that 'different'. Also it didn't help that the Duramax badging was crooked as hell! Both sides were different distances from the front door/fender seam and on one side the badge tilted up and down on the other - one would think that if you are advertising that QC for that specific purpose would be a priority.

The lack of badging hasn't stopped people from hearing the engine however and asking how I like the diesel...
 

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Really like the tailgate Duramax Diesel badge you put on. Can you post the GM part number? Thanks!
I bought one off amazon and it was chrome rather than brushed in appearance. I found a guy on eBay that assured me he had the correct part and that it was genuine Gm. It came in an unlabeled bag which isn’t how Gm parts come, but it matched perfectly. A year later the badge looks crummy and the factory badges are perfect still. Anyway I got a knock off
 

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We added the tailgate badge. You have the correct factory badges.

Personally, i also removed the bow tie billboard

I also have the same steps you mentioned.

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Rocky... I would like to remove my bowtie also. How did you remove yours without damaging the paint? A painter buddy recommended to use a heat gun and peal it off, but said there might be a chance of pulling paint. thanks... Red
 

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Rocky... I would like to remove my bowtie also. How did you remove yours without damaging the paint? A painter buddy recommended to use a heat gun and peal it off, but said there might be a chance of pulling paint. thanks... Red
I had the black bowties (not midnight edition, just black bow ties) which were installed by the dealer before I got there to look at the truck as part of the things dealers do to increase profits (window tint, etc) in fact, the truck had normal gold bowties the week before.

Anyway back to the point, the dealer had done a poor job installing the tailgate badge and it was hanging off partially. It’s held on by double sided tape. I pulled it off and used “tarminator” and a very soft cloth to remove all the rest of the adhesive tape, it was a mess. Despite being “loose” it left tons of tape on the tailgate. Cleaned up perfectly. As long as you are careful and use clean cloth you should be fine. There were two nicks on my tailgate under the badge where it looked like they pried on the factory badge with a tool so I would advise against prying.

For a large emblem that isn’t loose I’ve used fishing line in the past (those huge 5.7L badges on tundra fenders) that’ll tear up your hands but basically I used the fishing line and pulled it thru the tape, sawing back and forth, essentially fileting the badge off the tape and then using the tarminator stuff to get the tape crap off. Tarminator really dissolves the tape well and doesn’t seem to effect the paint in any way, at least not on my truck.

Your mileage may vary, I’m not responsible for your paint haha
 

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Redo32- I used fishing line to remove all of my emblems. Fish it between the emblem and the paint then use a sawing motion while pulling to thru the application tape. You will break it often so just keep getting fresh line. Once the letter or bow-tie is removed, just roll the tape off with your finger or thumb... Good Luck
 

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Does anyone have the GM part number? I've only had my diesel Colorado for a few months and it's obvious to me that it should have had a Duramax logo on the tailgate.
 
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