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I didn't know what section in the forums to post these. I just wanted to share my photos. Sorry it isn't as cool as 90% of the mazda 3 forums. It is rollin on Hubcaps :). It is a 2008 Galaxy grey, with 13k miles.












Question, How do I remove that dealership tag. It isn't hot outside and I live in an Apt Complex...so getting a hairdryer to connect is pretty hard.. considering i park in a parking lot.


If you want any more pics let me know (interior) and what not. Sorry if it's boring compared to others...but I've owned it with only 15 mpg...and I have loved it ever since.
 

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For that Badge, fishing string will work, but it does need to be warm, might have to wait for warmer weather to remove it. Blow dryer would be best. A heat gun could damage the paint.

You only need to get it warm to the touch, then use the fishing line to go behind the badge and get it started, should come off easily.

After that use your fingers to get off most of the 3M residue and use cleaner / wax or Goo gone to get the rest off, then just clean it up, should look good.

Your only getting 15mpg ?? that does not sound right, most get between 25 to 30 mpg.

I get around 26mpg myself.

Might want to look into that, see what's going on, do you do mostly city driving and no freeway ?

Any plans for the car, mods ? Everyone here is ready to help you out.

Best of luck.
 

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He's been here for a little while.... i remember some of his other posts...

nice to see you finally got some pics up... still wanting a hatch???? lol
 

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[quote author=TEKWATCH link=topic=137690.msg2968331#msg2968331 date=1235900168]
For that Badge, fishing string will work, but it does need to be warm, might have to wait for warmer weather to remove it. Blow dryer would be best. A heat gun could damage the paint.

You only need to get it warm to the touch, then use the fishing line to go behind the badge and get it started, should come off easily.

After that use your fingers to get off most of the 3M residue and use cleaner / wax or Goo gone to get the rest off, then just clean it up, should look good.

Your only getting 15mpg ?? that does not sound right, most get between 25 to 30 mpg.

I get around 26mpg myself.

Might want to look into that, see what's going on, do you do mostly city driving and no freeway ?

Any plans for the car, mods ? Everyone here is ready to help you out.

Best of luck.
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i removed my dealship badge and molding and other badges when it was super cold out, if u got a garage get a hair dryer and than use the fishing wire or just do like i did and use the fishing wire but just go slow mine came off fine.
 

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Me Too... My roommate and I decided to stay up and watch our house one night because it got thrashed by these stupid girls... anyways so i sad down with a hairdryer and goo gone and took of the moldings... now i just need to get the 2.3's off lol
 

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I removed my badges and molding with a credit card lol. Just shimmy it back behind there and they will come off with ease. The moldings came off when it was fairly chilly out, and the badges came off the other day when it was 80 degrees out. Shouldn't be too difficult.
 

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[quote author=sleet_22 link=topic=137690.msg2968333#msg2968333 date=1235900470]
He's been here for a little while.... i remember some of his other posts...

nice to see you finally got some pics up... still wanting a hatch???? lol
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Yes I do. Every time I see one on the road my heart just stops.


[quote author=TEKWATCH link=topic=137690.msg2968331#msg2968331 date=1235900168]
For that Badge, fishing string will work, but it does need to be warm, might have to wait for warmer weather to remove it. Blow dryer would be best. A heat gun could damage the paint.

You only need to get it warm to the touch, then use the fishing line to go behind the badge and get it started, should come off easily.

After that use your fingers to get off most of the 3M residue and use cleaner / wax or Goo gone to get the rest off, then just clean it up, should look good.

Your only getting 15mpg ?? that does not sound right, most get between 25 to 30 mpg.

I get around 26mpg myself.

Might want to look into that, see what's going on, do you do mostly city driving and no freeway ?

Any plans for the car, mods ? Everyone here is ready to help you out.

Best of luck.
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Sorry I meant I received the car when it only had 15 miles on the road. My car has been getting 32-34 mpg. No complaints there, My driving consists of 60% city, 40% highway.

I really want to get some mods going, I want to lower it...but no funs for some rims atm... Will it look cheap or tacky on hubcaps?

My mods are all exterior:
HIDs
Rims
Tires
Lowering

[quote author=Tiny link=topic=137690.msg2968842#msg2968842 date=1235934517]
I removed my badges and molding with a credit card lol. Just shimmy it back behind there and they will come off with ease. The moldings came off when it was fairly chilly out, and the badges came off the other day when it was 80 degrees out. Shouldn't be too difficult.
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Ill try the credit card tip on thursday, the high is supposed to be 87. Should be hot enough. If not I'll go get some fishing line. I don't like advertising for someone else and not getting paid for.

Any Mods anyone can link me through or inform me about, that is fairly cheap in cost? Less than $100 would be great.
 

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[quote author=Murdoc52 link=topic=137690.msg2968854#msg2968854 date=1235935045]
[quote author=sleet_22 link=topic=137690.msg2968333#msg2968333 date=1235900470]
He's been here for a little while.... i remember some of his other posts...

nice to see you finally got some pics up... still wanting a hatch???? lol
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Yes I do. Every time I see one on the road my heart just stops.


[quote author=TEKWATCH link=topic=137690.msg2968331#msg2968331 date=1235900168]
For that Badge, fishing string will work, but it does need to be warm, might have to wait for warmer weather to remove it. Blow dryer would be best. A heat gun could damage the paint.

You only need to get it warm to the touch, then use the fishing line to go behind the badge and get it started, should come off easily.

After that use your fingers to get off most of the 3M residue and use cleaner / wax or Goo gone to get the rest off, then just clean it up, should look good.

Your only getting 15mpg ?? that does not sound right, most get between 25 to 30 mpg.

I get around 26mpg myself.

Might want to look into that, see what's going on, do you do mostly city driving and no freeway ?

Any plans for the car, mods ? Everyone here is ready to help you out.

Best of luck.
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Sorry I meant I received the car when it only had 15 miles on the road. My car has been getting 32-34 mpg. No complaints there, My driving consists of 60% city, 40% highway.

I really want to get some mods going, I want to lower it...but no funs for some rims atm... Will it look cheap or tacky on hubcaps?

My mods are all exterior:
HIDs
Rims
Tires
Lowering

[quote author=Tiny link=topic=137690.msg2968842#msg2968842 date=1235934517]
I removed my badges and molding with a credit card lol. Just shimmy it back behind there and they will come off with ease. The moldings came off when it was fairly chilly out, and the badges came off the other day when it was 80 degrees out. Shouldn't be too difficult.
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Ill try the credit card tip on thursday, the high is supposed to be 87. Should be hot enough. If not I'll go get some fishing line. I don't like advertising for someone else and not getting paid for.

Any Mods anyone can link me through or inform me about, that is fairly cheap in cost? Less than $100 would be great.
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I swear if they sold the 2.0 hatch in the US, I would've gotten that. I drive about 10% city and 90% highway and I've been averaging 29MPG per tank.

As for inexpensive mods, the ones that I can immediately think of are a low tone horn to supplement the OEM one (should be your first mod...a good Fiamm Freeway Blaster low tone horn runs $15 at Pep Boys), interior LEDs, chrome/amber signal bulbs, SouthernSurfer's reflector overlays, and painting the chrome strip above the grille and the badges, but I'm sure there's a ton more out there.
 
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