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Anyone Moved Their Hatch's SkyActiv Badge Please'

I am going to do a lot of debadging on my hatch when it arrives next month. Considered having my body shop fill in all the "mounting holes" as @lowincash has really nicely done, but gagged at the $300 estimate from my body shop to do it (part of that cost being painting Soul Red Metallic so it is perfect -- as all their work is).

My current "plan B" is to remove the upper-center emblem, insert a black Evil M (already at my house), remove the Mazda letters and the "3", and then to move over the SkyActive badge to where the Mazda letters now are (to cover the mounting holes over -- after applying silicone or other "hole sealant"). Going to have the SkyActive badge painted Soul Red or black to better help it "disappear."

Has anyone done something like this please, and if so, would you please post a picture(s) of your SkyActive badge on that side of the car?

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Jan. 25th ordered Mazda 3 GT hatch; Feb. 3rd allocation awarded; Feb. 8th official options/color confirmed; Feb. 27th assembly completed; April 2nd left Japan on transport ship; April 17th arrived at Port of Tacoma; April 26th arrived at dealer. HOORAY!

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For those who missed the beautifully shaved hatch that @lowincash created, here it is. Unless I can get a better price later from my shop, I am wanting to do a "partially shaved" hatch (which is ironic since I have not personally shaved for over 50 years).
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Jan. 25th ordered Mazda 3 GT hatch; Feb. 3rd allocation awarded; Feb. 8th official options/color confirmed; Feb. 27th assembly completed; April 2nd left Japan on transport ship; April 17th arrived at Port of Tacoma; April 26th arrived at dealer. HOORAY!

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I didn't like the SkyActiv badge so its gone. I took everything else off then did a bit of adding and rearranging.....
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Hey Road, Street unit sells a black Skyactive badge, which may be option for you.
I have their front M, rear M and just the Mazda badges and the paint quality is less then stellar, I really wish I had the body shop that fixed my car paint the emblems.
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For those who missed the beautifully shaved hatch that @lowincash created, here it is. Unless I can get a better price later from my shop, I am wanting to do a "partially shaved" hatch (which is ironic since I have not personally shaved for over 50 years).
haha that's @Loud3 's car My hatch is not shaved, wish it was tho, super clean!


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My bad, I knew that, but was wrongly thinking of an earlier thread today ("From Russia With Love") about headlight eyebrows on @lowincash 's car being an example to others.

Sorry @Loud3 for my "mis-attributation," for your car is a beauty!
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Hey Road, Street Unit sells a black Skyactive badge, which may be option for you.
I have their front M, rear M and just the Mazda badges and the paint quality is less then stellar, I really wish I had the body shop that fixed my car paint the emblems.
Thanks @Matt22 . As a result of your suggestion, I went to their web site, but they do not have picture of it. I will contact them and ask them to send me a picture, then post it here.

I am not married to the SkyActiv badge idea, but still in the "maybe" stage, trying to envision what it would look like.

Jan. 25th ordered Mazda 3 GT hatch; Feb. 3rd allocation awarded; Feb. 8th official options/color confirmed; Feb. 27th assembly completed; April 2nd left Japan on transport ship; April 17th arrived at Port of Tacoma; April 26th arrived at dealer. HOORAY!

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Searching through one of our past "badge/emblem" threads, I just found this picture posted over three years ago by "Grumpy." Wish it was in a larger perspective, showing most/all of the rear, but it is a start.

No criticism, for each of us gets the right to create and love our own cars, but mine will not look like this (either the badge's color or it having a "3" next to the badge).

Hopefully the "streetunit" company will respond to my earlier request to them (again thanks to Mark 22 for that info), for a picture of their SkyActiv black badge.

Any other pictures anyone knows of?
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Progress, thanks to @Kennykid2002 , I found on another older badge/emblem thread, two pictures of what the SkyActiv badge looks like matte black Plastidipped. Going to probably proceed on this line, though in a glossy black. Either from speedunit.com or buy one and have my body shop paint it at the same time they paint my fog light bezels and lower front grille that same Mazda Jet Black (41W).

At least that is my latest plan, but as you know with all modders, always reserve the right to change our thinking completely, including removing and replacing an already done mod LOL). Thanks all.

And to quote @Chazzy J , "it must look OEM." I think it will -- with all the rest of the identical black on the OEM rear roof spoiler, the lower OEM diffuser and a shiny black Evil M -- all on Soul Red.




Jan. 25th ordered Mazda 3 GT hatch; Feb. 3rd allocation awarded; Feb. 8th official options/color confirmed; Feb. 27th assembly completed; April 2nd left Japan on transport ship; April 17th arrived at Port of Tacoma; April 26th arrived at dealer. HOORAY!

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