What's wrong with this McLaren badge?

What's wrong with this McLaren badge?

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RBT0

Original Poster:

1,025 posts

64 months

Saturday 20th October 2018
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Well, a bit of entertainment for you.
Who can tell me what's underneath this badge and why?



https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dp9neVVW4AAivmq?format...

andrew

8,783 posts

137 months

Saturday 20th October 2018
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a white mclaren

because someone hadn't heard of lamborghini

RBT0

Original Poster:

1,025 posts

64 months

Saturday 20th October 2018
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Do you see that strange black tape underneath?

It's not a joke. There is something wrong I don't get.

Edited by RBT0 on Saturday 20th October 18:22

Geoff997

89 posts

177 months

Saturday 20th October 2018
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Maybe wrap material originally applied with badge removed then hastily removed.

RBT0

Original Poster:

1,025 posts

64 months

Saturday 20th October 2018
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Exactly, same thoughts.

What if I told you that car is supposed to be brand new from factory according to the dealer?

pincher

5,634 posts

162 months

Saturday 20th October 2018
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Are the badges shrink-wrapped when they are made, to protect them before fitting in the factory and this one just wasn’t unwrapped very well?

RBT0

Original Poster:

1,025 posts

64 months

Saturday 20th October 2018
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Look at the cuts on edges, looks to me wrapping taken out once badge was in

Has anybody seen anything similar on new cars? I would appreciate if you can ask owners on the facebook page.

Edited by RBT0 on Saturday 20th October 21:42


Edited by RBT0 on Saturday 20th October 22:28

GT4RS

1,836 posts

142 months

Sunday 21st October 2018
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RBT0 said:
Well, a bit of entertainment for you.
Who can tell me what's underneath this badge and why?



https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dp9neVVW4AAivmq?format...
Poorly cut double sided tape, that badge may of been off and put back one badly.

RBT0

Original Poster:

1,025 posts

64 months

Sunday 21st October 2018
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Really? Is it not screwed like Porsche badge?

RBT0

Original Poster:

1,025 posts

64 months

Sunday 21st October 2018
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Has anybody asked on the facebook page?

M838T

72 posts

32 months

Sunday 21st October 2018
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That has definitely been removed and refitted, probably with a different self adhesive material which is thicker than the original and poorly trimmed to fit, it should look like this. (This too has been refitted after PPF)


RBT0

Original Poster:

1,025 posts

64 months

Sunday 21st October 2018
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Do you need tape/glue(what??) to re-fit it? Is it not screwed like Porsche badge?

CTE

1,286 posts

185 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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Aircraft are glued together these days and a badge like this lends itself to this method of fix well, provided the appropriate adhesive is used along with the correct process.

pincher

5,634 posts

162 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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I’d have thought that, these days, screwing a badge on is the exception rather than the rule?

Beefmeister

15,362 posts

175 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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McLaren badges are stuck on, it's the way that it's done these days as it's easier, cheaper and saves weight.

Looking at that material it looks to have a thickness and a different material in the middle of it, which to me at least indicates that it's double sided stciky stuff that has just been cut very badly by the person re-applying the badge.

Vinyl wrap material wouldn't have layers like that, it's just a fairly thin amount of vinyl.

Has the car had a front end PPF fitted? That would explain the badge being removed.

RBT0

Original Poster:

1,025 posts

64 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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Yes was wrapped in black, confirmed, but I am told badge clips from behind, not glued....cmon guys, have you got a McLaren or dreaming of owning an aircraft?

Or are you seriously thinking an OEM would put some tape to stick a badge on a car? Maybe only a stupid and bad dealer would do that. Not even, it would have been too stupid.

Edited by RBT0 on Tuesday 23 October 18:34

pincher

5,634 posts

162 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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I thought you said the car was brand new from the factory, according to the dealer? Who said it has been wrapped?

How many miles does the car have on the clock?

Have you spoken to the dealer about it? What was their explanation/reasoning?

Are you a prospective buyer and this is what is putting you off ‘pulling the trigger’?



Edited by pincher on Tuesday 23 October 18:48

RBT0

Original Poster:

1,025 posts

64 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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Yes you've done 1+1.

Scary story, in a way.

More to come, as it could be still a duable deal.

Buzz84

698 posts

94 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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RBT0 said:
Yes was wrapped in black, confirmed, but I am told badge clips from behind, not glued....cmon guys, have you got a McLaren or dreaming of owning an aircraft?

Or are you seriously thinking an OEM would put some tape to stick a badge on a car? Maybe only a stupid and bad dealer would do that. Not even, it would have been too stupid.

Edited by RBT0 on Tuesday 23 October 18:34
Then you were told wrong on two fronts, firstly if it's been wrapped then it's not new.
Secondly as has already been mentioned they are stuck on like the majority of manufacturers do now.

Check out this video from 1:50, no badges and no holes...

https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/video/interio...

Edited by Buzz84 on Tuesday 23 October 19:04

RBT0

Original Poster:

1,025 posts

64 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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Thank you, that is a 650S.

Porsche badge is clipped/screwed, I was based on that.

Unless there is an hole underneath the bar code sticker (if I see it right...), you're right. That's the reason I opened this thread and asked for help, finally some facts!

Then an other lie from the same circus of people which I don't want to disclose yet.

Just want to say, gents be careful where you put your money in Macca, I am seeing things which are scaaaaary.