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I kept looking at my rear gate badging and swore it was missing something. I confirmed that I am indeed missing the skyactive-g/turbo badge on the lower right rear gate. Doesn’t bother me, I just think it’s funny how things like this get missed on an assembly line.
 

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I kept looking at my rear gate badging and swore it was missing something. I confirmed that I am indeed missing the skyactive-g/turbo badge on the lower right rear gate. Doesn’t bother me, I just think it’s funny how things like this get missed on an assembly line.
Gasp! So are there not any holes there for it either? I wonder if the holes are added when the badge is applied or if this specific model does not have pinholes for the badges like the cx30?
 

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Gasp! So are there not any holes there for it either? I wonder if the holes are added when the badge is applied or if this specific model does not have pinholes for the badges like the cx30?
I'm pretty confident that all the rear gate badges (Mazda emblem, CX-50/AWD, and the skyactive-g/turbo) are all glued on with no holes. The area where it is supposed to be is 100% perfectly painted, with no holes or any sign that it was ever there. I'll tell my dealer, and if they say "oh yeah we can get one and put that on for you", then I'll let them. If not, then I'll wait until aftermarket black emblems for the CX-50 get made and rebadge the entire rear gate in all black.
 

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Gasp! So are there not any holes there for it either? I wonder if the holes are added when the badge is applied or if this specific model does not have pinholes for the badges like the cx30?
Most OEMs don't drill holes for badges. That leads to a lot of water retention and rust issues.
3M tape only.
Some badges, like the front grille Mazda "M" are snap in.
Only things that get holes are fender flare extentions (overflares) which also have 3M double sided foam tape and side trim/door guards which are being offered less and less.
 

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Most OEMs don't drill holes for badges. That leads to a lot of water retention and rust issues.
3M tape only.
Some badges, like the front grille Mazda "M" are snap in.
Only things that get holes are fender flare extentions (overflares) which also have 3M double sided foam tape and side trim/door guards which are being offered less and less.
awesome sauce unfortunately they didn't go that route with the cx-30 which I agree with the above is rather peculiar and makes the badging or replacing the badges rather annoying.
 

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awesome sauce unfortunately they didn't go that route with the cx-30 which I agree with the above is rather peculiar and makes the badging or replacing the badges rather annoying.
 

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This provides a good picture of the silly way they did the CX-30 badge with the holes😟😔
 

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I wonder if the owner dipped the bigger AWD and Turbo emblems they ordered off of Amazon or left them as is. Since I am missing the Skyactive and Turbo badge already, I may just order the larger AWD badge to replace the smaller factory one and leave the right side clean. I ordered a Hyperdip emblem kit (shadow black) and plan on doing both front and back Mazda emblems (the front emblem housing is not the radar on the CX-50), the CX-50 emblem, and if needed the AWD badge I order off of Amazon. I could try to dip the small AWD from the factory, but as the CX-30 owner had issues getting the A and D cleaned out, I think just replacing it with a bigger one is easier. I'm debating if leaving the right side clean is going to look weird and leave the rear gate looking unbalanced visually. Thoughts?


 

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I wonder if the owner dipped the bigger AWD and Turbo emblems they ordered off of Amazon or left them as is. Since I am missing the Skyactive and Turbo badge already, I may just order the larger AWD badge to replace the smaller factory one and leave the right side clean. I ordered a Hyperdip emblem kit (shadow black) and plan on doing both front and back Mazda emblems (the front emblem housing is not the radar on the CX-50), the CX-50 emblem, and if needed the AWD badge I order off of Amazon. I could try to dip the small AWD from the factory, but as the CX-30 owner had issues getting the A and D cleaned out, I think just replacing it with a bigger one is easier. I'm debating if leaving the right side clean is going to look weird and leave the rear gate looking unbalanced visually. Thoughts?


Most of the topics on that form since I'm a member there as well I see it quite frequently they are plasti dipping the badges. However I agree with your idea and I was thinking to do the same that it would be easier more convenient and longer lasting to just buy already blacked out badges. And I do think you should at least get the turbo badge to put on the right side to help balance it out and I think it saying it's a turbos kind of cool too lol so you might as well buy a blacked out one for that as well.
 

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Mazda typically drills holes on their badges, especially the Mazda badge. I’m waiting for someone on here to pull their rear badge to see if there are holes are not. I know the front badge is held on by adhesive.
 
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