de-badging because of size
I plan to at least de-badge the hood on my 2013 Rio EX. I'm not ashamed of the brand but I think ALL of the car mfgs have gotten WAY out of control with the size of their badges. Sorry KIA, I like subtle. That hood badge is outta control! I think I might be able to live with the trunk badge but I'd rather it went bye bye as well.
Anyway, any car's hood should be clean and smoooth. Put the dang badge in the grill. Anyway, reading the posts sounds like gettin that thing off is gonna be a bear AND no after market, PLAIN paint-matched badge to put in its place. Oh well, for now. Maybe a body shop could make me something slick.