With every car I've ever had, I've pretty much debadged everything. Not only is it easier to clean/wax, I just like how simple it looks. I took the badges off the rear bumper, but decided to leave them on the side sills. For some reason, and I don't know why, they actually add to the cars look instead of taking away...if you're looking for a change, how about buying a contrasting color, or colormatched depending on what you have
-Use dental tape or fishing line to help loosen and raise the emblems....
-Be careful if you pull the shield-badges...tipping them too much CAN poke the paint !
-Have a place for the warm emblems ready: Trunk, Sills, Rear glass, underhood etc...
(Or be like me, DONT plan ahead, and have em on the garage fridge for a decade+!)
Adhesive remover is a must afterwards.
For me the car shouts, "Viper" just fine by itself. I took off the silver SRT10 badge in the side, I thought they looked plasticy and cheesey, and replaced it with black (actually dark grey) and it looks great. I left the "Dodge" and "Viper on the back bumper, as they are already color matched to my black beast.
I had mine off last year as I needed to wait for the paint to settle prior to the final wet sand/buff. Thought that it looked a bit bland and was happy to get them in place this year. I chose to leave off the SRT10 for my Serpent: