The Dodge Hellcat logo is one of the coolest and most memorable logos that represent the intensity of the Hellcat series’ power. The snarling cat almost didn’t make it onto the supercharged vehicles, but because of an enormous amount of positive feedback on it right before its release, the series had a new mascot. People can display this logo in emblems on the grille, fender, deck lid, or all locations on their vehicle.
What Is the Hellcat Logo?
The Hellcat logo is Dodge’s relatively new logo for the supercharged versions of some of their most popular models. The Hellcat logo indicates the models come with a high-powered engine that can help the cars drive over 200 mph. Some models that feature the engine include:
Dodge decided on the name Hellcat after learning an American aircraft in World War II was named the American Grumman F6F Hellcat. They wanted a design that represents the fierce power and ability of their vehicle. The logo itself is a large cat’s head showing teeth, appearing hostile.
Types of Hellcat Logos
Originally, Dodge didn’t plan a visual logo at all. They planned a word decal for the fender of the car that read “Supercharged” to describe the engine. Once they posted the image of the cat on social media in 2015, fans became excited about the new models. There were some other iterations including more cartoon-like images and sketches of both the word and the cat, but they decided the fierce cat represented the model the best.
There are three main types of logos for the Hellcat cars that can replace the standard SRT emblems or grille plates:
How To Choose a Hellcat Logo
Only choose a Hellcat logo for your Dodge vehicles with the Hellcat engine. Depending on the type of car can decide which type of logo you use and where you place it. For example, Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats have grilles in the front so you might place the nameplate on the grille and the smaller emblems on the driver- and passenger-side fenders.
How To Replace/Install the Hellcat Logo
Disclaimer: The guidelines in this story are general and not meant to replace instructions for your specific vehicle. Please consult your owner’s manual or repair guide before attempting repairs.
Badging your car, or replacing the emblem on your car is a common need. There are a few steps you can follow to replace the Hellcat badge on your fender or deck lid. You may need several of the following tools to replace your Hellcat logo:
- Painting Tape
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Detail Spray
- Sanding Sponge
- Measuring tape
- Logo Badge
1. Clean the Badge
Use the detailed spray and the rag and wipe around the emblem to clean around it. This will help adhere the tape to the car. Take a picture of the badge at this stage to capture the angle of the cat when you replace it.
2. Tape Around the Emblem
Create a box shape around the emblem while it’s still fixed on the car. This will help show where you should fix the new emblem.
3. Remove the Badge
Using the heat gun, spray around the emblem to loosen it. Avoid getting too close and damaging to the paint on the car or the emblem itself. Continue spraying until you can feel it move slightly. Remove some of the fish wire and place it against the fender behind the symbol.
Moving it slowly back and forth and downward, the emblem should peel off. Peel off any glue that’s stuck to the car off. Use the rag to wipe any residual glue off and clean the area to ensure a clean, smooth area for reapplying.
4. Sand the New Emblem
Depending on the material, you may need to sand the new logo a little for the new paint (if applicable) to stick. Materials like chrome may be difficult to paint, so if you are repainting your new emblem, be sure to use the sanding sponge to dull the surface. Once sanded, use the alcohol and the rag to clean the logo.
5. Paint the Emblem
You might paint the logo to match the rims or other features of your car. If you do, place the emblems on a piece of cardboard and spray paint them. This might require a few coats.
6. Replace the Emblem
Typically, replacement emblems for fenders have adhesive on the back already. If you painted it, wait for the paint to dry, peel the adhesive and place it carefully in the taped square. Refer to your photograph for exact placement and angle. Deck lid emblems typically come in a rectangular mold, so when you press it on within the square, you’ll peel the mold, so only the SRT letters and cat head badge appear on the car.
Replacing and installing a badge on the grille plate could be easier if you already have an existing SRT badge as the mount plate should fit the new badge. You may need several of the following tools to replace your Hellcat logo on the grille plate:
- Prying tool
- Mounting plate
- Cleaning spray
Here are some steps you can take to replace the logo on your grille:
1. Pry Off the Old Logo Using a Prying Tool
Using an upholstery tool, carefully pry off the current grille plate, usually the standard SRT grille plate. Start on one corner to loosen it and repeat for each corner. There should be a mounting plate underneath with alignment holes and places to clip the new logo on.
2. Apply the New Emblem
As long as the grille clip still connects to the grille, your new emblem should fit. Be sure to verify the model of your car since some might vary. For example, the Challenger SRT and the Charger SRT have different size plates.
Peel the sticker from the back of the emblem and click it into place on the mounting plate. Spray the badge with a cleaning spray and wipe with a rag to clean the emblem.
This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io