OT: Car decals/emblems.

Submitted by BlockM on February 2nd, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Slow Saturday afternoon, and I could use some advice.

I'm thinking about buying my first car this week, and I obviously need some sort of U-M decoration on it. I'd like something classy and understated, so "kid peeing on buckeye" decal is out. Any suggestions? I'm leaning toward a chrome emblem, something like this:

Or a front plate like this if it will fit on the car:

While we're on the topic, what decals, etc. do you have on your car?


Darker Blue

February 2nd, 2013 at 3:27 PM ^

I have a very similar decal as the one on top on the back of my car. I'm too lazy to get up and look right now, but its pretty close. I really like it, but honestly I think I like the license plate more. I don't know dude, just go with your heart.


February 2nd, 2013 at 3:28 PM ^

Until I received it in the mail.  It was plastic and had double sided tape to attach it to the vehicle.  Didn't make it too far.

I now have a block M sticker on my back window about 4" tall on the lower left side with WOLVERINES centered along the bottom in about 3" letters.

Framing the license plate is the alumni frame from the alumni association.

If you see me rolling around Nashville feel free to honk.


February 2nd, 2013 at 3:32 PM ^

I have the alum license plate on back. On the front, I have a silver license plate that says Michigan across the top and go blue across the bottom. Both are really nice - available at the MDen. Don't go with the silver decal because it will fall off after 2 weeks, at least that's what happened to me.


February 2nd, 2013 at 3:49 PM ^

When there was a huge online sale on some website.  I forget the name but it was around the time when we went from Nike to Adidas.  The decal on my back window had both a block M and wolverines.  Kinda wish I had just centered the block M on the back with nothing else.  It's white so no fading can be done.  The previous license plate frame I had was blue but faded pretty bad from the summers down here.  Even the better one I have now is taking a beating but still in better shape than the previous.

I'd just check online on site after site, there has to be a plain block M decal for your window.


February 2nd, 2013 at 3:48 PM ^

When I bought a new car I went with the metal Michigan emblem on the back. It looks like it's suppose to be there. Plus my car is red and I live in Ohio, so I had to distinguish it from the other suckers thinking different. Go Blue


February 2nd, 2013 at 3:50 PM ^

I bought a crome block M emblem a few years ago. It lasted about a year. Said it was crome, but was painted crome color...so it chipped off after awhile. But it held in place the entire time. When I bought it, it came in a CD type package...I couldn't open it for inspection beforehand.

Make sure you get an actual crome one. No paint.

Hope this helps.


February 2nd, 2013 at 3:54 PM ^

I have a metal split M emblem on the back.  I had a custom blue Tach face made that says Go Blue (that was all a part of me changing the interior lighting from red to blue...odo has to stay red though)  I got a custom leather shift boot with blue and yellow stitching.  My ICE has a Michigan themed home screen.  I painted my intake manifold cover blue and yellow.  If they made Michigan themed performance parts, that is what I would have gotten.  My car is my man cave.


February 2nd, 2013 at 4:02 PM ^

I can't see the picture for some reason, but it sounds awesome. I prefer my stuff to be clean and decorations kept to a minimum, but I love seeing things that have been completely tricked out in Maize and Blue.


February 2nd, 2013 at 4:16 PM ^

I've bought 3 magnetic decals for my car.   Big pros and cons with those.  Just slap on, they're great because I don't want to damage my car with stickers.  Plus you can move them around for variety... hood, trunk, door, etc.

Now for the cons.  Unfortunately, I've had 2 stolen off my car.  One when I was in a "urban" neighborhood overnight.  And the second when I parked my car in a lot near a few college-type bars.  Unfortunately with the third I now have to peel it off and place it in my trunk every time I leave the car outside.


February 2nd, 2013 at 4:26 PM ^

Just bought a block M and Detroit D to put on the bottom corners of my back window of my truck, as well as two American flags to put on the top corners. AMERICA! I probably need a Michigan license plate now too.

edit: Just bought a diamondplate Michigan plate!


February 2nd, 2013 at 4:59 PM ^

I have two decals on the rear door windows, a blue M on the right and the UofM seal on the left. I also have the "University of Michigan" lettering across my car rear window.


February 2nd, 2013 at 5:29 PM ^

Not sure how common or expensive they are in your homestate (MI?), but BlockM would send a message, and your fellow bloggers might even recognize you on the road.


February 2nd, 2013 at 5:40 PM ^

I went with the chrome M as well.  Like a few others said, it looks like it's supposed to be there and really stands out against the black paint.  

It's been about six months and is still going strong through car washes and the current MN winter.