I think the only thing that matters is what you think. I would never do it but that's because I like the Civic nameplate, Honda H Emblem and Si nameplate. If you think it would look better off, go for it. Who cares what other people think of your car. I added the Type R red Honda H emblems to my red 17 Civic Si sedan and a few people said that's too much red, I like it lol. I will say taking the nameplates off doesn't make the car look bad either. I've seen a few and it does have a clean look to itHOW DO YOU FEEL about "de-badging...?" (Taking "text" off the back of the car...) I have a 2017 white Civic SI. Plenty of YouTube recipes for this, no problem. But what are your attitudes about the practice in general...?