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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 03-31-2009, 09:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the safest way to remove my "325es" badge on my trunk so I can replace it?
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What is the safest way to remove my "325es" badge on my trunk so I can replace it?
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the tip!
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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very easy, simply find a thin flat head screw driver and a thick paper towel. Wrap the paper towel around the end of screw driver and gently pry the medallion off, there are 3 points of attachment....just reasonably go around the parimenter of the badge and gently pry it off slowly. It'll come up. The alternative is to wrap the the end of the screw driver with masking tape and do the the same thing. The point is to avoid scratching the finish. Installing the new one is a piece of cake...it's getting the old one off.... best of luck
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks again for the tips, once it gets warmer out I will work on it... Winter is soo long in MN!
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If some of the adhesive doesnt come ff with the dryer get some 3m adhesive remover. Red can. Stuff works very well.

When i took mine off the color was different. A little polishing compound fixed that right up
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the fact is there is no adhesive....
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the fact is there is no adhesive....
Ummm what is that double sided tape underneath the badging then
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the fact is there is no adhesive....
The "Roundel" is held on with plastic retainers,............... the "325es" badge is held on with adhesive...........

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Old 04-11-2009, 09:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I got the badge (325es) off, the adhesive is a bear, thanks for the tips!
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in fact, there is no adhesive for a BMW badge, just gromets or whatever. If you have an adhesive stuck to your paint that is not the way it is supposed to be. Somebody in front of you did it incorrectly......
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I got the badge off. The numbers on the tail are stuck on with adhesive. I picked at it with my fingers, but I will grab the adhesive remover for the rest of it. the "es" is what I already got off, the "325" is next, but I will get he red can of the remover first. The badge 325es on an '86 is stuck on, fyi silversled. I used a screwdriver with a cloth and paper towel to pry up the "es" and it worked well. Thanks guys
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Glad to hear that worked to whatever extent..but that adhesive you refer to is actually melted glue...seriously, there is no glue or adhesive of any type from BMW to attach these kinds of things....I love to hear of anything else....I really would....
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