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#1 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 10:22 AM
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does anyone know if shaving the badges on a 94 325i will leave me with holes in my trunk, or are they a decal which can be removed? thx

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#2 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 10:36 AM
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so they can simply be removed safely without any unsightly markings? do u own a 325 urself? not be an ass or anything im just makin sure before a tear some badges off u know?

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He's giving you good scoop. They're glued on. The only emblems that are mounted with holes in the body are the Roundels on the front and back of the car.

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k sweet b/c im goin for the M3 look right now im shaving the badges on the back and getting a set of M3 wheels off ebay for about 600. what do u reccommend as a method of takin the badges off? i thought about using a hair dryer to melt the glue but is there a better way?

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That is perhpas teh best way. Get some sort of a plastic tool you can wedge underneath the badge to pry it off. Make sure to come back with some pics after you update the look of your car. Oh -- and please to not rebadge as an M3.

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o no way will i rebadge lol thats out of the question. i just like the look of a badged car. smoother, sophisticated u know?

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^^ you mean "de" badged car? That's how they do it in Europe. You really have to know you're cars to spot the insane crazy ones.

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do u think thats a good idea? or should i leave the badges on?

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It's your call. The clean look is widely accepted.

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since were on the topic, anyone know of a good way to get the clue residue off once the badges are off?
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de-badged cars look cool!!!

didnt some say tht they took it off with like a tooth-gloss rope stuff or smtin but dont know how they removed the glue residue!

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yes, you can use floss, or fishing line, or something like that. After that, you can either use Goo gone, or lighter fluid, or a similar cleaner to take the glue residue off. Just be nice to your paint. Debadging your car is very easy, and will look very clean once you are done.

p.s. then, when you wax your car, you won't have to worry about getting wax out of the stupid letter/numbers!! Yess!

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When I took the badge off mine it was two sided tape, the i sticks really well too. My dad does vinyl work out at his shop so I was lucky enough to have some Malco (or maybe it was 3M . . . ) adhesive remover around, that stuff works awesome.

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yeah i think im gonna go ahead and buy that adhesive remover today and de badge her. ill post pics of my car when im done. as i dont have any on the forums now, shes a looker

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