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      11-30-2006, 10:34 AM   #1
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Debadging 335 anyone??

just wondering if anyone has or is going to do this?
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      11-30-2006, 10:36 AM   #2
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here's a pshop pic in case you want to know what it looks like

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      11-30-2006, 10:39 AM   #3
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Not going to. I'm gonna flash my badge proudly

Some people have come up to me asking what I'm driving cos they've never seen the dual exhausts on the sedan. One guy thought it was a 5-series
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I have always debadged my cars (not the m3 though, wanna keep it original). I think makes the car look cleaner. And if anything makes people wonder what I've got.
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I will be debagding as soon as i have mine.
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I have always debadged my cars (not the m3 though, wanna keep it original). I think makes the car look cleaner. And if anything makes people wonder what I've got.
Like wise
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      11-30-2006, 11:05 AM   #8
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I would like to debadge as well. Does anyone know if the dealers would do this for free?
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      11-30-2006, 11:19 AM   #9
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      11-30-2006, 11:45 AM   #10
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Mine is denadged, ill will post a pic later
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I usually debadge my cars and will probably debadge my 335i also.

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      11-30-2006, 12:10 PM   #12
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the only bmw i wouldn't debadge are all ///M cars. i just like the logo way too much. all my other ones, badges off. it's a lot cleaner.
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      11-30-2006, 12:16 PM   #13
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mine is debadged. looks a lot cleaner.

why would i care what engine people think i have? the engine is for the driver
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I debadged my 328Xi looks a lot better IMO
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      11-30-2006, 12:22 PM   #15
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Ya, debadging.
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yea, euro style
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      11-30-2006, 02:26 PM   #17
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I would like to debadge as well. Does anyone know if the dealers would do this for free?
Are you seriouse??
Bro you could do it your self. I believe their is a DIY on it, if not i know their is one on e46fanatics.com. You don't have to get anyone to do it, you can do it yourself.
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      11-30-2006, 03:34 PM   #18
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There must be a DIY on it, if not I will write one. It's really, really easy.
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OK, couldn't find one; just some questions on how to do it. So here's a little "how do I debadge in under 5 minutes without screwing anything up"

1) First make sure the badge is adhered using tape/glue and not a bolt. If it is bolted in you will obviously need to remove the bolt and do body work, that is outside the scope of this how to.
2) Tools you will need: A hair-dryer, dental floss, some goo-gone/tarminator/alcohol and water/automotive clay, if you have a Porter Cable you'll use it, if not some ScratchX and an applicator, one mf cloth.
3) Plug in the hair dryer and heat the area around the badge. Put the hair dryer on medium or hot and high cfm, just gently heat the area, keep the dryer ~6 inches from the paint. You will not hurt the paint heating it up. Do this for 3 minutes.
4) Spray the badge area liberally with some goo-gone or alcohol and water.
5) Get about 8 inches of dental floss, and wrap each end around a finger like you were flossing, slide the floss behind the badge and gently move it back and forth while pulling down (again, gently), try your best to also pull the floss towards the badge and away from the paint to avoid little scratches.
6) If the floss breaks use more, if you're getting resistance use more heat. I've debadged like, well, a lot of BMWs, and all of them have been very easy except the Z4M, which uses a lot of adhesive. The 335i is a piece of cake.
7) As the badge is coming off try to hold it so it doesn't fall and hit the paint.
8) You will have some adhesive left on the car. Spray with goo-gone/tarminator and wait 5 min, then remove. Repeat as needed. Use clay if you have it, it makes it much easier.
9) If you have a PC lightly polish the area (white or black pad, light polish, low speed), if you have no PC use scratchx on an applicator.
10) re-wax or seal the area.
11) Profit.

It shouldn't take more than 10 minutes max.
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DIY: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...01&postcount=3 - this is what's listed in the DIY section, not exactly step by step

Other helpful threads: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32727

BTW, I do agree that it looks nice. Just not something I want to do at the moment

*edit: ah I posted right after picus, def. more detailed!
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      11-30-2006, 04:22 PM   #21
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Good writeup picus.

Added instructions to DIY Master List --
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LOL...thanks guys! Can you tell I'm a noob? Much appreciated!
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