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      04-08-2008, 11:01 PM   #1
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Debadging Cars

I just want to know more about taking the back number badging off cars.
Why do most people do it?
Is it a DIY or is there body work needed? ... cost?

I have tried searching but don't know what to look for.
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dental floss, a hair dryer, and some goo-gone
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heat up the glue behind the numbers with the hair dryer, run the dental floss behind it to cut it. Use the goo-gone and a cloth to remove the residue.
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I just want to know more about taking the back number badging off cars.
Why do most people do it?
Is it a DIY or is there body work needed? ... cost?

I have tried searching but don't know what to look for.
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Debadging DIY: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...487#post558487
A whole DIY Page http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1721
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Can we take a poll.....
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Can we take a poll.....
Im debadging my car very soon ......looks way cleaner
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I just want to know more about taking the back number badging off cars.
Why do most people do it?
Is it a DIY or is there body work needed? ... cost?

I have tried searching but don't know what to look for.
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The ONLY reason why you do it is because your car looks CLEAN without those numbers on the side. I debadged my 03 TL and looked hell of a lot cleaner. But this time, the representation of my badge means something to me, so I leave it on

Use dental floss to take out emblem and then use Goo-Gone to wipe out the residue.
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For the detailing freaks out there, be aware that goo gone does strip any carnauba or sealant that you had on there. Make sure to clean the area after with soap and water and re apply another layer of wax/sealant.
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dental floss, a hair dryer, and some goo-gone
Exactly. I didn't even need the hair dryer. Couldn't be easier. Although, fishing line may be less likely to tear than dental floss.
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badge on...

I have a feeling this is gonna turn into a 335 vs other 3s again

personally I don't know of many 335 drivers that debadge
most ppl debadge to hide that they have the lower model... or so I feel.. I'm display my 335 badge proudly
in fact, I'm trying to find 335i Tshirts/caps
not regular 3 series.. just to differentiate myself from all the 320s that ride around..
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look cleaner in the back
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heat up the glue behind the numbers with the hair dryer, run the dental floss behind it to cut it. Use the goo-gone and a cloth to remove the residue.
If it's hot enough where you live, no heat needed. Did mine with just floss, followed up with Goo-Gone. Done.
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badge on...

I have a feeling this is gonna turn into a 335 vs other 3s again

personally I don't know of many 335 drivers that debadge
most ppl debadge to hide that they have the lower model... or so I feel.. I'm display my 335 badge proudly
in fact, I'm trying to find 335i Tshirts/caps
not regular 3 series.. just to differentiate myself from all the 320s that ride around..
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i agree with you - in America that is seems to be the case, but i have spent significant time working in germany and i have discovered a lot of the high-end models (what we take for granted as we dont' have 4cyl 3ers) remove their badges as a security measure, so that their cars are sorta in disguise.
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I debadeged my 335 so other 3'ers will try to race me
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Wow I figured the issue would be more one sided.
This is a close race.
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I'm still debating between leaving it on or off. For now I think I will keep it on until I do more mods.
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My dealer did it for me on delivery. I figured it they screwed it up they'd have to fix it. Looks awesome on a black car.
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i think i would debadge my car if i updated the ECU. i would like to sport a DINAN3 badge if they did the work, but that requires another $8k in dinan stuff.
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Debadging your car has nothing to do with trying to "hide" somehting. I have debadged every car I have owned. Going back to a 79' Vette, 86' Porsche 944 turbo, 88' m3, up untill now. It's clean, the way it should be.

Plus anyone who knows anything about cars will know the differnece between a 335 and a 328 when they see them, so why boast?

Take the shite off!
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