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      08-01-2012, 11:48 AM   #1
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CF bmw emblem fades on hood

So this is my second emblem thinking maybe the first one i bought was a knock off CF or just cheaply made. This is the second time its faded on my hood. I first thought maybe from the sun but none of my other ones that are also cf (wheels and trunk) have faded. I assume then its from the heat of the hood that makes the CF fade to a yellowish tone. has anyone else had this problem? Is there something i can do to prevent this? It does not make the car look nice. I think it looks great when its white and black CF but the white turns yellow! suggestions? thanks!
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      08-01-2012, 11:50 AM   #2
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sport the gold bling ;-)
lol no thank you
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I think the clear coat on top of the CF does not have UV stability and is actually turning colors. Your wheel caps might not be direct sun (vertically positioned vs. flat) and will last a bit longer.
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Try a different vender. I have CF roundels and do not have this issue. I also used to live in southern AZ.

I think I bought mine from http://sv-concepts.com/
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i got the same problem with mine (bought them off ebay)
me being cheap i tried to polish off the clear coat and put another one on to fix the problem
final result...didnt work =(
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i have same issue, going back to OEM
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i have same issue, going back to OEM
was thinking the same thing....ill try one more time and see from different vendor...if it doesnt work...oem it is
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I would just go back to OEM. I used to think changing the roundel was neat but now I like it better stock, and if fading is an issue then all the more reason to go OEM. Good luck
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i have a set on my black car m5 and they are faded and a set on my white 335 and theyre fine. you think its the color attracting more sun? oh and my trunk and hood both faded on the m5.
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i have a set on my black car m5 and they are faded and a set on my white 335 and theyre fine. you think its the color attracting more sun? oh and my trunk and hood both faded on the m5.
i just think its all about how hot the hood gets and how muchg sun goes on it
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not sure if the carbon fiber on the emblems are real or not? but i know that real carbon fiber like my lip and roof spoiler and etc will fade over time if I dont wax it every so often.
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