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    T-Cut works a treat too, I did this on my GSXR with a sticker from a festival I went to .

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    So if I do decide to remove my badge and I don't like it what would be recommended to put it back on? I'm just wondering just in case!!!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe9087 View Post
    There's been a bit of talk on this recently and after removing my badge this morning, I thought it made sense to make a How-To. If anyone has any other methods feel free to post here, and if mods think this isn't worth a topic then feel free to remove

    I think all BMW's except for the 'M' models look better without a badge such as '318' , '320d' etc (in my case '318 is'). I removed the badge on my old E36 and I've also removed badges on other cars such as my old Fiesta.
    The method below is just a method I've used with good results and no marks leftover, but others may post their methods


    Rear model badge removal

    1) Get a hairdryer and blow on hottest setting over badge thoroughly for about 5 minutes, ensuring its 'ouch' hot when you touch it.

    2) Get some dental floss and pull it down behind the badge to loosen it

    3) Get an old credit card and slide it down the back of the badge and ease it off, it will need a little pressure. If its too difficult without force at this stage, heat it up further with the hairdryer.

    4) Once the metal part of the badge is off, there might be some adhesive still on the car. Don't worry at this point.

    5) Wash with warm water over the area where the badge was and then heat it with the hairdryer again.

    6) The adhesive should now peel off easily, again if it doesn't apply more hot air.

    7) Once the adhesive is off, clean the area again with warm water.

    8) Apply AutoGlym's "Intensive Tar Remover" or equivalent generously to the area and leave to dry for a couple of minutes.

    9) Wash area with water again and leave to dry and the rear of your car should be clear of badge, adhesive and scratches

    10) Wash rest of the car, at least the rear of the car so there's not just a certain clean area on the rear of the car. Just what I noticed as the rest of the back of my car was filthy

    Thanks! My friend was wondering this so now we know and we will be making plans to get this completed this weekend.
     
     

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    wd-40 or some other spray oils will do the job i always use it. spry it down the back of the badge/ letters to loosen the glue leave for about 10 mins then just pull off use a cloth and wd-40 again to get fid of the stubborn glue then t-cut or polish job done no need for electrical appliances but. the guide at the top will work equally as well
     
     

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    I've always used petrol never been a problem
     
     

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    why remove the badge??taking the badge off a fiesta doesnt make it an xr2 if its a 1.0 standard,same for the beemers.
     
     

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    I debadged my old MX-5 because the "1.8i" badges on UK models were sourced by the UK importer (MCL, at that time - they now import Kias instead!) and were of shockingly bad quality. After a few years the chrome effect wore off and you ended up with a scruffy black badge with a few silvery bits. I used dental floss and white spirit, and (since new 1.8i badges are unavailable) consoled myself in the knowledge that there was a delete option when the car was new.

    I won't debadge the 320d because people might assume it's a 316i
     
     

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    On another car I had I found Hot ,water from the kettle ,was a good help and working a cable tie around the back of the letters was very easy.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stal1878 View Post
    Good guide.

    BUT

    What can I stick them on again with?
    I want to take them off and paint them then put them back on.
    I am going to paint them Satin Black because you cannot see the silver letters on a silver car!

    Cheers!
    I would use something like 'Body Trim/Moulding Adhesive Tape' it's cheap, works well & is readilly available from most Motor Factors.
    It's basically just very strong double sided sticky tape but about 1mm thick. It will give you a bit of 'cushioning' behind the badge.

    I hope this is of some help.

    Aaron.

    1997 BMW E38 728i in Standard Trim (For Now Anyway) ... As I always say "If it ain't broke - Modify it Anyway".
    My other Car is a mk5 RS Cortina Estate - Modified.
     
     

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    Being the time of unwanted presents, cheap aftershave works great with getting glue off. It's 50% alcohol (which aids evaporation)….
     
     

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