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    Hi guys,

    Nice simple one for you all. Just looking to replace my bonnet badge - old one is all scratched. Was looking to pay about £15/£16.... found this one for £4.45 free P&P UK!

    Says it is genuine etc etc... what do you all reckon?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-CAR-BADGE-...item27b92fd7bf
     
     

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    Ordered some similar badges from ebay, fit and look perfect.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazdo View Post
    Ordered some similar badges from ebay, fit and look perfect.
    Thanks mate. How much did you pay if you don't mind me asking? Were they the 'exact' same quality as the originals?
     
     

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    The original ones are enamel and you can see the metal dividing the propeller clearly.. I bought a cheap one once, they are a thin sheet of metal with the badge screen printed on it.. Looks good from a distance, but easily marked and ultimately dented. A genuine one is about £20+vat from ECP, this one does look quite good though, just got to figure out if it's worth the punt for a fiver.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Whittaker View Post
    The original ones are enamel and you can see the metal dividing the propeller clearly.. I bought a cheap one once, they are a thin sheet of metal with the badge screen printed on it.. Looks good from a distance, but easily marked and ultimately dented. A genuine one is about £20+vat from ECP, this one does look quite good though, just got to figure out if it's worth the punt for a fiver.
    I bought some carbon fibre ones previously that I recently returned due to quality. They were pretty good quality but just not that of the original (I should have known that - duh). These adverts on e-bay are saying they are genuine BMW badges with part numbers... do you think I should just take that with a pinch of salt?
     
     

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    Looks genuine to me mate!
     
     

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    I bought the exact one from the same same seller along with a set of centre wheel caps ,6 months on they still look fine with no damage or wear.
    good value IMO
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    worth a punt for a fiver IMO Let us know if its the real deal when you get it?
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    Thanks for the posts guys... can always return them if they are sh**e I guess huh.
     
     

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