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      03-17-2008, 08:47 AM   #1
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SGM 135i Debadged

In the past, I always associated debadged BMW's with teenage douchebags trying to make their parent's former e30 and e36 320's and 323's look like M3's. Typically, the vehicles included poorly installed bumper kits in a futile attempt to appear like an M3. I had a change of heart on this forum concerning debadging after seeing some examples of European e82's sans badge.

Using the typical method discussed on this forum, I picked up some goo gone at the home depot for $3. Dental floss separated the numbers and letters from the adhesive in a matter of seconds. A light application of goo gone, made it very easy to take the adhesive off with my fingers. A terry cloth with soapy water was used to clean the area.

It took 5 minutes, my morning coffee was still warm after going through the whole process.

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      03-17-2008, 08:59 AM   #2
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nice clean look
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      03-17-2008, 10:08 AM   #3
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^^ Would look much cleaner if BMW chose a different location for the center brake light...say at the top of the rear window (inside the glass). But luckily my car being CR you won't notice it as much.

I bet if someone photoshopped it out you'd see what I mean.
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      03-17-2008, 11:30 AM   #4
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Nice, it looks really clean!:thumbup: Just curious, but have you had people asking about what kind of car you've got? or is it pretty much flying under the radar?
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I have a Monaco Blue 1er as my desktop and everybody that sees it thinks it is a 3 series at first. Nobody except the younger crowd even knows what a 1 series is yet. Nate
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      03-17-2008, 12:09 PM   #6
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1999 VF BMW M3  [5.00]
2001 BMW M5  [0.00]
2008 135i  [5.00]
2003 M3  [3.10]
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2009 STi  [3.83]
I like it.
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      03-17-2008, 12:32 PM   #7
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Nice, it looks really clean!:thumbup: Just curious, but have you had people asking about what kind of car you've got? or is it pretty much flying under the radar?
I've had a few people notice it, especially 335ci drivers, but way under the radar for the most part.
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Nice ones...

I noticed a few debadged 135's and quickly caught on.

No foglights and those black "chrome" tailpipes... Dead giveaway.
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AM I crazy or is the back of your car scratched all to heck already? Maybe it is just camera glare?
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      03-17-2008, 03:41 PM   #10
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AM I crazy or is the back of your car scratched all to heck already? Maybe it is just camera glare?
Camera.
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Nice ones...

I noticed a few debadged 135's and quickly caught on.

No foglights and those black "chrome" tailpipes... Dead giveaway.
All because of me - LOL!
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      03-17-2008, 07:49 PM   #12
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At long last I will have a car that I can put my golf clubs in the trunk!!!!
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      06-28-2008, 10:41 PM   #13
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It's funny that we, in the U.S., make a deal about debadging when most Euro BWMs come from the factory like that, at least in Italy. I don't know that I have seen a BMW with badges (We don't need no stinckin' Badges...). I want to debadge mine to blend in a bit more...it's a security thing for me, not a cosmetic thing but as I'm used to seeing them "naked", I don't like the badging now. Never used to care one way or the other...Anyone stationed in Germany see the same with your local BMWs?
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      06-30-2008, 09:22 AM   #14
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I was browsing through your gallery. Nice shots. Is that huper optik 30 on your car?
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      06-30-2008, 10:22 AM   #15
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Nice pics, and in the combo I'll be getting.
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^^ Would look much cleaner if BMW chose a different location for the center brake light...say at the top of the rear window (inside the glass). But luckily my car being CR you won't notice it as much.

I bet if someone photoshopped it out you'd see what I mean.
I kinda like how the center brake light is placed there. But everyone has their own little things.
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