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      07-20-2009, 10:12 PM   #1
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to fully debadge or not to?

so i just de-badged my 135i...dealership sticker and nameplate.looks great..but now the bmw roundel just sticks out too much..not sure whether to just fully debadge for a cleaner look.
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      07-20-2009, 10:15 PM   #2
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Is your car black? De-badged cars look good only in black for me.
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      07-20-2009, 10:20 PM   #3
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yea its sapphire black
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      07-20-2009, 10:50 PM   #4
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I like being de-badged as there aren't many 1series here in CO...get some puzzled looks now and again.
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      07-20-2009, 10:53 PM   #5
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does the BMW roundel come off nice and easy like the 135i, not so sure it does
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      07-20-2009, 10:55 PM   #6
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leave the roundels...
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      07-21-2009, 12:18 AM   #7
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      07-21-2009, 06:13 AM   #8
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so i just de-badged my 135i...dealership sticker and nameplate.looks great..but now the bmw roundel just sticks out too much..not sure whether to just fully debadge for a cleaner look.
Isn't there a little circular divot/recess in the body where the Roundels sit? So if you remove them, it would be obvious that it was missing?
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      07-21-2009, 07:54 AM   #9
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Isn't there a little circular divot/recess in the body where the Roundels sit? So if you remove them, it would be obvious that it was missing?
Yes, it would be obvious and ugly. Leave the roundels. I saw this when my truck lid needed to be painted after a shingle from my roof fell onto it.
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      07-21-2009, 08:16 AM   #10
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I'd leave the roundels. The car will look funny without them because the shape of the panels is designed with them in mind. The other badges are just sort of stuck on after the fact.
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      07-21-2009, 08:34 AM   #11
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I'd say, based solely on the fact that you typed your UsEr nAmE lYk dIs, that you should keep the roundels, and maybe even add an autozone Twin Turbo badge.
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      07-21-2009, 10:25 AM   #12
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leave the roundel!
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      07-21-2009, 08:55 PM   #13
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      07-21-2009, 08:57 PM   #14
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      07-22-2009, 10:36 PM   #15
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lol delete roundels...and take some pictures
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      07-23-2009, 12:28 AM   #16
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I'd say, based solely on the fact that you typed your UsEr nAmE lYk dIs, that you should keep the roundels, and maybe even add an autozone Twin Turbo badge.
ahaha..twin turbo badge..hilarious.

but looking at the back roundel ..seems like i just gotta stare at it long enough till it seems like it should belong there lol
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      07-23-2009, 04:48 AM   #17
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so i just de-badged my 135i...dealership sticker and nameplate.looks great..but now the bmw roundel just sticks out too much..not sure whether to just fully debadge for a cleaner look.
Hey TwinTurboz,

post a couple pics, id like to see what it looks like.
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And leave the roundels!
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      07-23-2009, 03:01 PM   #18
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Leave the roundels otherwise it will look like somebody has pinched them.
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      07-23-2009, 03:24 PM   #19
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replace your roundel with one of those stickers that looks like a bullet hole. That will make it look like someone shot off your badge. Totally gangsta.
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      07-23-2009, 06:09 PM   #20
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If you delete them you will need to do some light body work to smooth out the spots where they were. If done RIGHT de-badging always looks cleaner IMO. BMW isnt paying you to advertise. get rid of them
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      07-23-2009, 11:12 PM   #21
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if you want to debadge i say just do the emblems not the roundels, it will look cheap.
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      07-27-2009, 06:40 PM   #22
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i like the flat black badge on the black saphire 135
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