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      04-14-2013, 03:03 PM   #67
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"Ethics" What Ethics...... if it's your car and you payed for it...do what ever you feel like doing! It's your call.
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      04-14-2013, 03:16 PM   #68
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[quote=Section147;13819206]Yeahhhhh.....NO. [/QUOTN
Not my thing either, just saying two points, one,,who cares, its your car do what you want and two, all the hype about the 1M and its barely quicker than a 135i, questionably quicker than 135i PPk, and way slower than if you add even semi modest mods, but main point, ethics, what ethics, paint it green with red pokadots with Ms in the middle, most think it looks stupid but who cares, its your rod, many on here post pics and are sooooo proud of cosmetic mods and I llok and think, hmm,,not for me but if that's your thing,,do it
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      04-17-2013, 09:22 PM   #69
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Just de-badged my 2012 AW135 with PPK and BMWPE. When people ask what it is I tell them it's a Corolla.
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      04-18-2013, 12:31 AM   #70
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      04-18-2013, 12:45 AM   #71
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I need to take off the dealer and debating taking the chrome 128i vs getting black sometime soon. aesthetics+++
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      04-18-2013, 12:15 PM   #72
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Personally i like the element of surprise on the road. It isn't like many folks know the n54 power plant in the first place, but they really have no idea it was fitted into the 135. I try different badges throughout ownership of my vehicles just for creative flair but end up sticking to the debadged, clean look at the end of the day. I had a glossy rabbit on the back of my big turbo mk6 that I did like though. Maybe I'll get a carbon fiber or matte black Porsche "turbo" emblem once my exhaust and methanol kit get fitted; who knows.


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      04-18-2013, 06:41 PM   #73
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I personally don't like the badge on the 1 series, the car is already small as it is, the badge makes it look too clustered. I really want to debadge mine but I'm kind of scared seeing as how mine is an '08. I don't know why I'm scared that you will be able to still see the badge's outline just because it's been there for so long. Anyone have experience with this/taken theres off this late in the game?
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      04-19-2013, 11:04 AM   #74
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I personally don't like the badge on the 1 series, the car is already small as it is, the badge makes it look too clustered. I really want to debadge mine but I'm kind of scared seeing as how mine is an '08. I don't know why I'm scared that you will be able to still see the badge's outline just because it's been there for so long. Anyone have experience with this/taken theres off this late in the game?
Yes- I removed mine off of my '08 a couple of months ago.

I just used a trim pulling tool and pulled them off. Pretty straightforward. Then, used some goo-gone to pull off the adhesive. Cleaned thoroughly with alcohol. Can't even tell anything was there.

You can use a heat gun to make the adhesive a little pliable then "cut" through it with some fishing wire also. You'll still need to clean off the remaining adhesive.

There wasn't any outline left or anything like that.
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      04-19-2013, 01:44 PM   #75
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Yes- I removed mine off of my '08 a couple of months ago.

I just used a trim pulling tool and pulled them off. Pretty straightforward. Then, used some goo-gone to pull off the adhesive. Cleaned thoroughly with alcohol. Can't even tell anything was there.

You can use a heat gun to make the adhesive a little pliable then "cut" through it with some fishing wire also. You'll still need to clean off the remaining adhesive.

There wasn't any outline left or anything like that.
Thanks for your help
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      04-20-2013, 11:48 PM   #76
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What a bunch of bunk you spew.

I live in the land of debadge cars(Germany). No one leaves them on their car bc no one wants their neighbor to know how much "extra" money they have to spend on a car! I fact, it is a no cost option thru all the German car makers. IF someone wants to know how fast a car is... they have to look at the car's brakes or exhaust pipe(s)!

Btw... I drive a debadged 135i.
This. Europeans have a funny thing about showing off to others what engine they have under the bonnet. Showing off is a bit frowned upon you could say. My dad's past two X5s are top of the line, every single option on them. No badges, straight from the factory.

Here is his old 2008 when it was delivered...


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      04-21-2013, 07:24 AM   #77
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...My dad's past two X5s are top of the line, every single option on them. No badges, straight from the factory.
Yes, when ordering one's car - it is a no cost option to delete the badges. Many people opt for it.
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      04-21-2013, 08:05 AM   #78
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I took the CHROME badge off of my lowly 128i! I bought the 128i because it was what I could afford! If I had money, a new BMW M3 would be sitting in my driveway, next to my BMW M5, next to my BMW X5 for the wife. I am going to put shadow "1258i" black because I care what the 135i guys/girls think about me! HaHaHa
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      04-21-2013, 05:11 PM   #79
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I'd put 116d badges on my car if I had a 135i.
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      04-22-2013, 07:37 AM   #80
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Speaking of removing badges, what is the easiest way to re-apply them as that might be requested by the buyer if you are selling your car. Do we simply use 3M automotive adhesive tape and cut them yourself or is there an easier option?
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      06-18-2013, 08:29 PM   #81
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just removed the badge on my 128 because I think it looks much cleaner. Sorry for a boring post but I had to get my first post out of the way sooner or later.
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      06-19-2013, 05:36 AM   #82
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I de-badged my 135i three weeks into ownership, the reason? - because I couldn't be bothered cleaning around the badge and didn't want my microfibres catching on it. That's it.....

I actually forgot to request the badge deletion when I ordered, I also threw the pieces in the trash.
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      06-19-2013, 06:39 AM   #83
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Can't decide whether to de-badge or change to Black badges.

Are gloss Black badges available and if so where is the best place to buy them from?
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      06-19-2013, 08:17 AM   #84
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Can't decide whether to de-badge or change to Black badges.

Are gloss Black badges available and if so where is the best place to buy them from?
Bimmian carries them.

I had to fight extremely hard to source an M135i badge here in the states, I debadged my car when I got it for a day. Put the new badge, painted black, on the car and removed it within a week because it was so clean without the badge on. I'm selling the black M135i badge now. PM me if interested. You can buy the M135i and only put the 135i parts on your car and you'll have the better (my opinion) font 135i in gloss black.
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      06-19-2013, 09:16 AM   #85
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I asked the dealer to remove the dealer sticker from the back of my 128. I really hate dealer stickers.

The dealer then asked if I wanted the 128i badge removed too. He said it was a fairly common practice for their European customers on all their cars.

I was fine with the 128, so I left it on.
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      06-19-2013, 09:22 AM   #86
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Bimmian carries them.

I had to fight extremely hard to source an M135i badge here in the states, I debadged my car when I got it for a day. Put the new badge, painted black, on the car and removed it within a week because it was so clean without the badge on. I'm selling the black M135i badge now. PM me if interested. You can buy the M135i and only put the 135i parts on your car and you'll have the better (my opinion) font 135i in gloss black.
Cool, i'll try Bimmian, thanks for the offer but i think i'll stick to the standard 135i font.

edit - just went to order from Bimmian...$22 for the badge..$44 to ship to Australia!! Think i'll have to look elsewhere.

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      06-19-2013, 03:18 PM   #87
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Debadged the 135i from mine. I've done it to all my cars so far. I just like the clean paint on the back end. Too much stuff just ruins it for me.

Also looks more symmetrical aside from the single exit exhaust.
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      06-19-2013, 07:28 PM   #88
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Cool, i'll try Bimmian, thanks for the offer but i think i'll stick to the standard 135i font.

edit - just went to order from Bimmian...$22 for the badge..$44 to ship to Australia!! Think i'll have to look elsewhere.
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