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      02-06-2009, 10:41 PM   #1
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Arrow Shadow Emblem DIY

Since there's no "real" DIY on here with pictures i thought i'd make one.

Tools used:
1. Painter's tape
2. Small Ruler
3. Sharpie Ultra Fine Marker
4. Dental Floss
5. Hair Dryer
6. Pair of small pliers
7. Couple small towels
8. Goo Gone


First i placed painters blue tape around the OEM pieces and with a ruler marked off where each character starts/ends.




I then used a hair dryer to warm them up then dental floss to get them off, i started on the right.




This shows the adhesive left after using the floss. This can be easily removed with your finger nails.




Cleaned risidual adhesive left with Goo Gone then soap and water to get off any oil.




For the smaller characters "1" and "i" i used a pair of pliers with some tape around prongs so they wouldn't damage them.




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Overall i'm really happy with the outcome. These are Bimmian Matte pieces they also come in high gloss black but i decided to go with matte since my car is already black. I was really pleased with the finish and quality of them, the double sided tape is a little thicker than OE but it's not noticable unless you're looking for it. Hope this helps anyone that will be doing this in the future.

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      02-06-2009, 11:27 PM   #2
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      02-06-2009, 11:38 PM   #3
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Nice work!! I'm glad someone finally posted this with pictures. I can't tell you know many posts i have replied to trying to type out how to do it and how many people didn't get it.
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      02-07-2009, 03:17 AM   #4
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      02-07-2009, 05:53 AM   #5
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i was thinking of doing the same, thanks for the DIY
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      02-07-2009, 09:23 AM   #6
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looks real good!!!
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      02-07-2009, 02:00 PM   #7
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nice diy!
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      02-07-2009, 02:20 PM   #8
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great DIY! good job!
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      02-07-2009, 03:56 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the comments guys!
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      02-08-2009, 07:41 PM   #10
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Thanks for the DIY! It's really helpful.
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      02-08-2009, 09:09 PM   #11
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Great DIY, thanks for taking the time to post. I'd have done the tape but not sure if I'd have thought about the lines that you made. Good idea.
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      02-09-2009, 04:25 PM   #12
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Great DIY!!! Thanks for posting.
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      02-09-2009, 04:28 PM   #13
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nice write up!

is there a special double sided tape we should be using? i've got some of that foam type around, but that seems too thick...
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      02-09-2009, 04:34 PM   #14
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Great mod...i'm up in the air about it, but like it way more than de-badging!
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nice write up!

is there a special double sided tape we should be using? i've got some of that foam type around, but that seems too thick...
they come with adhesive already on them, but if you paint them yourself then 3M double sided foam will work, just get the thinnest possible.

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Great mod...i'm up in the air about it, but like it way more than de-badging!
i also liked it more than debadging plus my car is black so i get that extra stealth look
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      02-09-2009, 06:31 PM   #17
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I used a similar method with mine. However I only put lines on the right side of the numbers. Then I had a friend hold a gift card (soft plastic with a straight edge) against the lines and placed the numbers up against that.
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      02-09-2009, 09:22 PM   #18
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awesome diy!!!
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I like this a lot...will order some today!
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      03-05-2009, 01:16 PM   #20
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I've got mine, but was waiting for the weather to warm up a bit. In the meantime I've been thinking about how to mark and align them - this will get it for sure.

OBTW - Thanks also to KeithLM for the credit card tip!

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Awesome write-up man! I already knew about HOW to get the numbers off.....I am just excited because you listed the place where you got your replacement numbers/letter from! Its off to Bimmian I go to spend more money....LOL

*edit* aaaand ordered, gloss black to go with my gloss black kidney grills..ohh yeah...thanks again!
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