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      03-12-2009, 06:06 PM   #23
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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!
Take pictures when your done. I'm seriously considering doing this to my SGm as well.
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      03-12-2009, 10:44 PM   #24
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Take pictures when your done. I'm seriously considering doing this to my SGm as well.
Shadowline badging on my SGM vert can be found here:

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...17&postcount=8
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      03-19-2009, 11:11 AM   #25
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i got the 135i emblem from bimmian in glossy black.
never had the car badged so...i dont know wheres the right spot to put it at.

my dealer told me theres no kind of templet. so what to do?
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      03-19-2009, 11:24 AM   #26
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i got the 135i emblem from bimmian in glossy black.
never had the car badged so...i dont know wheres the right spot to put it at.

my dealer told me theres no kind of templet. so what to do?
Well I think about your only option is to find someone else with a 135i, use the blue painters tape (it's very gentle on paint) and try your best to make a template.
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      03-19-2009, 11:25 AM   #27
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i got the 135i emblem from bimmian in glossy black.
never had the car badged so...i dont know wheres the right spot to put it at.

my dealer told me theres no kind of templet. so what to do?
want me to take some measurements?
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      03-19-2009, 11:30 AM   #28
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want me to take some measurements?
if you could take a few pictures with a ruler next to it that would be nice
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      03-19-2009, 11:50 AM   #29
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You might go up and visit the body shop at your dealer. They might not have a template, but they may have a simple procedure for doing it right and might do it just to be nice. Be real friendly, ask for their advice on doing this, and see what happens.
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      03-19-2009, 12:05 PM   #30
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You might go up and visit the body shop at your dealer. They might not have a template, but they may have a simple procedure for doing it right and might do it just to be nice. Be real friendly, ask for their advice on doing this, and see what happens.
Asked the dealer, he would do it, no problem, but they're also only doing it by eye. measurements ftw!
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      03-19-2009, 01:35 PM   #31
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why are you guys just not painting your stock ones and re installing them ?
anyways thats why i did yesterday. i used plasti-dip paint that stuff is crazy !
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      03-19-2009, 01:41 PM   #32
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why are you guys just not painting your stock ones and re installing them ?
anyways thats why i did yesterday. i used plasti-dip paint that stuff is crazy !
never had one
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      03-26-2009, 04:31 AM   #33
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sooo...i found a install instruction on the BMW TIS for the badge.

it shows exactly where to add the letters.

if someone needs it, send pm.
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      03-26-2009, 08:48 PM   #34
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why are you guys just not painting your stock ones and re installing them ?
anyways thats why i did yesterday. i used plasti-dip paint that stuff is crazy !
That must be some pretty nice paint if it gives you the shadowline gloss look. Also, they don't cost to much, why not buy them in black if that's the color you want and be assured of a quality appearance?
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      03-26-2009, 10:23 PM   #35
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That must be some pretty nice paint if it gives you the shadowline gloss look. Also, they don't cost to much, why not buy them in black if that's the color you want and be assured of a quality appearance?
gloss is the gay

my window trim, grills, roof, wheels, and emblem are all matte black

but it is not hard to get a paint that is "shiny" and "black" like the shadowline golss parts lol
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      03-28-2009, 01:12 PM   #36
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Just to add to the DIY, here's what I did.
First I took a piece of graph paper and measured and cut out a rectangle that fit just around the existing numbers. Then I taped the paper in place over the numbers and marked exactly where the numbers were. Then just fold the paper up, remove the OEM badge, clean rear, pull paper back down, place new numbers on car.
Probably took all of 20 minutes start to finish.
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      03-28-2009, 01:47 PM   #37
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good job ptack! never thought of that...btw nice choice on matte i'm starting to think matte looks better than glossy on ANY color
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      03-28-2009, 02:55 PM   #38
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It's sort of stealth badging if you have sgm.
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      03-28-2009, 03:00 PM   #39
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good job ptack! never thought of that...btw nice choice on matte i'm starting to think matte looks better than glossy on ANY color
I agree good job Ptack! But I have to disagree with BSM135i on the matte versus gloss thing. Since the shadowline trim is gloss I think the gloss numbers go better. Still to each their own of course!
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      06-21-2009, 06:50 PM   #40
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i love the black on AW...i am thinkin about doing this
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      06-21-2009, 07:05 PM   #41
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wish i thought of that or saw this before!
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      06-21-2009, 08:41 PM   #42
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Matte on white if anyone cars (Sorry for the shitty garage / night time photo)

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      06-22-2009, 05:20 AM   #43
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I'm about to recieve my shadowline badges and my detailer was concerned the paint might not be fully set allowing us to remove the old badges. Keep in mind my car will be delivered within a week of being built. Personally I don't believe the paint will chip or do anything else, what's your opinion?
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      06-22-2009, 01:35 PM   #44
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I'm sure it's fine. BMW allows the paint to fully cure at the factory.
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