BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-08-2009, 12:27 AM   #1
italiantank26
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: BMW 128i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Rhode Island

Posts: 381
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW 128i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to italiantank26
debadging - how to remove glue residue?

I'm thinking about debadging my car tomarow, did some research on this site, and figured that the best way was to use a hair drier, and some dental floss, the only problem is i don't have any goo gone to remove the adhesive glue, does anyone know anything else i can use to remove the glue?
italiantank26 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2009, 12:40 AM   #2
BSM 135i
Colonel
 
BSM 135i's Avatar
 
Drives: 08' BSM E82
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Cali

Posts: 2,230
iTrader: (23)

Send a message via AIM to BSM 135i
when I put on my shadow emblems there wasn't THAT much risidual adhesive left, your finger nail and some soap and water will probably do the trick. But goo gone isn't that expensive and at least you'll have it on hand if you ever need it
BSM 135i is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2009, 01:16 AM   #3
FOXYCaymanS
_
 
FOXYCaymanS's Avatar
 
Drives: Cayman S / Rover
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Atlanta & Florida

Posts: 428
iTrader: (0)

3M adhesive remover also works, it's much cleaner than googone which can leave a greasy feel. BE SURE TO NOT OVERHEAT THE BADGE!!! I'd also wax the area after you debadge. Just a little fyi.
__________________
FOXYCaymanS is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2009, 01:49 AM   #4
M3_Dust
Michelin Man
 
M3_Dust's Avatar
 
Drives: Montego/Terra 135i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: on forums

Posts: 625
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to M3_Dust
I used rubbing alcohol and cotton balls and some cleaner wax after that.
__________________
M3_Dust is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2009, 01:55 AM   #5
Chicago1
Private First Class
 
Drives:
Join Date: Mar 2008

Posts: 137
iTrader: (0)

A little 3M rubbing compound on a hand-towel will get all the residue off with about 10 seconds of brisk rubbing.
__________________
SGM 135i - M-Sport - Cld Wthr - Blk 'Ette - iPod - HiFi - Grey Poplar - Riss Racing Intake - cp-e Exhaust - DINAN Stage II
Chicago1 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2009, 02:00 AM   #6
Mega Man
エアーマンが倒せない
 
Mega Man's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 135i
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SoCal

Posts: 1,946
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2009 135i  [0.00]
Are there alignment holes that need plugged after the removal?
Mega Man is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2009, 02:06 AM   #7
Chicago1
Private First Class
 
Drives:
Join Date: Mar 2008

Posts: 137
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mega Man View Post
Are there alignment holes that need plugged after the removal?
Nope... they are just held on with basic 2-sided foam tape. Takes 5 minutes, max.
__________________
SGM 135i - M-Sport - Cld Wthr - Blk 'Ette - iPod - HiFi - Grey Poplar - Riss Racing Intake - cp-e Exhaust - DINAN Stage II
Chicago1 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2009, 02:56 AM   #8
KeithLM
Proud 1er
 
KeithLM's Avatar
 
Drives: Crimson/Coral 135i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wylie, TX

Posts: 699
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to KeithLM Send a message via Yahoo to KeithLM
I took off the 135i today and put on black ones. It was not real warm and there was no sun, so it was a bit of work. I didn't apply heat because I was using masking tape to mark where the original numbers were and I didn't want to risk messing that up, so it was a real pain getting the adhesive off. Goo-gone didn't do much for me, and so I resorted to some carefully applied WD-40. But I bet heat would have made a difference.
KeithLM is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2009, 03:47 AM   #9
driftdriven
Captain
 
Drives: BMW 135i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Canada

Posts: 888
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by KeithLM View Post
I took off the 135i today and put on black ones. It was not real warm and there was no sun, so it was a bit of work. I didn't apply heat because I was using masking tape to mark where the original numbers were and I didn't want to risk messing that up, so it was a real pain getting the adhesive off. Goo-gone didn't do much for me, and so I resorted to some carefully applied WD-40. But I bet heat would have made a difference.
where did you purchase the black emblem?
driftdriven is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2009, 06:40 AM   #10
bman6074
Major
 
Drives: 14 M235i and 07 Lotus Exige S
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Connecticut

Posts: 1,044
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by italiantank26 View Post
I'm thinking about debadging my car tomarow, did some research on this site, and figured that the best way was to use a hair drier, and some dental floss, the only problem is i don't have any goo gone to remove the adhesive glue, does anyone know anything else i can use to remove the glue?
Best thing to use is more tape. Yes i said tape. Packaging tape is best. Just stick the tape to the residue and rub with your fingers to heat it a bit then slowly peel off. once you have the heavy part off, dab at the residue with the packaging tape pulling striaght back (don't peel) in a quick motion. It takes a bit but works everytime. Always use a fresh area on the tape to get best removal of residue.
__________________
bman6074 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2009, 08:12 AM   #11
ad78
Yr1OfD1
 
ad78's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 F30 M Sport
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: CT

Posts: 814
iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to ad78
WD42 and dental floss
ad78 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2009, 10:01 AM   #12
1HungryMan
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2008 128i
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Toronto

Posts: 536
iTrader: (0)

I'm missing something: why do people remove the badge? Anti-status? Aesthetics?
1HungryMan is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2009, 10:38 AM   #13
italiantank26
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: BMW 128i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Rhode Island

Posts: 381
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW 128i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to italiantank26
Thanks for all the information guys looking foward to doing this today, hope i don't mess anything up, im going to use a hair drier since its RI weather and we have no sun out, some dental floss, and gonna try a few methods to remove the glue, using some tape and some WD42 soap water and some wax
italiantank26 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2009, 10:54 AM   #14
Upgrade+
Good life
 
Upgrade+'s Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 135i Msport space gray
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NY

Posts: 1,553
iTrader: (8)

Just use "Tarminator" spray. It's meant for road tar and bugs but it's safe on painted surfaces. I used that when I debaged my STI. Worked beautifully and cleaned the surface as well.
Upgrade+ is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2009, 11:08 AM   #15
BlackjackMulligan
Most interesting Roadster
 
BlackjackMulligan's Avatar
 
Drives: '01 Z3.0 Roady;'10 C300 Sport
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Boston 'burbs

Posts: 2,224
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1HungryMan View Post
I'm missing something: why do people remove the badge? Anti-status? Aesthetics?
I'm taking mine off for the nice clean look it provides. The only badge you'll see on the back of mine is the BMW roundel.
__________________
I can't complain, but sometimes I still do........Life's been good to me so far.

- Joe Walsh
BlackjackMulligan is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2009, 11:09 AM   #16
m7ammed
1junkie
 
m7ammed's Avatar
 
Drives: Superman 135i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Saudi Arabia

Posts: 821
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to m7ammed
any pics of debadged cars?
__________________

Mod List:
BMW Performance Parts: Front Bumper | Suspension | Exhaust | Gear Knob | Hand Brake | Steering Wheel
www.M7M-Photography.com
m7ammed is offline   Saudi Arabia
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2009, 11:37 AM   #17
scorcherjf
Captain
 
scorcherjf's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 135i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: NJ

Posts: 769
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2008 135i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1HungryMan View Post
I'm missing something: why do people remove the badge? Anti-status? Aesthetics?
Aesthetics mostly. I think it looks much cleaner without a tag on one side of the back. I debadged my last 3 series (it was much more popular to do it back then) and I think I'll debadge my 135i. If I eventually do get an M3, I'll debadge that as well!
scorcherjf is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2009, 11:39 AM   #18
M3_Dust
Michelin Man
 
M3_Dust's Avatar
 
Drives: Montego/Terra 135i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: on forums

Posts: 625
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to M3_Dust
Quote:
Originally Posted by adood84 View Post
any pics of debadged cars?


__________________
M3_Dust is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2009, 12:02 PM   #19
italiantank26
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: BMW 128i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Rhode Island

Posts: 381
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW 128i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to italiantank26
Just debadge my car, worked out pretty well, had some trouble removing the glue residue, i used my finger nails, and a sponge, wasn't thinking, and it was definetly not a good idea, dont know why i did that. But after i use some soap wax, and WD40 to finish off it came out good, but i probably need to buy some goo gone to finish it off later.
Attached Images
 
italiantank26 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2009, 12:21 PM   #20
jeremyc74
Banned
 
Drives: '08 135i Montego/Terra
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Evansville, IN

Posts: 5,972
iTrader: (0)

Mine:

jeremyc74 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2009, 01:56 PM   #21
KeithLM
Proud 1er
 
KeithLM's Avatar
 
Drives: Crimson/Coral 135i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wylie, TX

Posts: 699
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to KeithLM Send a message via Yahoo to KeithLM
Quote:
Originally Posted by driftdriven View Post
where did you purchase the black emblem?
bimmian.com Check out the cosmetic forum and you should be able to find some threads on it with pics. The black matches the shadowline trim.
KeithLM is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2009, 02:59 PM   #22
Robert
Major General
 
Drives: 135i, current is350
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Socal

Posts: 6,895
iTrader: (1)

3M General Purpose Adhesive Remover is what I used to removed residue.
Robert is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:40 PM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST