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      09-05-2010, 01:53 PM   #1
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Black '135i' badging - look straight and clean?

Did this myself yesterday... First time, took 45 minutes. Tried my best and I am confident it looks clean and straight. What do you guys think?
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      09-05-2010, 01:58 PM   #2
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Sorry to say the 1 looks off. You can redo the 1 pretty easy though. Also the 5 looks a bit higher than the 3. Just being honest. The same thing happened to me when I did the shadows, and that is why I just went de-badged all together and I love the look and no dirt and crap to worry about cleaning out of the numbers.
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      09-05-2010, 02:05 PM   #3
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Thanks Brad, appreciate the advice/honesty. That's what I was looking for. I see exactly what you're saying.... Agreed. I'll re-do the 1 and 5. And maybe then decide to debadge. Hahahahahah
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      09-05-2010, 02:44 PM   #4
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+1 for the debadging.
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      09-05-2010, 03:10 PM   #5
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You need to use tape to line it all up
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      09-05-2010, 04:35 PM   #6
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coming from a blacked out ride with dark Gunmetal rims...if your gonna do it go all the way,,,get the LP plate holders black, rims dark, tint, chrome trim blacked out and also will need to put some tint on the rear lights....a touch of or contrasty trim is ok..but only a little, a shade above the black....i am NOT for debadging as i am a proud owner and want to show off that own a 135i...
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      09-05-2010, 10:24 PM   #7
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It looks off when you look for it.. but to anyone just casually looking, or even taking a pretty up-close look, I don't think you'd notice the slight misalignment
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      09-06-2010, 12:19 AM   #8
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I just followed this DIY thread and mine came out perfect.
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You need to use tape to line it all up
I did use tape. Top, bottom and between the letters....

Not too worried. 7 people have seen it in person all of whom I asked to check to see if it looked straight and all said it did...

I see myself that the 1 and 5 are not perfect, but they are off by 2-3mm. So no big deal

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      09-06-2010, 07:20 AM   #10
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Not a fan of the blacked out 135i... I kinda think people should keep it chrome or take it off... And if you take it off please no ///M Badge.......
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I just followed this DIY thread and mine came out perfect.
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      09-06-2010, 02:30 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the feedback everyone.

I did use a ruler and tape.

And I was asking everyone if it looked straight, and not if you liked the look.

I fixed the two letters and it's perfect now thanks to your help.
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i've seen someone do a really clean job with the shadow numbers but i like debadge better. it's cleaener.
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