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      05-21-2011, 06:26 AM   #1
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Debadging

I did a search and found no info on how to do it, I assume it is just tape/ adhesive holding the 135i insignia on. Any help on the procedure? Ive always preferred the cleaner look and am tired of waxing around it. Thanks
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      05-21-2011, 06:58 AM   #2
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      05-21-2011, 07:28 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick responses. It shall be gone today!!!!!
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      05-21-2011, 08:06 AM   #4
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goo gone and dental floss
exactly what i did, worked like a charm. i put the black emblems on though i think it looks better than fully debadged.
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      05-21-2011, 08:21 AM   #5
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yea. i went with the matte black
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      05-21-2011, 08:29 AM   #6
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Hair dryer and dental foss,,,,,,,,,works great. On the car too.
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      05-21-2011, 09:36 AM   #7
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      05-21-2011, 09:45 AM   #8
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i got mine on ebay i went with gloss black to match my shadowline grilles and trim. Here is the link to the guy i bought it from. Sorry for hijacking the thread just thought id help this guy out!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-1...ht_1448wt_1167
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      05-21-2011, 10:14 AM   #9
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Floss and your hand work fine.
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      05-21-2011, 10:56 AM   #10
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i got mine on ebay i went with gloss black to match my shadowline grilles and trim. Here is the link to the guy i bought it from. Sorry for hijacking the thread just thought id help this guy out!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-1...ht_1448wt_1167
I did the same. Got them from the same eBay Seller too. When they arrived the number 1 had a white spot on the edge where the black dye had not mixed properly into the plastic.

Sent him an email and he sent me a replacement straight away and a free set of the matte ones as an apology.

Recommend this seller.

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      05-21-2011, 12:47 PM   #11
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      05-21-2011, 08:57 PM   #12
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I'm still at a loss of why people de-badge.

I'm proud I have a 135i. Not like I can take it off and make people believe I have a better car.

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      05-21-2011, 09:08 PM   #13
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Debadging is not always an attempt to be a poser and fool people. It is easier to detail the car and some prefer the less cluttered look.
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      05-21-2011, 09:21 PM   #14
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I'm still at a loss of why people de-badge.

I'm proud I have a 135i. Not like I can take it off and make people believe I have a better car.

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By debaging your 135i people may think you have a 128i?... Why would you want that.
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      05-21-2011, 09:54 PM   #15
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goo gone and dental floss
this is how i did it. think i had a blow dryer too.
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      05-21-2011, 09:57 PM   #16
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fishing line works well too.
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      05-21-2011, 10:37 PM   #17
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I've got a 128, but if I had a 135 I would definitely debadge
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      05-22-2011, 06:59 AM   #18
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Debadging is not always an attempt to be a poser and fool people. It is easier to detail the car and some prefer the less cluttered look.


Exactly my reasons, I have nearly every car that I care about debadged to a point. I "personally" also feel the 135i badge cheapens up the look of the car. I'm 48 years old and really am not concerned if people are confused by what car I drive. I'm not in the "stealth" mode looking and preying on unsuspecting imports to beat up on, I just prefer the look. Thats what makes this country great, I can debadge and you don't have too based on personal taste. Now taking off the Roundel....thats just plain wrong
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      05-22-2011, 11:54 AM   #19
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It is a cleaner look. Saw one guy in Illinois with a 128 coup that put a 2002 badge in place of the 128. Had me looking a min.
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      05-22-2011, 02:12 PM   #20
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Corner badges interrupt the bi-lateral symmetry that the rest of the car exudes. Everything that's on the left side of the car is a mirror image of what's on the right. It's one of the only things on the exterior that clashes with that design pattern-

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      05-22-2011, 02:53 PM   #21
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I ordered mine 'badge delete' from the factory.

Like others have said, I prefer the cleaner look, and I also prefer the stealthier look, given that I sometimes have to leave the car in some dodgy parts of London.
Here in the UK, a 135 is relatively rare, given that probably 80% or more of 1er Coupe's on the road are diesel engined.
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      05-22-2011, 02:59 PM   #22
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Took a hairdryer to it for about 20 sec. Twisted it back and forth and it came right off. My car is brand new only has 1 k miles on her so I just waxed where the 135i was and it was clean.
It looks so much better. I have the shadow line badge I was going to put on but once I seen how fresh and clean it made her A$$ look I couldn't put a badge back on.
As far as thinking about if someone else thought it was a 128i I wouldn't care I know what I have.
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