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      09-22-2011, 10:03 AM   #1
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Debadge or Gloss Black 135i emblem on a Lemans Blue 135i

I know the question of debadging has been asked and answered many times. However, I'm trying to decide whether to completely remove my 135i emblem or install a gloss black 135i emblem on my Lemans Blue 135i.

First some additional information about my car. My car has the M Sport package and I've previously installed gloss black BMW performance grilles on my car to match the other black trim on the car. Because I liked the look of the gloss black grilles on the car I decided to order a gloss black 135i emblem. Now I'm second guessing myself about the whether I should install the gloss black 135i emblem and just debage the car. I also have a black BMW license plate frame.

Any thoughts or especially pictures of a Lemans Blue car without the badge or with a gloss black 135i emblem would be great.

Here is a picture of the gloss black grilles on my car so you can see how the gloss black looks with the blue.

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      09-22-2011, 10:08 AM   #2
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I vote for a debadge makes it look cleaner
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      09-22-2011, 10:18 AM   #3
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I vote for a debadge makes it look cleaner
Thanks RaihaX. At this point I'm leaning that way.
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      09-22-2011, 10:29 AM   #4
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Glossy black... It matches your shodow line, performance grills and gets a stealht look...
Also you have to proud on little one series car such a big engine
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      09-22-2011, 11:46 AM   #5
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+1 My vote is for the gloss black badge. The black would look really good on your car color. Represent that badge! Here is a picture of what it would look like.

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DeBadge IMO! Unless you want the aggressive look with the badge.
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      09-22-2011, 01:59 PM   #7
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Thanks guys for the input. I guess I'm going to have to try the gloss black emblem like I originally intended. If I don't like it I can always take it off.
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Debadge for the clean look.
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debadge ftwin !
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      09-22-2011, 02:51 PM   #10
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I like both

Probably sway more towards debadge though
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JLEVI that's more matte black isn't it- do you have a higher gloss than that?
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I debadged for a week when a guy at the gas station said that really likes my 128.... I went to black after that. :-)
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Well I decided since I'd already purchased the gloss black 135i emblem that I had to try it. So tonight I took off the OEM emblem and put the gloss black 135i on the car. I have to say I really like it and it's a perfect match for the other trim.
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I debadged for a week when a guy at the gas station said that really likes my 128.... I went to black after that. :-)
LOL! Yea I thought about that too. The other day I had a guy at a gas station ask me if the car was some type of BMW prototype since he had never seen a 1 series BMW before. There are few few 1s in my area, but you would think the guy had seen one before.
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debadge ftwin !
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Is that the Hartge rear muffler and diffuser?

how much did you pay for it as only have stock in Germany.
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