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5seriesHB 06-15-2012 10:25 PM

Debadged 535
 
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Heres my debaged 535 msport
Looks very clean...im so loving it.
It puts the focus on the CF diffuser and quad tips.
Easiest mod ever!
PS
Please do not jack this thread with you M5 nonsense comments.
Nobody cares
:bigpimp:
Njoy

dominoaz 06-16-2012 12:33 AM

Peeled 535
 
Very nice. I've been peeling (debadging) my cars since the 70's. Always try to personalize my rides with selective paint applications as well. I was blacking out the A-B-C pillar and window surrounds 20 years before it became part of the Sport Pkg. I did all of my friends' cars as well. BMW, Saab, Audi, Benz. They all have room for selective mods. No Chip Foose radicals. Just some clean personalization. One suggestion. If you are leasing, you may have to reapply the badging at lease end. I always take a pic and measure the location of badges. Upon turn in, I buy 3M tape and reapply.

dontay 06-16-2012 12:54 AM

I like

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BigDeep1 06-16-2012 01:59 PM

Any tips? I hear a lot of members just used dental floss. I guess you just hook it under the emblem and pull?

5seriesHB 06-16-2012 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by BigDeep1 (Post 6899040)
Any tips? I hear a lot of members just used dental floss. I guess you just hook it under the emblem and pull?

Thats it!
Because our cars are newer usually the tape underneath is not so stuck to the car.
just go back n forth like a saw
123 done
post pics when u complete this mod
Rob:thumbup:

markl53 06-16-2012 03:43 PM

Never understood the de-badging thing. Why not go all the way and remove the roundel?

BigDeep1 06-16-2012 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by markl53 (Post 6899191)
Never understood the de-badging thing. Why not go all the way and remove the roundel?

:thumbdwn:

To each their own. I think that debadging a vehicle adds symmetry and a clean final look. I also think it gives a more custom feel with a hint of mystery. In my opinion, having any emblem off to the side distracts from beautiful features of that area, such as the tail lights and dual exhaust for the rear. The roundel does not take away from the symmetry. Again, this is just my opinion.

Yellow Jacket 06-16-2012 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by BigDeep1 (Post 6899215)
:thumbdwn:

To each their own. I think that debadging a vehicle adds symmetry and a clean final look. I also think it gives a more custom feel with a hint of mystery. In my opinion, having any emblem off to the side distracts from beautiful features of that area, such as the tail lights and dual exhaust for the rear. The roundel does not take away from the symmetry. Again, this is just my opinion.

Agree 100%. Debadged my 2012 550i and just love the look.:thumbup:

SuperTerp 06-16-2012 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by BigDeep1 (Post 6899215)
:thumbdwn:

To each their own. I think that debadging a vehicle adds symmetry and a clean final look. I also think it gives a more custom feel with a hint of mystery. In my opinion, having any emblem off to the side distracts from beautiful features of that area, such as the tail lights and dual exhaust for the rear. The roundel does not take away from the symmetry. Again, this is just my opinion.

How though? The exhausts are different between the 550i, 535, and 528.

dmunz 06-16-2012 05:49 PM

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Ok, I've been on the fence about debadging my F07 but you inspired me. Ten minutes later - all done! The hardest part was explaining where the floss went (I used the last of the roll...)

As for why - I never liked the big silver "GT". It just looked out of place.

FWIW
DLM

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BigDeep1 06-16-2012 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by SuperTerp (Post 6899335)
How though? The exhausts are different between the 550i, 535, and 528.

I was referring to the vehicles with dual exhaust (535 and 550).

Great job Dmunz!!

Needsdecaf 06-16-2012 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by BigDeep1 (Post 6899380)
I was referring to the vehicles with dual exhaust (535 and 550).

Great job Dmunz!!

They are still different.

SuperTerp 06-16-2012 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by BigDeep1 (Post 6899380)
I was referring to the vehicles with dual exhaust (535 and 550).

Great job Dmunz!!

Ok, but even between them there is an easily identifiable difference. The same goes for most of their line-up, x6 35/x6 50i, x5/x5 50i. Anyone who follows the lines should pick up on it instantly.

It looks great and all, I just don't get it from that perspective :)

dmunz 06-16-2012 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by SuperTerp (Post 6899493)
Ok, but even between them there is an easily identifiable difference. The same goes for most of their line-up, x6 35/x6 50i, x5/x5 50i. Anyone who follows the lines should pick up on it instantly.

It looks great and all, I just don't get it from that perspective :)

It is not about fooling people into thinking your car is something it isn't (although I have read that in Europe there is a trend to debadge so people can't tell you have the top of the line model...) It's about making your car look better in your own eyes.

I really didn't like the "GT" so I got rid of it and the back seemed cleaner without the "535i".

However, I do agree with BD1 in that the casual observer (i.e., no one who would post here) will be left wondering what the heck my F07 is and that is a little fun.

FWIW
DLM

jnkirk1974 06-18-2012 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by markl53 (Post 6899191)
never understood the de-badging thing. Why not go all the way and remove the roundel?

+ 1

PeterC4 06-18-2012 06:31 PM

I like debadging only when it implies something. Add a Burgur Tune for less than $400 but over 50hp and the quad exhaust and then you have everyone (even at the stop light) saying...what was that? I'm seriously thinking of that tune. Apparently no mods required.

ish 10-09-2012 07:31 AM

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Originally Posted by markl53 (Post 6899191)
Never understood the de-badging thing. Why not go all the way and remove the roundel?

Because that is inset into the bodywork in most cases. In addition I find it less obtrusive than the lettering

ish 10-09-2012 07:33 AM

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Originally Posted by bigdeep1 (Post 6899215)
:thumbdwn:

To each their own. I think that debadging a vehicle adds symmetry and a clean final look. I also think it gives a more custom feel with a hint of mystery. In my opinion, having any emblem off to the side distracts from beautiful features of that area, such as the tail lights and dual exhaust for the rear. The roundel does not take away from the symmetry. Again, this is just my opinion.

+550

Here's a pic of our 328xi debadged by the dealer for us, the side xdrive emblems are realllllly bad IMO

Daedalus34r 10-09-2012 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by markl53 (Post 6899191)
Never understood the de-badging thing. Why not go all the way and remove the roundel?

Any car looks better without all the cluttered lettering. The controversy comes when people with lower model cars do it (along with subtle wheel/trim upgrades) to pose as a higher end model.

ish 10-09-2012 08:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Daedalus34r (Post 7122475)
Any car looks better without all the cluttered lettering. The controversy comes when people with lower model cars do it (along with subtle wheel/trim upgrades) to pose as a higher end model.

I debadge almost all of my rides....... so I can do it to my 550 but not my 328? :-)

The only thing I dislike is people that re-badge with another model number !!

P-TownM3 10-09-2012 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by 5seriesHB (Post 6898204)
Heres my debaged 535 msport
Looks very clean...im so loving it.
It puts the focus on the CF diffuser and quad tips.
Easiest mod ever!
PS
Please do not jack this thread with you M5 nonsense comments.
Nobody cares
:bigpimp:
Njoy

Looks great! Now all you need is the OEM M5 spoiler. I got it on mine and love it!

rok8man 10-09-2012 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by BigDeep1 (Post 6899040)
Any tips? I hear a lot of members just used dental floss. I guess you just hook it under the emblem and pull?

Another way to do it is to use fishing line instead of dental floss. When I debadged my Eclipse long time ago I just used my fingernails and pulled on it till they came off and then cleaned up the area with Goo Gone. Wont ever do that again :D

rok8man 10-09-2012 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by ish (Post 7122422)
+550

Here's a pic of our 328xi debadged by the dealer for us, the side xdrive emblems are realllllly bad IMO

Never knew that De-Badging was an option from the dealer. Learned something new today.

Chuck W. 10-09-2012 12:52 PM

When I ordered a Porsche it was on the order sheet, "498 Delete Model Designation N/C".

BigDeep1 10-09-2012 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by ish (Post 7122484)
I debadge almost all of my rides....... so I can do it to my 550 but not my 328? :-)

The only thing I dislike is people that re-badge with another model number !!

Ish, that looks VERY clean. Wow, that blue is definitely popping with no offset emblems.

I totally agree that it makes no difference what "series" is debadged, or the reason they de-badged it. Heck if I had the new 3-series (F30), I would definitely de-badge it. The reason would be because it would (1) make the look much cleaner, and (2) add that mystery factor. The rear of the F30 is almost identical to the F10. Nothing wrong with adding a little guess work ;).

P-Town550i, that looks clean and mean!! What color valence is that? Those Dinan tips on the exhaust look mean!


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