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Old 11-20-2012, 07:30 PM
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Thumbs up F12 Just debadged..

Personally I think it looks a lot cleaner.. less busy. Thoughts?



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Old 11-20-2012, 08:32 PM
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Not bad actually. What color is that?
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:41 PM
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Thanks for your response! It's Space Gray. Also did LED/SMD interiors a while back (don't understand why BMW does full exterior LEDs but not the interiors):





Let me know what you guys think! Thanks
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:15 PM
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:17 PM
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:59 AM
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I debadged my 650i as well so I'm sure you know what my feedback will be . I do get a lot of people asking me what model it is though lol. My answer is always followed by a compliment in reply

I wanted to do the LED interior but I heard that it shows every imperfection/scuff/scratch/etc. Is that true?

Also, I would love to add LED reverse lights but I heard that it will throw codes.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:57 AM
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Very nice. I may do it as well.

Looks super clean.
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Looks nice.I really miss my Space Grey it is a real nice clean color.
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Looks great- I did the same thing, it makes the rear clean and symmetrical...
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So jealous that BMW screwed us out of those door sills for those of us who went the M Sport route.
I had the door sills on my last Sixer... A very nice touch to say the least.. They could have illuminated the M Sport ones for us...
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I wanted to order mine debadged, I was surprised it wasn't possible. Is there more to this than just pulling off the numbers and removing the adhesive? I guess I could just ask the dealer to do it when the car arrives.
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I do respect all the opinions from the group but not really following the debadging concept.

A badge has little or nothing to do with the design concept and really can not add or deter from the lines.

So why does debadging really make a difference or clean things up?
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Since the badge is only on one side it is not symmetrical. Without it the back looks cleaner. It serves no purpose but to tell others what you are driving...
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I wanted to order mine debadged, I was surprised it wasn't possible. Is there more to this than just pulling off the numbers and removing the adhesive? I guess I could just ask the dealer to do it when the car arrives.
Nothing more than heating up the adhesive with a blow dryer or heat gun and working some dental floss behind it. It should take no longer than five minutes. When I did mine, there wasn't even any adhesive residue left on the trunk lid and I did it four months after I got the car.

The heat gun or blow dryer isnt necessary but it will be a lot easier to get off and leave no residue.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:12 AM
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I debadged my 650i as well so I'm sure you know what my feedback will be . I do get a lot of people asking me what model it is though lol. My answer is always followed by a compliment in reply

I wanted to do the LED interior but I heard that it shows every imperfection/scuff/scratch/etc. Is that true?

Also, I would love to add LED reverse lights but I heard that it will throw codes.
The LED interior does not show imperfection/scuff/scratches.. on the contrary, it makes them less obvious IMO. In terms of reverse lights, just make sure you get the canbus (error-free) LEDs then you would be fine.

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Very nice. I may do it as well.

Looks super clean.
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Looks nice.I really miss my Space Grey it is a real nice clean color.
Thanks for the compliments!

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Looks great- I did the same thing, it makes the rear clean and symmetrical...
I agree.. the new F12 has a very narrow trunk area which makes the badge a lot more prominent.

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I wanted to order mine debadged, I was surprised it wasn't possible. Is there more to this than just pulling off the numbers and removing the adhesive? I guess I could just ask the dealer to do it when the car arrives.
I just used a heater to heat up the badges first, poured a little 3M adhesive remover over the logos, then used dental floss to slowly remove them. Not too hard; just takes some time and patience.
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