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Old 05-02-2010, 01:46 PM
Jeff2003525i Jeff2003525i is offline
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Removing Trunk BMW badge ????

How is this accomplished ?
It's not an internal removal as far as I can see from removing the internal trunk cover.

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Old 05-03-2010, 07:16 AM
ptabaco ptabaco is offline
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This is how I did mine:

1. Used thin fishing line in a sawing motion to cut glue holding the badge (between badge and car)
2. Used Goo Gone to soak and remove remaining glue on the car

Be careful not scratch the car surface
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:17 PM
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I used an old credit card under a flat screwdriver and it popped right off, then followed with some rubbing alcohol to clean the area up.
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:37 PM
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Heat up the badge with a blow dryer to soften the glue and then either peel off or use the floss or fishing line technique.

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Old 06-06-2010, 09:50 AM
Viffer66 Viffer66 is offline
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Originally Posted by balbs View Post
Heat up the badge with a blow dryer to soften the glue and then either peel off or use the floss or fishing line technique.

+1 I've de badged many cars this way. Heating up the glue makes removal a cinch w/ usually no to very little residu to remove and if you store the badge on wax paper in a ziploc you can easily restore when you go to sell
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:39 PM
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dental floss and a hair dryer

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Old 12-03-2014, 07:03 PM
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Well which badge? The roundel can be removed with a small suction cup.
Current: 12/16/2002 530i Auto Titangrau/Standardscwarz

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Old 08-12-2015, 01:00 PM
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Yep did mine with the air dryer, safest method, then just used credit card to remove. Also a little nail polish to remove the final glue spots, then a simple polish. Did the trick nicely.
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:58 PM
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I second sbarrick's method. This was done before putting black satin numbers.
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