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Old 07-11-2013, 05:02 PM
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Removing Dealer Emblem from Car

Hey guys, the day of pickup i initially asked them to not place there emblem. they did. but I was so excited at the time i didnt even care at that point. I went for service today asked them to do it and they didnt do it today either. Any good methods of removing it ? Thanks !










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Old 07-11-2013, 05:04 PM
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Go to a detailing shop.


With a newer car I wouldn't try to take it off myself. A detailing company will have the know how, the tools, materials, and lastly the insurance to fix it if it something were to happen to your paint.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:17 PM
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Usually they are attached with double faced tape. Use dental floss to "saw" through the layer in the middle, maybe a hair dryer to loosen the gum and then pry it off. Be sure to protect the paint with cloth at the other end when prying. Then clean and wax.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:37 PM
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So glad dealership don't do that here. I'd probably walk from a sale if they did.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:54 PM
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I used floss and then a little goo gone to remove the glue residue. Took 5 minutes and worked like a charm.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:11 AM
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I told my sales guy I would not accept delievery if there were any dealer markings on the car.

Hair dryer or a heat gun set on low to melt the glue a bit. Then some fishing line to remove the emblem. Polish, seal, wax and you are done. Or be more forceful with your dealer and refuse to leave until they remove it.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:38 AM
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Demand that your dealer remove it.

Or....

Have them sign a contract where you will advertise for them for... say... $500.00 per month!
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:14 PM
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Come on people, this is a trivial issue. Refuse the sale? Make demands?

OP, it is very easy to remove. A hair dryer works wonders. A minor annoyance.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:54 PM
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It's bush league when a dealer does that crap, particularly when you expressly told them not to put it on.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:01 PM
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I had my car in for service this week at a dealer where I did not buy the car. My license plate frame had the name of the selling dealer. Afterwards, I get home and park the car in the garage, get out and give it one more admiring look before heading into the house. As I glance to the rear section, I noticed the license plate frame had been switched to one that the servicing dealer furnishes.

I thought this was a gutsy move on the part of the dealer to change my license plate frame without asking me first, but what the hell - right?
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:54 PM
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I had my car in for service this week at a dealer where I did not buy the car. My license plate frame had the name of the selling dealer. Afterwards, I get home and park the car in the garage, get out and give it one more admiring look before heading into the house. As I glance to the rear section, I noticed the license plate frame had been switched to one that the servicing dealer furnishes.

I thought this was a gutsy move on the part of the dealer to change my license plate frame without asking me first, but what the hell - right?
I actually had a dealer (nissan dealer, not bmw) remove my plain chrome plate, and put on a dealer plate when I took my maxima in for service. I noticed it right away, and ripped em a new one.

I made them give me a nissan branded one from the parts shop.

removing dealer plate is the 1st thing I do when I get home after purchasing a car. Seriously the VERY first thing. For some reason, I really hate all of them, even the nice chrome ones some dealers out here have.
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:52 PM
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What really drives me INSANE is when I pull up to a traffic light and observe the CROOKED dealer emblem on the car in front of me!!!

I just want to get out of my car, point it out to the person driving the damn car, and then slap the sh*t out of them for being so stupid!

GEEEEEEEEZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They spent all this money on a car, that if the trunk lid didn't line up properly, they would probably bitch about it and take it back to the dealer and have it realigned, but they will accept a dealer emblem on the back of their car that was obviously applied by someone who was legally blind.

Does this "get" to anyone else out there, or am I the only one here with mental problems and in serious need of some major psychiatric drugs?
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:04 PM
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Well, BMW tends to attract a lot of yet-to-be-diagnosed OCD folks like myself (only confirmed diagnosis is being anal). So yes I always notice every slightly offset decal or emblem on anyone's car. I purse my lips and shake my head every time.
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:26 PM
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What really drives me INSANE is when I pull up to a traffic light and observe the CROOKED dealer emblem on the car in front of me!!!

I just want to get out of my car, point it out to the person driving the damn car, and then slap the sh*t out of them for being so stupid!

GEEEEEEEEZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They spent all this money on a car, that if the trunk lid didn't line up properly, they would probably bitch about it and take it back to the dealer and have it realigned, but they will accept a dealer emblem on the back of their car that was obviously applied by someone who was legally blind.

Does this "get" to anyone else out there, or am I the only one here with mental problems and in serious need of some major psychiatric drugs?

My neighbor has a 328xi that still has the dealer badge on the trunk...Ive been trying to figure out a tactful approach in asking him to remove it. Drives me nuts seeing it everyday.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:39 PM
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My neighbor has a 328xi that still has the dealer badge on the trunk...Ive been trying to figure out a tactful approach in asking him to remove it. Drives me nuts seeing it everyday.
But if you remove it how will everyone else know he's a sap?
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:45 AM
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I told my sales guy I would not accept delievery if there were any dealer markings on the car.

Hair dryer or a heat gun set on low to melt the glue a bit. Then some fishing line to remove the emblem. Polish, seal, wax and you are done. Or be more forceful with your dealer and refuse to leave until they remove it.
This. They put it on there anyway so I stood around with the sales person while it was removed. I'll gladly whore myself and advertise for a dealer when they pay me to do so. No $$$, no advertising
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:03 AM
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Why is this such a big deal? Put yourselves on his shoes. It's simple business. He provides a product and you buy it. He has a way of advertising so be it. Sorry but this is yet another reason why people in our society are completely nuts! Absolutely #((#([email protected]* insantiy! So self absorbed about a simple label on their prescious BMW...makes me sick!!:j ack: Get a clue and grow up for gods sake!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:11 AM
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Dear Watson, why should we car owners provide FREE advertising for the dealers? The Marque is irrelevant, Ford, Kia, Jeep, etc. If the dealer wants to use our personal vehicle to advertise their company, they should pay us or offer a substantial discount! That's business. There are no free lunches. And besides, many dealer logos/tags/decals are butt ugly. Talk about a lack of tasteful design.

My 2 cents.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:17 AM
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Dear Watson, why should we car owners provide FREE advertising for the dealers? The Marque is irrelevant, Ford, Kia, Jeep, etc. If the dealer wants to use our personal vehicle to advertise their company, they should pay us or offer a substantial discount! That's business. There are no free lunches. And besides, many dealer logos/tags/decals are butt ugly. Talk about a lack of tasteful design.

My 2 cents.
Ok...deep breath...in the scope of this who cares? Really? Everyone has their opinion, I get it. But seems to me as being very pety that's all. There are more important things like ... the cure for cancer or world hunger or something. Enough of the bleeding heart bit a simple dealer sticker on the back of your car. Makes me laugh now ...
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...and another thing...if you owned your own business instead of working for the "man or woman", you might understand a little better. Try it some day and you might figure that part out. Difference is the EMPLOYEE mentality and EMPLOYER mentality. I own my own business so that's where I am coming from. Cut the guy some slack.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:34 AM
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...and another thing...if you owned your own business instead of working for the "man or woman", you might understand a little better. Try it some day and you might figure that part out. Difference is the EMPLOYEE mentality and EMPLOYER mentality. I own my own business so that's where I am coming from. Cut the guy some slack.
I've been leasing every 3 yrs for a long time. I want my cars the way they left the factory.
I have always insist nothing will be added or else, the deal is off.

So far, It has worked to our mutual satisfaction. They are always welcome to add whatever they want after I return my leased vehicle!

Not long ago a local Lexus dealer lost my business for adding stripes to the car I had pre-selected, prior to the sale.

I expect the EMPLOYER to accept the fact that without my business he might not be an employer much longer. Have you ever heard "the customer is always right"?

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I've been leasing every 3 yrs for a long time. I want my cars the way they left the factory.
I have always insist nothing will be added or else, the deal is off.

So far, It has worked to our mutual satisfaction. They are always welcome to add whatever they want after I return my leased vehicle!

Not long ago a local Lexus dealer lost my business for adding stripes to the car I had pre-selected, prior to the sale.
Are you really serious??? Rediculous.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:51 AM
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Are you really serious??? Rediculous.
Glad you're one businessman I don't have to deal with!
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Glad you're one businessman I don't have to deal with!
Touche' . Try owning your own business and see what happens with your advertising methods. I imagine things would change on this subject.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:09 AM
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Touche' . Try owning your own business and see what happens with your advertising methods. I imagine things would change on this subject.
I guess if you sell used cars your method would be Ok. Last used car I purchased was a
Lacia Coupe back in '77 and it had the advertisement. I kept it!

Since then I have always got what I insisted on. Another sale lost was on an Audi. Dealer stuck one of those ugly wind deflectors for the sun roof. I could go on and on.

My first car was a brand new '57 Renault Dauphine. Dozens of cars since then...
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