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Noticed my 525 trunk emblem plate (not the BMW badge) was just hanging so pulled it off so I wouldn't lose it.

Any suggestions on what to use to remove the old adhesive off the paint and what adhesive to use to put the 525 emblem plate back on?

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Lighter fluid is an excellent solvent. It's quite benign, but will dissolve the adhesive.
 

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Whatever "solvent (including mayo)" that you choose to use, it is recommend to use a micro fiber towel which will keep the scratching to the clear coat and/or paint to a minimum. And yes...there will always be some amount of scratching done! Follow up with a bit of polishing and wax when finished.
 

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For those on the edge of their seat....I found a citrus based remover by Turtle Wax, $5 bucks for enough to last a couple decades. Had to spray/soak it several times, used a microfiber cloth, and the glue came off. Used the molding tape suggested by Firstbmw528. Laid the plate on several strips and carved it all out with a razor blade. Stuck it on with a level and all nice and straight. I don't have the i in 525i, guess I'll run across one someday at the junkyard.
 
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