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I put a new emblem on the front of my Z. It seems loose a little. I found it strange because it is a genuine BMW part. Anyone else experience this?
 

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I found mine to be exactly the opposite. Almost too tight of a fit to put on.

I guess the tolerances are not that strict.
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I put a new emblem on the front of my Z. It seems loose a little. I found it strange because it is a genuine BMW part. Anyone else experience this?
I replaced mine with an aftermarket (although it had BMW numbers and emblem on the back) and it also did not lay flat--I worked a little "goop" adhesive under it and it is fine now..:thumbup:
 

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I replaced mine with an aftermarket (although it had BMW numbers and emblem on the back) and it also did not lay flat--I worked a little "goop" adhesive under it and it is fine now..:thumbup:
So you're hoping to never have to replace it again, I take it? I would never put adhesive on my paint, but that's a non-professional opinion.

To the OP, perhaps try the following.

1. Make sure it is pressed on fully. The thickness at the top of the pins can require some pressure to make it sit flush.
2. If still loose, perhaps bulk up the pins by wrapping them in a layer of shrinkwrap tape or the like. Something that won't hold water, obviously, until you get the needed thickness.

(This is all assuming that the loose fit is coming from the pins.)
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Or you could purchase some double sided sticky soam tape and put it on like the sides, I don't know if the front one has foam tape or not, but I do know the sides have it.
 

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To prevent the new emblem from being loose, replace the 2 rubber grommets it fits into. To get it to sit flat, apply a smear of soap solution to the pins when pushing into the new grommets.
 

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So you're hoping to never have to replace it again, I take it? I would never put adhesive on my paint, but that's a non-professional opinion.
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Just use a small drop---it removes from a painted surface like the mounting tape--no harm--great stuff...:thumbup:
 

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Or you could purchase some double sided sticky soam tape and put it on like the sides, I don't know if the front one has foam tape or not, but I do know the sides have it.
Mine didn't, neither old nor new. Just the two pins.

Just use a small drop---it removes from a painted surface like the mounting tape--no harm--great stuff...:thumbup:
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