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      06-03-2010, 07:58 PM   #1
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DIY: Trunk M3 Emblem - silver to black

Looks the way it should have come from the factory now that i'm done.
Most have used a hairdryer or heat gun it seems. I had neither at my disposal here so i boiled some water, put it in my thermos and headed down to the car.

1. Gloss Black M3 badge from RennSpec. they shipped this little thing in a box 20 times its size with peanuts to boot. Great protection. A bit of overkill, but i'm not complaining. Thanks guys.


2. Painters tape to outline the borders so i can get it exactly where the original was seated.


3. Pour hot water on it, did a slow dribble on the emblem for about 30 seconds then got the floss and slid it under a corner and just pulled lightly. Worked like a charm!
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4. Pics of it installed.
Probably the quickest and easiest mod i have done to date. Everything went exactly as planned, i was shocked!
The "Edition" M's should come from the factory with this IMO. It's not a very noticeable mod, more for me than anyone else. Enjoy.


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      06-03-2010, 08:56 PM   #2
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looks very nice! now i'm thinking of doing this too... mod bug's biting again...
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      06-04-2010, 08:55 AM   #3
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How well does it match the Edition trim -- the tailpipes, gills and grills? I'm hoping to get a set of the trim (keeping fingers crossed as I heard BMW is stopping the Euro parts from coming overseas to the US) and wondering if the black emblem will help set it off. Thanks for the info and DIY. I always figured it wouldn't be too hard but never saw any pics or DIY of this.


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big improvement over stock
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looks good...im considering the german flag one
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does anyone know the size of this? there is 2, and i dont which one it is 5.25 x 1.25 or 3.25 x .075?
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