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      11-29-2008, 10:13 AM   #1
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DIY: ///M Embroided Mats for RHD Cars

Well in the end, I gave up trying to source some embroided ///M mats for my UK spec car. It seems they are only made and sold by BMW for LHD cars,... never mind.

During my search, someone suggested some iron-on badges that you can buy on flea-bay. So I ordered some from Hong Kong costing about 1.49 each. When they arrived, I opened them and whilst the embroided bit was fine, they were embroided onto a black nylon patch that to be honest looked rather tacky on a 65k car. But then I had an idea...

Step 1, remove mats from car and thoroughly vacuum clean.

Step 2, using a pair of very sharp scissors, cut neatly around the embroided portion of the patch, to remove the nylon edging.

Step 3, place the patch on to the mat in the desired location. Cover it with a thin piece of material for protection, and then place a very hot iron on top. Keep the iron moving, but keep the pressure at the same time. You may need up to 30seconds for this. I suggest you turn the steam off from the iron.

The result? Well I'm very pleased The embroided ///M badge actually sits into the mat, so that it looks like it was made that way.

I chose to position my badges near the centre console, so that they should receive less agravation from shoes.

Time will tell whether this is a good solution or not, but here are the pics, let me know what you think...
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      11-29-2008, 10:36 AM   #2
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its looks good but i dont like how you placed it so close to the edge
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      11-29-2008, 02:49 PM   #3
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I like your bamboo leather - same as mine

Does the badges looks a bit frayed on the sides mate? Like its been hacked off with a blunt scissors?
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it looks great... i would have placed further away from the edge but your idea is very good indeed.
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      12-01-2008, 03:36 AM   #5
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its looks good but i dont like how you placed it so close to the edge
+1, too close to the edge!

Otherwise, great DIY work!
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      12-01-2008, 04:01 AM   #6
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Sorry, but I'd redo it. It looks weird with just the M for some reason. Here's what they really look like.
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      12-17-2008, 01:25 PM   #7
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Sorry, but I'd redo it. It looks weird with just the M for some reason. Here's what they really look like.
agreed!
Needs to Have the 3...M3!
and way too close to the edge!
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Sorry, but I'd redo it. It looks weird with just the M for some reason. Here's what they really look like.
Hi I just wanted to ask where you found the M3 logo for your floor mats? I can only find the m logo.

Thanks on advance
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      11-02-2013, 04:33 PM   #9
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Hi I just wanted to ask where you found the M3 logo for your floor mats? I can only find the m logo.

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Those are the OEM mats and they come with the full M3 logo.
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      11-04-2013, 02:53 AM   #10
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Ahh right.. Maybe I buy a set and get an upholserer to sew in the logo
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