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      07-08-2014, 09:15 PM   #1
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Solution: Faded/dull M stripes on M3 trunk badge

I am looking into a high quality vinyl solution that will vastly improve upon the OEM and even aftermarket M stripes stickers on the trunk badge. I have Khoalty and iND black badges (I prefer iND gloss black -- presently have on the car) but want to see if I can improve upon the stickers. I am surprised all these associated M tricolor stickers are so weak! I don't feel like replacing the whole badge, just because the red has faded or there is peeling/wear and tear from washing and waxing.
I have a job going with a local sign/graphics shop to create a simple stick on solution. I may have them make bulk if it is outstanding.
Let me know if interested.
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That would be cool. Maybe something more "jewel".
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I would be down for sure.
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The stickers are weak, they fade/peel even if the car isn't washed or sees sun. I suspect China Import. I'd be careful with something too perfect, or it will just get taken.
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The stickers are weak, they fade/peel even if the car isn't washed or sees sun. I suspect China Import. I'd be careful with something too perfect, or it will just get taken.
Lol.
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That would be cool. Maybe something more "jewel".
Bedazzled badges?!?!?!?!?
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Bedazzled badges?!?!?!?!?
Lol. Let's see...how do describe it? Instead of flat vinyl, it would be more 3D with a raised clear bubble similar to the roundel or little m wheel emblems.
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Bedazzled badges?!?!?!?!?
Custom rhinestones
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Lol. Let's see...how do describe it? Instead of flat vinyl, it would be more 3D with a raised clear bubble similar to the roundel or little m wheel emblems.
That's called "doming." Those would be domed vinyl decals.
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That's called "doming." Those would be domed vinyl decals.
Thanks!
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The stickers are weak, they fade/peel even if the car isn't washed or sees sun. I suspect China Import. I'd be careful with something too perfect, or it will just get taken.
You seriously think someone would steal that?
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You seriously think someone would steal that?
I highly doubt these badges we see on the RICE-mobiles are purchased for $25-$30. Do you?

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Lol. Let's see...how do describe it? Instead of flat vinyl, it would be more 3D with a raised clear bubble similar to the roundel or little m wheel emblems.
A bunch of us were discussing this at work and thought about a hologram under the paint somehow, similar to Lamborghini did it for their Polizia Stradale Gallardo? I know it wouldn't be raised and possibly it could be made to reflect when right behind somehow.
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The shop is going to lay up vinyl that is designed for continuous exposure of 7 years so it should be good for a lifetime on a car without fading or peeling. The adhesive is auto grade also.
A week out now.
Last night I took the Bimmian vinyl M color kit and made some of my own stickers.
I used the dark blue as backing and laid up the red and light blue strips to each side and cut with the old sticker on top as a template. Looks even and original for fit.
Out of 5 total, I made two look nearly perfect.
So I have my custom cut vinyl backups that look much brighter than the OEM paper sticker. Hopefully the shop will do a similar or better job and then I can order a few ....
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The shop is going to lay up vinyl that is designed for continuous exposure of 7 years so it should be good for a lifetime on a car without fading or peeling. The adhesive is auto grade also.
A week out now.
Last night I took the Bimmian vinyl M color kit and made some of my own stickers.
I used the dark blue as backing and laid up the red and light blue strips to each side and cut with the old sticker on top as a template. Looks even and original for fit.
Out of 5 total, I made two look nearly perfect.
So I have my custom cut vinyl backups that look much brighter than the OEM paper sticker. Hopefully the shop will do a similar or better job and then I can order a few ....
excited for this if it can be mass produced.
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Hmmm I might take a couple for the shits and giggles.
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My little workshop.
The perfected piece is lower left compared to a standard sticker.
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Applied this morning. What a pain. To get perfectly aligned, no bubbles, I went through 5.
This is my hand-cut vinyl version. I wanted crisp lines of color, no bleed, no color gaps from printed color. I admit I'm OCD, but on a car this expensive I was annoyed by it .... The principle of the thing I guess.
I am quite curious how the shop job turns out.
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http://neverdone.big cartel.com/product/e36-m3-emblem-replacement
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thanks for the link. But it's for e36 only ??
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