BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > DIY Guides/ Discussions
 
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-10-2010, 12:09 AM   #1
KROD
Second Lieutenant
KROD's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
219
Posts

Drives: IB E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Texas

iTrader: (2)

M3 trunk badge removal DIY?

Is there a thread or explanation on how to remove the M3 trunk badge properly?
__________________
Space Grey E92 M3
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2010, 12:17 AM   #2
ilidon
Major
ilidon's Avatar
Philippines
25
Rep
1,021
Posts

Drives: F13 M6
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: L.I., NY

iTrader: (10)

Garage List
2009 335i  [3.50]
why? pls. don't do it...
__________________
F13 ///M6 SMB/SO
E92 ///M3 AW/FR- Sold
E92 335i MB/BLK- Sold

Appreciate 0
      02-10-2010, 12:37 AM   #3
Dengel
Non-Guido Jersey Resident
Dengel's Avatar
United_States
23
Rep
678
Posts

Drives: Slow Jeep Rubicon
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

iTrader: (3)

If youre putting on a new black emblem, make sure you apply painters tape around the original badge to get the alignment right on the new one. Than heat the badge for a short period with a blow dryer, and run a piece of dental floss across the back of the badge which breaks off the double sided tape. Than just clean off any left over adhesive.
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2010, 12:57 AM   #4
Nawaaz
Brigadier General
United_States
79
Rep
4,643
Posts

Drives: .
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: .

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ilidon View Post
why? pls. don't do it...
DOOO EEEET!!! hahaha

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dengel View Post
If youre putting on a new black emblem, make sure you apply painters tape around the original badge to get the alignment right on the new one. Than heat the badge for a short period with a blow dryer, and run a piece of dental floss across the back of the badge which breaks off the double sided tape. Than just clean off any left over adhesive.
+1,000,001

This is how I did it.

It was a much easier process than I thought.

Just be sure to use dental floss (and not sewing thread )
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2010, 01:36 AM   #5
shiggy
Major
shiggy's Avatar
Canada
38
Rep
1,305
Posts

Drives: BMW 2009 M3
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: vancouver

iTrader: (2)

trunk is a bitch.....hood is easier.
go to drug store and pick up unwaxed dental floss.....works better!
dont use these though.....it dont work too good.
Name:  6233-floss-pick-1.jpg
Views: 5088
Size:  8.9 KB
__________________
2009 Jet Black E92 M3, DCT, Nav, Novillo Leather, PDC, EDC, BBS CHR's 20", Yokohama Advan Sports Tires, Eiback Pro-Kit Springs, Dinan Pullies and Dinan Stage1 software, black grills, black side gills, alcantara shift and ebrake boot.
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2010, 01:00 PM   #6
KROD
Second Lieutenant
KROD's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
219
Posts

Drives: IB E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Texas

iTrader: (2)

Thanks a million guys!
__________________
Space Grey E92 M3
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2010, 01:18 PM   #7
elp_jc
Brigadier General
United_States
102
Rep
4,910
Posts

Drives: .
Join Date: May 2008
Location: .

iTrader: (0)

Dental floss might work for the M3 badge because it's small, but it's not strong enough. I use fishing line with much better results .

I just removed the badge; no need to show off. Looks like crap . Besides, there're already M3 badges on the side markers; more than enough. Plus the exhaust tips are a dead giveaway for people who know what an M3 is .
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2010, 04:28 PM   #8
SV Concepts II
SV Concepts II's Avatar
United_States
152
Rep
6,094
Posts

Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: 1460 White Oaks Rd. Suite F Campbell, CA 95008

iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by elp_jc View Post
Dental floss might work for the M3 badge because it's small, but it's not strong enough. I use fishing line with much better results .

I just removed the badge; no need to show off. Looks like crap . Besides, there're already M3 badges on the side markers; more than enough. Plus the exhaust tips are a dead giveaway for people who know what an M3 is .
+1, I'm not a fan of badges //M or otherwise, I love the debadge look, so euro..


Anyhow, three things for debadge.

Blowdryer, dental floss/fishing line, and goo gone.

Goo gone will strip the wax so be ready to reapply once you're done.

DO NOT USE GOOF OFF. This will strip your paint.
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2010, 04:49 PM   #9
quality_sound
8 tracks of madness
United_States
34
Rep
2,735
Posts

Drives: Slowly
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: At home

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cal@Jlevi SW View Post
+1, I'm not a fan of badges //M or otherwise, I love the debadge look, so euro..


Anyhow, three things for debadge.

Blowdryer, dental floss/fishing line, and goo gone.

Goo gone will strip the wax so be ready to reapply once you're done.

DO NOT USE GOOF OFF. This will strip your paint.
Uhhhh, every Euro spec M I've seen is badged. In fact most cars I've seen here are badged. Not quite as heavily as a US spec car, but a bare ass is very rare.
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2010, 05:12 PM   #10
SV Concepts II
SV Concepts II's Avatar
United_States
152
Rep
6,094
Posts

Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: 1460 White Oaks Rd. Suite F Campbell, CA 95008

iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by quality_sound View Post
Uhhhh, every Euro spec M I've seen is badged. In fact most cars I've seen here are badged. Not quite as heavily as a US spec car, but a bare ass is very rare.
I'm talking about euro cars in general, not Ms.

In any event, debadge>badges IMHO.
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2010, 05:22 PM   #11
quality_sound
8 tracks of madness
United_States
34
Rep
2,735
Posts

Drives: Slowly
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: At home

iTrader: (1)

So was I.
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2010, 05:24 PM   #12
SV Concepts II
SV Concepts II's Avatar
United_States
152
Rep
6,094
Posts

Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: 1460 White Oaks Rd. Suite F Campbell, CA 95008

iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by quality_sound View Post
So was I.
really?

Perhaps its mostly Mercedes/Audi/BMWs that are debadged in Europe.
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2010, 05:29 PM   #13
quality_sound
8 tracks of madness
United_States
34
Rep
2,735
Posts

Drives: Slowly
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: At home

iTrader: (1)

I'll try to pay more attention tomorrow on the way in to work and get back to you. I will say off the top of my head Audis do seem to have less badging where VWs are pretty much the same as the US. Weird since they're under the same umbrella.

I've actually gone back to a more OEM look. My last Passat (a pretty sweet variant if I do say so myself ) was debadged, smoothed rub strips and rear emblem, shaved antenna, color-matched tails/mirror markers, etc. and it was actually...boring after a while. It lost some of it's character. Sure the new paint made up for a lot of it but if I was to do it again I'd leave the rub strips at a minimum.

I might have to dig up some pics.

Last edited by quality_sound; 09-13-2010 at 02:50 AM.
Appreciate 0
      09-13-2010, 02:05 AM   #14
crackberry
Major
crackberry's Avatar
United_States
12
Rep
1,003
Posts

Drives: Porsche Carrera GTS (997.2)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: southern california

iTrader: (0)

pics plz.
Appreciate 0
      11-12-2010, 11:52 AM   #15
sor
Lieutenant
sor's Avatar
40
Rep
588
Posts

Drives: 2011.5 E93 M3 MW/FR
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: UT

iTrader: (0)

This was super easy for me. First, I placed painter's tape around the badge so I retained its location. Next, I found a piece of plastic banding material on my garage floor from an office chair box. I used it to saw through the foam part of the double-sided tape holding the ///M 3 badge. It cut through like butter, and I was left with a dark grey foam ///M 3 logo, which peeled right off in whole pieces, no residue (might have been the cooler temp that helped). Slapped the new badge on and I was done.
Appreciate 0
      11-21-2010, 10:39 AM   #16
mikentosh
Enlisted Member
United_States
0
Rep
32
Posts

Drives: '11.5 E90 M3, '05 R53 Cooper S
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Jose, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by quality_sound View Post
Uhhhh, every Euro spec M I've seen is badged. In fact most cars I've seen here are badged. Not quite as heavily as a US spec car, but a bare ass is very rare.
Not a single M car for sale at the big BMW dealer in Munich had the rear M badge on it. Three weeks of seeing this is making me remove mine when my car arrives.
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2015, 03:15 AM   #17
redpriest
Major
redpriest's Avatar
United_States
327
Rep
1,346
Posts

Drives: 2011 E92 M3 DCT/ZCP
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Just did my badge - instructions here worked like a charm. Automotive masking tape + blowdry for 30 seconds, then floss to remove old badge. Then clay bar with lubricant to remove grime and residue, then apply the new!

Appreciate 0
      08-19-2015, 03:23 AM   #18
azndrunk74
Lieutenant
56
Rep
507
Posts

Drives: E92 SG/FR M3
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by redpriest View Post
Just did my badge - instructions here worked like a charm. Automotive masking tape + blowdry for 30 seconds, then floss to remove old badge. Then clay bar with lubricant to remove grime and residue, then apply the new!

[IMG]
where did you get the badge from? it looks like real nice - is it black chrome? kind of like the M edition grills?
__________________

2009 E92 | DCT | Space Grey | Ext. Fox Red | RDSport Springs | Vorsteiner VFF-103 | Vorsteiner Limited Red Center Caps | ACM Mod | EAS 80mm Tips | ESS UDP | Macht Schnell Test Pipes | Forcewerkz Extensions | Varis Diffuser | OEM GTS Splitter | M Performance Spoiler | M Performance Wheel | Verstrabe DCT Paddles | Edition Grills & Gills | GTS Tune | ZCP EDC coding | ZCP Struts & Shocks | Alpine Catless Tune
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2015, 04:59 AM   #19
redpriest
Major
redpriest's Avatar
United_States
327
Rep
1,346
Posts

Drives: 2011 E92 M3 DCT/ZCP
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by azndrunk74 View Post
where did you get the badge from? it looks like real nice - is it black chrome? kind of like the M edition grills?
It's the standard chrome badge bought from getbmwparts.com - it just looks that way because of the lighting.
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2015, 10:31 AM   #20
pbonsalb
Brigadier General
169
Rep
3,181
Posts

Drives: 08 E90 M3, 99 E36 M3 Turbo
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Concord, NH

iTrader: (3)

Floss or fishing line works well. There is an attachment you can get for a drill that is called a pinstripe remover or adhesive eraser or rubber eraser. Like this -- costs about $10-$15 and lasts for years.

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/3...612/10070229-P

Works great for removal of stick on residue.
Appreciate 1
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:26 AM.




m3post
m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST