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Re: Side badge removal

Post by Blind Pugh » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:57 am

Barney McGrew wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:46 am
For glue residue, WD40 is one of the best. It's a gentle solvent and with a microfibre cloth will lift off the glue and leave the paint undamaged.
+ 1 for WD40.

Or this stuff is v good too

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Now comes in an aerosol at Halfords

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-cl ... ff-remover
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Re: Side badge removal

Post by sootyvrs » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:07 pm

Thanks.. I have some WD40 too so may attempt it this weekend.. Fingers crossed
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Re: Side badge removal

Post by rasto » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:12 pm

wenklaw wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:30 am
Those badges particularly the M140i on the back aren't cheap, I would order with them on and remove myself using the dental floss and hairdryer method. You never know one day you may want them back on.
In my case the salesman did order the rear batch, so I do at least have it and could presumably fit it myself.
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Re: Side badge removal

Post by M-140i » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:38 pm

I removed all the badges on my car: It's the easiest thing I've ever done in my life.
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Re: Side badge removal

Post by RA23 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:41 pm

I considered taking my M135i badge off, painting it black and re installing... whats the best way of putting it back on and in the correct position?

I did think about leaving the boot to get dirty so i could see where the letters/numbers exactly were?!
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Re: Side badge removal

Post by Glund91 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:29 pm

I will give the hairdryer a go this weekend I think. Will look a right pillock to the neighbours but I imagine they already think I am a dick starting it with MPE every morning at 6 :lol:
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Re: Side badge removal

Post by rtorbs » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:29 pm

RA23 wrote:I considered taking my M135i badge off, painting it black and re installing... whats the best way of putting it back on and in the correct position?

I did think about leaving the boot to get dirty so i could see where the letters/numbers exactly were?!
Don't bother taking it off, just plasti dip it....I'm literally just doing mine this second lol

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Re: Side badge removal

Post by RA23 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:36 pm

rtorbs wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:29 pm
RA23 wrote:I considered taking my M135i badge off, painting it black and re installing... whats the best way of putting it back on and in the correct position?

I did think about leaving the boot to get dirty so i could see where the letters/numbers exactly were?!
Don't bother taking it off, just plasti dip it....I'm literally just doing mine this second lol

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Could you post me the results? :D
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Re: Side badge removal

Post by rtorbs » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:47 pm

RA23 wrote:
rtorbs wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:29 pm
RA23 wrote:I considered taking my M135i badge off, painting it black and re installing... whats the best way of putting it back on and in the correct position?

I did think about leaving the boot to get dirty so i could see where the letters/numbers exactly were?!
Don't bother taking it off, just plasti dip it....I'm literally just doing mine this second lol

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Could you post me the results? :D
Yeah sure , might be later tonight/tomorrow though now as temporarily had to bail due to wind conditions lol

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Re: Side badge removal

Post by RA23 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:50 pm

rtorbs wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:47 pm
RA23 wrote:
rtorbs wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:29 pm
Don't bother taking it off, just plasti dip it....I'm literally just doing mine this second lol

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Could you post me the results? :D
Yeah sure , might be later tonight/tomorrow though now as temporarily had to bail due to wind conditions lol

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Re: Side badge removal

Post by sootyvrs » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:23 pm

Just took all my badges off with the hairdryer and dental floss... Couldn't believe how easy it was!!!

Just heat for 30 seconds or so and the adhesive goes all soft and then use dental floss and in most cases all the adhesive came off when the badge was about to drop and from there onwards I just pulled it off and the adhesive mostly peeled off with it...

Cleaned the remaining residue with the Autoglym tar remover which I had.. No problemo.. Thanks all that helped
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Re: Side badge removal

Post by Goon » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:27 pm

Took my badges off earlier, dead easy warm them up with fan heater and lift off with fingers wipe residue with paraffin rag then polish up. I prefer the smooth look.

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Re: Side badge removal

Post by Blahblahman » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:17 am

sootyvrs wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:10 am
I want to remove all my badges (pre-reg car with badges already on) but scared I might end up marring the paintwork or something...

I have some Autoglym tar remover.. Will this clean up all the glue resedue afterwards?
Its what i used on this car and lots of previous... floss down the back to cut through the sticky tape and then just roll off with my thumb the last of the residue and finish with some tar remover on a cotton make up pad.

No heat gun, credit card, finger nail or screwdriver, just some patience and the right tools for the job.

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Re: Side badge removal

Post by shifty_dave » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:25 am

I just used a hairdryer and the badges came off easily, no floss needed. Little bit of Autoglym tar remover did the job to clean up any residue.
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