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View Poll Results: Debadge it?
Yes - Make it "clean". 113 58.85%
No - Leave it on. 79 41.15%
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Old 02-24-2005, 12:23 AM   #1
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Question Debadge?

Do you think it's pimp to debadge the rear deck. I have a 325xi and I'm just curious if you think it might be pretensious because people might think I'm just taking it off because it's not a 330. But curious as to your opinions on the "clean" look of the rear deck.
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Old 02-24-2005, 12:25 AM   #2
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I used to think that I would never debadge. But was bored and decided I would just try it for kicks one day, it looks 100000x better
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Old 02-24-2005, 12:28 AM   #3
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You're gonna get a TON of people hating on ya bro...but do WHAT YOU LIKE!
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Old 02-24-2005, 12:31 AM   #4
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i debadged mine to repaint the badge from chrome to gloss blakc i liek the black on TIAG look ne ways
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Old 02-24-2005, 12:52 AM   #5
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You're gonna get a TON of people hating on ya bro...but do WHAT YOU LIKE!
but it does look clean & symmetrical.
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Old 02-24-2005, 01:04 AM   #6
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You're gonna get a TON of people hating on ya bro...but do WHAT YOU LIKE!
seriously? i didnt know people did that..... i always just thought it was widely agreed that like women, cars are better shaved
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Old 02-24-2005, 01:12 AM   #7
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seriously? i didnt know people did that..... i always just thought it was widely agreed that like women, cars are better shaved
That was a great point!!! so far this is the best answer!!!
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Old 02-24-2005, 01:20 AM   #8
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i like my badge
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Old 02-24-2005, 02:06 AM   #9
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seriously? i didnt know people did that..... i always just thought it was widely agreed that like women, cars are better shaved
Haha thats classic.
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Old 02-24-2005, 04:15 AM   #10
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When I see debadged coupes it look weird as if something were missing, maybe because the extra ci. but on sedans it looks right and proportional when debadged.
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I used to think that I would never debadge. But was bored and decided I would just try it for kicks one day, it looks 100000x better
I'm actually going to take mine out but been very lazy to do it...
I'll go ahead and do this soon...
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Old 02-24-2005, 12:43 AM   #13
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i was actually thinking of putting mine back on...
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Old 02-24-2005, 12:49 AM   #14
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Lazy Bastard!!!

Damn - you called me out! I was a lazy bastard and didn't even do a search (I usually do a search b4 starting a new thread). My bad peeps. But thanks for the feedback thus far.

That's a cool idea to spray it black. The black glossy on black might look hot - or maybe i'll do a greyish (but that might look to Lexus-like). I guess I can always put them back on without much trouble.

SOLD! 325xi soon to be debadged!!!!
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Old 02-24-2005, 08:50 AM   #15
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Old 02-24-2005, 09:05 AM   #16
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personally I don't get the debadging thing.. and doing that to an M3 makes even less sense. But hey to each his/her own.
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Old 02-24-2005, 10:40 AM   #17
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Pros/Cons

As far as I can see - the BIG PRO of debadging is that you can always reapply the badge if you don't like the way it looks with it off. I'm gonna take a picture and then do a Photoshopped before and after to see what it looks like (can't believe I didn't think of that sooner)
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Old 02-26-2005, 11:11 PM   #18
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Here is the Photoshopped Version

OK - I did a PS-touchup and I still can't really tell if I like the De-Badge better. It might also be becasue it's a "Dead-Center" image - and not something you'd likely see darting around...but here it is for all to see.

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Old 02-27-2005, 01:37 AM   #19
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OK - I did a PS-touchup and I still can't really tell if I like the De-Badge better. It might also be becasue it's a "Dead-Center" image - and not something you'd likely see darting around...but here it is for all to see.

Get some clears before you debadge! It looks so old school!
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Old 02-27-2005, 10:38 AM   #20
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Get some clears before you debadge! It looks so old school!
Don't think I'm not looking into that. There are no OEM Clears for Facelifted Sedans because of D.O.T. Bull$hit - so I'm researching the best after markets.

I know DEPO is OEM for some other auto companies - but then I've heard those really don't fit well.....

GRRRRR.... Very frustrating (TRUST ME)!!!

But yes, agreed - the whole amber thing is a thorn in my side.
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