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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, 08:50 AM   #21
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Old 02-24-2005, 09:05 AM   #22
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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   #23
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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 02-24-2005, 11:58 AM   #24
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If I had an M3, I would debadge for sure I would debadge any car I have.
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Old 02-24-2005, 04:31 PM   #25
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If I had an M3, I would debadge for sure I would debadge any car I have.
If someone can only recognise an M3 by the badge, it's not someone you want to be knowing ur car anyway!
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Old 02-26-2005, 11:11 PM   #26
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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   #27
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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   #28
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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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Old 02-27-2005, 06:53 PM   #29
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i debadged my 325i and love the look. looks sweet on a black car. gives it a stealthy look. if i had an M3 though i would definately leave the badges on. just somethin about showing off the ///M logo It took me a lil while to get up the courage to debadge my baby but after i did i was totally happy with it
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Old 02-27-2005, 07:33 PM   #30
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Don't think I'm not looking into that. There are no OEM Clears for Facelifted Sedans...
Yes there is : OEM from Germany, where i got mines from










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I know DEPO is OEM for some other auto companies - but then I've heard those really don't fit well.....
Uh, my smoked corners are made by DEPO and they fit perfectly.





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Old 02-28-2005, 02:21 AM   #31
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Yes there is : OEM from Germany, where i got mines from

Uh, my smoked corners are made by DEPO and they fit perfectly.
Sweet, a red ZHP. Have you got some pics of the entire car?

I ordered my car debadged!
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:46 AM   #32
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I have to confess I am one of the few M3 owners it seems who have debadged. I look at it this way. People who are into cars will recognize it immediately for what it is... and it seems to cut down on the people who want to race me among those who can't tell the car without the badge. Besides, it's pretty much a minimal effort anyways... with 6 other M3 or ///M symbols on the car between the wheels and gills that come stock, it's very easy to recognize it for what it is as long as you know what to look for. It does make the back look so much cleaner though... I like it much better without the badge.
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Old 02-28-2005, 01:33 PM   #33
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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.
I just put OEM clears on my 2005 sedan. Got 'em from Bekkers, and they make a HUGE difference. Debadging next nice day I get!
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debaged think it looks alot better. and people look at my car and have no idea what it is.
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Old 03-28-2005, 06:30 PM   #35
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I've just debadged my car this weekend and it looks cleaner now but I've still doubting myself if I did the right thing or not.
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Old 03-28-2005, 09:18 PM   #36
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I've just debadged my car this weekend and it looks cleaner now but I've still doubting myself if I did the right thing or not.
Well, if you dont like it you could always re-apply it. Just try to get used to it in the next few days and if you can't then re-apply.
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Well, if you dont like it you could always re-apply it. Just try to get used to it in the next few days and if you can't then re-apply.
Just because I got used of seeing it all the time before. Just staring it, my mind says something missing. Oh well, I will get use to it sooner or later. I will leave it off as you said I can always put it back on. Nah!
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Old 03-29-2005, 02:41 PM   #38
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Finally debadged, I guess a little over a week ago. I love it. Looks so much cleaner...reminds me of all the e46s I saw in Germany while I did ED.

BTW, I did it in the sun, on a cooler day, but it was still plenty warm. Used the dental floss like everyone says. Wiped the residue with my fingers mostly, and got the rest with a little Citrus cleaner and a cloth. Wiped it down, then waxed the area real quick. Took maybe 10 minutes.
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:52 AM   #40
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nice thread revival
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