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      06-25-2014, 05:25 PM   #1
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IND | Trunk Emblem DIY

In continuation of supplanting the BMW chrome accents, one of the other areas require attention is the trunk badge. BMW always supplies a chrome badge denoting the given vehicles model. Although we will not substitute the infamous Texaco Red and Bavaria Blue accents, we will provide enthusiasts with a badge suitable for the theme of their vehicle.

Tools required:
  • Painters Tape
  • Bondo spreader

Available for purchase on our website.

http://ind-distribution.com/ind/bran...painted-emblem


1.) The first and very important step is to mark the location of the factory trunk badge. This is accomplished one of two ways. The first technique that is shown in the photos is the option to frame the current chrome trunk badge with the painters tape. The painters tape will provide you with a outline of the badge for installation.

Alternatively, one can also frame the bottom edge of the trunk badge with painters tape and lightly mark the emblem location with pencil.

2.) Now that the badge is framed, simply take the bondo spreader and gently work your way through the 3M adhesive backing. The more patience demonstrated in this step will result in a easier clean up.

3.) When the chrome badge is removed from the vehicle there may be some adhesive left over from the backing. Simply remove this adhesive with an all purpose cleaner or soap and water mixture (preference). You can also use 3M adhesive remover that can be purchased at most auto parts stores.

4.) Now that the surface is clean feel free to apply a little adhesive promoter. At this time you can also skip the promoter and apply the gloss black lettering. Remove the wax paper cover on the adhesive of the badge and apply one letter at a time with light pressure.

5.) Upon completion remove the painters tape, clean up the area around the badge, and admire how the removal of a little chrome piece can change the back of a vehicle












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      06-25-2014, 06:25 PM   #2
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You guys are killing me! Another box that I need to add to my collection before my car gets here.... Or shall I wait until the black grills are available???
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Awesome! Is this only the F80 or is there a badge for the F82?
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MMmmmm.. Looks GOOD on AW!
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I wonder how black emblems/grills/fender elements will look on YMB.
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This looks like a perfect fit for my new AW M4 but I don't see them on your website. Whats up?

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I will be getting this...
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I wonder how black emblems/grills/fender elements will look on YMB.
I def think it works. My plan is to black out my YMB M3
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I def think it works. My plan is to black out my YMB M3
I'll wait until you post photos of yours and then follow your lead.
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I'll wait until you post photos of yours and then follow your lead.
I hate to keep you waiting too long but part of how I sold my wife on this purchase was that it would come with a 15 day Euro trip next summer. Heaven only knows how i will hold out that long not to mention how how much time i will flush down the toilet living vicariously through all those on this forum taking delivery or talking about taking delivery
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I hate to keep you waiting too long but part of how I sold my wife on this purchase was that it would come with a 15 day Euro trip next summer. Heaven only knows how i will hold out that long not to mention how how much time i will flush down the toilet living vicariously through all those on this forum taking delivery or talking about taking delivery
Well, I'll have my car before then, BUT fortunately for me there are other mods that are a priority over changing badges and such.....


...sooooo, I'll still be waiting for you.
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Well, I'll have my car before then, BUT fortunately for me there are other mods that are a priority over changing badges and such.....


...sooooo, I'll still be waiting for you.
Fair enough. I'll keep you and everyone else posted if I don't due to the excruciatingly long wait. I need to find a new hobby in the short term!
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Fair enough. I'll keep you and everyone else posted if I don't due to the excruciatingly long wait. I need to find a new hobby in the short term!
You'd have to stay off the forum, and that's a lot to expect from a regular.
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Could also just paint the emblem after removing it and put on new adhesive...
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What is the difference between e92 m3 emblem and f80 m3 emblem and why for the e92 it costs $35 and for f80 - $75?
Need to wait for the gloss black grill to get grill, side markers and emblem in ona package)
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Awesome! Is this only the F80 or is there a badge for the F82?
Available for both the M3 and M4. Our area received the F80's first so our install was limited to the M3 only.

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This looks like a perfect fit for my new AW M4 but I don't see them on your website. Whats up?
Linked in the beginning of the thread. Let us know if you have any further questions.

http://ind-distribution.com/ind/bran...painted-emblem



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What is the difference between e92 m3 emblem and f80 m3 emblem and why for the e92 it costs $35 and for f80 - $75?
Need to wait for the gloss black grill to get grill, side markers and emblem in ona package)
The E92 M3 trunk emblem is an aftermarket black abs core. We have received numerous complaints about the aftermarket badge vinyl fading in a very short time. As a result we decided to offer the OEM painted core for the F80/F82 M3/M4.
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Could also just paint the emblem after removing it and put on new adhesive...
We have tried this with the E92 M3 and it is near impossible to find a tape as thing as the adhesive used on the OEM badge. The result will be a badge that has a larger gap behind the backing. Again, just a DIY thread and we hope this helps members regardless of where they purchase or paint the badge.
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Available for both the M3 and M4. Our area received the F80's first so our install was limited to the M3 only.



Linked in the beginning of the thread. Let us know if you have any further questions.

http://ind-distribution.com/ind/bran...painted-emblem





The E92 M3 trunk emblem is an aftermarket black abs core. We have received numerous complaints about the aftermarket badge vinyl fading in a very short time. As a result we decided to offer the OEM painted core for the F80/F82 M3/M4.
Link doesn't work. Its not list on website.
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You'd have to stay off the forum, and that's a lot to expect from a regular.
I have resorted to garage projects as an outlet. Its a new house (oversized 3 car) so I have a big blank slate to start with. I am wondering if this phenomena is anything like the pregnant woman's need to perfect the nursery before the new baby is born.
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I have resorted to garage projects as an outlet. Its a new house (oversized 3 car) so I have a big blank slate to start with. I am wondering if this phenomena is anything like the pregnant woman's need to perfect the nursery before the new baby is born.
Probably! ....and given that there are a bunch of grown women masquerading as men on this forum, the pregnancy analogy is that much more fitting.

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Probably! ....and given that there are a bunch of grown women masquerading as men on this forum, the pregnancy analogy is that much more fitting.

maybe ill paint the nursery (garage) this weekend. YMB if its a boy, SO if it a girl
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Probably! ....and given that there are a bunch of grown women masquerading as men on this forum, the pregnancy analogy is that much more fitting.

maybe ill paint the nursery (garage) this weekend. YMB if its a boy, SO if it a girl
Yes! Replete with pictures of every iteration of M3 beginning with the E30.
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