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Dean Dark
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      11-17-2009
On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 15:35:51 -0800, "Jeff Strickland"
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>>> not, but they are reasonably easy to remove at home. The badges are glued
>>> on, so all one needs is a chemical that cuts the adhesive or a heat
>>> source
>>> that causes the adhesive to be released. (Obviously, one would want a
>>> chemical or heat that does not damage the surrounding area but this is
>>> not a
>>> difficult challenge in the grand scheme of things.)
>>>
>>> In any case, if you have a burden to put the badges back on, I gave you a
>>> link in another post.
>>>

>> I know people who have used mono filament fishing line to remove glued on
>> badges so they can paint the panel. You just use it like dental floss and
>> work it back and forth.
>>

>WD40 and a credit card is supposed to work too. WD40 cuts the glue but does
>not eat the paint.


Use a heat gun. Heat is your friend.
 
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Jim
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      11-18-2009

"Jim" <nospam@wherever> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I have bought a used 2003 Z4 and for some reason the "Z" and the
> "4" on the driverside trunk are not there. Did they have a year where it
> wasn't put on.? I have googled this and searched E Bay and can find lots
> of BMW badges etc. but not the "Z" and the "4". Is there a place online
> besides the BMW dealership?... thanks... Jim
>


Thanks to all the replies...now that I know why people debadge a car I
am thinking I may leave well enough alone...but thank you Jeff Strickland
for the link. I bookmarked it for future reference... Jim


 
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Jeff Strickland
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      11-18-2009

"Jim" <nospam@wherever> wrote in message
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> "Jim" <nospam@wherever> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Hello,
>>
>> I have bought a used 2003 Z4 and for some reason the "Z" and the
>> "4" on the driverside trunk are not there. Did they have a year where it
>> wasn't put on.? I have googled this and searched E Bay and can find lots
>> of BMW badges etc. but not the "Z" and the "4". Is there a place online
>> besides the BMW dealership?... thanks... Jim
>>

>
> Thanks to all the replies...now that I know why people debadge a car I
> am thinking I may leave well enough alone...but thank you Jeff Strickland
> for the link. I bookmarked it for future reference... Jim
>


Cut the link back to www.realoem.com/bmw and you can find parts for any BMW
car or bike.











 
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Pete
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      11-19-2009
> I know people who have used mono filament fishing line to remove glued
> on badges so they can paint the panel. You just use it like dental
> floss and work it back and forth.


Which, by the way, dental floss works just fine for removing those
badges as well. Then just use some goo-gone/goof-off to remve the
remaining glue.

Pete


 
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