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Old 17-07-2012, 12:51 PM
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What's the best way to remove it without causing any damage?
Pour hot water over the badge and wait a minute or so to let the badge warm up and then peel it off.
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Old 17-07-2012, 02:22 PM
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How far away is the parallel line?
the B measurement is taken (marked up) like this (pic is for the E46 M3, but same applies to the MC)

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I'm getting worried about you!

You started this thread in the middle of the bloody night! You MUST get some rest and stop obsessing!
im getting worried about me too.
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Old 17-07-2012, 02:34 PM
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Old 17-07-2012, 06:19 PM
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or if you cant decide,

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Old 17-07-2012, 07:00 PM
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Pour hot water over the badge and wait a minute or so to let the badge warm up and then peel it off.
Thanks Exdos, sounds simple enough.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-BM...item3a73f32158

This ebay add details the fishing line/floss technique explained in link Dave posted!

Ad is for part number 51142694404 which is the S54 version claimed not to fade (or at least not as quickly)

I don't want to go to the trouble of replacing/repositioning the badge if Indy then notices it's not an OEM badge for an S50??!

I can't tell the diff from the pics...
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Old 17-07-2012, 07:15 PM
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S50 badge P/N: 51142250811 (£29.81)
S54 badge P/N: 51142694404 (£30.26)
prices from BMW at current time.
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Old 17-07-2012, 07:26 PM
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Indy, the ebay badge is only £15.30 delivered, claimed to be original, would you doubt this with it being from Japan? seems cheap.

Due to the tiny minority that might notice I have the wrong badge for an S50, I would risk it to at least have a new shiny one in the right place
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Old 17-07-2012, 07:35 PM
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seems to have a high positive feedback score (190 this month with 0 negatives in the same short time space) so if you want that one, go for it!

if your car is totally original with no mods or other changes from standard, id say stick with the regular S50 one.

however if you have changed stuff or are going to in the future, then i dont see a problem, as long as you stick it in (one of) the correct place

i think the lower positioning does suit the S54 badge better anyway. maybe im so used to seeing the 2 differences, that in my mind i know they are the original placements.

however! to throw some more crap in the mix, i do know (and have photographical evidence as seen below) that some very early S54 cars had the higher positioning with the newer curved badge

like seen here:

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this is some nerdy shit

get the S54 one and stick it in the late S54 positioning
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Old 17-07-2012, 07:44 PM
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Wow you learn something different every day, coupes can't decide where to fit a badge. BMW made it easy for the roady's as here is an indent so its foolproof

Diff between S50 and S54 badges ie the S54 badge is curved (and S54 badges do not seem to fade like the S50 ones ;-)



And know I did not have 2 badges fitted at once
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Old 17-07-2012, 07:46 PM
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Very much standard and no intention to change but I can't see a rear badge affecting resale values! I certainly wouldn't notice the difference between the two if in the right place.

Need to do something, miles out at mo, just hope it wasn't strategically stuck in the wrong place to hide a scab/chip or something.



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