Cheap OEM badges

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Alan W
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Cheap OEM badges

Post by Alan W » Mon 24 Nov, 2014 21:16

Spotted these on eBay and have just ordered one for my boot because I think they are £20 odd from the main dealers:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Genuine-B ... 6016.l4276

82mm part no 51148132375 which I think does both the bonnet and boot

Anyone know a good way of teasing them out without scratching the paintwork?
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pingu
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Re: Cheap OEM badges

Post by pingu » Tue 25 Nov, 2014 03:32

I got a cheap one (£3.99) and the prongs were not aligned with the badge, so it was on the p1$$ when it was on the car.

It was worth the money :shock: .
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Pooley
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Re: Cheap OEM badges

Post by Pooley » Tue 25 Nov, 2014 07:08

I changed mine the other day, the only way really is to use a knife or a plastic scraper with a cloth to cover the paintwork, The Bonnet badge was a real pain to get off

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Re: Cheap OEM badges

Post by Cooper01 » Tue 25 Nov, 2014 07:33

I am looking for a full set of blue/white Carbon Fibre emblems. If someone knows a great place to get them please advise me. I want:

1 x front 82mm
1 x rear 82mm
2 x gills 78mm
1 x steering wheel 45mm stick on
4 x wheels 58mm stick on for wheel style 64.

Thanks.

bentley-boy
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Re: Cheap OEM badges

Post by bentley-boy » Tue 25 Nov, 2014 10:51

The bonnet badge will remove easily by pushing the exposed ends of the prongs visible on the bonnet underside. Derby main dealer Statstones have an offer on all 4 badges for £37.99 I think it was. This was last Thursday when I was in ordering an aerial grommet for £5.79, half the Ebay price. Don't know if it's a nationwide offer. Hope this helps.
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sirius-c
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Re: Cheap OEM badges

Post by sirius-c » Tue 25 Nov, 2014 17:08

For the boot, I used an old matalan credit card sized thingy-mi-Bob.
I wedged it under the badge as far as it would go. Then I used a plastic pry bar for leverage....the credit card protects the paint.

I second the pushing of the pins from the rear on the bonnet badge.

I took the gills off and used a combination of the two methods above to get those off.

The steering wheel badge on my m-tech steering wheel was metal and had 3 metal tabs set into the steering wheel....be careful pulling this off as you can deform or damage the centre of the steering wheel. If I was to do the steering wheel again knowing this, I would've just stuck the new badge over the old one
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Fender2004
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Re: Cheap OEM badges

Post by Fender2004 » Wed 26 Nov, 2014 10:47

I normally check the dealer price for small items as a lot of the time they are cheaper.
When I was looking for the cover for the cruise control it was cheaper buying new than second hand off eBay!
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Re: Cheap OEM badges

Post by Cooper01 » Wed 26 Nov, 2014 10:59

I just got a quote from my dealer. He pays about 75 per badge and can sell to me for 80. I bet you can get them cheaper from a dealer in England.

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