What are peoples thoughts on Debadging?

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What are peoples views on Debadging?

Do it!
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Don't do it!
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Only do it with non 'M' models
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Meh, couldn't care less.
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Post by Pembroke » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:03 pm

Smartbear wrote: ↑
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I've used dental floss in a sawing motion and the badges come off in a jiffy, sticky stuff remover gets rid of the residue :thumbsup:
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Sticky stuff remover? Is that a brand name?
Think so, it was written all over the tube I had :?
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Thanks, looks like BQ stock it. Appreciate your help πŸ‘

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Post by Silverzedtom » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:12 pm

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Did mine today, I'm liking it at the moment but won't be getting rid of the badges.

It's a really long parking space - I can park :wink:
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Post by thanatu55 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:37 pm

Silverzedtom wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:12 pm
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Did mine today, I'm liking it at the moment but won't be getting rid of the badges.

It's a really long parking space - I can park :wink:
Looks pretty decent on yours to be fair, the colour suits the cleaner smooth look.

Could you not see the pavement behind you? I think that's the end people tend to park at :P

What are they anyway, bus parking spaces? I'm far too interested in these spaces than I should be.
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:40 pm

thanatu55 wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:37 pm
What are they anyway, bus parking spaces? I'm far too interested in these spaces than I should be.
So am I now - but I'd rather they were 2 feet shorter and 2 feet wider! :roll:
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Post by thanatu55 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:48 pm

Mr Tidy wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:40 pm
thanatu55 wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:37 pm
What are they anyway, bus parking spaces? I'm far too interested in these spaces than I should be.
So am I now - but I'd rather they were 2 feet shorter and 2 feet wider! :roll:
I can see what you mean about the width, completely out of proportion.
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Post by Silverzedtom » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:50 pm

They're not for busses, just insanely out of proportion! They're outside the gym, maybe they had line paint that needed using up :?
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Post by Silverzedtom » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:55 pm

thanatu55 wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:37 pm
Silverzedtom wrote: ↑
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Did mine today, I'm liking it at the moment but won't be getting rid of the badges.

It's a really long parking space - I can park :wink:

Could you not see the pavement behind you? I think that's the end people tend to park at :P
Imagine being the person that smashed their bumper off in a 20ft long parking space though :cry:
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Post by ronk » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:07 am

Blue Badge bays :thumbsup:
Its the only advantage of having a badge tho!
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So I bought a 35is with all the toys to play with. :thumbsup:

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Post by thanatu55 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:10 am

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Imagine being the person that smashed their bumper off in a 20ft long parking space though
:rofl:
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Post by On1wheel01 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:11 am

I’m likely to take my 2.5 badge off as I wish it was a 3.0 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Post by Mr Tidy » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:46 am

ronk wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:07 am
Blue Badge bays
Its the only advantage of having a badge tho!
Well not a great advantage in your case - I hope you are doing well though OP. :thumbsup:

But it is kind of handy having a blue badge when I take my mother anywhere - she is 95 now so deserves to be parked by the nearest door. :laugh:
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Post by GuidoK » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:00 am

I think people should do to their car as they like.
Debadged or completely covered over with /m badges... as long as they're happy :lol:

My car is completely stock (badgewise that is)
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Post by ronk » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:40 am

Mr Tidy wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:46 am
ronk wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:07 am
Blue Badge bays
Its the only advantage of having a badge tho!
Well not a great advantage in your case - I hope you are doing well though OP. :thumbsup:

But it is kind of handy having a blue badge when I take my mother anywhere - she is 95 now so deserves to be parked by the nearest door. :laugh:
I would rather not need it!

At 95 the Lady deserves to be parked AT the door!
You don't stop playing when you get old - You get old when you stop playing !
So I bought a 35is with all the toys to play with. :thumbsup:

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Post by Roundozo » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:26 pm

No badges for me. Personally I thought it looked lop sided. Z4 badge on one side of the boot and nothing on the right. Also the Z4 badge is massive! I much prefer without but it's your own car so so what you want! :thumbsup:
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Post by Mark-Z4 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:08 pm

Side badges removed. I still have my badges but doubt I'll ever refit them, better without IMO.

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