Remove the side engine size numbers.

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Remove the side engine size numbers.

Post by JonnyS » Sun May 10, 2009 6:08 pm

Hello all,

Please could you help. I would like to remove the side Engine/model numbers which are present on the side of my Z4 as I prefer the cleaner look of the car without them and it also shows I couldn't stretch to a 3.0!!! Can anyone advise? I think they are just stuck on but is there a way of doing it without denting or scratching the side of my pride and joy.- Thank you.

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Re: Remove the side engine size numbers.

Post by jjarc » Sun May 10, 2009 6:40 pm

Typically they are attached with double stick adhesive tape. Best way to remove is with dental floss, place behind the badge and saw it off. It won't damage the paint you can remove any remaining residue with a mild adhesive remover or even rubbing alcohol. Save the numbers in case you sell the car later the new owner may want them back (this happened to me). Good luck.
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Re: Remove the side engine size numbers.

Post by ay8306 » Sun May 10, 2009 6:50 pm

I did the same thing myself (even though I have a 3.0si). I much prefer the cleaner look and it makes it easier to wash/polish.

It's real simple ... I used a hair drier to soften the adhesive, then I used a long piece of dental floss to 'saw' off the badges as close to the paint as possible. There was a small amount of residue left which I cleaned off with Pre-Kleano (a solvent used to prep surfaces for auto body work - but I suspect that you could use some bug and tar remover as well). Give the area that was under the badges a once over with your favorite paint cleaner (I used some Meguiars #9 swirl remover) then polish/wax as normal.
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Re: Remove the side engine size numbers.

Post by jjarc » Sun May 10, 2009 6:57 pm

ay8306 wrote:I did the same thing myself (even though I have a 3.0si). I much prefer the cleaner look and it makes it easier to wash/polish.

It's real simple ... I used a hair drier to soften the adhesive, then I used a long piece of dental floss to 'saw' off the badges as close to the paint as possible. There was a small amount of residue left which I cleaned off with Pre-Kleano (a solvent used to prep surfaces for auto body work - but I suspect that you could use some bug and tar remover as well). Give the area that was under the badges a once over with your favorite paint cleaner (I used some Meguiars #9 swirl remover) then polish/wax as normal.
You are right, I forgot about the heat. I did mine on a scorching hot summer day after leaving the badge exposed to the sun for awhile, same effect. It's so simple, the literally pop right off.
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Re: Remove the side engine size numbers.

Post by JonnyS » Sun May 10, 2009 7:05 pm

Many Many Thanks I shall give it a go.

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Re: Remove the side engine size numbers.

Post by timscuba » Mon May 11, 2009 2:20 am

To clean the residue off I used wd40. Worked great.

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Re: Remove the side engine size numbers.

Post by timscuba » Mon May 11, 2009 5:59 am

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