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      04-18-2016, 01:12 PM   #1
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IND | F87 M2 Rear Emblem DIY

In continuation of supplanting the BMW chrome accents, one of the other areas require attention is the trunk badge. BMW always supplies a chrome badge denoting the given vehicles model. Although we will not substitute the infamous Texaco Red and Bavaria Blue accents, we will provide enthusiasts with a badge suitable for the theme of their vehicle.

Available for purchase on our online store:
http://ind-distribution.com/ind/bran...d-trunk-emblem

Black Chrome:
http://ind-distribution.com/ind/bran...e-trunk-emblem


Tools required:
Painters Tape
Bondo spreader
Adhesive remover



1.) The first and very important step is to mark the location of the factory trunk badge. This is accomplished one of two ways. The first technique that is shown in the photos is the option to frame the current chrome trunk badge with the painters tape. The painters tape will provide you with a outline of the badge for installation.

Alternatively, one can also frame the bottom edge of the trunk badge with painters tape and lightly mark the emblem location with pencil.

2.) Now that the badge is framed, simply take the bondo spreader and gently work your way through the 3M adhesive backing. The more patience demonstrated in this step will result in a easier clean up.

3.) When the chrome badge is removed from the vehicle there may be some adhesive left over from the backing. Simply remove this adhesive with an all purpose cleaner or soap and water mixture (preference). You can also use 3M adhesive remover that can be purchased at most auto parts stores.

4.) Now that the surface is clean feel free to apply a little adhesive promoter. At this time you can also skip the promoter and apply the gloss black lettering. Remove the wax paper cover on the adhesive of the badge and apply one letter at a time with light pressure.

5.) Upon completion remove the painters tape, clean up the area around the badge, and admire how the removal of a little chrome piece can change the back of a vehicle



















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Am I missing something, or is the gloss black emblem for the M4 $21, but the same emblem for the M2 $105?

Forgive me if there is a difference...

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Am I missing something, or is the gloss black emblem for the M4 $21, but the same emblem for the M2 $105?

Forgive me if there is a difference...

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The M4 one is an OEM BMW part that comes in gloss black from BMW. For the M2 we have to buy the OEM Chrome badge from BMW then paint it, leading to the price difference
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Am I missing something, or is the gloss black emblem for the M4 $21, but the same emblem for the M2 $105?

Forgive me if there is a difference...

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The M4 one is an OEM BMW part that comes in gloss black from BMW. For the M2 we have to buy the OEM Chrome badge from BMW then paint it, leading to the price difference
Got it. I was gonna buy one regardless of the price

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+1 for using the word supplant hahah
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MechEE , here's pics of the gloss black emblem up close.
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MechEE , here's pics of the gloss black emblem up close.
Looks great, thank you!!
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MechEE , here's pics of the gloss black emblem up close.
IND?
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Are there any pictures of the black chrome version? I saw IND offers black chrome on some parts but not sure what the difference would be between that and gloss black.
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MechEE , here's pics of the gloss black emblem up close.
Looks sweet.
What's the quality like looking v close up - by that I mean it's easy to spray the face of the badge and make it smooth and glossy but what's the quality like in between the lettering/ and around the sides? Still smooth, glossy and no chrome patches showing?
Only when you zoom in on some of the M2 badge shots on their web site you can clearly see what looks like some chrome still around the sides...and a few rough edges with the very thin black boarder around the stripes.
Yes guys, it's OCD time
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Looks sweet.
What's the quality like looking v close up - by that I mean it's easy to spray the face of the badge and make it smooth and glossy but what's the quality like in between the lettering/ and around the sides? Still smooth, glossy and no chrome patches showing?
Only when you zoom in on some of the M2 badge shots on their web site you can clearly see what looks like some chrome still around the sides...and a few rough edges with the very thin black boarder around the stripes.
Yes guys, it's OCD time
I bought a black M2 badge from IND and the edge quality is definitely not as good as the face quality. The edges of mine look a bit wrinkly / uneven. I was worrrows it would look bad on the car since you can see the edges when looking down from standing above, but in actuality it's not noticeable unless you go looking for it. The good news is I didn't notice any chrome.

I'll try to snap a picture tomorrow and post it up.
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Are there any pictures of the black chrome version? I saw IND offers black chrome on some parts but not sure what the difference would be between that and gloss black.
Bump for black chrome pics, anyone got these?
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Looks sweet.
What's the quality like looking v close up - by that I mean it's easy to spray the face of the badge and make it smooth and glossy but what's the quality like in between the lettering/ and around the sides? Still smooth, glossy and no chrome patches showing?
Only when you zoom in on some of the M2 badge shots on their web site you can clearly see what looks like some chrome still around the sides...and a few rough edges with the very thin black boarder around the stripes.
Yes guys, it's OCD time
Here's more pics from different angles, no chrome showing and smooth gloss black on all sides. Overall quality is great to me and i have OCD
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Thanks for the close ups, looks to me like IND should have used the one they sold to you for all their library shots - yours looks perfect and I'd be well happy with that.
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I dislike chrome...so this "mod" was necessary.

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I dislike chrome...so this "mod" was necessary.

But what about the plate holder?
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I dislike chrome...so this "mod" was necessary.
M2 is looking great. Good guys at Budds
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