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.
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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