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      01-30-2013, 09:31 PM   #1
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Emblem Overlays?

Has anyone used emblem overlays? Do they look real?
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      02-03-2013, 05:05 PM   #2
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What is an emblem overlay?
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      02-03-2013, 05:09 PM   #3
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yeah they look ok... depending on the color.

All in all i would just get new emblems. It sounds dumb but my buddy had overlays on his car and people kept taking them off (may just be a stroke of bad luck on his part however)
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      02-05-2013, 06:56 PM   #4
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I was thinking about black
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Did black carbon fiber overlays on my black e90. looked cool, but labels yourself (aka makes you a target for being keyed, sadly)

i should note that the ones I used weren’t vinyl and had an adhesive on them, so they also destroyed the emblem when I tried to remove them
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Really don't understand the mentality of the this thread. Why is it that people that own a beautifully engineered and great driving car want to deface the manufacturer's badge? Because that is what you are doing. The blue in the roundel represents the colours of Bavaria and the history of the company. I guess people will also mess with the prancing horse on a Ferrari, change the badge on a Porsche, etc. Honestly!!! Spend your money on something worth well like a power kit, suspension tuning etc.
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Really don't understand the mentality of the this thread. Why is it that people that own a beautifully engineered and great driving car want to deface the manufacturer's badge? Because that is what you are doing. The blue in the roundel represents the colours of Bavaria and the history of the company. I guess people will also mess with the prancing horse on a Ferrari, change the badge on a Porsche, etc. Honestly!!! Spend your money on something worth well like a power kit, suspension tuning etc.
if you donít understand it move on...

some people just want to be different. thats life.
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      02-09-2013, 07:09 PM   #8
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Really don't understand the mentality of the this thread. Why is it that people that own a beautifully engineered and great driving car want to deface the manufacturer's badge? Because that is what you are doing. The blue in the roundel represents the colours of Bavaria and the history of the company. I guess people will also mess with the prancing horse on a Ferrari, change the badge on a Porsche, etc. Honestly!!! Spend your money on something worth well like a power kit, suspension tuning etc.
seriously if your not gonna help just dont post, its something i wanna do. plus i wasnt even gonna cover the blue i was gonna cover the white
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      02-09-2013, 07:10 PM   #9
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Did black carbon fiber overlays on my black e90. looked cool, but labels yourself (aka makes you a target for being keyed, sadly)

i should note that the ones I used werenít vinyl and had an adhesive on them, so they also destroyed the emblem when I tried to remove them
Thats the thing i cant find replacement emblems so i have to get overlays
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Thats the thing i cant find replacement emblems so i have to get overlays
Seriously?
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have to find the right measurments
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My friend just bought a 52piece CF set off eBay for 8$. I put them on his car for him. They don't look bad at all u just have to align them properly. I would go with real emblems but for the time it's not bad.
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I bought the blacked out emblem 328i from another member. Nearly identical to OE and looks great blacked out. Obviously installs with double sided tape. Surely there are more of these somewhere. Has to be easier than overlays.
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I bought the blacked out emblem 328i from another member. Nearly identical to OE and looks great blacked out. Obviously installs with double sided tape. Surely there are more of these somewhere. Has to be easier than overlays.
I have the overlays in gloss black... They fit and look great... These match the gloss black around the emblem. Got them off MBargains and they send you two full sets for $15 plus shipping. You can slightly see them on my post here... Great thing is if you don't like them later you can easily remove them.

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=807348
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      02-25-2013, 11:36 AM   #15
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Overlays

Sorry, I misunderstood, I now see the discussion is on the BMW Logo not the rear emblem, 328i or 335i. There are actually a lot of places that offer those pre-cut overlays. A few years back when I was getting wheels/tires upgraded on my 750Li, the wheels were black centered and when I came back to pick up the car, they had not only put overlays on the BMW logo center caps but also on the front and rear logo of the hood and trunk. That was the first time I had seen that and was pretty impressed because while I do like the BMW Roundel with blue, the overlays really tied the whole car together and it was a subtle change that only car guys would notice.

My opinion and my opinion only so no offense meant but I think they really only look right on White, Black or Silver cars. I tried them on our grey 550 and didnt like it, tried them on our blue 328 F30 and didnt like it.

As you said elrey, easily removable if necessary.


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I have the overlays in gloss black... They fit and look great... These match the gloss black around the emblem. Got them off MBargains and they send you two full sets for $15 plus shipping. You can slightly see them on my post here... Great thing is if you don't like them later you can easily remove them.

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=807348
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      02-26-2013, 06:12 PM   #16
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Not a big fan of the overlays but we just had a customer who wanted them done. I must say they came out looking pretty good, I prefer these over purchasing different emblems.

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Not a big fan of the overlays but we just had a customer who wanted them done. I must say they came out looking pretty good, I prefer these over purchasing different emblems.

My point exactly, no need to purchase emblems and possibly scratching the paint installing them, and if you dont like them afterwards they can be gone in minutes. Inexpensive and Subtle if subtle colors are chosen.
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