OEM M4 CSL Grill with M3 Competitors Badge — *How-To* DIY



That is doable, however NOT a easy plug/play. You gotta earn it.

OEM M4 CSL grill 51138085968
OEM facet badge 51138076996
X-acto knife
Single edge razor
Black gloss vinyl wrap
Double sided tape
Trim instruments and/or pc spudger set
Masking tape
GENTLE adhesive remover

To begin with, The OEM M4 CSL badge is actually PART of the grill itself. It’s NOT utilized with double sided tape as most badges. I principally taped off the perimeters of the badge space, to make use of for leverage with a trim instrument, to “bust” them off of the grill. Every letter is connected with a number of small, pink plastic tabs. So far as I can inform, there isn’t a technique to take away them from the again, and so they have to be popped off with drive. Watch out to not scratch something. I ended up preferring a spudger instrument from an affordable amazon pc restore equipment. They’re principally small, metallic, mini-trim-tool-looking instruments.

As soon as all of them pop off, you may discover all the ugly dozen or so pink dots, along with a number of small rectangle formed depressions within the badge space. The “M3competition bade”, which is sourced from an OEM facet badge (~$35+delivery), does NOT cowl all of those. I thought-about dropping some touch-up paint in them, however apparently I trashed the black one I had from a earlier Audi. Even then, they are going to nonetheless be minorly seen for those who look shut, though uncertain an informal gawker would discover. A brand new thought got here to me–install a small piece of black gloss vinyl wrap within the space. Fortunately, one store close to me I’ve frequented for numerous issues over time was pleased to do that for some lunch cash. REALLY pleased with how that got here out. He, deliberately, did not try to press the vinyl into all the dots and depressions. Got here out easy, and so long as I do not get too carried away with the stress washer I anticipate it would maintain up simply effective and never be TOO huge of a problem if I must re-do it in years to return.

Essentially the most enjoyable half? Reapplying some double-sided tape to the tiny M3 badges you robbed from the OEM facet badge. The “3” was a serious PITA for my fats fingers……recent X-acto knife, recent razor and so on. Additionally–It’s important to rigorously razor off the silver block subsequent to the “c” in competitors in order that it matches correctly.

The great luck getting all of them caught down completely straight. Maybe you will have smaller fingers than me, and a studier hand. I am pleased with how mine got here out, regardless of not being 1000% excellent. They seem to me to be shut sufficient that no person will discover as soon as they’re on the automobile, however I am fairly OCD and can concede they aren’t titty excellent.

The pink vinyl surrounds peel off pretty straight ahead, however does depart some pesky residue. Watch out what product you utilize to take away the adhesive. I examined some goof off on the again, and it primarily melted the plastic lol.

Shout out to khalua80 who has this setup on his G80 (SICK automobile). He was tremendous useful within the DMs about his expertise. Figured I might make a fast thread in case anybody else wonders down this path, as not many have so far as I’ve seen.

Set up to return in per week or two, and I am going to reserve the publish beneath for correct earlier than/after pics (together with the MP CF decrease inlets). Cheers.


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