How do I remove badge - MINI Cooper Forum

First Generation MINI Exterior
Find Sponsor products associated with this forum
First Generation MINI Exterior 2001 - 2006

LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 2008, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
MINI2 Newbie
Join Date: Mar 2008
Local Time: 06:33 PM
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom
How do I remove badge

I'm putting black bonnet and boot stripes on my Liquid Yellow Cooper. How do i remove the Cooper badge so as to get the right side boot stripe on? And if i do, how do I get it back on afterwards?

Or, do you think, I should stop that stripe above the badge and start it again below?
All advice and opinions most welcome!

Cheers Dave

Last edited by kalaharidave; Apr 12th, 2008 at 05:09 PM. Reason: spelling!
kalaharidave is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 2008, 05:37 PM
Has met Quack Quack Jack
Cyber Police
Jordan210's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: In your House !
Local Time: 05:33 PM
Posts: 9,618
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Suriname Male View Jordan210's Classified Ads
Send a message via MSN to Jordan210
Most people use a hair dryer and floss heat the badge up then use the gloss to pull it away, Then clean up the glue from under the badge. If also seen people do it with business cards. I did mine with floss. Dint take to long

MINI2's Resident Dyslexic
Jordan210 is offline  
Thanks for this post from:
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 2008, 05:32 AM
Discovery 4 & Tiger 1200
Tigger, Eeyore & Roo's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Kernow, near England
Local Time: 06:33 PM
Posts: 5,144
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)

United Kingdom View Tigger, Eeyore & Roo's Hyper Blue & White 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile View Tigger, Eeyore & Roo's Classified Ads
What Jordan210 said, PLUS:

No, do take the time to remove the badges and put the stripes on rather than leave a gap, it will look do much better.

To refit the badges you can either:

1. Remove all traces of the damaged two sided tape and visit a motor spares shop where exactly the same stuff is sold on rolls. It's a thick, double sided, black foam adhesive tape. This will take ages to do so that it looks good as the self adhesive tape has to be cut exactly to shape.


2. Buy a completely new badge! This is going to be the best idea as brand new and unused ones always used to be available on eBay for not a lot.


5/04-2/07 R50, 2/07-5/10 R53, all outgrown! Now?:
Tigger, Eeyore & Roo is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2008, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
MINI2 Newbie
Join Date: Mar 2008
Local Time: 06:33 PM
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom
Yellow Cooper

you were right! Badge came off easily with dental floss, and stripes went ona breez. Same badge reapplied, using exterior double sided tape which wasnt hard to cut and trim.
Thanks! Looks the business!

kalaharidave is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2008, 11:42 PM
Has met Quack Quack Jack
MINI One Seven
Join Date: Jun 2008
Local Time: 05:33 PM
Posts: 4,107
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

United Kingdom Male View M.O.S's Pepper White & Body Color 1st Gen MINI One Profile
I was going to say, that the dealer took mine off for nothing and I didn't even buy my car from them - unbeatable. Still, you've done it now!
M.O.S is offline  
Sponsored Links
Tags: , , , ,

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MINI Cooper Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to remove passenger door c/l motor?? portishead100 First Generation Faults & Fixes 2 Apr 25th, 2013 06:45 AM
key emblem badge romiloned Maintenance & MINI Care 3 Apr 6th, 2013 08:06 PM
How to remove lock cylinder from glove box? need4speed General Discussion 0 Mar 24th, 2013 05:41 PM
Unable to remove rear seat in '03 base Doorothie First Generation Faults & Fixes 0 Aug 23rd, 2012 07:23 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome