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Wynand
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Want to replace the faded roundels on the fuel tank.

Suppliers offer a stick-on enamel or aluminum version. What would be closest to the original?

The current faded ones (not sure if it is original) seems to be flat aluminum.

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Snowbum has a discussion of

Snowbum has a discussion of the roundel:

http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/roundel.htm

He indicates 46-63-7-686-746 use on '74-on fuel tanks

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=0251-EUR-07_1973_2476_BMW_R...

He also says that the car part 36-13-6-758-569 could also be used.

But aren't faded logos part of the patina? Laughing

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An OEM BMW part, readily

An OEM BMW part, readily available from any dealership, would be the closest thing to original. The OEM BMW badges on /6s like yours, which are some sort of printed transfer onto fairly thin metal adhered with double-sided tape, fade or yellow over time. This happens particularly quickly when the bike is left outside to suck up UV light for extended periods of time, and can start looking fairly tatty (or "patina-ed", as some seem to prefer) within a few years. The enamel "cloisonne" badges are an aftermarket "upgrade" that may last longer without degrading.

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Thin metal it is

Thanks for the comments. I will go with the thin metal.

The tank and fenders paint has been redone so its not a 100% original bike. If this wasn't done, I would have kept the old roundels in place.

The yellow badges just doesn't look good no matter how you look at it....

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