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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Sun, Sep-23-2018, 01:24:03 PM   #1
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Default front lip repair question

I have the original E36 M3 front lower lip spoiler 51112251767 installed, this one https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...r/51112251767/ and that has some minor scratches, nothing broken or cracked, but some scratches on the outside of 1-2mm depth, so more a cosmetic repair is needed.
What is the original spoiler material respectively what kind of bumper putty to use best to fix minor scratches?

Most of the bumper putties exclude some kinds of materials, example: "The BUMPER FIX putty is a putty for levelling the surface of plastic parts, e.g. bumper fascias, rear view mirror housings, strips and mudguards. The product has a very high elasticity and excellent adhesion to most plastics (except for polyethylene (PE) and Teflon (PTFE) ). It also has good adhesion to polypropylene (PP) which enables application on non-primed surfaces."

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Default Re: front lip repair question

I'm not sure about in Japan, but here in the US a brand new lip is only about $100 US. I feel like it's kind of a waste of time to try and refurbish lip when new ones are still available, and so cheap...
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Default Re: front lip repair question

I have a OEM spoiler lip new on stock, but the original one just has some small scratches and that would be waste of money to scrap it now because of some scratches and such a repair does not take too much time.
I assume for this small repair it might be even better to sand it and then sand with finer paper, apply black spray after.

I like to repair if possible, makes fun.
Someone knows the material of the spoiler lip? Just in case in future I have a larger damage. Have successfully repaired the spoiler on my E32 750iL, which had a large crack, for that I used fibre glass repair kit and a plastic welding kit.
the crack on the E32 locked like this almost 10 years ago
http://www.bilder-speicher.de/image_...08050600346923
final result and still o.k. after 10 years
http://www.bilder-speicher.de/image_...08060707671210
http://www.bilder-speicher.de/image_...08060707912336
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Already sanded the small scratches today and applied bumper and trim paint, not a perfect fix, but acceptable. Next time a repair is necessary I will use epoxy-based filler for repairing small damage to bumpers, also vinyl wrap is said to be good for this.
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