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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 Thu, Mar-30-2017, 07:08:37 AM   #1
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Default Trunk edge plastic trim protection

Did the search, Google, etc.

Does anyone know how to get these plastic protector-type trim pieces off of the edge of the left and right trunk jams? They are on there pretty doggone good (won't peel away like a sticker). As you can see mine are severely cracked/faded and I want to replace them as I tidy up the trunk. Probably a non-issue for most, but nonetheless....

I thought about using a heat gun to try to toast them up a bit and then get a plastic pry tool under them to scrape them off. Someone must have tackled this and gotten them off somehow.

And I will need a part # for replacement. I assume everybody has these and they are a BMW part?

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Default Re: Trunk edge plastic trim protection

Have you tried realoem.com yet? Personally, I've never seen that.
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Default Re: Trunk edge plastic trim protection

Looked on RealOEM but nothing jumped out. Mostly just sheet metal and fasteners. The plastic strips do not have any part #s etched on them. I assume its a factory piece however. They seem precisely cut for the job they are doing and are on both sides of the trunk jam edge.

Its a sedan, dont know if that makes a difference. I gotta think others have these too?
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It's possible it was part of the wing's install kit.
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I pulled them off with my fingers and cleaned it up with goo gone. They didn't put up much of a fight and my car was a garaged 90K mile car when I did it. They weren't weathered at all.
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Default Re: Trunk edge plastic trim protection

mine are in the same condition as OP. i never found a replacment part, but the 3m clear paint protective stuff seems like the ticket, theres a spray on too that 3m makes and maybe it dosnt suck. i was thinking of using it and just taping off the original and removing it and spraying the exposed area. enless someone can get a peice off intact i cant see another method of easily duplicating the shape and placement exactly.
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mine are in the same condition as OP. i never found a replacment part, but the 3m clear paint protective stuff seems like the ticket, theres a spray on too that 3m makes and maybe it dosnt suck. i was thinking of using it and just taping off the original and removing it and spraying the exposed area. enless someone can get a peice off intact i cant see another method of easily duplicating the shape and placement exactly.
May not be a bad idea to place it on the bottom of the "wing tips" that comes into contact with that area. This way the protection is still there but unseen.
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