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    Rear flare/rocker "guards/protection"..I need a new set

    I see alot of blk rear fender flare guards on this forum......


    I have run CLEAR rear fender/rocker guards for 14 yrs.....by 3m I think.....maybe they were custom cut..I cant recall. I know there is another big source...but its on the tip of my tongue



    who still sells clear or black?

    which black ones are y'all using?...

    any insight on removing the 14 yo product?...


    thnx!

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    They have a BMW part number now, I bought my black ones from ECS tuning for like $33. They are a few bucks cheaper from some other sources. I'm not aware of a source selling clear ones, maybe best to get a set custom-cut again

    Good luck removing the 14 year old ones... you may need it since that is way past the life expectancy of most paint protection vinyls.

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    I know...

    a local well known shop said removing them could take all day..I said 8 hrs?....he said yes. i was like how much?....he said as much as $500 for removal and new ones instlld........Ill wait till winter/salt passes.........then Ill try it myself w/ heat gun and patience.............they really held up well though.

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    $500 actually doesn't sound too bad to remove those provided he can do it without damaging the paint (which frankly may be unavoidable at this point)

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    dont say that.............grrrr...lol

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    The magnetic black ones with the BMW part number are made by the man over at www.roadstersolutions.com which is where I bought mine. The previous owner put some other type on the car (I would guess LeatherZ product) that did not fit exactly right.

    There is a whole section on these things in The Manifesto. Search for "spats".
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    The part number for the BMW magnetic stone guards in black is 82110004829 (LINK), they are also available in silver 82110004828 (LINK).

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    Ouch. $500 and/or new paint *really * defeats their purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrkoupe View Post
    Then Ill try it myself w/ heat gun and patience.............
    That and some paint safe solvents. I had 3 year old lightly tinted headlight lens covers/protectors that started to bubble and come off of my mini. It took a hour and a half and a can of Citrus Goo Gone to get each one off without damaging the headlights.
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    Many years ago i removed the "wood" paneling from from my 84 Jeep wagoneer using just a heat gun and a soft plastic scraper.
    It took me days and days of very slow progress. The point is that you really have to take your time but not hold the heat in one spot too long.
    Citrus Goo Gone sounds like a good idea, but probably want to do a test spot first.

    Good Luck.

    Worst case, you do some damage and end up with a repaint. At least you haven't paid the shop to do the damage and then again to paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mach Tuck View Post
    That and some paint safe solvents. I had 3 year old lightly tinted headlight lens covers/protectors that started to bubble and come off of my mini. It took a hour and a half and a can of Citrus Goo Gone to get each one off without damaging the headlights.
    Try a clothes steamer next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 328 Power 04 View Post
    Try a clothes steamer next time.

    Interesting. I have a portable steamer but since the adhesive layer had turned to a gooey mess I went with a plastic scraper and solvent.
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    IMO a better approach is to get plastic dip in your choice of black or clear.
    Clear the area, mask the shape you want and spray on 3-4 coats.
    It is completely harmless to the paint and if you don't like, it peels right off.
    I did my entire front bumper with it. After 3 years I just removed it - no problem, paint underneath looks like new.
    Eastwood now makes it http://www.eastwood.com/paints/elastiwrap-coatings.html
    More expensive than Plastic Dip at $9.99/can versus $6.99/can at home depot
    But the clear plastic dip I tried was too thin and difficult to apply.
    In general I've had great success with Eastwood products.
    Once the paint drys on my Aerotec bumper I'm going to hit it with the Eastwood Clear

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    Any updates?

    Not a fan of the black guards personally. Does a clear variant exist? What about a template in the event I was to cut them myself?

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    I'm sure you can google it but they are a stick on and not easily removed. I've had the black magnetic ones and that's why I like them. Easy clean up

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    Clear plasti dip isn't a bad idea.
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    I use the magnetic style, but have taken it on set further by having 3M, Scotch-Lite reflective tape applied to the surface. The stone guards look even better and serve a dual purpose of additional reflective area as well as chip protection. The Scotch-Lite material comes in many colors, I use white on the Alpine car and black on the other color cars. It looks to me that the red Scotch-Lite is a very close match to Imola.

    The cost was reasonable and could probably be handled by any sign shop.

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    lol just repaint the fenders

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    Quote Originally Posted by jajou318 View Post
    lol just repaint the fenders
    But then what do you do to protect the newly refinished fenders? I think the purpose of these things is to avoid having to repaint them

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    Quote Originally Posted by BimmerBreaker View Post
    But then what do you do to protect the newly refinished fenders? I think the purpose of these things is to avoid having to repaint them
    Not when it's 14 yrs old..

    Newer tech allows easier removal.. Xpel is the brand that comes to mind.

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