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1sted 11-15-2012 01:46 PM

Need to Replace Chrome Strip on Bumper
 
The day after I received redelivery of my ED, someone "tapped" my parked car from behind. The result is a paint chip about a quarter-inch long and very thin, but it goes down to the black plastic and the car is mineral white metallic. Some chrome is knocked off the (Luxury) decorative strip. Maybe it's no big deal but I want the car to be perfect for at least a couple of months. It seems the strip can be replaced without removing the bumper cover. Do I simply reach underneath and remove clips holding it on, or is it more involved than that? I haven't ordered a new strip yet. From reading the forum here, it seems like Dr. Colorchip is the way to go for the paint. I will post some before and after photos. Thanks for any advice.

TopazTim325 11-15-2012 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by 1sted (Post 7197027)
The day after I received redelivery of my ED, someone "tapped" my parked car from behind. The result is a paint chip about a quarter-inch long and very thin, but it goes down to the black plastic and the car is mineral white metallic. Some chrome is knocked off the (Luxury) decorative strip. Maybe it's no big deal but I want the car to be perfect for at least a couple of months. It seems the strip can be replaced without removing the bumper cover. Do I simply reach underneath and remove clips holding it on, or is it more involved than that? I haven't ordered a new strip yet. From reading the forum here, it seems like Dr. Colorchip is the way to go for the paint. I will post some before and after photos. Thanks for any advice.

Ugh... sorry to hear that. :( Parking in SF is a real downer; people just have no respect for other people's property.

I've used Dr. Color Chip on my car and it works quite well. If it's down to the plastic, it might take a few coats/attempts to get it smooth, but keep at it because it's a decent product. Attached are a couple from some touch-ups I did to the rock chips on my hood. You'll see a few remaining chips... that's just because I got lazy and didn't hit them all the first time. :D

For future reference, I'd suggest the following for your rear bumper:

http://www.bumperbully.com/

Canada1867 11-18-2012 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by 1sted (Post 7197027)
The day after I received redelivery of my ED, someone "tapped" my parked car from behind. The result is a paint chip about a quarter-inch long and very thin, but it goes down to the black plastic and the car is mineral white metallic. Some chrome is knocked off the (Luxury) decorative strip. Maybe it's no big deal but I want the car to be perfect for at least a couple of months. It seems the strip can be replaced without removing the bumper cover. Do I simply reach underneath and remove clips holding it on, or is it more involved than that? I haven't ordered a new strip yet. From reading the forum here, it seems like Dr. Colorchip is the way to go for the paint. I will post some before and after photos. Thanks for any advice.

Easy to pull off strip - just do it gradually. You can also do an carbon fibre overlay. I ordered one from Bimmian.com on a whim; and surprised how it turned out. It was very inexpensive and eary to install, though easier with strip off car. The look is subtle, but nice and not cheap looking. It also compliments BMW real carbon fibre spoiler


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