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E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
E36/7 Z3 roadster and coupe talk with our gurus here.

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Old 03-02-2013, 11:31 AM
kurth kurth is offline
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Question Body work question - front air dam z3

Any advice on cleaning up the dings and cracks in the front air dam. Took a little getting used to so as not to crunch on parking curbs. Now, years later, I would like it to look as good as the rest of the car still does.
Do I take the part off and drop at a body/paint shop? it is winter here in Southern WI and no go for a drive, and I would like to get this cleaned up by late April.

How to Guides on removal, paint suggestions, etc. would be welcome.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:52 PM
UberVier UberVier is offline
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Body shop for sure, they will smooth, fill, fix any major imperfections in the structure before repainting. My steel grey bumpers were repainted before I bought my current car, the paint match is really good.

Removal is very easy, there are a few writeups, just goole around.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:43 AM
navyjetmech navyjetmech is offline
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Do u have a carsmetic near you. They can repair and paint a bumper in one day. They do very good work and and are very reasonable. I am speaking from experience about the shop in Jacksonville, FL
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