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E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 04-04-2017, 02:20 AM
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wind deflector - replacement net

Would like to know if anyone can advise where to find a replacement net for the wind deflector? Preferably OEM. Mine has superficial damage near the fold. Annoying view right in the middle of my rear view mirror. Obviously not willing to pay for a new deflector, neither a durable solution. The damn thing just needs a new net.
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Old 04-04-2017, 06:45 AM
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Lots often on Ebay, and you will also get BMW selling excess stock on occasions!
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:18 PM
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Often wondered the same as far as replacement netting, has to be something out there
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Old 04-05-2017, 11:31 PM
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Not so keen on buying stuff from Ebay for this kind of material, but OK. Not so many out there; here's one.
Anyone having experience replacing the net? A BMW workshop manual does not exist. Couldn't find a good DIY or instruction so far.
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Old 04-06-2017, 01:01 AM
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To be candid never had a problem buying items for my BMWs when needed off Ebay, even bought things from Germany and France, so going out of country has not been an issue. The issue can be that parts are available but people for example here in the UK do not do international shipping because it is so expensive from the UK that buyers /sellers don't offer it.
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Old 04-06-2017, 01:12 AM
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Just bought it and will give it a try
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:41 AM
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I tried lifting the rubber strap but I have the feeling it's glued. You can already notice where I tried to pull (right side). I'm not sure and don't want to pull too hard (don't want more unnecesary damage...) Do I also need a new rubber and glue?

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Edit: I found this tutorial for a Mercedes windscreen, would a BMW one be similar? Looks a tough job...

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Old 04-19-2017, 11:32 AM
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I don't think you'll ever be happy with a repair. There are some available for sale here by members.
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:43 AM
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I don't think you'll ever be happy with a repair.

Not happy with this either:

Since I bought the fabric, I'll give it a try anyway. Still open to advice.
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:28 AM
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Heat that section with a hairdryer, do not melt it but enough heat to soften as many plastics have a memory and when heat is applied go back to original. This is how many plastic repairs are fixed. Worth a try?
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:19 AM
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Hmm... ok. Worth a try.
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:53 PM
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Meanwhile I've changed the mesh... and I'm glad I did it
It's a piece of cake compared to the Mercedes windscreen repair video. There's no glue and the rubber comes out easily once you've pried out a little end. The trick is to pry it out in the middle with a sharp screwdriver. It's an easy job if you prepare everything well. Tip: pre-tension the fabric on a table and slide the windscreen underneath. By doing this, it becomes all very easy (unlike in the Merc video).
Make sure you put the rubber back in the exact same position (you will notice a gap for easy folding of the windscreen). Don't pull or stretch the rubber while you push it back in. If you don't want sore thumbs, use the back end of a screwdriver to 'massage' it in properly.

Some pictures:

start prying out the rubber


now you can just pull by hand, quick and easy


gap in the rubber near the fold


pre-tensioning the new mesh I


pre-tensioning the new mesh II


pushing in the rubber stage I


trimming mesh


pushing in rubber stage II


end result (new fabric is slightly more transparent)
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Old 04-22-2017, 03:21 AM
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Well it seems you have done a good job, I cannot see anything that would make anyone think it was a DIY repair well done!!! Don't you just love it when someone tries it first but is also prepared to help others!!!
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