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The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 12-24-2016, 12:43 PM
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Crack Repair Front Valance?

Hi, I have a 2000 E39 with a cracked front bottom valance. I don't care about making this piece perfect so, before I drill holes on either side of the crack and tie together with zip ties(lol)..... Can't really see the crack due to it being very low and at the bottom of the spoiler. Anyways, does anyone know of a procedure to fix this crack decently without pulling it off the car or buying a new one? I was thinking of using a strong super plastic glue along with 2 supports that attach both sides from behind also using the plastic glue and this should be good enough. Any idea's or suggestions?
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Not sure this is same part of car but my 'new to me' 00 528i has 5 screws (by PO) securing lower lip to that removable black plastic piece that protects the lower front, drive belts, etc. works fine and is so low one never sees the screws unless on the ground to look at front of car.


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You definitely need to bridge it with something, preferably plastic sheet of some sort, then screw or rivet either side.

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That's it, I'll probably do something like that but, ad some plastic glue to fill void and bridge the back and maybe some chip repair paint if color is needed. Thanks
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You definitely need to bridge it with something, preferably plastic sheet of some sort, then screw or rivet either side.

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Will do. Thanks for the reply.
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If you want to stop the crack spreading you will need to use fibre glass and resin.

First thing to do is make the crack a "V" shape(chamfer the edges) then drill a hole about 1/2 inch from where the crack ends. Then drill holes either side of the crack full length. Place fibre glass and resin at the back of the crack making sure the resin squeezes through all the holes and fills the "V".

When it has set the hard part is to sand it down and paint, but it will last longer and look better.
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Yep, thats pretty much what I was looking for, Plastic Bondo & mesh screen will do. I'm gonna take care of it this week.
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