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what can i do to get rid of the gray on the side skirts or numpers? could i paint them or could i try to go to a junk yard and find a black 325 that has the sports package on it or what if you can give me some ideas it would be great.



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1st: Junk yard (for sports package)
2nd: Paintshop
3th: DIY

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Hey, this topic has been covered in many other threads but look on this page for a couple solutions to the sideskirts. The bumpers have to be painted to the body color paint. Professional installation recommended for that.

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im either going to get a m-tecknic bodykit then get that painted, or just paint the sideskirts, im not sure what i wnat yet

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So yeah, I was feeling lazy. So I busted out the laquer thinner. Well, needless to say now my car has the nice red side skirts (iron oxide primmer) going on. I'm ashamed to drive it. But as soon as the humidity goes away I'll paint them.

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P.S. Is there any way to take them off so I can hit all angles more easily? Or am I stuck painting them while they're on the car.

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they are on the car. the 96+ have removeable ones.

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Grrr. On well. Thanks for the info, I'll just tape it off nicely.

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they are on the car. the 96+ have removeable ones.
they can be removed? how?
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it is my understanding that the 96+ (it may just be the sport package/m3) skirts can be removed by removing a few bolts from underneath and behind the panel.

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In the Bentley manual is explained how to do it. (I have not the bentley but a similar dutch version)

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I here there are a few bolts and some glue to remove for the skirts to come off
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What are the two circles on the side skirts for? They seem to be made to pop out or something, but I have no idea what for. When I bought it, the guy was saying how to get them out with a screw driver, but I didn't really get what for.

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Those two "circles" are covers for the jack holes...lol, that sounded kinda funny huh?

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