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Old 09-14-2004, 11:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if my 1992 325i stock had plastic grey side skirts or if it is actually really rough paint. My friend said they are plastic but i dont believe him. If I use the Castrol remover, will it take out all the grey and have white underneath? My bimmer is white so i dont know how good it is going to look. And does this grey paint removal work for the front and rear bumpers?
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Here you go http://bmw-forums.com/forum/topic659.html


It'll only work for the sides.
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It seems that every three days there is a new post for sideskirts.
I know because I've posted a bunch of them. It's a highly complicated issue in that it could be easy to remove the grey off your skirts if you have the right car. However, on the flip side of that, like me and a few others here it can be the most grueling thing you can do to your car even if you do it right.

I followed that post, and this is not to say that castrol business don't work, I'm sure it does, but it ONLY works based on what you got under your grey. And not all e36 are hiding a beautiful paint job under that grey.

BE-CARE-FUL! It seems easy, and it probably is for most people who remove the grey but if you got the wrong car you'll soon be like and trying to turn back the hands of time. It's costing me a $700 repainting job now!

Plus the bumpers in the front and back (around the tail pipe) are plastic and you'll have to paint over that. The side skirts are metal. Unless someone sold you a half beemer



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i know on a 1995 black 325i that the sideskirts do not ahve paint under them. we put some nice new black rockguard on, and then painted the front and rear, it looks so much better and only took about 4 hours and cost maybe $40 its pretty easy to paint if you take the time to mask properly and do it in a closed environment so that no imperfections get blown in. all i can say is that if i had an e36, that would be the first mod i'd do to it. quite possibly the most cost effective mod out there
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