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      06-15-2009, 08:18 AM   #1
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Angry Aaarrggghh!! This time they....(and a favour to ask)

Last time some thieving scum nicked by gloss black grills.....now somebody's gone and pinched the small bumper covers for the headlight washer nozzles. I am pissed off but not that much, coz shit happens. It's the cost coinciding with inconvenience of getting replacements that's really getting on my tits!!

So the reason for the post and hence asking for a favour....... is anyone having anything sprayed in Sapphire Black as part of any mods/repairs that they're having done? I'd be willing to provide the parts (of course) and compensate you for the hassle......let me know.

Rang up a BMW bodyshop and they wanted 60 !!......each!!! They can go and f*** themselves at that price.

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Last time some thieving scum nicked by gloss black grills.....now somebody's gone and pinched the small bumper covers for the headlight washer nozzles. I am pissed off but not that much, coz shit happens. It's the cost coinciding with inconvenience of getting replacements that's really getting on my tits!!

So the reason for the post and hence asking for a favour....... is anyone having anything sprayed in Sapphire Black as part of any mods/repairs that they're having done? I'd be willing to provide the parts (of course) and compensate you for the hassle......let me know.

Rang up a BMW bodyshop and they wanted 60 !!......each!!! They can go and f*** themselves at that price.

Thanks - Aky

Christ, that happened to me two weeks ago too!!! They just took the front right headlight washer cover, not the left one... Soooo bloody irritating!! And mine were Sapphire Black too!!

You don't need to get them sprayed though - you can actually buy the replacement part already sprayed Sapphire Black, and the colour match on mine was perfect. Cost around 35 or so I think from the dealer... can't remember exactly!

Incidentally, where do you live? Not in Canary Wharf by any chance are you?!
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I had my towing cover nicked off the front of the car. Think it was 38 for a sprayed one, or 6 primed. Got a can of BMW paint and lacquer and did it myself, and still have it for any further future thefts.

Got mine from Cotswold BMW, next day delivery, PM me if you want the guy's number.
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Christ, that happened to me two weeks ago too!!! They just took the front right headlight washer cover, not the left one... Soooo bloody irritating!! And mine were Sapphire Black too!!

You don't need to get them sprayed though - you can actually buy the replacement part already sprayed Sapphire Black, and the colour match on mine was perfect. Cost around 35 or so I think from the dealer... can't remember exactly!

Incidentally, where do you live? Not in Canary Wharf by any chance are you?!
Hi Tony - which stealer did you source yours from? I'm live in East London/Essex but am from Bolton which is where I'm heading off to midweek to see family/take time off.

So I thought I'd ring Williams (Bolton) - Parts and pick up the covers there but was told that they only come primed and would have to get them sprayed seperately.

Are they telling porkies?

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(BTW - why would anyone want to nick these?)
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Hi Tony - which stealer did you source yours from? I'm live in East London/Essex but am from Bolton which is where I'm heading off to midweek to see family/take time off.

So I thought I'd ring Williams (Bolton) - Parts and pick up the covers there but was told that they only come primed and would have to get them sprayed seperately.

Are they telling porkies?

Regards - Aky

(BTW - why would anyone want to nick these?)
Yes, they're telling porkies. I got mine from BMW Battersea, but other parts departments should also be able to get them. Battersea won't send them to you as they don't do mail order, so you'll have to contact one of the others - BMW Peterborough have been very good for me in the past...
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Got mine nicked as well.
Ordered them primed only, which were 7 per side. They offered to spray em, but was gonna be over 100. Did em wiv halfords touch up kit as its a cheap way to get the paint and the clearcoat in one package. 35 all in.
There seems to be a few of these being nicked. It has to be owners who have had theirs nicked and cant be fagged with the hassle of replacing em.
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If you want them sprayed I would advise finding a [small] local paintshop that will do the job for you on a fit-it-in basis for folding money if you get my drift
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My headlight washer covers blew off!! BMW dealer told me they've had it happen before! Had to order in primer and get them sprayed Alpine White. Think about it.....why would someone want to nick them?!!
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Also known as "car park accessories" - i.e someone nicked theirs, so they go and nick a replacement set to replace the nicked item[s].

Used to happen with [expensive] wheeltrims back along.
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Mine were on when I started my journey (I'd washed my car in the morning and I'd have noticed if they'd been missing) but gone by the time I got to Winchester. Anyway, Listers replaced them under warranty!

Personally, I think it was something to do with using cheap screen wash which had gone like jelly (had problems washing screen as well) and I've only used BMW screen wash ever since!
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My headlight washer covers blew off!! BMW dealer told me they've had it happen before!
No offence but I think the dealer was talking a load of bollocks
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Do bmw driver nick from other bmw drivers?? Suppose so then..... im keepin mine off road....
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No offence but I think the dealer was talking a load of bollocks
Not exactly... left headlight washer cover on my car blew off on the autoroute from Brussels to Calais the last trip back from the Nurburgring with Carl & Will... it was a bit disconcerting seeing this flash of black plastic fly over the roof
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Not exactly... left headlight washer cover on my car blew off on the autoroute from Brussels to Calais the last trip back from the Nurburgring with Carl & Will... it was a bit disconcerting seeing this flash of black plastic fly over the roof
In that case, apologies to Micky Dee (and the dealer).

Tony - there isn't a part number available for the sprayed part is there, that I can just quote?
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In that case, apologies to Micky Dee (and the dealer).

Tony - there isn't a part number available for the sprayed part is there, that I can just quote?
I believe the pre-painted part numbers are the following:

61670034465 Left painted
61670034466 Right painted

In ordering both parts, you need to specify the colour code, which your dealer should know.


For your information, the primed-only parts are the following numbers:

61677171659 Left primed only
61677171660 Right primed only
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