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longtran
12-11-2006
big thanks to cantcope for letting me use his car for this diy....:rock:



here are the tools used for this diy.

hair dryer, box cutter, and a pry tool of some sort. ( flathead screw driver should be fine)

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  #22  
By ZuerstBMW on 12-13-2006, 05:49 AM
Looks GREAT Long , if it were only that easy for the sedan.
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  #23  
By longtran on 12-13-2006, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by ZuerstBMW
Looks GREAT Long , if it were only that easy for the sedan.
yea, well it is easy. only if it was that cheap...
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  #24  
By tintivilus on 12-18-2006, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by longtran
be very careful with the box cutter and start prying the bottom of the sidemarker till the tape gives and a lil gap open up... be super carefull. the side piece of the bumper is very flimsy.
Why couldn't you just push the reflector from the outside after heating the tape? Isn't it just stuck on the back of a hole in the bumper, or am I missing something in the assembly?
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  #25  
By shragon on 12-18-2006, 04:52 PM
nice diy! looks great!

if only the e90 was so easy.
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  #26  
By longtran on 12-18-2006, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by tintivilus
Why couldn't you just push the reflector from the outside after heating the tape? Isn't it just stuck on the back of a hole in the bumper, or am I missing something in the assembly?
i just followed bmw instructions., if you like you can try it and see it will work. let us know.
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  #27  
By nyc3r on 12-18-2006, 11:07 PM
sucks for us E90ers..
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  #28  
By Straz M3 on 12-25-2006, 12:49 AM
Just installed mine...Thanks Long!!
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  #29  
By cantc0pe on 12-25-2006, 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Straz 335
Just installed mine...Thanks Long!!
oh yea? i don't beleive u, prove it!
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  #30  
By derrick on 12-29-2006, 05:54 PM
Thanks Long.

I decided to use an old credit card (harder ID card will do), to get in between the bumper and doublesided tape.

After heating up with a blow dryer briefly, i slid the plastic card behind the bumper in between the tape and reflector and was able to just slide it along the tape and pulled off the reflector with minimal bending of the bumper.
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  #31  
By kiddo on 03-01-2007, 04:32 AM
where did you get the painted sidemarkers???
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  #32  
By Ccatznip on 03-01-2007, 12:17 PM
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where did you get the painted sidemarkers???
Longtran had a group buy at one time, but it's way over with. you can buy the relfectors from BMW and have them painted.....probably around 115 bucks for it all.....or Bimmian.com has them for sale. they are not due in till march. i ordered them, but got tired of waiting and bought a set from someone who no longer had their car. Guess i will be selling them when i get them.
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  #33  
By renasis on 03-13-2007, 11:03 PM
wanna see how a white one comes out
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  #34  
By BzsBimmer on 03-22-2007, 04:15 AM
What... no pack of cigs to show the scale?
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  #35  
By milehigh5000 on 04-25-2007, 11:20 PM
so removing this reflector is illegal? its not like cops will pull you over for it haha so screw it im doin it..plus i found it on
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  #36  
By NPDAN on 04-26-2007, 08:15 PM
Yo Longtran...Thanks for the kick ass DIY... Just followed your lead and it was painless, piece of cake and looks great!!!

thanks man
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  #37  
By kevE90 on 05-02-2007, 08:34 PM
Questions:

What adhesive (3m tape?) can I use if I want to paint the current reflectors then reinstall them? Should I look for a certain thickness?

Do brand new OEM side reflectors come with pre-applied adhesive?
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  #38  
By Jason on 05-03-2007, 09:14 PM
Added to DIY master list - http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1721

Thanks for sharing.
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  #39  
By kevE90 on 05-10-2007, 12:42 PM
Added up the price of primer, factory match paint, clearcoat spray cans + shipping. I figure I just order them painted from **********s. Skip the 3M tape and X-acto cutting job.

Does anyone know if **********s painted reflectors come with adhesive?

Also, do new reflectors purchased at the dealer come with adhesive?

Thanks
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  #40  
By bartman32 on 05-10-2007, 03:03 PM
Don't know about the one's at the deal but the bimmam ones do come with adhesive. Seeing as **********s sells bimman I'd imagine those do too.
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By sterns on 05-10-2007, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by kevE90zsp View Post
Added up the price of primer, factory match paint, clearcoat spray cans + shipping. I figure I just order them painted from **********s. Skip the 3M tape and X-acto cutting job.

Does anyone know if **********s painted reflectors come with adhesive?

Also, do new reflectors purchased at the dealer come with adhesive?

Thanks
The **********/Bimian ones do come with the 3M adhesive tape. However, be aware that the color might not match well. I bought AW ones and I'm going to redo them.
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  #42  
By skim7x on 06-11-2007, 06:34 PM
what's the best way to remove the extra double-sided tape after you have removed the reflector? Did you just rub it off, or did you use goof-off or something like that?
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  #43  
By picus on 06-11-2007, 06:59 PM
Just roll it up using your finger, it comes off easily.
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