E90Post
 


jb4store
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Cosmetic and Lighting Modifications (exterior/interior) > Any way to fix cracked carbon fiber front lip?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-18-2012, 09:31 PM   #1
mashimarho
BMW Genius
United_States
176

 
mashimarho's Avatar
 
Drives: e92 LCI 335i xDrive™
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Grand Rapids, michigan


Posts: 10,337
iTrader: (36)

Garage List
Any way to fix cracked carbon fiber front lip?

I got the ARKYM and long story short, it got hit a little and now there's a decent size crack. Recommendations?
__________________

My Progress: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770326
Volk///ER///BMS///KW///VRSF///ARKYM///DD///CYBA///STOPTECH///BMW Performance ///
Appreciate 0
      09-19-2012, 06:42 AM   #2
e90-328i
Second Lieutenant
Canada
3

 
e90-328i's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 328i RWD!
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: yyz


Posts: 201
iTrader: (0)

Try asking a high end bicycle shop and see what they do for the carbon frames on bikes that get a crack??
Not sure though
__________________
2011 328i RWD Sports 6MT PE aFe Magnum stage 2 LUX
Appreciate 0
      09-19-2012, 06:52 AM   #3
Cisco661
Cisco661
United_States
13

 
Cisco661's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 Monaco Blue 330I
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: California


Posts: 921
iTrader: (17)

Garage List
2006 BMW 330i  [0.00]
you got a pic? you might be able to get somekind of two part epoxy from like autozone for CF. only think is the crack will still be visible. i actually have a CF roof spoiler that came shipped broken in half and have been wanting to repair it and wrap it with vinyl. here is a pic and i hope theres some advice.
Attached Images
  
__________________
2006 330i/ Monaco Blue/ ZSP/ ZPP/ I Drive/ Burl Walnut Trim/ Steptronic/ Xenon Adaptives/ Logic7/ CF Mirror Caps/ Matte Black Grills
Appreciate 0
      09-19-2012, 07:01 AM   #4
ken1137
Brigadier General
United_States
41

 
ken1137's Avatar
 
Drives: a slow 2009 e90 335i
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Chicago


Posts: 3,698
iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2009 e90 335i  [3.20]
Find a local fiberglass shop. They might be able to sand it down and rebuild the clear coat.
__________________

BMWCCA member
Appreciate 0
      09-19-2012, 10:37 AM   #5
mashimarho
BMW Genius
United_States
176

 
mashimarho's Avatar
 
Drives: e92 LCI 335i xDrive™
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Grand Rapids, michigan


Posts: 10,337
iTrader: (36)

Garage List
Thanks so far guys!
__________________

My Progress: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770326
Volk///ER///BMS///KW///VRSF///ARKYM///DD///CYBA///STOPTECH///BMW Performance ///
Appreciate 0
      10-02-2012, 10:57 PM   #6
Yodaime
Just a normal member.
Vietnam
54

 
Yodaime's Avatar
 
Drives: Banh Xeo
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Louisiana


Posts: 3,398
iTrader: (12)

Best way to get a clean fix is bring to body shop n they can add onto it and paint the whole thing and it'll look new but you lose the carbon fiber lookin goodness naooo!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by nrrm1127 View Post
My life is complete. Yodaime has commented on a post with my car in it.
Appreciate 0
      10-02-2012, 11:11 PM   #7
Doc K
Fleet Admiral ★★★★★
United_States
9

 
Doc K's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 325i SG
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Woodinville


Posts: 498
iTrader: (2)

Send a message via Skype™ to Doc K
Kind of ghetto, but I'd sand it down, epoxy it, and if it was still visible, I'd paint a black stripe down the very middle, wide enough to cover the damage.
Appreciate 0
      10-02-2012, 11:27 PM   #8
N55
Major
United_States
14

 
Drives: 2012 335IS E92
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Pittsburgh


Posts: 1,221
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
ehhh I would buy a new one. With all the time and money you will invest in trying to repair this, you will wish you just bought a new one from the beginning.
__________________
2008 335xi E90 Alpine White - Sold - 8/19/10 > 2011 335xi E90 Jet Black - Sold - 6/27/12 > 2012 335IS E92 Crimson Red - Current

Appreciate 0
      10-03-2012, 12:03 AM   #9
edirtaynine
Major General
61

 
Drives: e92
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SoCal


Posts: 6,093
iTrader: (0)

once cf cracks, it's not worth to repair. best way to fix it is by taking it off and putting on a new one. lol
__________________
e90post killed plastidip
Just say no to painted stock wheels

jm3as hooks it up
Appreciate 0
      10-03-2012, 06:57 AM   #10
mashimarho
BMW Genius
United_States
176

 
mashimarho's Avatar
 
Drives: e92 LCI 335i xDrive™
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Grand Rapids, michigan


Posts: 10,337
iTrader: (36)

Garage List
Thanks guys. I think I'll just leave it. It ain't THAT bad at all.
__________________

My Progress: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770326
Volk///ER///BMS///KW///VRSF///ARKYM///DD///CYBA///STOPTECH///BMW Performance ///
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:30 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST