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AU335
06-07-2007
Hey guys, just took off my amber reflectors yesterday and made the swap to the painted ones. I first tried the hair dryer and box cutter method but it was way to time consuming and it was difficult to get in a good position behind the bumper without taking the wheel off. So here is what i did...
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By jeanchristophele on 06-13-2008, 06:58 PM
wth i have gp thunder 8500k can someone tell me why it doesnt look like that in the pictures or is it just camera lighting?
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By 335i_Coupe on 06-16-2008, 06:05 PM
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Where can you buy Goo Gone?
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By AU335 on 06-16-2008, 06:20 PM
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wth i have gp thunder 8500k can someone tell me why it doesnt look like that in the pictures or is it just camera lighting?
Its the camera man. Different cameras/settings show the lights differently.
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By AU335 on 06-16-2008, 06:20 PM
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Where can you buy Goo Gone?
Walmart/autozone/ect.
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By me92 on 06-16-2008, 06:32 PM
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i did it too. really easy. took me 2 mins only

here is what i used!!

mirror did the big job!!
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By iamvietness on 06-17-2008, 09:47 AM
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i did it too. really easy. took me 2 mins only

here is what i used!!

mirror did the big job!!
what did you do with the mirror? stare at yourself after the 2 min job?
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By Appropriate on 06-17-2008, 01:43 PM
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if i were to just remove the reflectors...do i have to add the colored ones like you or will it look fine with just the reflectors removed?
Yeah, it will look AWESOME... plus you will get extra cooling to the brakes.
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By me92 on 06-17-2008, 01:49 PM
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what did you do with the mirror? stare at yourself after the 2 min job?
have you ever done this method? do it.. you will know how it helps?

my car is lowered, and i didnt jack it up.. i basically turned the wheel 1 side. but there's not enough room to stuck my head in that little gap.

if you have done it. you know the trick is to suck a flat head screwdriver into the gap, twist it. then it's off (if you have applied enough amount of googone and waited for a couple mins) .. its VERY easy and VERY fast.

i basically applied googone on both side, then sit back and have a smoke. then get a flathead and the mirror, slide in the mirror so you can see FROM INSIDE, suck the flathead in the gap, twist it..DONE.
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By me92 on 06-17-2008, 02:00 PM
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if i were to just remove the reflectors...do i have to add the colored ones like you or will it look fine with just the reflectors removed?

u can do it

but it's fugly
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By amarb on 06-23-2008, 10:16 PM
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removing the reflector

I need to take my orange reflectors off but have been looking for the easiest way. Im kind of scared going the goop off way. I wanted to know what the two allen key spots are for on the inside of the bumper that feel like they are connected to the reflector. Im thinkin about unscrewing them but dont want to end up taking my bumper off. Just want to know if they actually are connected to the reflectors. any help would be great.

thanks
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By Tmac911 on 06-23-2008, 11:41 PM
i tried this method for 30min and didnt work... and it smells bad too LMFAO
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By me92 on 06-26-2008, 01:28 AM
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i tried this method for 30min and didnt work... and it smells bad too LMFAO
lol.. took me 2 mins. worked like a charm
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By N54YO on 06-26-2008, 03:09 AM
For me, I just heat it up, then use my thumbs to push it out. Very easy and none of the mess.
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By pwdrskr on 06-26-2008, 04:53 PM
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Where does one get the painted inserts to replace the reflectors?
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By J. Diddy on 06-30-2008, 03:42 PM
Is there a thread in here burried on how to remove them? I keep reading about having a hard time getting at the reflectors because of the wheels and I'm confused. Is there access to the back of the refletor from inside the wheel well? Does anything have to be removed?
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By simp0man on 07-15-2008, 09:20 PM
You just angle your wheel to give you enough space to pry it open. It needs a little knudge but once you start peeling it, it comes off easy. The tape is the enemy. Another tip. With that being in the simillar category of oranging out. Here is an idea, I did it myself. If you can get your front turn signal, try spray painting them with heat resistant paint of silver. It helps clear it when it isn't on giving you that clean look and also keep the functionality of the signal. I notice since I painted the bulb the orange isn't over powering the headlights. The orange should be second to the head lights.
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By darkphantom on 07-19-2008, 05:14 PM
lol I got a was a blowdryer....kept heating the inside, and just SLOWLY pushed the reflector out. Free and easy if you do it slow enough. you can hear the tape giving way when you're pushing it in. pretty easy from then on.
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By RyBMW on 07-20-2008, 12:04 AM
I just removed the amber reflectors using Goo Gone. I tried without Goo Gone at first but it seemed impossible without putting dimples on the bumper.
Thanks for the DIY.
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By WCM3 on 09-17-2008, 01:29 PM
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Did this over the weekend. At first I didn't think anything was happening but then I got it started moving. Had puddles of goo gone under the bumper at the end. The shitty part was taking all the old adhesive from the old reflector off the bumper. Then the new reflector fell right into place. Thanks for the DIY and bavarianx for the reflectors!
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By FizADED on 09-24-2008, 11:24 PM
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Thnx for the info

just got my e92 last week and the first thing i wanted to change was the fugly reflectors. im so glad that i found this forum and thank you for the easy directions.
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By KingKye on 09-29-2008, 04:05 PM
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Last edited by KingKye; 09-30-2008 at 02:54 PM.
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By Unky on 11-23-2008, 07:03 AM
Where exactly are you guys getting these colored reflectors?
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