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Old 09-02-2012, 04:02 PM
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Default M bonnet side gills

removed mine today to refurbish,

attached by one screw and plastic clips,








the plastic clips (51138399231) are £3.16 each and if not stocked by dealer need to be ordered in packs of 10!
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:11 PM
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the chrome section is held in place by four plastic wedges
which are very brittle part number 51132495559 £1.75 each from dealers








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Old 09-02-2012, 05:28 PM
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Scotch padded the surface to provide key for a couple of coats of black satin spray,






washed and polished chrome with Maguiars NXT metal polish and cotton bud for internal corners removed any dirt,


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Old 09-02-2012, 07:29 PM
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Thanks for the details Dave, I've got all the parts "with spares" for the side gills from BMW and waiting for the sunny days to remove it someday :)
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Great writeup dave. Mine are filthy. You have just persuaded me to sort mine out, when it gets warmer.
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Nice!! Any tips on how to restore/replace the colored stripes of the ///M badges on these?!
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Nice!! Any tips on how to restore/replace the colored stripes of the ///M badges on these?!
Here's one option:
http://neverdone.bigcartel.com/produ...pe-replacement
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Genius!! Thanks!!
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The small were wedges broken on mine, so used some small cable ties to hold the fin in place.
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