Headlight plastic grille surround repair

Discussion in 'E9 Projects and Restorations' started by E9Wayne, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. E9Wayne

    E9Wayne Member Site Donor $

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    okay, with the center grille project successfully done from last weekend (with appologies to Steve Armstrong for not executing this as well as he did) I noticed the passenger side headlight grille surround had a broken mount. So I removed it and inspected it this morning and noticed several of the mounting points had the plastic broken or cracked. With Gorilla Glue and some small washers in hand, I reinforced each of the mounting points, including the big one in the corner that was missing most of the plastic trim around 50% of the screw hole. I hope this keeps thing secure a little longer.

    Should we not commission a new batch of these grille surrounds to be made? I noticed a single side grille on ebay for close to $400!

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    teahead aka "Rob" Site Donor

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    Hi Wayne - good to see you are tackling your spring projects. If I remember correctly, Gary (M5bb) has been trying to get BMW to reproduce these for more than two years.
     
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    i think Gary has had one on order for over 4 years. in talking with Gary on Sunday he mentioned that BMW had promised to have some in May. neither he, nor I are holding our breath.
     

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