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      01-19-2015, 12:53 PM   #1
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My carbon spoiler and mirror covers.

Within a few days of getting my new car home I had a plan to personalize it just a bit. I first purchased an OEM rear spoiler. I removed the original spoiler by sawing with dental floss. It's not difficult but you need to be patient and it will use up a lot of floss! The most time consuming process is getting the old adhesive off of the trunk lid. I found the best way was to use your fingers and "roll" it off. Once you get it started it rolls off quite quickly and leaves no residue at all. I placed painters tape on either side of the work area to reduce the chance of marring the paint.

As far as installation, the OEM spoiler only properly fits one way on the trunk lid. The spoiler has an indent in the rear middle section and the base there sits on top of the flat of the trunk surface. The right and left outside sections have a tiny lip on the base which fits over the rounded rear edge of the trunk lid. It's subtle, but carefully placing the spoiler makes for an incredibly smooth and tight transition between the carbon fiber and the painted surface. You can feel the difference. And I've seen several spoilers that weren't done well. Take your time! Once I found the proper position I marked it with tape so I could find it again when I went to stick it down.







I sourced the mirror covers from RW Carbon. I wanted a less expensive version than OEM but I didn't want to order something from eBay overseas. They answered all my questions and shipped really fast. I couldn't be happier with the product. The weave and color of the carbon fiber is an exact match and the install was fast and painless. I just grabbed the mirror cap with my fingers and pulled straight off in a swift tug. Installation is easy and you can see the three main clips and multiple guides that hold it in place.




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Happy to hear you like the mirror covers! They look fantastic on the red car as well as the trunk spoiler. Perfect amount of contrast
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This looks great. Did the new wing come with adhesive already applied to it?
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Nice touch, looks great!
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This looks great. Did the new wing come with adhesive already applied to it?
Yes it did.
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Where did you pick yours up from? I found one at getbmwparts.com for $460, but also found it on eBay for 420 but it says it does not include the adhesive.
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Where did you pick yours up from? I found one at getbmwparts.com for $460, but also found it on eBay for 420 but it says it does not include the adhesive.
Having seen how intricate the fit is on the OEM spoiler is, I would NOT recommend buying one without the OEM adhesive in place.

I got mine from http://www.jmkbmwaccessories.com

They had a free shipping special over the recent holidays.
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Thanks! I just put in my order with them.
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Thanks! I just put in my order with them.
Cool! Be sure to post pics! Good luck!
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I'm really loving these mirror covers. I think they would look killer on Alpine White. Is it really as simple as just tugging of the stock ones and popping these on? I hate tugging on stuff because I'm always afraid it's going to break, crack, etc. Price looks pretty good on RW's site... hmm...
I just got my $500 BMW Car Club of America discount check from BMW NA and it needs to be spent.
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How do you become part of this car club? I want 500$ !
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I got my $500, too!

You have to be a BMW Club member...BEFORE you buy a car. If your asking now it's too late.
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Lol, damnit!
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My car is in production. I want the CF spoiler on my M235. Can you post some better pics?
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My car is in production. I want the CF spoiler on my M235. Can you post some better pics?
Ok then, some different angles. I hope you find them "better".











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Ok then, some different angles. I hope you find them "better".
You've got yourself an ass model there
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pics of the 993 4s!!
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Any plans for CF front lip and CF rear diffuser?
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pics of the 993 4s!!
Well, if you insist.

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Any plans for CF front lip and CF rear diffuser?
Not right away. Pretty pricey mods. And am concerned about the urban practicality of the front lip. It's my wife's DD.

For now, I'm pleased with the results.
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Well, if you insist.

Love it! Love the sound of the old air cooled engines. Had a 96 c2s way back when.
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Can you shoot a straight down pic of the corner from the top so I can see how it aligns with the trunk edge
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