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      07-07-2012, 04:11 PM   #10
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Drives: 2011 M3
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West Springfield, MA

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Originally Posted by PhillyNate View Post
I love the way the M3 looks, OBVIOUSLY. I always thought with very pronounced side gills and very subtle rear spoiler that it looked a little "busy". Not bad, just slightly overcooked. Without the spoiler somehow the car comes off clean with the right amount of accents IMHO.
What did you use to clean up the glue without harming your paint?
I used "Goo Gone" automotive formula with some cotton gauze and a small hard plastic spatula. Takes a bit of work depending on how much residue is left after you remove the lip. I used a plastic trim tool to "chisel" the lip off after applying painters tape to the surrounding parts of the car.

This method did leave some very faint scratches in the clear coat but I didn't care since I was installing the new piece. It wasn't anything that couldn't be easily buffed out with some rubbing compound and an orbital polisher, however.

Easier if you let the Goo Gone really soak into the foam tape residue.
Audi S6 * Audi S3 * Porsche Cayman GTS
--Former BMW M3 owner

Last edited by LarThaL; 07-07-2012 at 06:01 PM.