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Post by Sgr74 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:39 am

I’ve got a feeling that I’m not going to accidentally stumble upon a pair of aero skirts that are available for reasonable money, so I’ve decided I’m going to alter my standard ones. Is there anyone in the Fife or Lothian area that has aero skirts that I can get an mdf profile of. I just need a closer look at the shape. I promise I won’t damage anything.😁

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Post by Silva1 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:23 pm

If you can wait 2 months, you'll have a choice of cars attending the queensferry meet
I can get them for under 400 at my local dealers if that's of any use

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Post by Sgr74 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:52 pm

Silva1 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:23 pm
If you can wait 2 months, you'll have a choice of cars attending the queensferry meet
I can get them for under 400 at my local dealers if that's of any use
Who is your local dealer?

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Post by Silva1 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:45 pm

That would be telling :lol:

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Post by davros » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:59 pm

Hi Silva1, have you physically seen the aero skirts sitting on a shelf at your local dealers??

When I started searching a lot of dealers showed them in stock on their system but then found it was a discrepancy and had to cancel my order... :( :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Post by R60BBA » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:02 pm

Sgr74 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:39 am
I’ve got a feeling that I’m not going to accidentally stumble upon a pair of aero skirts that are available for reasonable money, so I’ve decided I’m going to alter my standard ones. Is there anyone in the Fife or Lothian area that has aero skirts that I can get an mdf profile of. I just need a closer look at the shape. I promise I won’t damage anything.😁
I wouldn’t recommend you modify the skirts.

Try Mark Mchgee at Douglas Park for discounted parts.
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Post by Sgr74 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:39 pm

R60BBA wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:02 pm
Sgr74 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:39 am
I’ve got a feeling that I’m not going to accidentally stumble upon a pair of aero skirts that are available for reasonable money, so I’ve decided I’m going to alter my standard ones. Is there anyone in the Fife or Lothian area that has aero skirts that I can get an mdf profile of. I just need a closer look at the shape. I promise I won’t damage anything.😁
I wouldn’t recommend you modify the skirts.

Try Mark Mchgee at Douglas Park for discounted parts.
They stopped making them in 2016. Nobody has them now. Not even overseas. Many have tried and failed. If I make an arse of mine, I’ll replace them.

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Post by R60BBA » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:48 pm

Sgr74 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:39 pm
R60BBA wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:02 pm
Sgr74 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:39 am
I’ve got a feeling that I’m not going to accidentally stumble upon a pair of aero skirts that are available for reasonable money, so I’ve decided I’m going to alter my standard ones. Is there anyone in the Fife or Lothian area that has aero skirts that I can get an mdf profile of. I just need a closer look at the shape. I promise I won’t damage anything.😁
I wouldn’t recommend you modify the skirts.

Try Mark Mchgee at Douglas Park for discounted parts.
They stopped making them in 2016. Nobody has them now. Not even overseas. Many have tried and failed. If I make an arse of mine, I’ll replace them.
Ahh that sucks...
Maybe get a second set of OEM skirts for cheap (from a breakers or something) and then modify those?
Then if it doesn’t work out you can always put your originals back on the car...
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Post by paulc_bkk » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:23 pm

I’m interested to see how this develops

I recently placed an order and paid, only to wait 4 weeks and be told they’re unavailable - and BMW Thailand told me that included checking the Asian warehouse supplies as well as Germany

Instead of a refund I put the amount paid towards an M bumper, but I still want aero skirts

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Post by Silva1 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:30 pm

Has this been a recent thing? I bought mines within the last 12 months

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Post by davros » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:29 pm

Silva1 wrote:
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Has this been a recent thing? I bought mines within the last 12 months
Yep, I spoke to a dealer last December and he told me I'd just missed out on his last set, which he'd sold 2 days prior. He checked with Germany and said they had no further stock and they'd been made NLA.
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Post by Silva1 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:35 am

davros wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:29 pm

Yep, I spoke to a dealer last December and he told me I'd just missed out on his last set, which he'd sold 2 days prior. He checked with Germany and said they had no further stock and they'd been made NLA.
In that case mines won't. I bought mines back in May time with zero issues. Guess that isn't the case now

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Post by Sgr74 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:48 am

So, the plan is to shape the cill on the car and take it off to paint it. My next question is how much does the cill need to flex to remove it, and what clips will break while removing it?

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Post by Wildfire » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:11 am

From what I remember they unbolt quite easily. But they are quite flexible once off the car. I wouldn't build it up with filler. I would look to expand it out with GRP. Although you may be better off making a mouldand making up GRP items as a whole.
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Post by MrPT » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:21 am

Is it thermoplastic? Just wondering if you could vac mould it out and then re-finish.
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