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    Hi all - been a while since I was on - hope all are well.

    I have bought some paint to repaint a sun damaged rear bumper on my 318is coupe.

    Have searched, but can't find a DIY on how to remove the bumper bar.

    Any assistance, pics too, would be very much appreciated.

    Chris
     
     

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    i took my mouldings off on my last one i had . just got a chissel and chopped off the plugs and put new back in after . bmw sell them pence lol. i only did this cause i didnt know how to take the metal bit off. but it was easy enough t do. dont forget there is fixings inside the rear wheel arch that are screwed to the rear bumper this holds the corners up you will have to undo these before you pull it off. once all clips are off and screws from wheel arches the bumper pulls towards you slides off. be carefull to not let the corners drop to much as you can get cracks on the bends . make sure you key it well and prime before re spraying lightly coats and not too close .. be patient and you will get better results. if i was you i would really mask up and spray it on. as ive done this before to . lol
     
     

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    There's another thread on this here - 1994 E36 320i rear bumper removal
     
     

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    cheers joe theres always something out there lol
     
     

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    Some of the research I've done suggests the shocks which attach can be undone from inside the boot, others say need to remove the black plastic and undo the torque screws. What is best?
     
     

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    I always remove the lower plastic and undo the torx bolts. Be aware that sometimes they are allen key bolts instead....
     
     

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    Mine were torque had to go out and buy the bloody bit as all my tools were about 150 miles away from me but it is really simple to do just be careful with the plastic rivvets
     
     

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    thanks everyone, will send you before and after pics.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aus318is View Post
    thanks everyone, will send you before and after pics.
    Excellent. Keep us posted..

    You could also do a how to guide for us as well....
     
     

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