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      12-16-2017, 07:50 PM   #1
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Question Guess it was a bird?

Any tips on how to repair this?....It seems to have gotten bleached out by something....Thks!:
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      12-16-2017, 09:11 PM   #2
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Any tips on how to repair this?....It seems to have gotten bleached out by something....Thks!:
Bird poo is VERY toxic to automotive paint. I learned this years ago when my wife let the stuff sit on the paint for a couple (maybe more; I was at sea) weeks and it left an ugly discoloured area. That said you can try buffing it out but you may end up having to replace the pieces.
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      12-17-2017, 09:34 PM   #3
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looks like someone with toxic spit?! take a buffer to it...probably finishing compound
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      12-18-2017, 10:48 PM   #4
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Good idea's

Thanks for the reply's!!
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      12-21-2017, 08:22 AM   #5
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Because of the matte finish on those B pillars, I'd think twice before hitting them with a machine and compound/polish.

Personally I'd be very inclined to try chemical or non-abrasive means before resorting to abrasives, lest you change the appearance of the finish permanently.

You could try clay or synthetic clay mitts, some APC (with a water rinse) on microfiber, a non-abrasive pre-wax "cleaner" (something like the old Zymol HD Cleanse or P21S paintwork cleanser come to mind) and such.

I haven't faced this particular challenge, but I had decided to machine polish/compound the matte B pillars on my E39 to remove oxidation and ended up with "semi-gloss". In my situation, I expected this, but that may not be what you're after.
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Because of the matte finish on those B pillars, I'd think twice before hitting them with a machine and compound/polish.

Personally I'd be very inclined to try chemical or non-abrasive means before resorting to abrasives, lest you change the appearance of the finish permanently.

You could try clay or synthetic clay mitts, some APC (with a water rinse) on microfiber, a non-abrasive pre-wax "cleaner" (something like the old Zymol HD Cleanse or P21S paintwork cleanser come to mind) and such.

I haven't faced this particular challenge, but I had decided to machine polish/compound the matte B pillars on my E39 to remove oxidation and ended up with "semi-gloss". In my situation, I expected this, but that may not be what you're after.
I think it'll be fine with a machine polish. Those pieces are solid plastic, nothing but more black plastic underneath.
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I think it'll be fine with a machine polish. Those pieces are solid plastic, nothing but more black plastic underneath.
Oh - plastic? I'm thinking of past BMWs where it's metal so maybe it's not a big deal.

For clarity - I was not cautioning against going through the finish, but changing it to something more glossy than it originally was.

All that being said, if it's truly plastic, with colour all the way through, I'd definitely use APC or degreaser and a microfiber cloth or fine brush first.
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I think it'll be fine with a machine polish. Those pieces are solid plastic, nothing but more black plastic underneath.
Oh - plastic? I'm thinking of past BMWs where it's metal so maybe it's not a big deal.

For clarity - I was not cautioning against going through the finish, but changing it to something more glossy than it originally was.

All that being said, if it's truly plastic, with colour all the way through, I'd definitely use APC or degreaser and a microfiber cloth or fine brush first.
Good point, I would bet it would make shinier. Just do the other side too so they match
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If none of the above works, how about just wrapping them in some vinyl wrap? Matte finish if you want to keep the same look or get gloss black to look more like msport pillars. Materials for this should be ~$10.
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B-Pillers

If I ordered a couple new ones for that side, that is what there called?......Are they relatively easy to take off?.....Thx!
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Should be #14 on here.

You just need to figure out what yours is.
My guess is the first one, the rest are gloss black

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=51_7922


If you try to rub or polish it will get glossy.
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I would try with the least aggressive polish first.
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      02-20-2018, 11:01 PM   #13
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Pretty sure you’ll need to wrap or repaint to fix this.
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      02-20-2018, 11:14 PM   #14
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Any update??
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Any update??
i was thinking of wrapping mine in carbon fiber vinyl?
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Changed it out

Bought a new piller cover, once I figured out how it came off, no problem!
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