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      07-15-2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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Unhappy Clear coat peeling from front bumper!!!

I've got a spot roughly the size of a quarter that's peeling from my front bumper.

Would there be a way to fix this, or is a full respray in order?

I've always had a problem with resprayed bumpers - they just don't seem as resilient to stone chips, bugs, etc. Is that something I'll need to worry about?

Any chance this would be covered under the factory warranty? I'm covered until August. I'm not sure what happened, but it seems to be growing in size.



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      07-15-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
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I would most certainly think it is covered as it does not look like a chip from stones or hitting it with a baseball bat. I would definitely show it to your dealer.
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      07-15-2012, 09:44 PM   #3
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Aside from the peeling clear coat, the rest of the front end looks great. I have a ton of nicks and damage from small rocks.

How many miles on your car?
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      07-15-2012, 10:18 PM   #4
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I had a very similar problem on my front bumper, except the peeling area was much wider - about a foot long, I'd guess. I went back and forth with the dealer about it for some time. They took pictures finally had to have a regional service guy come out to take a look at it. I guess he agreed that there was a defect and that the bumper needed a full respray, but also felt that I should be partially liable since there was some underside damage from scraping as well as stone chips. So he offered to have 1/3 covered by the region, 1/3 covered by the dealer, and 1/3 covered by me - $130, to be exact. I was annoyed that they basically admitted fault but didn't accept full liability, since regardless of any other damage, the bumper would have needed a full respray. But in the end I accepted the offer because I knew I wouldn't be able to get a good respray anywhere else for $130 (plus the BMW dealer contracts with the best body shop around). Anyway, maybe I could've fought it, but I frankly didn't feel like it as it took several months to even get that offer out of them. I got the car back last Friday and it looks great, so all's well that ends well I suppose. Plus they gave me a 535i loaner for the 8 days it took to do the job, so that's not bad. Good luck.
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      07-16-2012, 12:56 AM   #5
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Same issue here and to me BMW says no way, because of idiot importer delegate says to the BMW factory that these are from stone chips what is not true like we see here.

Here is another thread about it.
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655572
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      07-16-2012, 09:54 AM   #6
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Aside from the peeling clear coat, the rest of the front end looks great. I have a ton of nicks and damage from small rocks.

How many miles on your car?
~28k and counting.
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      07-26-2012, 06:53 PM   #7
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my car is peeling in two different spots on my front bumper, BMW didn't do shit under warranty. Luckily, mine is a lease : )
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