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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 04-20-2016, 01:30 PM   #1
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best place for oem or aftermarket side skirts?

Howdy all!

My M3 has aftermarket side skirts that I like in design but has a *serious* flaw. They are fiberglass instead of plastic or other materials, so I literally cannot keep the paint on them intact. The car is in for the second time in a year to have them repainted as the paint will bubble up and away from the fiberglass. My shop has done everything they can, but just cannot keep the paint down and it will no doubt bubble up again.

I see I can get OEM side skirts from ECS, but not finding too many other options. Any suggestions of best place for OEM or look at possible new aftermarket? Umnitza doesnt have side skirts, and ECS is only OEM.

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Old 04-20-2016, 03:13 PM   #2
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I would buy used skirts from an m3 and paint those
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:42 PM   #3
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I used BMW PNPC to find the best price for new primed rocker panels (side skirts). Showed that Husker Parts had the best price at $168.63 to my door. I only bought the passenger side, previous owner cracked it when putting on a lift. You should download and use BMW PNPC.
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Old 04-27-2016, 09:23 PM   #4
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Sounds like a surface prep issue.

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