I have to admit, I am a little frustrated in myself with this trunk bin project. I didn't have one, so I picked this one up from another member. We worked together on an acceptable price, but in reality I now believe I over paid for this bin. My frustration is NOT with the seller. I went into this heads up. Rather, it is mostly with BMW - this bin is nothing more than some chipboard cut into a shape and riveted together. That it lasted this long is a miracle. But once the "faux leather skin" on the chipboard gets scuffed, torn, or scratched, it is permanently damaged.If you take the white trim pieces off and spray it inside and out with SEM storm grey it will look new(ish)
Hello Ajay,Stephen what did u use to fix the broken ears on the tool kit? The part on top with 2 screws that mount it into the trunk? Both of mine have the ears busted off. was going to try epoxy putty but yours looks clean.
I'd be happy to send you some pieces of the tool kit plastic for you to use if you'd like/need. I still have quite a bit of my donor shell. Let me know.Thanks Stephen. Very helpful. I am doing a similar repair while using the powder +super glue then sanding and preparing to paint. I need to find a donor piece of plastic or some ears for the tool kit to do the surgery.
Indeed! I was thinking about making one out of heavy leather. It sure would be rewarding after playing around with this chipboard piece for a while. My only hesitation is that I'd want to take apart/open up the original one to use as an accurate template. But I don't think that will be too much love loss. I think I saw someone else's beautiful coupe that had some skillfully stitched leather work in the trunk in lieu of the "elephant skin" around the wheel wells. I could try that detail as well - it was quite nice.that (was) is indeed a silly bin , not BMW worth . I hope they fired at least that engineer
Hi Chris,The repair made famous by Murray aka Blue Max was to cut small pieces of Aluminum and adhere with JBWeld on the backside, then fill in the missing plastic with more JB. When cured dremel and sand then paint.
Thanks Chris. I will try anything at this point. You may not remember but we met a few months back at Mike P's old place in Costa mesa when I was admiring your beautiful coupe. You & I have a common friend in the Los Alamitos area. That friend has helped me immensely on my car. Great guy.The repair made famous by Murray aka Blue Max was to cut small pieces of Aluminum and adhere with JBWeld on the backside, then fill in the missing plastic with more JB. When cured dremel and sand then paint.