Headlight lenses.

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  1. 12 Aug 2019 at 7:13 PM #21
    m3rosco

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    BMW quote the same part number whether a 316i with halogen lights, or an m3 with Xenons.
     
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  4. 12 Aug 2019 at 8:34 PM #24
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    Don’t ask for a price on the gutter trim/rear side window rubber... :suicide:

    Replacing exterior trims is adding up big time but needed to compliment the paint.
     
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    Looking into the group buy and logistics of it all today. Will be able to post up details once I know more.
     
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    magnetti marelli make lights/lens' and many other parts for loads of car manufacturers.

    The facelift rear lights I fitted to my Audi S3 were magnetti marelli, had them for £100 less because I got them from eurowagens not audi and they didn't have a little audi emblem on the backs (which you can't see when fitted anyway!)
     
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    Have you tried treating rubber parts with gummi pflege? works wonders, usually the first thing I do on my cars when I buy them... go around all the rubber seals and trims with it, really brings it back to life.

    If your referring to the trim pieces that are chrome on non-m sport cars that can be made like new by a skilled detailer with the right kit... cheaper than the obscene amounts bmw quote for new parts!!!!! Is it called shadowline trim??
     
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    Thanks.
    Mine have perished and split on the pax side, too far gone for gummi pflege I’m afraid.
    That’s good stuff btw. I’ve used it a lot over the years. And yes it’s known as shadow line.
     
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    I am waiting on a reply from Marelli for a time scale for delivery. Expecting a reply tomorrow as they can be quite slow replying.

    Assuming there is no issue with availability then cost will be £110 delivered.
     
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    UPDATE

    Marelli aren’t planning to make more of these and apparently have very little stock. I can get 7 sets atm but I am trying all of my contacts to see if there are more available.

    If I can get 7 people who want them I will order them. When adding names please PM to arrange payment. Please remember I have supplied most of the forum with these, work in the trade and have a very good reputation so you can buy with confidence.

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    So what does that mean in practice? BMW have switched to another OEM supplier?
     
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    It means you have a chance to buy some OEM headlight lenses from a trusted seller at a discounted price.
     
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    £38 per side from C3BMW, plus £6 post. Can you beat that price in your group buy?
     
  16. 14 Aug 2019 at 11:57 PM #36
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    it states "from" £38 and the the saloon/touring is £62 - just check they send OEM
     
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    I've just been through the order process, £81.95 delivered for Marelli Coupe/Vert lenses.

    Before I place the order I'm going to try polishing them tomorrow with a DA and compound.
     
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    I wish I had stocked up when GSF were doing Bosch ones for £22!!!!
     
  19. 15 Aug 2019 at 6:09 AM #39
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    Not much point tbh. I would check availability before ordering with them though. If they don’t hold them in stock then I can’t imagine they would still do the price as I know how much they cost and if they try and order direct then they can’t atm.
     
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    Are these group buy ones for xenon or halogen lights?
     

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