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Old 05-02-2017, 07:37 PM
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Let us know what Rick says. A few ppl have asked me over PM too. I'm not sure what ever came of it. Perhaps he does still make them.

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Old 05-03-2017, 10:18 AM
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So, I'm reading back over this long thread prior to having mine painted. Although mine has sat since the original order, leaching out the mold release agent, it appears a body shop will need to clean it to remove the release agent, prime, then paint BMW titan 354 before I mount it using the existing 5 screw and adding 3 M8s [with rubber washers] to the front, perhaps also using 3m double sided tape for a clean seal on the front. Anything else to keep in mind from those who have had it mounted a couple of years? Finally, the plasti dip option: anyone do it, and if so how has it held up and does the Plasti Dip aluminum color match up at all with BMW titan 354? Thx in advance.
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Old 05-04-2017, 05:33 PM
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Rig, I've got a Titanium painted one (TMV's actually, the one that is on the front of his X5 thats been shown few times in this thread), which was the one that was used as the template for all these replicas, AND I have my original which I had painted Kalahari Beige to match my X5 paint. I MUCH prefer the Kalahari Beige painted one since it matches my body panels.
I have the silver one on now for the last few months but everytime I look at it, it just seems to not match the X5 as well as the beige painted... SO IF you have a lighter color (basically anything other than black) then think of getting the deco skid plate painted the same color as the vehicle body is... its a nice compliment.

so you can compare pics in the first post and you can see a beige on beige body vs a silver on beige body. See first post.

OH and forget about using the 3M tape to hold it perfect to the bumper... it wont last/happen. the replicas are softer than the factory material and even the factory does not mate exactly with the shape of the front bumper curves. I have two factory skid plates and a replica so I have a good comparison basis. Its not even noticeable how little gap there is really when you're standing in front, or hell driving BY the front of the vehicle. So dont worry about a little gap. its so shaded in the spots where it attaches, it will be fine.

I"ve not plasti-dipped mine, mine is still replica black finish. so I can't offer any advise on the release agent portion...
I may end up selling my replica since I have two factory plates, BUT I have to say this replica seems to be built better than the factory... so one day I may have to get it painted/installed.
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:49 PM
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Anyone still has theirs and willing to trade for cash?
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Old 04-22-2019, 11:33 AM
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If you wish, contact the guy who is making them. check first post for his details. He may have a few more sitting around.
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Old 04-22-2019, 01:53 PM
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If anyone has one for sale, PM me!
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Me too

If anyone has an extra PM me as well.
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Old 04-04-2020, 12:38 AM
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I thought a few ppl were selling theirs.
So keep hope alive.


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Sometimes she doesnt like how i treat her and sometimes i dont like how she behaves.
BUT at the end of the day, she loves it when I am inside her.

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Old 05-31-2021, 06:58 PM
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well, I sold the Mother of replicas today to a local e53 owner. just left with my (spare) replica skid plate now (first replica Rick made). it still looks nice, but I should probably sell it off instead of letting it collect dust.
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Old 07-03-2021, 01:45 AM
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I am in the lookout for one. Pls let me onow if it gets sold
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