BMW 325i Grille Quick Fixes
The BMW 325i prides itself with its sleek and elegant image. One of the worst things that can mar its authoritative image is a damaged and worn out grille, more so for the BMW 325i as it known for its unique split grille. The grille is a part of the vehicle where the air is allowed to flow through. It is made of either two types of plastic: Styrene or ABS and is normally in front of the radiator to keep the engine's temperature cool at all times. Aside from its technical purpose, the grille also serves as a stylish filter for the air that goes into the vehicle. However, being in front makes the grille vulnerable to damages which can be hard to overlook. And BMW 325i grille replacements are quite expensive to replace. So hold on to your wallets and check out this few simple fixes first:
Being made of styrene or ABS plastics, the grilles can be repaired with just acrylic solvent cement or gap-filling cement, an applicator and a few minutes of your time. Make sure to let the cement cure for one to two days before driving as movements will cause the cement to deteriorate and fall off.
Paint scratches on the grill may seem trivial to some but it diminishes the polished look off of your BMW 325i. Dismiss trying to ignore it and do the repainting yourself. You do not need a professional to do this; all you need is sandpaper, a primer, an automotive paint with a flex additive and a few minutes of your time. After sanding off the scratch, put in the primer and base coat. Once this is done, carefully paint the grilles then finish off with a clear coat of paint.
Bug and grime residue
Dirty grilles are unavoidable. It comes with the territory of being in front. However, when left alone, the bug and grime residue not only becomes a frightening image but also damages your grille's paint. Do away with the muck by washing your grilles with a toothbrush or a soft dishwashing brush, warm water and liquid dishwashing soap. After rinsing thoroughly, let dry then apply bug and tar remover on stubborn stains. You can easily wipe them off after three minutes.
Dirty chrome grilles
For chrome grilles, removing stains and cleaning is a little different. The procedure requires a quick gentle washing with water and mild liquid soap. Scrubbing it with a brush will cause scratches, so to remove the grime, wipe it off using a microfiber rag. You can remove rust stains with a wet aluminum foil. To finish it off, apply a light coat of chrome polish to bring back the chrome grille's shine.