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Hello all,
I have recently purchased a US Spec e28 M5 and I absolutely love it. I was wondering if anyone on here had any tricks for flattening out the rubber that shrouds the metal bumpers on these cars. Over time the rubber seems to deform and "cup" if you will. You can see it in pics of my car located here: www.llarian.net/~gomer/gallery/album03
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I had the same problem and the method mentioned to me was to use a wet towel and a clothes iron. Moisten the towel and lay it down on the plastic (I made sure the towel was thick and folded), and iron the towel. Be careful not to melt the trim, of course, but this is obvious. Just take care, heat slowly, and dont do it too long. The grain structure of the plastic is deforming due to UV radiation primarily, so ironing the plastic (heating it actually) will flatten it out. I tried this and it worked, but a year later, the trim is once again warped. We have more UV up here in Colorado at 6500ft, but lower altitudes might take to this method better.
 
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