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PostSubject: Fitting new bonnet scoop   28th December 2009, 19:59

Father Christmas was very kind to me this year and got me the JCW carbon bonnet scoop. I am hoping to attempt to fit this tomorrow, with Dad's help, but I have next to no idea how to do it! Embarassed

So, I was wondering if anyone has done it themselves and could give me a few tips.

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   28th December 2009, 20:18

I swapped my bonnet scoop over for a chrome one. It isn't too tricky, if I remember correctly I think there is a screw to undo.

Once the screw has been undone, you will require a fair amount of effort to remove the old bonnet scoop, but be careful not to scratch or damage anything!. Half the plastic things the scoop attaches in to came out with the pegs on the scoop, the other peg holes stayed in the bonnet, which was a bit of a pain. In the end I just reused the existing plastic peg holes, and removed the new set from the new scoop to keep as spares, but depending on how things go, I suppose you could do things the other way around.

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 11:56

As the title suggests I have, more my Dad has than actually me, attempted to fit the JCW bonnet scoop to my car today - it's all gone wrong! Sad

First, we managed to snap one of the moulded sections on the back of the pepper white scoop getting it off.

We then worked out how to get all of the pegs to the right sections on the new scoop, only to find two of them not fitting into the holders on the car.

Then pulled it off to see why it wasn't fitting together and two of the moulded sections on the back of the jcw scoop have broken into tiny pieces, so the pegs aren't connected to the scoop at all! Sad

I'm just after a bit of advice from anyone that has done this themselves, and if anyone has a miracle fix that they would like to share with me. Otherwise it's another £135 for a new one!

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 11:59

sorry can't help Nik, hope you sort it, I'm sure someone will have done it and know the answer Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 11:59

I hope so, I'm all sad now! It looked so simple - next time I will pay BMW prices!
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 12:01

I guess it's knowing the knack how to do it rather than following instructions Suspect

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 13:00

Sorry to hear it hasn't gone so well Sad Unfortunately I don't really have anything else to add, the only issue I had was some of the plastic raw plug/holder type things on the bonnet came out with the plugs, but that was easily fixed, I took the raw plug thingies off the pegs and put them back in to the bonnet.

I'll keep my fingers crossed you manage to get it sorted!
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 15:29

Sorry to hear that Nik - good luck
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 15:30

Thanks, I have no idea what to do now though! Do I stick it on? Or do I buy another one?
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 15:33

mmmm not sure Nik, I don't mind having a look if you're this way, if mine I'd try to fix it rather than pay for another Smile

Still think the lugs etc have gone brittle to the heat from the turbo Suspect

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 15:37

I don't know, its the new one that has the broken lugs - and only two out of all of them have broken. Someone has suggested no more nails - which I'm considering as it's only one side that has broken. Although when it comes to selling the car, it will have to stay on it I presume.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 15:43

I'm sure there is a way Nik, without seeing it's hard to say Suspect

Not sure no more nails will work but there is another similar to that called Extreme

http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=20001&partNumber=692332&c_3=3%7Ccat_14115016%7CTapes+and+decorating+accessories%7C14115019&c_2=2%7Ccat_14046972%7CPaint+accessories%7C14115016&c_1=1%7Ccategory_root%7CDecorating%7C14046972

it's meant to stick anything to anything whereas No More Nails won't....

or could try superglue, again there are a lot of different ones that stick different things.....

not sure about getting it off if sold but I would think with a Stanley Knife it could be removed Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 15:48

Thanks Dave, theres a photo below which shows you the broken ones, on the right top corner and top middle.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 16:00

if it's the new one that broken can't you say it was like it when you got it

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 16:03

I could do, but thats naughty!! I do have someone looking into my options for me though. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 16:06

I'd think if it broke that easy did it have a hairline crack or has someone already tried & taken it back Question

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 16:07

I hadn't even thought of that, my friend who I got it from is looking into what he can for me - fingers crossed I can get it sorted!
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 16:10

OK, if he can't sort it I'm sure we can fix it though Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 16:11

Thanks Dave, I'm feeling more hopeful now. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 17:12

Get this to cheer yourself up:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160384206483&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 17:19

Ohhh! Good find Paul - wrong bodykit and wheels though!












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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 18:31

Hi Nicola,

I left a reply on TotalMINI with a link to some Body Kit Glue Just in case you missed it:

http://www.waysideadhesives.com/Body-Kit-and-Spoiler-Adhesive--28_list.php

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 18:33

Thanks Mike! I'm gonna wait and see what my friend can do and then will resort to glueing it. Thank you though. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 18:40

nikola wrote:
Thanks Mike! I'm gonna wait and see what my friend can do and then will resort to glueing it. Thank you though. Smile

I stuck a Spoiler onto a Corsa with this stuff it is good, only thing is mask up around where you use it it is a pig to get off once it has cured. If you want to try the Tape let me know I have 10 meters of the stuff - it is used for fitting badges and chrome mouldings. I stuck some mirror covers to my old Corsa with it and it was like manure to a duvet Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new bonnet scoop   29th December 2009, 18:42

My roof spoiler is only glued on and that's been fine at 70mph (the legal limit) Very Happy

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