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      10-13-2020, 07:03 AM   #1
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Wrapping rear diffuser

Has anyone wrapped the rear diffuser? Iím contemplating a wrap versus replacing it in order to match the black lower area. I believe itíll cost about the same, $150-200. Please post a picture if youíve done it. Ty.
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Just some data: My (very competent) wrapper really didn't want to do it. He didn't give me a go-away price, but did say it would be really time consuming for its size with all the nooks and crannies of the design. He would do it if I insisted, but I have not pulled the trigger. Mine is the one with the NA tow package cutout, so getting pre-painted ready-to-install aftermarket replacement is tricky as well.
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Just some data: My (very competent) wrapper really didn't want to do it. He didn't give me a go-away price, but did say it would be really time consuming for its size with all the nooks and crannies of the design. He would do it if I insisted, but I have not pulled the trigger. Mine is the one with the NA tow package cutout, so getting pre-painted ready-to-install aftermarket replacement is tricky as well.
I wrapped my rear diffuser on my x6 In gloss black. Wasn't easy but I like it!

It's hard to see in this photo. I'll take some close up ones later.
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Wrapping rear diffuser

Thank you guys. Picking up the new X5 this weekend, so I need to make a decision because that bumper area just doesnít look right.
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      10-15-2020, 01:47 AM   #5
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I'm not a wrap professional..... but there's a couple reasons I think you should go with paint:

1) There are "negative" areas on the diffuser, which means the wrap would have to be "stretched in", versus "stretched out". I imagine this is why your wrapper was hesitant. I suspect the chance of failure is much higher.

2) you will never find an exact match for the area above the diffuser. It's not "black".... it's gray, and it's the only thing on the car that is that colr (weird, right?) Paint.... you can match exactly.

I would recommend you either have the diffuser painted grey to match the upper bumper area...... or just have them both painted whatever color you want.
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I painted mine so much better looking and easier.
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I got a black plastic diffuser through Amazon to replace the oddly sticking out white one for about $120 CAD.
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