Rear Panel

The Z3 M Roadster rear panel, which BMW calls the "Trunk Lid Cover" (P/N 51132496716), mounts the rear license plate,  and is fastened to the trunk lid with the license plate hardware and several sections of double-sided auto body tape; over time the tape can fail, resulting in an unsightly rear panel gap.  3M 06384 automotive tape is the correct thickness and width; after thoroughly removing the old tape and adhesive residue, preparing the mounting areas with 3M 06396 adhesive promoter is highly recommended.  Be advised that removing the protective red film on the 3M tape can be a pain-in-the-ass (PITA); I suggest using a good pair of tweezers to lift the red film.

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A plastic putty knife and PDI Adhesive Removal Pads or Goo Gone are great for removing the old tape.

 
3M 06384 Automotive Tape

3M 06384 Automotive Tape

3M 06396 Adhesive Promoter

3M 06396 Adhesive Promoter

Fine Point Tweezers

Fine Point Tweezers

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1.5" Plastic Putty Knife

1.5" Plastic Putty Knife

Goo Gone Adhesive Remover

Goo Gone Adhesive Remover

PDI Adhesive Removal Pads

PDI Adhesive Removal Pads