I have cracked my wing and discovered that there is glue under the wing as if it has been repaired before. The garage I bought the car from is claiming that it is factory fitted and that BMW use glue to fit wings when they build the cars.

I would like to know if this is true or if the garage I bought the car from are trying to avoid paying for the repair or not can some one confirm please?

I have posted on google groups too but wanted to see if I could get a quicker response here.


  • Sorry but the edit made is not correct i did not mention any spoiler damage in my question, it is the passenger side front wing.
    – Mr. Mr.
    Nov 6 '13 at 18:07
  • I made a slight change that seems to fit better with your intent. Let me know if that looks like what you expected. Also, welcome to the site!
    – Bob Cross
    Nov 6 '13 at 18:49
  • Sounds like foreign terminology to a Brit like me, but to be clear it is the panel above the wheels. Thanks for the welcome :-)
    – Mr. Mr.
    Nov 6 '13 at 19:14
  • Can you post a photo to help eliminate any terminology differences?
    – mikes
    Nov 6 '13 at 22:16

Manufacturers do sometimes use epoxy resin (or something like that) to attach spoilers and fenders. Mostly because it doesn't require drilling, which is a weak spot where rust can start to form, but also to form a nice aerodynamic seal. But then, you can never trust a secondhand car dealer and it may be that they had stuck on a wing/fender that had come off.

Update: the glue BMW uses is called BetaLink.

  • Ok, so when i say wing i mean the panel in front of the doors, are those called spoilers or am i mistakenly calling it a wing?
    – Mr. Mr.
    Nov 6 '13 at 18:09
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    @MrGray isn't talking about the spoiler, he's talking about the front fender.
    – Bob Cross
    Nov 6 '13 at 18:48

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