It is hard to understand why BMW doesn't do a better job engineering their side trunks on this model. My side trunks got scratched up as a result of the retractable lid cord mechanism coming out resulting in the side falling all the way to the ground. Though BMW did cover for the repainting of the left trunk lid, $400. by itself, they claimed the right lid wouldn't hit the ground. Well, it does under the right circumstance. Anyway, my point is that they would be better off doing a top open side trunk system. Or, a stronger restraining system than what is on there.
Anyway, I am looking for a self-installing clear protective skin for my trunks. I know BMW sells one, but it is pricey and still is supposed to be dealer installed. My service guy at the dealership suggested I find a place that does decals etc. on autos, etc., to see if I could find someone who could do this job. So far, no luck!