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Offline John F

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Protective Bumper Film Golf 7.5 vs 7
« on: 06 June 2018, 09:36 »
Hi, my GTI 7.5 is arriving at the end of the month. I want to put a clear protective film on the rear bumper, and have been looking for a genuine VW part on eBay (I have bought two before from eBay for two different VW Tourans over the years, and been very happy with the ease of fitting and protection they provide to the paintwork).

My question is whether anyone knows if the mark 7 part will fit correctly, or is there genuinely a new mark 7.5 part?

Searching on eBay I see part number 5G0061197 on many offers for the mark 7 clear rear bumper film.

Then I see offers claiming to be for mark 7.5 (2017) facelift Golf, but the pics also show the same part number.

Searching the VW UK website only shows door sill film protectors, and nothing for the rear bumper, unless I am missing it.

Offline SRGTD

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Re: Protective Bumper Film Golf 7.5 vs 7
« Reply #1 on: 06 June 2018, 10:09 »
This one specifically states it’s for the mk7.5 Golf;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Genuine-Volkswagen-VW-Golf-Mk7-5-2017-Rear-Bumper-Protector-5G0061197B-404/3009424638

I’d be surprised if it’s different to the mk7 bumper protector. AFAIK the tailgate design is the same for the mk7 and 7.5 GTI, so the profile of the horizontal section of the rear bumper that the protective film is attached to should also be the same.

You could always check with the parts department of your local VW dealer.
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Re: Protective Bumper Film Golf 7.5 vs 7
« Reply #2 on: 07 June 2018, 16:30 »
Thanks, I will check before buying. Car due at end of the month. Getting impatient now!

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Re: Protective Bumper Film Golf 7.5 vs 7
« Reply #3 on: 14 June 2018, 11:51 »
I managed to find the correct part on eBay, and ordered it from Germany (autohaus-voege). Should arrive next week, so a week or so before my GTI is delivered.

The part number is 5g0061197b. The b on the end makes all the difference in finding the mk 7.5 part.

I will post a pick once installed if anyone is interested.

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Re: Protective Bumper Film Golf 7.5 vs 7
« Reply #4 on: 13 January 2019, 20:28 »
Hi @ John F
Six months on I just wondered how this bumper protector has held up? Has it faded/discoloured/curled at the edges?
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Re: Protective Bumper Film Golf 7.5 vs 7
« Reply #5 on: 20 March 2019, 22:15 »
Just an update on this if anyone is looking at this for a Mk7.5.

VW code shows the B suffix for a 7.5 but the Mk 7 version without the suffix is identical. Just bought this from Parts Depot on Ebay for £19.99 incl P&P. Genuine original VW kit using proper 3M vinyl and fits perfectly.

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Re: Protective Bumper Film Golf 7.5 vs 7
« Reply #6 on: 21 March 2019, 08:25 »
Just an update on this if anyone is looking at this for a Mk7.5.

VW code shows the B suffix for a 7.5 but the Mk 7 version without the suffix is identical. Just bought this from Parts Depot on Ebay for £19.99 incl P&P. Genuine original VW kit using proper 3M vinyl and fits perfectly.


Is this applied to the top flat horizontal surface stopping short of the outer edge or does it fold over the rounded edge onto the vertical face protecting the corner?


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Re: Protective Bumper Film Golf 7.5 vs 7
« Reply #7 on: 21 March 2019, 10:59 »
I have 5G0061197 installed on my 7.5 GTi from new and it fit no problem. I didn’t even realise that there is a “B” version. I don’t have a pic but I’ll try and get on and post it up.

Yes, it does extend over the lip of the bumper ever so slightly to offer some protection. I paid a lot more than £20 for it too so that’s a bargain price.
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