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thefys 11-04-2007 01:51 AM

3M or Avery SIlver trim for Sedan Black Mouldings DIY
 
3m Trim or Avery ?

Hey Guys,

Somebody mentioned that there was a better match to the 3M Silver tape (3M ScotchCAL ElectroCut Satin Aluminum 7125-120) so I ventured to find out....

I just came back from my local printshop in Vancouver and went through all the Avery swatch cards. It seems the perfect match for my Titanium Silver 2002 325xi is this:

High Performance Opaque Series Averygraphics
Silver Shimmer A9069-O (Pantone 877C)
unpunched, 15" x 30 feet (30 feet = 10 yards)

link to product : https://www.harborsales.net/
ENter this in teh search query: A9069OA

It even matches the metallic particles in the car paint. Only difference is in the amount of clear coats, the car's paint job has much more clear (thus shinier). The tint is identical though and the avery does have a gloss coat. I'm going to order a bunch from the local shop and see what happens.

Disclaimer, I have never been able to find the 3M tape to compare
Yanni

thefys 11-04-2007 02:32 AM

Remove Moulding Trim and Apply Avery tape [Picts!]
 
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So I removed the mouldings today. See pix below for suggestions on cleaning and closeups for applying the Avery tape with strategic cuts.

Here's the original thread :
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ldings+3m+trim

This is a good link if you need to order parts:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...65&hg=51&fg=20

I broke 5 clips but had picked up 10 from my dealer. Err, I mean stealer.

I cleaned the mouldings with a bleach based cleaner to make sure they are free from any oil and dirt. It worked very well

I followed member's advice on using soapy water prior to application. This didn't work very well for my purposes. I tried one moulding application without soap and it worked so much better that I removed and re-applied the first 3 mouldings originally done with soapy water.

thefys 11-04-2007 03:06 AM

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more pix

PhillyKatBMW 11-05-2007 09:32 AM

oooo...i need to do this...post pics when they are on the car :)

Crazedcat 11-05-2007 09:45 AM

Nice DIY w/photos...keep 'em coming!

bimmer nation 11-05-2007 07:30 PM

i did my whole trim and shiftknob and everything that was woood in my car piano black it looks amazing i will post pics soon still trying to put my car back together

thefys 11-16-2007 03:54 AM

Pictures of Mouldings / trunk lid with Avery Tape
 
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thefys 11-16-2007 03:55 AM

Pictures of Mouldings / trunk lid with Avery Tape
 
I think this is a near flawless match. There is one photo without flash as well for a comparison.

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/IMG_1572.jpg
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/IMG_1574.jpg
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http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/IMG_1546.jpg
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...IMG_1548-1.jpghttp://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/IMG_1548.jpg
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/IMG_1547.jpg
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thefys 11-16-2007 04:08 AM

Go here to see how to remove the trunk lid (sort of a 1/2 DIY)

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...75#post6921575

Krazee 11-16-2007 09:13 AM

Great Job!!!! :bow:

Can't wait to do this. But I may try to get a full fit on the trim by taking off those White Clips first then applying the tape then snap those back in to hold the tape.

I wonder how well this tape holds up if I use it to BRA the front of my car... LOL

Cheaper then buying clear 3m tape I think.

Thanks again for the DYI and pics!!!! I will post mine when I finish.

dirsh 11-16-2007 02:43 PM

wow that match looks great!
My trunk handle is broken and I bought a new one but i've been waiting to get it painted. I might just install it now with tape till I can get it painted.
thanks!

andy_bee 11-16-2007 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thefys (Post 6850233)
3m Trim or Avery ?

Hey Guys,

Somebody mentioned that there was a better match to the 3M Silver tape (3M ScotchCAL ElectroCut Satin Aluminum 7125-120) so I ventured to find out....

I just came back from my local printshop in Vancouver and went through all the Avery swatch cards. It seems the perfect match for my Titanium Silver 2002 325xi is this:

High Performance Opaque Series Averygraphics
Silver Shimmer A9069-O (Pantone 877C)
unpunched, 15" x 30 feet (30 feet = 10 yards)

link to product : https://www.harborsales.net/
ENter this in teh search query: A9069OA

It even matches the metallic particles in the car paint. Only difference is in the amount of clear coats, the car's paint job has much more clear (thus shinier). The tint is identical though and the avery does have a gloss coat. I'm going to order a bunch from the local shop and see what happens.

Disclaimer, I have never been able to find the 3M tape to compare
Yanni


I'm in Van too. What shop did you use/get the material from. Impressed

thefys 11-16-2007 10:22 PM

Infinity Printing - Shop in Van
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by andy_bee (Post 6924511)
I'm in Van too. What shop did you use/get the material from. Impressed


Call Mindy at Infinity Printing
2554 Hastings Street East
604 251-9778
mindy_infinityprintin***ahoo.ca

andy_bee 11-17-2007 01:15 AM

cool, just down the road from work :)

mdon 11-17-2007 01:22 PM

good looking man~~

im also from vancouver....
and i wasted $ to get it painted...
dam..~~~

btw.. look at ur last pic ~~ theres' bubbles~~

thefys 11-30-2007 04:57 AM

Comparing Avery & 3M tape
 
Here are some pix of both tapes. It's hard to tell from the pix but The Avery is a closer match in terms of colour and amount of metallic pigment. The 3m seems to not have enough of a metallic look in comparison with the real car paint. That's an M3 spoiler I got on ebay pre-painted. Yup. Matches 100% for $70 shipped! :excited:

I have tried to vary the camera angle to show that depending on the amount of light and angle, the camera lens is easily fooled when it comes to colour...
Hope this helps. Drop me a line and tell me about your DYI

Yanni

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/IMG_1593.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/IMG_1592.jpg

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http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/IMG_1589.jpg

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thefys 12-17-2007 03:02 AM

How to cover Front & Rear Bumper Mouldings with Silver Avery Tape
 
A pictorial DIY ...

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/IMG_1640.jpg

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http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/IMG_1630.jpg

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http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/IMG_1628.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/IMG_1627.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/IMG_1626.jpg

Hint: Cut your piece 2.5 as wide as the moulding. Wrapping it around will inevitably make the sticker 'turn' and this way even if it doesn't line up perfectly with the actual moulding, you won't run out of tape...

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/IMG_1625.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/IMG_1624.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/IMG_1622.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/IMG_1621.jpg

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SilvaBimma 03-26-2008 02:31 AM

Awesome DIY, in Vancouver right now, anyone that purchased this Avery tape have any leftover? How much is the tape @ Infinity Printing? Guessing it's far easier to order @ Harbor Sales.

f0kai 03-26-2008 02:41 AM

do you know if they offer it in alpine white?

Miko_10 04-14-2008 11:25 AM

i wonder if they match steel grey


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