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jbehr99 08-18-2012 12:07 AM

Trim on Jet Black cars VS trim on other Colors
 
Hello, I have searched but to no avail have I found an answer! I am going to wrap my chrome trim on my hardtop to match my ZHP trim. I am wondering though, do Jet Black ZHP's and M3's have paint matching trim on the exterior because it seems on every other color ZHP and M3, the trim is matte black where as on a jet black ZHP or M3, the trim is paint matched (jet black).... I am asking this because I want the wrap I do on the chrome hardtop trim to match the flow of the trim on the rest of the car. If this is the case, I am thinking gloss black would be better as the matte would not flow with the rest of the trim.
Any insight on this subject would be fantastic,
Thanks

99BlackE46 08-18-2012 12:20 AM

I have a jet black sedan with matte black trim. Looks better than gloss imo.


http://i878.photobucket.com/albums/a...MFlake/478.jpg


http://i878.photobucket.com/albums/a...MFlake/479.jpg

99BlackE46 08-18-2012 12:30 AM

nope

jbehr99 08-18-2012 12:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 99BlackE46 (Post 14661313)
I have a jet black sedan with matte black trim. Looks better than gloss imo.

Haha yes, thanks for the input, but I am wondering this for ZHP's and M3's.

EverydayGetaway 08-18-2012 12:55 AM

I have an Imola ZHP and my trim is gloss black... I've never seen it matte from the factory.

And sorry BlackE46, it would look better glossy. The flat makes it look like it's just primed... looks cheap imo.

jbehr99 08-18-2012 01:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EverydayGetaway (Post 14661353)
I have an Imola ZHP and my trim is gloss black... I've never seen it matte from the factory.

And sorry BlackE46, it would look better glossy. The flat makes it look like it's just primed... looks cheap imo.

Thanks for the info, maybe I am misinformed... It just looks like the trim on other ZHP's and M3's is not as shiny as the trim on my jet black ZHP. Plus, the hardtop trim on M3 hardtops looks to be matte. Guess I'll be buying the gloss black to match.

Thanks for the help you guys!

jiggz 08-18-2012 01:33 AM

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Originally Posted by jbehr99 (Post 14661328)
Haha yes, thanks for the input, but I am wondering this for ZHP's and M3's.

2 door ZHP's, like all 2 doors, and M3s, have paint matched side moldings, even the black ones.

4 door ZHP's, like all 4 doors, have matte black side moldings.

jbehr99 08-18-2012 01:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jiggz (Post 14661407)
2 door ZHP's, like all 2 doors, and M3s, have paint matched side moldings, even the black ones.

4 door ZHP's, like all 4 doors, have matte black side moldings.

EverydayGetaway has a 4 door and he says he has gloss black.... And I'm pretty sure ZHP 2 doors have black trim, gloss or matte I am un sure of. I have never seen a 2 door ZHP non jet black with paint matched side molding, its always been black.

EverydayGetaway 08-18-2012 08:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jiggz (Post 14661407)
2 door ZHP's, like all 2 doors, and M3s, have paint matched side moldings, even the black ones.

4 door ZHP's, like all 4 doors, have matte black side moldings.

Mine is most definitely gloss black. I've never seen or heard of a stock ZHP having matte trim...

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Chooie 08-18-2012 09:01 AM

The trim on my ZHP is matte black. My car is an '05 sedan in jet black.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...61849310_n.jpg

It's not as matte as the faded rubber look you get on other cars, but it definitely doesn't have the sheen of the body paint.

peytonracer4 08-18-2012 09:23 AM

Guys I'm pretty sure he's talking about the window trim not the door moldings

Chooie 08-18-2012 10:19 AM

My bad... My window trim is gloss black.

jiggz 08-18-2012 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jbehr99 (Post 14661413)
EverydayGetaway has a 4 door and he says he has gloss black.... And I'm pretty sure ZHP 2 doors have black trim, gloss or matte I am un sure of. I have never seen a 2 door ZHP non jet black with paint matched side molding, its always been black.

You've got people confused about what trim you're talking about - window or door moldings?

For the window trim, all ZHP coupes and sedans have gloss trim, regardless of what color the car is. Not sure on the M3 if it's matte or gloss.

For door moldings, see my previous post. All 3 series coupes have painted door moldings, regardless of model (323ci, ZHP, M3, etc.). All 4 doors, including the ZHP, have matte black door moldings.

ZHP coupes, non Jet black - all have painted door moldings:
Imola Red - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ight=zhp+330ci
Sparkling Graphite - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ight=zhp+330ci
Alpine White - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ight=zhp+330ci
Titanium Silver - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...0ci+zhp+silver

daki_bmw 08-18-2012 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EverydayGetaway (Post 14661353)
I have an Imola ZHP and my trim is gloss black... I've never seen it matte from the factory....

Maybe because you didn't get 4cyl models over there...
In Europe:
4cyl models - matte black
6cyl - chrome
Sport, M-sport, M3 - gloss black
+ gloss black was an option for every model

Gloss black is just non-metallic shiny black, it isn't color-matched on black cars.

jbehr99 08-18-2012 12:31 PM

Thank you very much for all the information guys. I should have clarified which trim I was talking about. Yes, I an talking about the window trim. Sorry for the confusion.

wasp9166 08-18-2012 02:06 PM

mine was chrome, it's matte now :thumbup:


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