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Old 06-01-2009, 03:57 AM   #1
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Cool Shadowline trim help

I wanted to dechrome my trim on my coupe but can't find the right info. I want to paint it by using 400 grit, primer and gloss paint. The question is will it last or am I better off with a vinyl kit? Seen people put electrical tape too but that defeats the purpose of a bmw.
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:04 AM   #2
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I installed vinyl on my old car and you can only tell up close. Cheaper and easier IMO to go with Vinyl. Here's a pic of my old car.
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:06 AM   #3
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I wanted to dechrome my trim on my coupe but can't find the right info. I want to paint it by using 400 grit, primer and gloss paint. The question is will it last or am I better off with a vinyl kit? Seen people put electrical tape too but that defeats the purpose of a bmw.
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:15 AM   #4
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I installed vinyl on my old car and you can only tell up close. Cheaper and easier IMO to go with Vinyl. Here's a pic of my old car.
Thanks. Did you just buy a kit? Or did you make your own?
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:44 AM   #5
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Got mine off Ebay for $20. Well worth it. It took me about 2 hours to do the whole car (both sides). I had plenty left over too.
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:11 AM   #6
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Got mine off Ebay for $20. Well worth it. It took me about 2 hours to do the whole car (both sides). I had plenty left over too.
Ok. I just ordered a set. Thanks
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:22 PM   #7
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:17 PM   #9
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vinly looks like arse, paint it with sem trim black
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:58 PM   #12
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i just bought shadowline trim for $27 bucks shipped cause of this thread. If i mess up, i only lose $27 ...cant wait to see how it turns out.
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i dont care how it was applied, look is the same, arse to me, jmo
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:22 AM   #14
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Lots of work to take trim off and paint and mask and remove adhesives, just doing it now and wish I just bought vinyl tape. Would have been done by now and cost a lot less.
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bmwshadowline.com use vinyl not paint
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