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Old 08-21-2011, 08:31 PM   #4201
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How does the trim looks? PICS


Sorry its not that close but it did come out good.

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Can you show a DIY for window trim dip please !
Step 1: Tape the surrounding area, i did 3 widths of 1.5" tape and still had overspray. But its easy to clean up with a dry rag.

Step 2: Clean trim well to help it adhere.
Step 3: Paint a coat, wait, paint a coat, so on and so forth til its done. I only waited about 10 mins each coat and you can spray quite a bit on there with out any running.
Step 4: The worst part, remove the tape without taking the rubber with it. May try breaking the rubber between the tape and trim so it wont come off. I didnt and had to respray a few spots when it came off the trim.
Step 5: Enjoy and know it wont last forever, i still kinda liked the chrome on black look so i may go back one day if i get chrome rims.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:34 PM   #4202
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Dip is bad. heres the diy, cover up surrounding area, paint, dry. maybe a 2nd coat of flat black. dry. done
Im not ready to pull the permanent trigger on removing my chrome yet so plasti dip worked out real well.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:21 PM   #4203
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:48 PM   #4204
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Sorry its not that close but it did come out good.



Step 1: Tape the surrounding area, i did 3 widths of 1.5" tape and still had overspray. But its easy to clean up with a dry rag.

Step 2: Clean trim well to help it adhere.
Step 3: Paint a coat, wait, paint a coat, so on and so forth til its done. I only waited about 10 mins each coat and you can spray quite a bit on there with out any running.
Step 4: The worst part, remove the tape without taking the rubber with it. May try breaking the rubber between the tape and trim so it wont come off. I didnt and had to respray a few spots when it came off the trim.
Step 5: Enjoy and know it wont last forever, i still kinda liked the chrome on black look so i may go back one day if i get chrome rims.
it would have been sooooo much easier to just remove the trim...

I put the e46 back together today. it now has carpet, seats, trim, and headliner all back in.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:50 PM   #4205
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My dad's 02 330ci caught fire today randomly in the driveway. Probably totalled. Will be posting a thread on it in the next couple days
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:55 PM   #4206
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My dad's 02 330ci caught fire today randomly in the driveway. Probably totalled. Will be posting a thread on it in the next couple days
Is that another thing us E46 owners get to look forward to?
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:55 PM   #4207
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My dad's 02 330ci caught fire today randomly in the driveway. Probably totalled. Will be posting a thread on it in the next couple days
what made it catch fire? curious so the rest of us can prevent this.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:20 PM   #4208
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:41 PM   #4209
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:04 AM   #4210
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Is that another thing us E46 owners get to look forward to?
THIS... you mean now we have to worry about spontaneous combustion?

****... Im ready for a TDI

But what I did today was button it up from doing a complete intake manifold, CCV, PS pump/hose, belts and overall cleaning of DISA and ICV. Probably some other stuff I'm forgeting. Detailed the engine bay some and cleaned underneath to spot any leaks, oh yeah, replaced oil filter housing gasket too.

Ever...get carried away degreasing and cleaning, your splash guard? Weird how that happen. I nearly painted it just for grins, crinkle black. Didn't though.

Still need to get a SAP. Bought one from a douchebag on here and it didn't work. Won't return email. 3 prior posts, I should have figured.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:23 AM   #4211
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Is that another thing us E46 owners get to look forward to?
haha we'll see...

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what made it catch fire? curious so the rest of us can prevent this.
Not sure yet. He had it towed to the nearest BMW dealer and they're gonna check it out.

Listen to this, the car was OFF and LOCKED, sitting in the driveway when we noticed one of the Xenons blinking rapidly. Then look inside the car and it's full of smoke. We got the door open and immediately the driver's vent burst into flames. Luckily I was able to put it out with a fire extinguisher. Enough details now, I'll be making a whole thread on it very soon
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:09 AM   #4212
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haha we'll see...



Not sure yet. He had it towed to the nearest BMW dealer and they're gonna check it out.

Listen to this, the car was OFF and LOCKED, sitting in the driveway when we noticed one of the Xenons blinking rapidly. Then look inside the car and it's full of smoke. We got the door open and immediately the driver's vent burst into flames. Luckily I was able to put it out with a fire extinguisher. Enough details now, I'll be making a whole thread on it very soon
That's crazy. They're OEM Xenon right?
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:42 PM   #4213
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:45 PM   #4214
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:52 PM   #4215
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Did they send it to Ganley? I was there this morning for my PPI and I now recall overhearing a breif conversation regarding a car in no specific context other than "With that much damage, it's for sure a goner".

Oh...what'd I do for my E46 today? I sold it.
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:03 PM   #4216
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Did they send it to Ganley? I was there this morning for my PPI and I now recall overhearing a breif conversation regarding a car in no specific context other than "With that much damage, it's for sure a goner".

Oh...what'd I do for my E46 today? I sold it.
Haha Yes Ganley. That's hilarious you might've overheard about it

and what the hell are you still doing here! Get off the site non-46 owner!
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:43 PM   #4217
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:18 PM   #4218
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:32 PM   #4219
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:48 PM   #4220
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Took off the old carbon fiber trim from my shifter plate and re-wrapped it better.
That thing was a pain to wrap. Two of the corners around the window switches are kinda wrinkled but you can barley noticeable.
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