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Old 11-19-2012, 09:37 AM   #21
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For the mirrors I used Mothers back to black gel.



I actually did mine yesterday (exterior trim and badge) didn't come out too perfect but good... I think it takes way longer than suggested for good to great results. the friggin spray nozzle has to be watched.... and don't use the can use the aerosol.
Spraying plastidip is ridiculously easy. You can spray it 2" from the object and it will still dry/set flush. Doesn't really run.... My entire wheel dried in 7 minutes. Did you clean the trim prior?
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:41 AM   #22
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Spraying plastidip is ridiculously easy. You can spray it 2" from the object and it will still dry/set flush. Doesn't really run.... My entire wheel dried in 7 minutes. Did you clean the trim prior?
OOOOH HELL YEAH i used degreaser then alcohol! all the pros preach.....CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN! before any type of painting no matter the paint.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:57 AM   #23
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OOOOH HELL YEAH i used degreaser then alcohol! all the pros preach.....CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN! before any type of painting no matter the paint.
Hmmmm. Well i hope you put a thick coat on there! Or its a real bitch to get off. Break out the sandpaper homie
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:08 AM   #24
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I used it on my side view mirrors made them look brand new

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Old 11-20-2012, 01:54 PM   #25
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:56 PM   #26
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:57 PM   #27
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Anyone do their stock 19" m3 rims I'm considering doing mine
Yas. I love it, just a real bitch to clean. Wont be on much longer though


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Old 11-20-2012, 02:05 PM   #28
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Yas. I love it, just a real bitch to clean. Wont be on much longer though


That looks great ! What's the plan now for your wheels ?
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:14 PM   #29
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That looks great ! What's the plan now for your wheels ?
To take them off.

After some maintenance items im getting some BBS CH's. Ill keep these as winter wheels unless someone on here buys them.

PLASTIDIP - FTW
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Spray that **** like butter on your car. It's like a Saran 3m clear bra vinyl tint protector. Linda like a LCD screen film protector.
Gonna be blacked out murder demon dark ghost pimping agrreeeerreesd.

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Old 11-20-2012, 03:47 PM   #31
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Spray that **** like butter on your car. It's like a Saran 3m clear bra vinyl tint protector. Linda like a LCD screen film protector.
Gonna be blacked out murder demon dark ghost pimping agrreeeerreesd.

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What the literal fuk
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:06 PM   #34
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all you guys are effing up your mirrors. i know why you're plasti-dipping them and using black to back (greasing them up). because they have turned white or hazy over time with spotting. my mirrors were a little like that. i fully restored them to their natural state (no painting or greasing) so they're naturally brand new. they look like 2013 BMW mirrors off the showroom floor. no hint of restoring, painting, or greasing. looks like they just came out of a BMW parts counter box.

if you search around you can find out how to do it... i came up with the idea on my own but i'm sure others have done the same as well. just think for a bit!

if the forum is nice i can do a professional mango top tip thread on how to do it. (all the plastics/rubber/trim on my entire car including engine bay is also fully restored front to back)

some parts though if too far gone need to be replaced. (windshield cowl and headlight gaskets are some and rear window quarters on the coupes)
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It works great with the Chris Brown Mod.
Which is.....just painting the interior of the headlight housing. Right?
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Which is.....just painting the interior of the headlight housing. Right?
Yes. Here is black and yellow.
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Oh just the inner bowl? I thought there was more to it. I painted mine yellow quite some time ago.....might plastidip it. Its a little much yellow, yea?

This is the only picture i have without all of the other lights drowning it out.
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some parts though if too far gone need to be replaced. (windshield cowl and headlight gaskets are some and rear window quarters on the coupes)
Yup replaced the cowl recently and undoubtedly need the rear window quarters and will replacement the headlight gaskets when i get my hids. Next month thought bought all new rotors pads and lines. After ill begin replacing bushings and shocks etc. Attempt to tackle the oil housing gasket also :/ not looking forward to that one at all

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LMFAO @ chris brown mod.

and i've done my wheels and grill. it's so easy to use and just as others have said... its a bitch to clean. can't scrub them and you gotta use degreaser. i painted m3 18's.. so getting in between the spokes to clean is a pain in the dick. i guess the look after a wash is rewarding though thats the only reason why i've kept it.

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