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Old 01-07-2006, 06:13 AM   #41
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pics would be great
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:42 AM   #42
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Damn, Im a perfectionist too, but I will try real hard to save 500 bucks . Hopefully I can figure it out.
I'm a bit of a perfectionist too on my car, but the tape worked out PERFECT. For only $14 I bought 5 feet of 24" wide 7725-120 from a local shop; this amount of material was more than enough. With only 4 hours of work I produced a very acceptable job covering the exterior body side moulding. The 120 color is a very close match to Titanium Silber, only very slightly darker. I am very happy with the results, as you can see in these pictures.
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:55 AM   #43
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I'm a bit of a perfectionist too on my car, but the tape worked out PERFECT. For only $14 I bought 5 feet of 24" wide 7725-120 from a local shop; this amount of material was more than enough. With only 4 hours of work I produced a very acceptable job covering the exterior body side moulding. The 120 color is a very close match to Titanium Silber, only very slightly darker. I am very happy with the results, as you can see in these pictures.
Awesome! It's such a cheap mod, still it makes a huge impact.
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Old 01-09-2006, 11:26 AM   #44
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Awesome! It's such a cheap mod, still it makes a huge impact.
Thanks! I agree. It has to be one of the cheapest, best bang-for-the-buck mods. I have no idea why BMW didn't even paint it in the first place; cost saving, perhaps. Anyway, it looks so much better colored.
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Old 01-09-2006, 11:56 AM   #45
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Thanks! I agree. It has to be one of the cheapest, best bang-for-the-buck mods. I have no idea why BMW didn't even paint it in the first place; cost saving, perhaps. Anyway, it looks so much better colored.
Nice! I did this too before but i ordered it that site, I was wondering what place did you get it at here in sd
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Old 01-09-2006, 11:59 AM   #46
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back to the subject of INTERIOR trim....the dash trim is easy....i want to see pics of people who did their arm rests in the front passenger side and driver side....I did my dash pieces but the armrests were impossible...id like to see some of those who claim they did their interior show pics of the arm rests done...
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Old 01-09-2006, 12:29 PM   #47
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Kudos to the people that this turned out fine for! I am embarrassed to even show pics of my interior trim on my 530i.

I spent the $500 today and ordered me some new trim. I have a nice roll of the 7725-120 if someone would like it........
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Old 01-09-2006, 12:43 PM   #48
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Nice! I did this too before but i ordered it that site, I was wondering what place did you get it at here in sd
Right. Let's get back on the 'interior'' topic. I bought the 7725-120 film from Montroy Supply, 971 VERNON WAY, EL CAJON, CA 92020, (619) 258-6960.
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Old 01-09-2006, 01:02 PM   #49
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I bought mine at www.vinyldirect.com, $50 minimum order
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Old 01-09-2006, 03:19 PM   #50
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Right. Let's get back on the 'interior'' topic. I bought the 7725-120 film from Montroy Supply, 971 VERNON WAY, EL CAJON, CA 92020, (619) 258-6960.
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Old 01-18-2006, 03:27 PM   #51
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I already have a roll and applied some on the exteroir moldings and it looks great.
I also wanna wrap the interior trims but I don't like the glossy look.
Does anybody know if the films available in matte silver and where to get it?
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Old 01-19-2006, 08:18 PM   #52
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I just recently bought about $50 worth of silver metallic film and put it on my trim. It wasn't that hard, and it looks just like a pro paintjob.









Hey were did you buy this ?
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Old 01-21-2006, 06:42 PM   #53
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kilronan, the question is how did you apply it...
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Old 01-22-2006, 01:37 AM   #54
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Pretty sure its self-adhesive, (like a sticker)
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Pretty sure its self-adhesive, (like a sticker)
It is. Theres not really a way to explain it, just stick it on!
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Old 01-22-2006, 12:23 PM   #56
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