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Old 05-05-2015, 03:23 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Geek06853 View Post
1) don't like wood
2) Spend over 1k on trim for a car I paid 3k for...NOT
3) Painting?
4) Hydro dip? Really?

Call me a rookie (and that's ok because I am) but any real money will be spent on the mechanical and performance of the car not on the trim. AND it looks damn good!
I bought my ZHP trim for $200 on eBay. The passenger rear was dented and needed repair, aka spray painted with black Krylon. I left the dent because its definitely not noticeable. Can definitely find a set if you are patient enough!
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The E46s are the Knights of the chessboard. They can outmaneuver the other, more powerful pieces on the board. They aren't the King or Queen of the garage, but they are the first piece that you want to move.
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Old 05-05-2015, 03:40 PM   #22
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Still think under $10 is a bargain for what I got.
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:39 PM   #23
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Painted trim gets my vote if you're on a budget; Plastidip is not durable enough.
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:47 PM   #24
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I put carbon fiber vinyl on mine a few weeks ago and it's cheap,easy, and looks surprisingly very good
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:17 PM   #25
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I had some plastidip and silver metalllizer laying around, and some extra time. I said what the hell and gave it a try. Sprayed a few coats of black, a few coats of silver metallizer, and a few coats of matte enamel. It turned out so much better than I had expected. The hard shell from the matte clearcoat makes it durable. I went at it with keys, fingernails, and various things that might come into contact with it. I left the car outside in the sun for an entire weekend, and it hadn't softened at all.

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e46 four door, interior, plasti dip, plasti-dip, trim

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