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Old 10-03-2007, 12:50 AM   #1
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Wood trim gone metallic silver

So yea... first off a special thanks to 'Crazedcat' for the DIY!

I'm getting ready to take apart the wood trim off my '02 325Ci. unfortunately i have FOUR arm rests which i believe is gonna be a pain to remove. Luckily I have directions. Bought the primer and glase coat today, the silver base coat was nowhere to be found. Checking out a few shops tomorrow. Will update with pictures (before & after) and hopefully steps w/ pics very soon.

Does anyone know if the paint (primer, paint, aftercoat) will stick to the lower portion of the steering wheel? and is it hard to take off? i kno there's probably a diy somewhere here but yea, if anyone could anser that~ THANKS GUYS!!!
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:30 AM   #2
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Jkim, check an auto parts store (R&S Strauss, Pep Boys, Advance Auto, etc.) for the Dupli-Color silver. They have a few choices in shades of silver to best match what you're going for.

Good luck! Looking forward to seeing how yours turns out
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:49 AM   #3
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Just a before shot~ Pretty UGLY huh =P



1st step priming




drying right now, will update

Starting off with first three pieces off the front of the interior. the center, around shift knob and 4 arm rests are a little more tricky, so i need more time~

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Old 10-04-2007, 10:03 AM   #4
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Good luck with the rest of your mod. I'm sure that it will look just fine. But IMHO, I think that the dark wood trim looks very classy/sophisticated, whereas the silver trim looks contemporary/modern. Both look great in the eyes of the beholder.
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I would really like to know the durability of this as well... Does it scratch easily?
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:46 AM   #6
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I would really like to know the durability of this as well... Does it scratch easily?
surprisingly the gloss coat is VERY durable~ no scratches yet but I will let you know. 'Crazedcat' did this before me and had one of the pieces knocked off a table and it was in perfect condition. Looking at the pieces i have already done, unless you are purposely trying to scratch it, it looks like it'll hold up very well
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:54 AM   #7
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I stick my drying parts in the oven at low temperature... it accelerates the process
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anybody have direction on how to remove the trim?
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I would also like to throw some thanks out to Crazedcat i read his DIY and i painted my trim to but i did it a glossy piano black finish ill have to take some pics and post them but it looks great and never know that i painted it and saved me like $800 thanks again crazedcat
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