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Old 03-08-2006, 08:20 PM   #1
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Window Trim Painting?

Does anyone have any good ideas/suggestions on HOW i should go about painting my chrome window trim to black?....i have paint i just need to know how to sheild my car.... please let me know asap!
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Old 03-10-2006, 06:04 PM   #2
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here are two threads by LAFENGAS to help you out...

he powdercoated his trim, but you can do whatever u want with it once you are capable of "removing it" ... if it is still attached to the car it will be significantly harder to do a good job since you won't be able to reach around the edges when you paint it (there are some areas that are hard to get at).

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...rim+powdercoat

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...rim+powdercoat
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Old 03-10-2006, 06:49 PM   #3
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Tell you the truth, every trim that I saw painted, it started to peel after sometime. Maybe they didn't do a good job.
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Old 03-13-2006, 01:29 AM   #4
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3M makes some blue masking tape you can get anywhere.... I would try masking before removing. The trim is thin and there is a good chance you'll bend or kink it during removal or reinstall. Mask everything off with the painters' tape and paper (the thick brown stuff). You'll need to lightly sand the trim to roughen the surface and make the paint stick better. Be sure to use a good exterior enamel, at least 3 or 4 coats. To keep it from chipping, I suggest using a clear acrylic or enamel over top. Again, the more coats, the better. I've had really good results with this method. I had trim that chipped after first painted... but after a few coats of acrylic, it's resisted abuse for over a year. Good luck.
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