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Old 10-21-2010, 10:11 AM   #21
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:17 PM   #22
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sorry for the delay, more pics and paint to come...

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Thanks a lot guys, I'm wicked happy with how well this piece turned out, I have a game tonight and I will be hitting up the dash and door pieces tonight and this weekend, more pics to come for sure and hopefully I'd like to install everything by the end of the weekend...next up is my AA LED Tails came in today and I'm going to attempt painting the window trim and smoking to the corners and sidemarkers to match my new smoked tails...

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Old 10-23-2010, 09:27 AM   #23
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I apologize for any and all delays in posting, my LED tails took longer than expected and yes the top row is out on both sides but no bulb out warning, so I'm not bitchin, I still got the look that I wanted...

Back to business, I have been working on the trim, in fact my first coat of clear went on this morning and should be installing later today, I basically followed the procedure of the first trim piece with the exception of the wait times...I only gave about an hour between coats of color and about 30 minutes for primer and clear coats...next pics will be the installed ones!!!

As always thanks for any and all replies, I hope this was helpful to someone out there, have a great weekend Fanatics!

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Old 10-23-2010, 11:39 AM   #24
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Travis - this is how mine turned out, like I said previously pictures do not do metallic paints justice for reasons already explained.

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Old 10-23-2010, 11:53 AM   #25
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^ @ titanium what was the paint you used?
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:07 PM   #27
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The paint I used was Duplicolor Charcoal Gray Metallic code # DSCC331. I could only find it in small cans. It took three cans for the whole job (coupe).
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Old 10-23-2010, 03:25 PM   #28
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The paint I used was Duplicolor Charcoal Gray Metallic code # DSCC331. I could only find it in small cans. It took three cans for the whole job (coupe).
cool thanks. i only need it for my M trim.

and OP the whole project looks great... just a tab bit textured for me, but since you like it
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:20 PM   #29
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Finally done!!! Sorry for the long delays had a few things come up...

So here are few shots of the interior trim now that everything is complete and installed again...

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What you guys think? It looks much better in person as always but you get the idea, not that hard to do so be fearless and go forth, or wrap it if you F it up...later Fanatics...

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Old 11-01-2010, 06:18 PM   #30
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looks great! i can tell how the pics steal the shimmer/clarity of the trim in person
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A+ for the effort, but i just have a question. Why does it look like the rim is wrapped in leather (i.e. The paint has those leather like creases and such, not smooth looking)
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:32 PM   #32
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Not sure but I can assure You nothing is wrapped in leather except the knob

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Old 11-02-2010, 01:13 AM   #33
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Great job. Since I have seen the look of my own trim and then taken pictures of it, I can attest to the fact that what you see with two eyes in three dimensions is way different than what the lens of a camera picks up in a two dimensional perspective.

I knew if you were patient and took time it would all turn out ok.
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Thanks Mark btw I'm getting my e30 318i next weekend send you pics soon....

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Old 09-03-2011, 06:16 AM   #35
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i hate you dude nah just kidding, gd job with the work done although said a little late.. lol! anyway, i wish i had the guts to do these steps but i sadly don't xD i would love to get rid of the wood trim :@!#
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Mohammed, there are several options for You to ditch the wood grain trim... you can paint or wrap it... both are easy just do your research...
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Old 09-04-2011, 09:44 AM   #37
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well, i got interested in the word "wrap it". if it's not too much, can you provide me with a link to a website that has 1 2 3 steps for this procedure? thanks
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:36 PM   #38
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Yesterday I did my 3 dash pieces. I have no patience so I skipped some sanding.

1) Clean trim and sand with 220 grit
2) Clean trim and sand with 400 grit
3) Clean trim and put on 2 coats of primer (wait for primer to dry between coats)
4) 2 coats of paint
5) 2 coats of clear coat

I wanted a darker grey but it turned out to pretty much perfectly match my grey interior. I like the look and will soon be painting the rest of my trim.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:38 AM   #39
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Unhappy what about the gear shifter

how can you work with the sand paper on it, and then spray it? i reallllly want to get rid of the wood trims but seriously nervous about it!!
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I'm not understanding your question. I will get to the shifter trim, shift knob, and door pieces another day
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