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Old 01-21-2015, 05:16 PM   #1
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Roof and all 6 pillars black?

I wanted to turn my grey roof black and all the parts that go to it(pillars, visors, grip handles, brake light cover.) but I'm not sure how to go about doing it.

Is there a way to spray dye it?
Any thing of the sort?

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Old 01-21-2015, 08:09 PM   #2
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I've also been debating converting some or all of my tan over to black..The pillars can be replaced with OEM black ones or if you can find some used ones in good shape OR you can peel them and rewrap in a fabric of your choice. I would like to know also about the roof liner....and I am not sure about how dyes work..interested in that also..
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I imagine you can spray coats of it like paint if you had a paint gun.

Also will the oem black coupe pillars fit onto sedans?
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I imagine you can spray coats of it like paint if you had a paint gun.

Also will the oem black coupe pillars fit onto sedans?
Probably not. I am almost positive they are different. I'm not sure if painting fabric would be the best idea. There are dyes but I do not know anything about them. I think its just as easy to take them off and rewrap them in a custom fabric of your choice - there are some DIYs around that show how to do it - or find somebody parting out a black sedan interior.
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when I re did my headliner, I wrapped everything in new material, and then the other bits o painted with duplicator plastic a vinyl paint. Turned out perfect
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when I re did my headliner, I wrapped everything in new material, and then the other bits o painted with duplicator plastic a vinyl paint. Turned out perfect
Awesome, so they can be painted. Do you have any pics by chance?
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Just this one showing I used the new oe Bmw headliner material, I'll have to take better photos tomorrow Click image for larger version

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Where'd you buy the fabric?
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/251621319445...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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I meant spray the dye not paint but since paint works did you paint the roof black as well?
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How much material would I need to wrap all 6 pillars?
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