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View Poll Results: which trim?
matte black 7 58.33%
glossy black 5 41.67%
keep it old chrome 0 0%
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:26 PM   #1
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Q: AW 330ci window trim matte black or gloss black?

Thinking i wanna use shadowtrim to cover my oxidized window trim. cant really decide which. Thought i would like the matte black but now leading over more to the gloss black. just lost what do you guys think? or should i just leave it the way it is... heres some piks of the car in case visualization is needed.
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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I would suggest that you try to puff (Mother's Billet Metal Polish) it out a bit first before you slap some vinyl tape/covering on the trim...

If you don't have the patience, shadowtrim can make a mess. Just a heads up.
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:40 PM   #3
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mine looked the same but I got it buffed out when the car was detailed.

Wouldn't it be better to get it professionally pained at a body shop then putting tape on the trim? That is if you are stuck on having the trim black.

I would say glossy black if you had a black car like I do, but matte for the white car.

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Old 07-16-2011, 06:54 PM   #4
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Ohhh buff it tht works I thought it would have to be sanded and all like those kits they sell that don't seem to work....
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:59 AM   #5
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I vote matte black. I tried EVERYTHING to get rid of that oxidation a few years back. Nothing worked.

I finally covered it with Shadowline trim vinyl. This was back in '07 and it's held up great, still looks like the day I applied it.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:55 PM   #6
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Matte black will add a sick contrast to your car. I have just order matte black vinyl to do my trim also. should look good. will post pics when done
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:12 AM   #7
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Yea with a white car matte black looks best.
but then again if your going to keep those rims on it
matte would be as beast as if the rims were matte too.
so just polish up the trim or go with gloss
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