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      09-15-2012, 01:24 PM   #1
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BMW 325i paint/part question

Hi i'm new here, i got a 2006 bmw 325i


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I'm wondering if anybody knows how what is the technical name for that part of the car, i want to replace it with a new one or can i paint it ?
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I think they call them Fixed rear door manually hand assisted operating devices... but I could be wrong.
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      09-15-2012, 07:40 PM   #4
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Ty bumere, very helpful info.
did some researches online, couldn't find that part by the name, guess i need to buy it in bmw dealer store.

Did anybody have any experience installing the interior door handle ?
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My passenger door handle was peeling so instead of getting a new part from the dealership, I plasti-dipped it in black and it looks exactly like OEM. it was an easy and cheap fix
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My passenger door handle was peeling so instead of getting a new part from the dealership, I plasti-dipped it in black and it looks exactly like OEM. it was an easy and cheap fix
I really doubt there is plastic dip with color beige,if there is one i'd try it as well
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Has the color actually worn off or are they just dirty? To lift any dirt, try a Q-tip with mineral spirits on a small area of the handle first and work it in. OR if peeling, buy leather paint.
http://www.tcpglobal.com/spraypaintd...her-paint.aspx
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I really doubt there is plastic dip with color beige,if there is one i'd try it as well
yeah my interior is black but I've seen that plastidip can be ordered in tan as well. i hate how easily the rubber comes off.. very poor quality
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http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...36&hg=51&fg=50

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So i'm trying to buy a leather paint to paint the door handle trims, which appear to be Beige color, but how to know the exact color of it and which paint to buy... somebody had any experience with this ?

http://www.tcpglobal.com/spraypaintd...her-paint.aspx
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yeah my interior is black but I've seen that plastidip can be ordered in tan as well. i hate how easily the rubber comes off.. very poor quality
Must be a German thing. I had the exact same trim coating on my '02 GTI.

I actually have the same issue on part of my pass side door handle (not the one you pull to open the door, the bit that you pull to close it from inside.) Was actually thinking of trying spray plasti-dip (I actually have a can from doing the battery hold down on my Jeep) anyone tried it?

I'm thinking that that would be very similar to factory, but also likely similarly durable, as after being (recently) introduced to the concept of plasti-dipping one's exterior, one of the selling points seems to be "you can peel it off easily if you change your mind." Was thinking of just doing a semi-gloss black spray paint instead, might not have the same tactility but might last longer?
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