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      05-30-2011, 10:58 AM   #67
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nice write-up. Just wish I was better with painting. The results look great.
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      06-03-2011, 01:14 AM   #68
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What are you guys doing about the inside part of the shadowline? I taped, sanded and cleaned everything off tonight, painting tomorrow.... Are you guys leaving the silver showing on the inside? At least on the e46's the shadowline extends beyond what can be painted with the doors closed...

I am planning on painting it with the doors open....

Suprised this hasnt come up...


Thanks again for the write up Bake!!

The textured finish that rolling the paint allows is what makes this worth it!
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      06-03-2011, 03:40 AM   #69
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nice! i used plasitidip! worked out sweet for me!
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      08-28-2011, 08:06 AM   #70
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i too wanna know what is the paint called exactly!! thanks
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      08-28-2012, 06:07 PM   #72
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I was thinking of doing the same thing, but instead using spray paint, would that work?
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      08-29-2012, 08:40 PM   #73
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I just wanted to say I got my first chip b/c my friend threw his bag in and hit it and scratched it.

A touch up brush and break out the can of paint.

And VOILA!

Thats the advantage of painting your trim this way.
Lol, going to do this. Plastidipped mine but I feel like this is just an easier way to do it.
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      08-30-2012, 11:10 AM   #74
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thinking about plastdip mine
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      10-11-2012, 11:11 AM   #75
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Plasti dip looks okay, I was not 100% satisfied with my results.
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      11-14-2012, 11:49 PM   #76
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wow good job and write up
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      02-10-2013, 10:35 AM   #77
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I did this about a year and a half ago and now I'm looking for a way to go back! First I noticed a lot of chips , especially around the edges. I tried to cover with plasti dip, so I "repainted" the whole trip with i but it still chipped. Any suggestions on how to remove it all? I'll probably go vinyl.
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      02-12-2013, 12:07 AM   #78
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Any updates on how its holding up? Is vinyl the way to go for durability?
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Is the foam roller going to be smooth or spray paint?
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      02-25-2013, 01:47 AM   #80
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Good Mod, thanks
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I removed my trim in less than 5 minutes without breaking anything.
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Extra sanding

Try to sand in between paint layers with very fine sand paper like 6000 grit. This worked really well for me when I was working on a piano black finish for some art. (Granted I was painting wood.) I don't know if this will work well or not just food for thought.
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Plasti dip looks okay, I was not 100% satisfied with my results.
Yeah I tried to plastidip mine and it looked ok, but chipped way to easily and you can't really touch it up. And F remasking everything. Plastidip is good for small things like emblems.
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      08-26-2014, 02:50 PM   #84
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i too wanna know what is the paint called exactly!! thanks
its in his OP!

Tools needed: All cost about 25 bucks at lowes
Multipurpose cleaner
Cup for water
1000 grit sandpaper
2 touch up paint brushes (one small and one tiny)
2 inch foam roller
Valspar flat black paint(water or latex based...no oil based)
Plastic putty knife
Painters tape(get the best kind they have)
Razor Blade
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      01-17-2015, 07:09 PM   #85
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Thanks to the OP for sharing how easy it is to do! Spent the afternoon doing my and it came out great!


Plasti Dip 335i Before
by Haz_Chem, on Flickr



Plasti Dip 335i After
by Haz_Chem, on Flickr
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      01-23-2015, 11:33 AM   #86
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You should use some clear coat (flexi coat) on the trim. There is a noticeable difference in contrasts between your middle and outer window trim. Looks ok though. I didn't have much success with plasti dip. It peels way to easy.
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Thanks for the tip. Difference in contrast is due to the garage lighting. It came out very even.
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