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      05-07-2013, 02:13 AM   #1
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gunmetal window trim

has anyone tried to paint the chrome to gunmetal? i think this would look pretty nice on a monaco blue with gunmetal rims. if not i was thinking about doing it maybe in a few days
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That's what I was thinking about doing. Just never got around to it..
http://www.plastidip.com/blog/2012/0...ay-plasti-dip/
And if I didn't like it, I can just take it off..
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Yeah but I'm talking about actual paint. I saw the plastidip and it just didn't pop for me.
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I have monaco blue w/ gunmetal rims, but dont think the trim would look good. why would you want the window trim to pop anyway
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window trim should match the tint you put on the windows..
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Well doesn't the chrome pop out to begin with? Having everything black on Monaco blue to begin with make the car way to dark imo I'm getting 35% tint and gunmetal rims and I don't think it would look bad at all.
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Yeah but I'm talking about actual paint. I saw the plastidip and it just didn't pop for me.
I would do plasti dip first just in case you don't like the way it look.. better to be safe than sorry..
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Very true any local auto store carry it?
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i really wouldnt..
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Very true any local auto store carry it?
I don't know if it's a Online Only tho..
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Performix...8#.UYmdCrWsiSo
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Can't imagine it looking good.
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Been thinking about this too, I think that a lighter gunmetal trim would look good on a black car, but any color they usually look better with the black. Monaco Blue is tough, but I think it would look better with the black trim.
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I would use anthracite plastidip instead, to keep it looking like metal. Gunmetal plasti-dip comes out a weird gray/green/primer color.

http://www.uspmotorsports.com/True-M...lasti-Dip.html
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If you do plasti-dip... use the "metalizer" or "glosser" or whatever to make it look like metal or paint...

plastic dip is OK, but I HATE the way it looks without a 'finish' to it... it looks like, well, plastic... which doesn't look right on any kind of car, let alone a BMW... add the glosser or metalizer and it can actually look really good.
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Do it with vinyl. It'll be fairly cheap, and if you don't like it you can rip it off without having harmed the original trim.
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Yeah I bought the shadow line trim for it, have yet to do tho.
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