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Bakeme521
04-16-2010
I have see the DIY on how to paint the exterior trim with removing it, and I didn't want to even attempt that, seeing how difficult it is to get the trim off and you can possibly mess it up getting it off. So I came up with a way to paint the trim while leaving it on the car and it came out awesome...
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By ZombiE92 on 07-24-2010, 11:22 AM
amazing DIY. great job. i'll have to try this myself
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By Bakeme521 on 07-26-2010, 09:56 PM
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amazing DIY. great job. i'll have to try this myself
Thanks alot, if you do it post pics. I want to see what some other people have done.
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By PaulBailey@ltbmw on 07-27-2010, 03:12 AM
Hmm... Looks good.
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By NiVeDh on 07-27-2010, 03:22 PM
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How's the paint holding up so far?
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By Bakeme521 on 07-27-2010, 10:53 PM
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How's the paint holding up so far?
Great, not a single chip. The best part is, if it does chip, I have a touch up brush and can of paint ready to fix it.
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By nine335 on 07-31-2010, 07:52 PM
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Did you ever end up coating it with polyurethane? If so, what kind? I want to coat mine with some but don't know how the poly will work on a latex enamel.
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By Bakeme521 on 08-01-2010, 08:33 PM
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Did you ever end up coating it with polyurethane? If so, what kind? I want to coat mine with some but don't know how the poly will work on a latex enamel.
No i never did bc i never saw the need to the paint is holding up great and looks awesome.
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By nine335 on 08-01-2010, 09:01 PM
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Just painted the trim today and looks great! Glad I did it. Used the exact same materials as listed and followed the instructions to the T. I'll post some pics up later (will look even better when i have my black grille in!). Thanks for the DIY
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By Bakeme521 on 08-02-2010, 08:59 AM
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Just painted the trim today and looks great! Glad I did it. Used the exact same materials as listed and followed the instructions to the T. I'll post some pics up later (will look even better when i have my black grille in!). Thanks for the DIY
Awesome cant wait to see the pics
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By nine335 on 08-03-2010, 09:32 AM
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pics

here are some pics of the finished product
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By nine335 on 08-03-2010, 09:33 AM
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sorry for the quality...ill put up some better ones soon
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By 335iaz on 08-03-2010, 10:57 AM
Has anyone tried this on a 4 door car yet?
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By Bakeme521 on 08-06-2010, 10:40 PM
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here are some pics of the finished product
Thats awesome to see that someone else has done it and it came out good, get some closer shots.
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By e92justin on 08-06-2010, 11:14 PM
currently working on mine, just got done with first coat. dripping like crazy. i hope i didnt get any on the car how did you guys manage to do it with out the paint dripping all over the damn place?
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By nine335 on 08-07-2010, 03:17 PM
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justin, you probably have too much paint on your roller... try using (considerably) less on your next coat and see if you have the same problem. dripping wasn't an issue for me
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By nine335 on 08-07-2010, 03:27 PM
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sorry guys. this is as good as its gonna get until i have more time...
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By Bakeme521 on 08-07-2010, 08:07 PM
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damn that looks really good I'm glad it turned out good. And I agree with them you must of had too much paint on the roller or went to fast when rolling on the paint.
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By guerilla twang on 08-14-2010, 03:36 PM
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Random Bump, i'm doing this tomorrow. I'll post pictures when completed, especially close-ups.
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By Bakeme521 on 08-20-2010, 07:20 PM
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Random Bump, i'm doing this tomorrow. I'll post pictures when completed, especially close-ups.
Have you done it? curious to see what results someone else got.
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By **335i** on 08-21-2010, 02:37 AM
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me too
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By guerilla twang on 08-22-2010, 02:34 PM
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Didn't go well at all. It was a fun Sunday project but I already stripped it due to chipping/tearing and applied vinyl.
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By PaulBailey@ltbmw on 08-22-2010, 02:44 PM
How has this held up for everyone?
Do we have any more closeups?
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