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bavarian19
11-23-2005
Ok. I have been getting a few PM's about how I did the chrome trim swap, and here is the DIY. Sorry no pictures... I did it all without taking the time out to snap pics...

Much thanks to James from Bimmerworld who not only showed me how this was done, but also bought new window sill...
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By NiVeDh on 07-19-2010, 07:31 PM
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I'm willing to trade my chrome for your black... E90.
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By fdriller9 on 07-19-2010, 07:31 PM
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I am looking for chrome window trim and have black window trim, will trade!!!!! 1998 328is
Ummm an E46 trim won't fit an E90....
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By bimmen10 on 07-26-2010, 03:36 PM
NiVeDh I'm willing to trade you my black e90 window trim for your chrome. Do you live in socal?
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By NiVeDh on 07-27-2010, 03:50 PM
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NiVeDh I'm willing to trade you my black e90 window trim for your chrome. Do you live in socal?
Sorry, I live in Atlanta. Let me know if you're considering shipping. PM me.
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By **335i** on 07-28-2010, 10:39 AM
do a vinyl more easier
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By Xaero on 07-31-2010, 04:21 PM
Is the black trim matte or shiny? I want to go with the matte black look.
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By **335i** on 08-01-2010, 01:46 AM
matte
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By VincentO on 08-04-2010, 01:26 AM
thanks a lot for the self help guide bav. Was having real problems on this
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By Xaero on 08-12-2010, 08:36 PM
Is the e92 window trim glued down anywhere? I need to pop it off to wetsand/polish that area...
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By jpirelli on 08-12-2010, 08:36 PM
Good DIY!!!
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By bavarian19 on 08-13-2010, 07:22 AM
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BTW, I am interested now in gloss black shadowline trim for my E92. If anyone wants to swap me for my chrome trim, I will supply all the labor! I am in the DC metro area.
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By hockeydad#55 on 10-01-2010, 05:37 PM
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window trim

I have a 2007 e92 with brushed aluminum if anyone wants to trade there black trim for.
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By buck_31 on 02-09-2011, 01:07 PM
I have the upper black trim for sale see this link: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=486514
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By ramirez330i on 05-25-2011, 10:25 AM
Go to bmwshadowline.com and take a look at their vinyls. I will say application was a little more difficult than i expected, but with a steady hand,patience, and the right tools, it will leave your car looking super clean for only $26!
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By spacedout on 05-26-2011, 10:40 PM
nice job!
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By gptrilik on 09-27-2011, 09:48 AM
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Can lower trim cover be re-used?

I'm in the same situation as Zoltan below.. As I was installing the lower trim on the drivers side door, the trim cover caught a little bit on the foam\rubber backing of the side view mirror and popped out of the channel. I couldn't pull the entire lower cover AND rubber seal out and was not able to push the cover back down to snap into the rubber seal..

Has anyone seen this issue and how did they get through it? This was the first door I tried to do the trim swap on and have stopped in my tracks until I figure it out.

Thanks,

George T.

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I have the shadowline trims on my car,unfortunately they were destroyed at the carwasher, because they used a corrosive active foam, and they do mot shine any more.
I pulled out one trim from the rear door,with the intention to paint them in glossy black.After this I tried to put it back to see how dificult it is,but with no sucess.I also used some lubrification,applied a lot o force pushing it down to the rubber sealant but it did not worked.My question is if I need also to pull out that rubber sealant that holds the trim or not.
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By DaytonM_330xi on 09-26-2012, 06:22 PM
I have chrome trim on my 330xi and want black. Anybody want to trade or I'm just going to plasti dip or paint them.
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By AGood22 on 11-05-2012, 05:00 PM
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I have chrome trim for my 2006 330xi and im willing to trade it for black
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