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      03-11-2010, 11:24 AM   #1
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trim removal

hey,

i am getting my trim wrapped in cf (yes i know it's a bit cliche, but fu all ).

iv been quoted 275inc vat to wrap the full trim which is fine.. but iv been quoted 4 hours labour to remove it! (~220 from an indi bmw)

this seems a little ott..

does anyone know how difficult it is to remove the entire trim? obviously i don't want to go around snapping anything.. but 4 hours does sound a little crazy.

any thoughts?

could do better to buy a trim from fleabay at that price!
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      03-11-2010, 11:54 AM   #2
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Are you taking about interior trim?

If so I have a few pieces for an E92 you can have dirt cheap rather than using your own?

I think I've got all parts except dash
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Are you taking about interior trim?

If so I have a few pieces for an E92 you can have dirt cheap rather than using your own?

I think I've got all parts except dash
yep that's right!

thanks for the offer.. i'm not overly sure how that will help me though.. i still need to get the trim out.. and if i'm taking it out i think i may as well get that one wrapped :/

hmmm..
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      03-11-2010, 01:37 PM   #4
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4 hours is a piss take! Its really not difficult at all! They all just pop off, don't be afraid to give them some stick they're very strong!!
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yea its easy enough to take out theres a thread on here that shows you a few steps. i took mine out without breaking it and i didnt take too much care
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hey,

i am getting my trim wrapped in cf (yes i know it's a bit cliche, but fu all ).

iv been quoted 275inc vat to wrap the full trim which is fine.. but iv been quoted 4 hours labour to remove it! (~220 from an indi bmw)

this seems a little ott..

does anyone know how difficult it is to remove the entire trim? obviously i don't want to go around snapping anything.. but 4 hours does sound a little crazy.

any thoughts?

could do better to buy a trim from fleabay at that price!
A bit expensive isnt it to wrap trim in cling film ????
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      03-11-2010, 02:41 PM   #8
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oh come off it.. i was after thoughts on the stuff id been quoted
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you asked how easy it was to remove the trim - there is a very detailed DIY on how to do it and it will give you an idea if you want to pay someone 4 hrs labour, or of you can do the job yourself. I wasn't being harsh, just in a rush and pointed you in the right direction, that with a quick search is easy to find!

Only you know if 500 is an acceptable price to pay to get your trim wrapped and fitted!
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yeah it's not.. haha
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I would get the material and a spare set of trim and do it yourself, many have done it with great results.
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I would get the material and a spare set of trim and do it yourself, many have done it with great results.
certainly not doing it myself.. i am far too fussy about things like this and i will never be happy with it.

id much rather have someone else to blame

i will do the removal myself though
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