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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 star1 on 05-30-2011, 09:58 AM
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nice write-up. Just wish I was better with painting. The results look great.
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By 500rwhp on 06-03-2011, 12:14 AM
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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By norman_100390 on 06-03-2011, 02:40 AM
nice! i used plasitidip! worked out sweet for me!
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By dHuyzeeN on 08-28-2011, 07:06 AM
i too wanna know what is the paint called exactly!! thanks
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By MrDummy on 09-07-2011, 07:17 PM
Nice
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By Briancanadiano on 08-28-2012, 05:07 PM
I was thinking of doing the same thing, but instead using spray paint, would that work?
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By hoodie on 08-29-2012, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Bakeme521 View Post
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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By mazingjiwei on 08-30-2012, 10:10 AM
thinking about plastdip mine
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By mindcontrollerone on 10-11-2012, 10:11 AM
Plasti dip looks okay, I was not 100% satisfied with my results.
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By nautilus5 on 11-14-2012, 10:49 PM
wow good job and write up
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By hxs80 on 02-10-2013, 09:35 AM
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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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By turbologist on 02-11-2013, 11:07 PM
Any updates on how its holding up? Is vinyl the way to go for durability?
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By asdflkijd on 02-24-2013, 03:50 PM
Is the foam roller going to be smooth or spray paint?
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By diazpf on 02-25-2013, 12:47 AM
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Good Mod, thanks
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By bumere90 on 05-01-2013, 10:13 AM
I removed my trim in less than 5 minutes without breaking anything.
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