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      03-28-2012, 08:32 PM   #45
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I love plasti dip and have used it for a ton of stuff however i would go against using it on the trim... I personally have never done it but i've spoken to people that have and they say its nearly impossible to get all the angles like the inside edges. If i were you i'd just

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Since i haven't done it yet i don't know how difficult it really is but from the instructions it seems like it's pretty easy and just requires patience.

Also if you go the plasti dip route and use the glossifier you might not like how the gloss turns out. It's still slightly textured like the original matte black plasti dip unfortunately
Those people were doing it wrong. If they left a gap between tape and trim there would be no problem with angles. It was very easy for me!

You can see the gap here

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Mine came out perfect. The trick is to not tape all the way to the edge, by leaving an inch between the trim and tape. This allows for a clean cut when you peel the excess off. Basically you let the cars lines cut it for you, all you do is peel it off. I use to have this problem plasti dipping things until I watched the video I posted earlier
Okay thanks, if I get really bored or sick of the little imperfections I'll give it another go.

That video makes me jealous though, it came out flawless and effortless!
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Those people were doing it wrong. If they left a gap between tape and trim there would be no problem with angles. It was very easy for me!

You can see the gap here

So you are saying I should not tape up to the trim or underneath it and instead leave a space from the edge od the tape to the edge of the trim?
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Where can I get smoked side reflectos? Any pics on how they look on a Space Grey coupe?
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Loving the look of my new black kidney grills/lower mesh!!!

Next? Plastidipping my shadowline gloss black!

BTW, should I leave those yellow side reflectors as-is? The quarter moon shaped yellow reflectors on the fenders above the tires, do you guys plastidip them or something?
Thanks for the pic. Not s huge fan of the black mesh grille. I think black mesh grille comes standard on the 328, and the 335s come color coded.
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Thanks for the pic. Not s huge fan of the black mesh grille. I think black mesh grille comes standard on the 328, and the 335s come color coded.
Incorrect on both.

They both come with silver trim.
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Thanks for the pic. Not s huge fan of the black mesh grille. I think black mesh grille comes standard on the 328, and the 335s come color coded.
My 335 came with chrome kidney grills and silver meshes, not color coded.
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My 335 came with chrome kidney grills and silver meshes, not color coded.
What color is your car?
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OP, congrats on the mod. That was my first as well. I ordered 45$ matte black kidneys, and used plastidip to do the lower grills. Easy and cheap!

Then the AlpineMSS Angel eyes, which are awesome! Highly recommend them!
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Grills $50 a side right?? Love the gloss black.
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That's why it was painted silver, or space grey. If it was a 328, it would not have been painted.
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Mine came out perfect. The trick is to not tape all the way to the edge, by leaving an inch between the trim and tape. This allows for a clean cut when you peel the excess off. Basically you let the cars lines cut it for you, all you do is peel it off. I use to have this problem plasti dipping things until I watched the video I posted earlier
Thanks for the tip!
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gloss > matte

and i paid $120 to have mine wrapped in gloss black.
You have pics?
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Where did you order your gloss black kidney grills?
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Black Kidney Grills - DONE
Black Window Trims - DONE
Debaged - DONE







Quick question guys, will the golf tee mod have any detriment effects on the car? I hear so many stories about it reducing low end torque and stuff like that. If this is false, then I will go ahead and do it.
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Black Window Trims - DONE
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Quick question guys, will the golf tee mod have any detriment effects on the car? I hear so many stories about it reducing low end torque and stuff like that. If this is false, then I will go ahead and do it.
Looks good! How did you end up doing the window trim?

Golf Tee mod is fine, just do the trunk unplug. Less backpressure= better, i think.
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Looks good! How did you end up doing the window trim?

Golf Tee mod is fine, just do the trunk unplug. Less backpressure= better, i think.
I taped up the trim but granted this was my very first try at plastidipping it, I think it could be better. The texture is sort of dark grayish and grainy, due to me keeping the can too far from the trim. If I make up my mind, I will probably peel everything off and paint it again. The hardest or time consuming part actually is the taping.

Make sure you leave at least 3/4" to 1" gap between the trim edge and tape edge. This way it will be much easier to peel it off and have a nice edge all the way around the trim.

As for the golf tee mod, doing the plug in the trunk route will throw a code. I would prefer to just do the regular tee mod.
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