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      04-27-2012, 02:25 PM   #23
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I removed my top window trim strips off and plasti dipped them off of the car. I left the bottom ones on because I understand that they are more difficult & risky to remove & replace (i.e. likely to bend). The top trim pulls off by standing in the middle between the doors and pulling up/out. It's held on by a bunch of reusable clips that allow you to replace the trim when it's done.
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      04-27-2012, 02:50 PM   #24
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Guys whoever says paint wont stick must have don something wrong. I sprayed my trim over 2 years ago and it still looks great. Very minimal chipping and no peeling as suggested by some.
Wipe down the trim with Goof-off and then sand with 600 grit. Wipe down again and start the plasti-dip spraying process. I put about 6 light coats on mine. Spray with the doors open as others have suggested.
I have done this on 3 cars without any issues at all. If you get a few chips you just spray the plasti-dip into the cans lid and touch up with afine brush - you cannot see the touch up after it dries.
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i too realized that plasti dipping the trim on an e90 was different. someone should do a seperate DIY. i was bout to do it till i realized there was chrome when you opened the doors. i might try to do it with doors open and see what happens.
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i too realized that plasti dipping the trim on an e90 was different. someone should do a seperate DIY. i was bout to do it till i realized there was chrome when you opened the doors. i might try to do it with doors open and see what happens.
It works fine. Just use lots of tape and newspaper.
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found these if anyone is interested in black trim.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=699883
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