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      10-24-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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e92 Auto Shifter Aluminum trim Removal?

anyone know if you can remove the silver aluminum piece on the auto shifter? i would take a flat head to it, but don't want to break anything if there's a sure shot way to do it. The aluminum coating on my has warn down over time so its almost two toned.

i'm looking to remove it, sand it down, and have it match the piano black interior that i have painted on my trim like the picture below.

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just wrap it in gloss black vinyl. it's a small enough piece where it'll be hard to tell the difference when looking at it.

that does look nice though. mines just recently starting to show signs of wear too
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hmm i'll take a look, didnt know they made overlays.
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just wrap it in gloss black vinyl. it's a small enough piece where it'll be hard to tell the difference when looking at it.

that does look nice though. mines just recently starting to show signs of wear too
hmm never wrapped anything before. couldn't be that hard for such a small piece yea?
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You have to pry the bottom off and then pull it out....Once it out you need to use beta link to glue it back...How do I know this because I installed a nitrous switch to the AT knob in my car
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You have to pry the bottom off and then pull it out....Once it out you need to use beta link to glue it back...How do I know this because I installed a nitrous switch to the AT knob in my car
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hmm never wrapped anything before. couldn't be that hard for such a small piece yea?
the shifter trim is actually a pretty good size/shape to help get comfortable with wrapping vinyl. I say you go for it and try it.
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If you are going topaint it you don't need to take the aluminum piece off. Just take off the whole shift knob, sand, tape, and paint.
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wow, that looks pretty good with the lower console plate to match
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