E90Post
 


Extreme Power House
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > USA - Great Lakes > plastidip?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-25-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
jprad
Private First Class
jprad's Avatar
2
Rep
103
Posts

 
Drives: 08 e90 335xi
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Current: Chicago

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
plastidip?

do you guys think my rim would look bad plastidipped or?

__________________
I'm the guy running around with jersey plates most likely
Appreciate 0
      03-25-2012, 11:46 PM   #2
TC_e90
First Lieutenant
TC_e90's Avatar
United_States
3
Rep
369
Posts

 
Drives: e90 LCI 335i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (6)

imo keep stock
__________________
2009 TIAG e90 LCI 335i Sport
Appreciate 0
      03-25-2012, 11:55 PM   #3
Game
Major General
Game's Avatar
United_States
82
Rep
5,137
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Lockport/Chicago, IL

iTrader: (15)

Plastidip the window trim, not the wheels.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-25-2012, 11:57 PM   #4
Slow_335i
Daily Driven!
Slow_335i's Avatar
United_States
52
Rep
2,495
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 335i
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Peoria IL

iTrader: (11)

Garage List
2008 BMW 335I  [3.32]
Try it out, If you don't like it just peel it off.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-27-2012, 12:36 AM   #5
jprad
Private First Class
jprad's Avatar
2
Rep
103
Posts

 
Drives: 08 e90 335xi
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Current: Chicago

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
thanks for the ideas guys i'll consider the trim :l
and you guys are right worst i just peel it off
__________________
I'm the guy running around with jersey plates most likely
Appreciate 0
      03-27-2012, 01:03 AM   #6
Game
Major General
Game's Avatar
United_States
82
Rep
5,137
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Lockport/Chicago, IL

iTrader: (15)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jprad View Post
thanks for the ideas guys i'll consider the trim :l
and you guys are right worst i just peel it off
Yup.

The trim does get annoying, the plastidip likes to stick a little and sometimes peels off and some chrome is visible. I've redone mine 3-4 times on the lower trim and still not fully satisfied. Might ditch the plastdip, tape it up real good and just paint it.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      04-07-2012, 05:46 PM   #7
07e90335imt_mike
Enlisted Member
07e90335imt_mike's Avatar
United_States
0
Rep
34
Posts

 
Drives: '07 e90 335i, 6MT
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Dirty South

iTrader: (0)

[quote]Yup.

The trim does get annoying, the plastidip likes to stick a little and sometimes peels off and some chrome is visible. I've redone mine 3-4 times on the lower trim and still not fully satisfied. Might ditch the plastdip, tape it up real good and just paint it./QUOTE]

Agreed.
I wouldn't recommend plasti-dipping the window trim unless you remove it to paint, in which case you might as well use real paint. Masking is a major pain, not to mention you'll still see an edge of chrome on the windows when inside the car.

OP:
You could try. The only thing you have to lose is time (which can be pretty valuable). I wasted an entire weekend trying to 'dip' the trim just right. I even taped and masked everything with the doors open so as to get the inside of the top trim. It's difficult to get all the angles (ie under the side mirrors). Ends up, I'm just gonna have it redone professionally. Wish I would have done something else that weekend, like drive my car...
Appreciate 0
      04-07-2012, 09:23 PM   #8
Game
Major General
Game's Avatar
United_States
82
Rep
5,137
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Lockport/Chicago, IL

iTrader: (15)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 07e90335imt_mike View Post

Agreed.
I wouldn't recommend plasti-dipping the window trim unless you remove it to paint, in which case you might as well use real paint. Masking is a major pain, not to mention you'll still see an edge of chrome on the windows when inside the car.

OP:
You could try. The only thing you have to lose is time (which can be pretty valuable). I wasted an entire weekend trying to 'dip' the trim just right. I even taped and masked everything with the doors open so as to get the inside of the top trim. It's difficult to get all the angles (ie under the side mirrors). Ends up, I'm just gonna have it redone professionally. Wish I would have done something else that weekend, like drive my car...
Agreed, I taped it off so well I might as well have just painted.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      04-08-2012, 03:42 AM   #9
elusivefx
Private First Class
1
Rep
181
Posts

 
Drives: bmw e60 e53 e83
Join Date: May 2011
Location: chicago

iTrader: (1)

Just get it wrapped the trim extreme graphics does it.
Appreciate 0
      02-13-2013, 07:44 AM   #10
AJLoBasso
The Stig
AJLoBasso's Avatar
United_States
0
Rep
65
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 BMW 328xi
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

iTrader: (1)

Wasn't sure where to post this... But I wanted an opinion... For winter I was thinking about doing something a little different. I have a pre lci black sapphire metallic 328xi with the 159 wheels. Would it look weird to Plasti dip my wheels, mirror covers, and kidneys white?
__________________
2007 e90 BMW 328xi Sedan Pre-LCI
Black Sapphire Metallic - Black Leather
Sport/Cold Weather/Premium Package
5% Tint - LED Halo Bulbs - Nokya Yellow Fogs/Flashers - Body Color Kidneys - M3 Replica Bumper - Muffler Delete - H&R Sport Springs - 19x9.5 VMR V710
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:12 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST