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      01-28-2010, 01:43 AM   #1
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DIY? Vinyl/other method to black-out window E92 trim?

Sorry for the noobish question guys, can't find a DIY for this and I've only read threads about how expensive buying the shadowline trim from BMW is. Where can I get vinyl and find a DIY to do this myself? Or are there any better methods? TIA
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Sorry for the noobish question guys, can't find a DIY for this and I've only read threads about how expensive buying the shadowline trim from BMW is. Where can I get vinyl and find a DIY to do this myself? Or are there any better methods? TIA
You really dont need a DIY, just buy a roll of vinyl and give it a shot. Use a blowdryer for the areas that have tough curves and bends and the vinyl will stretch. Vinyl is cheaper than paint and more durable. If you cant do it yourself, then you can source someone else to do it, but at least you will have tried first
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You really dont need a DIY, just buy a roll of vinyl and give it a shot. Use a blowdryer for the areas that have tough curves and bends and the vinyl will stretch. Vinyl is cheaper than paint and more durable. If you cant do it yourself, then you can source someone else to do it, but at least you will have tried first
try the vinyl or if you're feeling adventurous try plastidip...I've heard real good things.
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try the vinyl or if you're feeling adventurous try plastidip...I've heard real good things.
I used plastidip on my mesh grills but I don't think I'll use it on the window trim. Any DIYs to remove the trim at least?
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Not yet.
So should I just gonna yank it off?
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I would also like to try this Can anyone give me a good brand of Black vinyl that would work best on my Chrome trim? Id rather not have rubberized car trim lol
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I would also like to try this Can anyone give me a good brand of Black vinyl that would work best on my Chrome trim? Id rather not have rubberized car trim lol
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i will have a diy hopefully up by sat 3pm! i removed mine and got it wrapped in gloss black vinyl at fastsigns in bellevue wa, cost was $150'ish for vinyl and labor. so i got my pieces off the car now and will take some pics of it and a full diy. was kinda a pain to get the pieces off the car, coupe has 4 pieces per side. top big piece you just tug in a downward out towards your body motion from the top of the window mid way. quarter panel piece slides towards the front of the car (be very very careful with this piece). door trim just pops off by pulling up on it (windows down makes it easier). piece under mirror pops off by pulling up on it {you will need to remove the mirror). removing mirror is easy, open door, pop off tweeters (pull towards back of door with it). then give your door panel a tug where the tweeter was, door panel will come loose there. pull the rubber molding up and out of the way a bit to reveal the 3 bolts that hold the mirror in place (do NOT pull the rubber part completely off!!!). undo bolts, unplug mirror cable. then give the trim piece under the mirror a upwards tug and you got it! the guy had the installer do wrap it while it was on the car, installer rushed the job, looked like sh*t. so i decided to take the pieces off the car and have them wrap it, second time a diff guy did it on his own time, he said he worked on them for 12+hrs!, and they came out great!
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i will have a diy hopefully up by sat 3pm! i removed mine and got it wrapped in gloss black vinyl at fastsigns in bellevue wa, cost was $150'ish for vinyl and labor. so i got my pieces off the car now and will take some pics of it and a full diy. was kinda a pain to get the pieces off the car, coupe has 4 pieces per side. top big piece you just tug in a downward out towards your body motion from the top of the window mid way. quarter panel piece slides towards the front of the car (be very very careful with this piece). door trim just pops off by pulling up on it (windows down makes it easier). piece under mirror pops off by pulling up on it {you will need to remove the mirror). removing mirror is easy, open door, pop off tweeters (pull towards back of door with it). then give your door panel a tug where the tweeter was, door panel will come loose there. pull the rubber molding up and out of the way a bit to reveal the 3 bolts that hold the mirror in place (do NOT pull the rubber part completely off!!!). undo bolts, unplug mirror cable. then give the trim piece under the mirror a upwards tug and you got it! the guy had the installer do wrap it while it was on the car, installer rushed the job, looked like sh*t. so i decided to take the pieces off the car and have them wrap it, second time a diff guy did it on his own time, he said he worked on them for 12+hrs!, and they came out great!
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There is no need to remove the trim off the car. A full install from prep to finish would take about 2-3 hours if you take your time, shorter if you've worked with vinyl before.
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how did you guys wrap the side mirror part ? it looks like its not exposed enough
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how did you guys wrap the side mirror part ? it looks like its not exposed enough
Worst case remove mirror, but no need to remove trim!
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