E90Post
 


MINHS Auto Care Center
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Cosmetic and Lighting Modifications (exterior/interior) > Painting window trim anyone?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-07-2014, 11:57 AM   #1
tjobeid
Lieutenant
7

 
tjobeid's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 335i coupe
Join Date: May 2013
Location: houston,tx


Posts: 498
iTrader: (0)

Painting window trim anyone?

Hey guys, saw a lot of people dip there window trim and i hate the way it looked when i tried it, and i saw people vinyl wrap it but then that peels off after while, has anyone tried just leaving it on the car and isolating the rest of the car with news paper and tape and sand the trim down and painting it glossy black?
__________________
SGM/Coral Red e92: JB4-(Bms backend) e60- walbro 255LPFP vrsf downpipe & intercooler-Dinan Exhaust & intake-CSl boot spoiler - m3 front and side-360View_
Full Angle eyes 19" Rohanna rc10 Concave
Appreciate 0
      06-07-2014, 12:30 PM   #2
K888888
e92
0

 
Drives: E92 328i
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: NYC


Posts: 62
iTrader: (3)

the trim easily comes off, so you don't need to tape around it if you want to paint it.
Appreciate 0
      06-07-2014, 12:54 PM   #3
RYΛN
First Lieutenant
5

 
RYΛN's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 AW e92
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Los Angeles


Posts: 379
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by K888888 View Post
the trim easily comes off, so you don't need to tape around it if you want to paint it.
Really? I've read the opposite.

How do you remove it?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-07-2014, 04:06 PM   #4
tjobeid
Lieutenant
7

 
tjobeid's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 335i coupe
Join Date: May 2013
Location: houston,tx


Posts: 498
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by RYΛN View Post
Really? I've read the opposite.

How do you remove it?
what he said^^ everyone said when it comes off it breaks or something
__________________
SGM/Coral Red e92: JB4-(Bms backend) e60- walbro 255LPFP vrsf downpipe & intercooler-Dinan Exhaust & intake-CSl boot spoiler - m3 front and side-360View_
Full Angle eyes 19" Rohanna rc10 Concave
Appreciate 0
      06-07-2014, 04:07 PM   #5
tjobeid
Lieutenant
7

 
tjobeid's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 335i coupe
Join Date: May 2013
Location: houston,tx


Posts: 498
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by K888888 View Post
the trim easily comes off, so you don't need to tape around it if you want to paint it.
you got it DIY for taking it off?
__________________
SGM/Coral Red e92: JB4-(Bms backend) e60- walbro 255LPFP vrsf downpipe & intercooler-Dinan Exhaust & intake-CSl boot spoiler - m3 front and side-360View_
Full Angle eyes 19" Rohanna rc10 Concave
Appreciate 0
      06-07-2014, 05:48 PM   #6
nb335i
Private
0

 
nb335i's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 335i coupe, Crimson/Coral
Join Date: May 2014
Location: MS


Posts: 82
iTrader: (0)

^^ I'm here for the diy
Appreciate 0
      06-07-2014, 05:51 PM   #7
K888888
e92
0

 
Drives: E92 328i
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: NYC


Posts: 62
iTrader: (3)

It is pretty easy to break so don't risk it lol, but I just pulled the bigger top piece, and the small ones on the bottoms i slide it out
Appreciate 0
      06-07-2014, 11:47 PM   #8
Game
Major General
United_States
78

 
Game's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Lockport/Chicago, IL


Posts: 5,096
iTrader: (15)

I've thought about it, but went the plasti-dip route last year. I had to do it about 5-6 times to get it looking to my standards.

Did it over about a month ago and added glossifier. Looks better than any plastidip job I've seen.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2014, 12:50 AM   #9
Motorsport.Nick
Lieutenant
United_States
7

 
Motorsport.Nick's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Portland


Posts: 433
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Game View Post
I've thought about it, but went the plasti-dip route last year. I had to do it about 5-6 times to get it looking to my standards.

Did it over about a month ago and added glossifier. Looks better than any plastidip job I've seen.
Did you remove the trim?
__________________
Nick
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2014, 01:33 AM   #10
Game
Major General
United_States
78

 
Game's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Lockport/Chicago, IL


Posts: 5,096
iTrader: (15)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Motorsport.Nick View Post
Did you remove the trim?
Of course not. I hear the trim is very brittle and tricky to take off.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2014, 08:37 AM   #11
RVS 8
SDG
United_States
24

 
RVS 8's Avatar
 
Drives: 335I
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New York


Posts: 2,065
iTrader: (10)

About to finish my window trim today.

Only removed the lower trims. Wrapped in gloss black metallic 3m 1080p
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2014, 10:18 AM   #12
Gollom122
New Member
0

 
Drives: Crimson Red with Oyster Leathe
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: UK


Posts: 16
iTrader: (0)

anyone got a DIY 'How to' in removing the trim?
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2014, 10:30 AM   #13
Motorsport.Nick
Lieutenant
United_States
7

 
Motorsport.Nick's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Portland


Posts: 433
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gollom122 View Post
anyone got a DIY 'How to' in removing the trim?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Game View Post
Of course not. I hear the trim is very brittle and tricky to take off.
This. Thanks, I'll bust out the tape and news paper then.
__________________
Nick
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2014, 10:28 PM   #14
tjobeid
Lieutenant
7

 
tjobeid's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 335i coupe
Join Date: May 2013
Location: houston,tx


Posts: 498
iTrader: (0)

i tried plasti dipping them, the texture just seems wrong lol. even with 5 coats.
__________________
SGM/Coral Red e92: JB4-(Bms backend) e60- walbro 255LPFP vrsf downpipe & intercooler-Dinan Exhaust & intake-CSl boot spoiler - m3 front and side-360View_
Full Angle eyes 19" Rohanna rc10 Concave
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2014, 07:35 PM   #15
FrankyGTR
Private First Class
1

 
FrankyGTR's Avatar
 
Drives: N54 335i 6MT-R32GTR
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Montreal


Posts: 145
iTrader: (0)

i used plasti dip on mine they look perfect!!






__________________
2008 335i coupe 6MT BOOST FIEND
Appreciate 0
      06-11-2014, 05:43 AM   #16
Gollom122
New Member
0

 
Drives: Crimson Red with Oyster Leathe
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: UK


Posts: 16
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by RSNGH View Post
About to finish my window trim today.

Only removed the lower trims. Wrapped in gloss black metallic 3m 1080p

pics please??
Appreciate 0
      06-11-2014, 07:55 AM   #17
330iE90spt
Private
United_States
2

 
Drives: '06 330i Tiag Sdn
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: S. Westchester, NY


Posts: 99
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gollom122 View Post
pics please??
+1

About to do this myself... hesitant to start.
Appreciate 0
      06-11-2014, 10:10 AM   #18
dwells
ಠ_ಠ
United_States
18

 
dwells's Avatar
 
Drives: Monaco Blue 335i coupe
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: New England


Posts: 1,522
iTrader: (5)

They won't peel if you wrap them properly. Use good vinyl and technique and use adhesion promoter if necessary.
__________________
| 335i coupe | Monaco Blue | JB4 G5 ISO | Style 313M | Huper 40% tint | Aero lip | CSL trunk spoiler | M3 sideskirts
| Paint-matched grilles | Painted reflectors | GP Thunder II angel eyes | Smoked LED sidemarkers | Self-coded |
Appreciate 0
      06-11-2014, 10:15 AM   #19
330xtrai
Do you even post BRO?
United_States
19

 
330xtrai's Avatar
 
Drives: 330xi
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: New Jersey


Posts: 1,809
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2006 BMW 330xi  [0.00]
I was thinking about painting it but not myself. I know someone that owns a body shop so ill probably get it painted professionally since I can get it done relatively cheap. Any paint code recommendations or should I just go for straight up gloss black? My car is Sparking graphite btw
Appreciate 0
      06-11-2014, 10:40 AM   #20
tjobeid
Lieutenant
7

 
tjobeid's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 335i coupe
Join Date: May 2013
Location: houston,tx


Posts: 498
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 330xtrai View Post
I was thinking about painting it but not myself. I know someone that owns a body shop so ill probably get it painted professionally since I can get it done relatively cheap. Any paint code recommendations or should I just go for straight up gloss black? My car is Sparking graphite btw
thats what i was asking. is If someone has just sanded them down and painted them? I Don't want to wrap and i do not want plasti dip. I want glossy black Paint. I tried the plasti dip you can do 10 coast but if you hit a bug it will peel off and will need touch up i don't want to deal with that I'm in a bmw not some POS.
__________________
SGM/Coral Red e92: JB4-(Bms backend) e60- walbro 255LPFP vrsf downpipe & intercooler-Dinan Exhaust & intake-CSl boot spoiler - m3 front and side-360View_
Full Angle eyes 19" Rohanna rc10 Concave
Appreciate 0
      06-12-2014, 09:52 AM   #21
RVS 8
SDG
United_States
24

 
RVS 8's Avatar
 
Drives: 335I
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New York


Posts: 2,065
iTrader: (10)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gollom122 View Post
pics please??
Quote:
Originally Posted by 330iE90spt View Post
+1

About to do this myself... hesitant to start.
I'll have them soon.

Some advise. Clean and prep properly.

I used sharp cutters and metal rulers to cut out the perfect width for the top trim so it would be tucked in as well.

Secondly the lower pieces I removed and wrapped them.

I been messing around with vinyl for a few months now and finally got perfect at it. Also did my interior trim as well

If your a novice, I'd suggest get some samples and experiment or get it done at a shop
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 05:13 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