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      06-07-2014, 12:57 PM   #1
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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?
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      06-07-2014, 01:30 PM   #2
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the trim easily comes off, so you don't need to tape around it if you want to paint it.
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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?
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Really? I've read the opposite.

How do you remove it?
what he said^^ everyone said when it comes off it breaks or something
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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?
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^^ I'm here for the diy
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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
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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.
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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?
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Did you remove the trim?
Of course not. I hear the trim is very brittle and tricky to take off.
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About to finish my window trim today.

Only removed the lower trims. Wrapped in gloss black metallic 3m 1080p
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anyone got a DIY 'How to' in removing the trim?
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anyone got a DIY 'How to' in removing the trim?


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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.
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i tried plasti dipping them, the texture just seems wrong lol. even with 5 coats.
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i used plasti dip on mine they look perfect!!






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About to finish my window trim today.

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

pics please??
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pics please??
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About to do this myself... hesitant to start.
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They won't peel if you wrap them properly. Use good vinyl and technique and use adhesion promoter if necessary.
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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
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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.
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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
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