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      01-10-2014, 03:24 AM   #1
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How to paint/wrap interior trim!

Hi guys,

Got my new interior trim here ready to go in!

But I'm going to wrap/paint my old aluminium trip!

First of all do I paint or wrap?!

Secondly, how do I paint/wrap around the little silver strip on the ash trip lid without making it look rubbish?!

Only thing I think will be tricky?!

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      01-10-2014, 04:36 AM   #2
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hear you go pal its easy

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=931500
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When I did mine I removed the silver trim, once the ashtray cover is separated you will see the stubs for the trim. I simply trimmed the excess away at the back so that the silver trim could be carefully pushed off. Once trimmed I replaced and put a blob of glue back on. This way you end up with a professional retrim.

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I painted mine. Very fiddly as the pieces are small but perfectly doable
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If you need the panels wrapped professionally. Send me a pm. I dont charge allot.
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How tough is wrapping? The brushed ally trim has all the resilience of playdough
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Thank you all!

I'm going with wrapping! Woo
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Thank you all!

I'm going with wrapping! Woo
What colour/finish have you decided on?
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Nice project I'm planing on skinning mine with real CF already have the fabric and the epoxy.
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What colour/finish have you decided on?
Gloss black!

The only way to go I reckon, maybe a brushed anthracite/grey colour!
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What colour are your seats? Gloss black does look good tho!!
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They are, along with everything else inside, black!

Although, if ever a red set of e91 seats come up, I'll have them!
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I am about to do mine but it wont be to everybody's taste
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I am about to do mine but it wont be to everybody's taste
I hope you're not planning on pink & fluffy
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I was going to wrap mine and decided to painted my alloy trim in gloss black.
With alloy trim, flat it with a 600 wet and dry paper and then used an etch primer to ensure a good paint adhesion otherwise it will just peel off, once that had been done its just a matter of applying the gloss black around 4 coats and then a flat with 1200 w/d paper with a little soap being very careful not rub through the gloss paint finish and then a light rub with farecla g10 polishing compound, here are the results.
If anyone needs any wrap I have approx 8 metres x 4 inch 3m gloss black wrap tape available to buy pm if me interested.







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I was going to wrap mine and decided to painted my alloy trim in gloss black.
With alloy trim, flat it with a 600 wet and dry paper and then used an etch primer to ensure a good paint adhesion otherwise it will just peel off, once that had been done its just a matter of applying the gloss black around 4 coats and then a flat with 1200 w/d paper with a little soap being very careful not rub through the gloss paint finish and then a light rub with farecla g10 polishing compound, her are the results.
If anyone needs any wrap I have approx 8 metres x 4 inch 3m gloss black wrap tape available to buy pm if me interested.






Looks amazing mate, I love it !

Exactly the finish I am after!

Is the amount of vinyl you gave enough to do the interior?!

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I was going to wrap mine and decided to painted my alloy trim in gloss black.
With alloy trim, flat it with a 600 wet and dry paper and then used an etch primer to ensure a good paint adhesion otherwise it will just peel off, once that had been done its just a matter of applying the gloss black around 4 coats and then a flat with 1200 w/d paper with a little soap being very careful not rub through the gloss paint finish and then a light rub with farecla g10 polishing compound, here are the results.
If anyone needs any wrap I have approx 8 metres x 4 inch 3m gloss black wrap tape available to buy pm if me interested.






Id buy it from you if theres enough there to do the interior bits on an e90, its just the look im after
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I love the finish you've got on that, I'd give it a go but don't fancy driving around with no trim while I sort it out. What kind of paint did you use?
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I love the finish you've got on that, I'd give it a go but don't fancy driving around with no trim while I sort it out. What kind of paint did you use?

a self etch primer and a carplan gloss black aerosol, its the prep on the alloy that counts, a good rub down 600 w/d and then apply the etch primer in light coats just enough to cover, if there any marks/imperfections these need to be rectified with filler/stopper before glossing.
I have another set that is nearly finished and a further set I brought a while ago waiting to be looked at.
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a self etch primer and a carplan gloss black aerosol, its the prep on the alloy that counts, a good rub down 600 w/d and then apply the etch primer in light coats just enough to cover, if there any marks/imperfections these need to be rectified with filler/stopper before glossing.
I have another set that is nearly finished and a further set I brought a while ago waiting to be looked at.
Cheers, I'm very tempted, not least because my brushed ally had been brushed a little too much & a little too often but well done, I'm very impressed by the result
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That looks awesome. Just what I'm looking to do. Thank you for the write up , I'm off to buy some paint.
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