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Originally posted by tomsbmw325is@Apr 4 2005, 04:39 PM I owned a 1990 BMW 325is coupe and want to convert the chrome window trim into black shadowline trim, does anyone know how to do that? Can I buy the part anywhere?
Just do it yourself, I did mine last summer with trim coat, came out nice, makes a huge improvement, here's how to do it. Shadowline
Originally posted by egk2+Apr 5 2005, 03:08 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(egk2 @ Apr 5 2005, 03:08 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-tomsbmw325is@Apr 5 2005, 12:17 PM CAN THE PARTS OF BLACK TRIM BE PURCHASED ANYWHERE?
The stealer for about $410.00 plus tax versus 2 cans of trim coat fro around $20
Or you could try to find the trim pieces at a local savage yard. Look for 90/91 318is or an m3(I doubt it there would be one).
Originally posted by samsamiam@Apr 7 2005, 08:44 PM We've talked about changing the chrome to shadowline, but does anyone know how to paint the chrome into shadowline? and what paint, materials etc do you need?
It needs to be scuffed a bit, but it's not a really good idea to sand aluminum down much. If you get too far, it has to be treated. Some people just spray right on, but I'd at least recommend a light scuffing.
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