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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 04-04-2005, 04:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 04-04-2005, 04:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the dealer should have it, it just pops off
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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?
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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.
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Old 04-05-2005, 12:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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CAN THE PARTS OF BLACK TRIM BE PURCHASED ANYWHERE?
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Old 04-05-2005, 12:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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check ebay i know i say a tape that you just tape over the trim don't know how good it is but the pics of cars with it looked clean
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CAN THE PARTS OF BLACK TRIM BE PURCHASED ANYWHERE?
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The stealer for about $410.00 plus tax versus 2 cans of trim coat fro around $20
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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?
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The stealer for about $410.00 plus tax versus 2 cans of trim coat fro around $20
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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).
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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?
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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?
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Look above, post #3, click on shadowline.
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you can buy satin trim paint, and just paint it
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Google SEM trim coat paint, it is an exact match for trim on BMW's and is very easy to use.
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Google SEM trim coat paint, it is an exact match for trim on BMW's and is very easy to use.
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make sure to sand the aluminum first and perhaps shoot a coat of primer unless this stuff doesn't need it? and its self etching? anyways good luck.
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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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I used 3m scuff pads and a self etching primer, SEM trim coat supposedly doesn't
need a primer but I found it to be more durable with the primer.
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