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Question Where to get E30 chrome and black plastic trim pieces

Does anyone know where to buy OEM body trim pieces for E30s? I found a site (realoem.com) that has all the part numbers and sells many of them, but they are kinda pricey. Is there a place to get new trim at lower prices?

I know you can renew plastic trim with black trim paint, but the bumper "sheaths" on my 318i are warped in several spots :

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I have some "sheaths" that are not warped very much at all (for sale if you like, make an offer)
As far as the chrome trim, unless you happen to find a "shadowline" kit at the junkyard (yeah, right), you're just going to have to spray paint it yourself.
Let me know if you want a DIY.

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Idsbeaker, could I get a picture maybe? Send me an email: My Email Thanks!
As far as shadowlining, isn't that where you black out the chrome? I was hoping more to find new chrome trim...

Starmavin, thanks for the linke, that's the site I was on, I found the numbers for the pieces, but they were like $150 per piece and I didn't want to spend that much. I couldn't find another site that carried these pieces, though...

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Sure, no prob.
Here they are on my car, before I did the bumper swap. You can see that the passenger side one is a little deformed, but not bad at all.


and here they are off the car.





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FYI
I used turtle wax wet and black. worked well after many applications.

Basically rubber has some polyethylglycol or some sh*&*&T in it that evaporates. ie Thats some of the film that settles on the inside of windows on new cars in particular. This drying effect can some times be reversed by satuating the still pourous rubber with proper conditioner.

Finally I got some foreverblack from bavauto and this has a cleaner then a conditioner with black dye in it. Worth the few bucks
This really revived my black rubber trim pieces.
Took a few applications but they went from the ugly gray/white powder look to shinny wet black look. Not perfect mind you, not show quality but hella nice for a 20 year old pice of rubber.
Used it on the window seals too after some touch up with black permenent markers. Havent done the side trim yet.

bav auto has some of these parts too.

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Sure, no prob.
Here they are on my car, before I did the bumper swap. You can see that the passenger side one is a little deformed, but not bad at all.
Hmm, well thank you for the offer and posting up the pics, but mine are actually in a little better shape used: There's only one medium sized ripple in the middle of each side, and the surface has a rough texture. I guess I'll sand it down and try and revive it, does anyone know how to dewarp the plastic?

Rfitz, thanks for the info, I'll have to look into that. Sounds better than painting it
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dewarping no not that i know of, but i used a high grit sand paper on mine and repainted them with the SEM bumper paint looks brand new

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