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Old 01-18-2005, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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has anyone ever painted the black plastic trim around the car i think it would look very clean and nice pinted the color of the car waht do you have to do to prep the plastic to get the paint to stick ? i know how to paint and have a gun and everything. and last does anyone by chance know a color code for a 92 325i
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Old 01-18-2005, 09:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you need to get plastic paint, available at your local hardware store, how do you prepare it, depends on the paint. So i guess just read the instruction on the paint you would buy
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what is the plastic trim around the can?
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Old 01-18-2005, 11:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think he means the car, not can. Am I right?
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you should be able to find the paint code either under the hood or in the doorjam
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Old 01-19-2005, 12:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ya.. i got me some m3 side moldings and got them painted looks real good!
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If you want to paint it, you need to wet-sand out any impurities and wipe liberal amounts of prep-sol solvent on all the plastic to be painted. As for paint you want to get the plastic bumper paint. As for color i cant help you there
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Old 01-19-2005, 01:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The paint code is on your drivers side strut tower under the hood
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What color is your car and are you painting it black or car color?
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hey im doing the same thing to my car.....how much would it be to have someone else paint the plastic moldings?
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thanks for the help and i am painting it red to match the car however i think the car may have been repainted because the side skirts and bumper are the same color as the car and i do not believe that come like that stock on a 92 325i 4door am i correct?
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should be nice to get them painted.
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got mine done.. do a good prep job.. or they will chip! :P
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