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Old 09-16-2004, 06:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got off the phone with my dealer because i was looking to see how much it would cost me to change the exterior trim surrounding my windows from black to chrome, and he quoted me $1300-$1500 and said that they would have to remove and replace my windows when installing! This cant be true for some lousy trim? Anyone know about this, it just seems outragous for six pieces of trim
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yeh, i wanted the same dude, but i am from australia..and they quoted me AUD1,400 ...which is about USD980. they have to remove the balck..and slap on the new chrome..thats what they told me. thats a bit stupid...removing the windows..thats BULL!!....the reason is..is coz...as far as i know...the BMW 3-series don't have window frames...this the balck/chrome thingie is not on top of the window!!...its on the base of the car!
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That is rediculous, it is only chrome plated plastic, it is not even metal. You could probably replace it yourself in a couple of hours. Me? I have the chrome and wish it were black. The problem with the chrome is that you cannot polish it because it is plastic and once the weather gets to it it looks awful.

Save your money and stick with the black.
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