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3-Series (E46, E90) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.

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Old 02-27-2005, 04:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a friend who runs a shop here in Brisbane, Australia which chromes all sorts of things - plastic, metal, clay(!), wood(!).

Anyway, have a 2001 320ci in dakar yellow with black leather interior - 5spd manual. It currently has the matt silver trim.

So the deal is he will chrome all of the interior trim (doors, dash, gear leaver surround, sterng wheel trim) for the cost of parts only.

He will aslso do the same for my wheels (I have posted a picture of them).

Will the chrome interior be too much, or will it look sweet?
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Old 02-27-2005, 05:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We sell OEM trim pieces with Carbon Fiber coating (for perfect fitment) - I'd definately suggest that over Chrome, which will be an eyesore in the sun...

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Old 02-28-2005, 05:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was trying to think if I personally would like it and to be honest, I'm not sure. On average your typical Bimmer owner is conservative and likes to have his ride remain close to stock, I'm thinking re-sale value latter on.

I notice the post above advertising the carbon fibre pieces, I'm not sure I like those. I like the matte silver trim, I like the wood trim, particularly in the lighter woods available. I have myrtle wood in my five and I think the same trim as yours in my three.
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