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Old 03-29-2012, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys i have wanted to do this for a while now but before i just go at it i thought id ask here first and see if anyone knows of a DIY guide or maybe someone had done this and has any tips, i have the grey interior and the wood trim, which i personally do not like so i want to paint it like the piano black trim ive seen on some BMWs there is a succes thread here
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But no DIY any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated thanks!
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He recommends Duplicolor gloss black interior paint so sart with that. The wood ha a clear coat so you will have to sand it down before painting. Start with a rough grit and then work into finer grits. Then follow instructions on the paint. However, PRACTICE first!!! Always always practice on something else instead. Replacing the trim is expensive! Doing it right isn't
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He recommends Duplicolor gloss black interior paint so sart with that. The wood ha a clear coat so you will have to sand it down before painting. Start with a rough grit and then work into finer grits. Then follow instructions on the paint. However, PRACTICE first!!! Always always practice on something else instead. Replacing the trim is expensive! Doing it right isn't
Yea i have been painting my wheels since my e30 haha so i have the general idea but did you see the comments about the orange tint? im not sure what they are talking about there. But yea that " Replacing the trim is expensive! Doing it right isn't" part is some very good advice haha
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The comment I saw about orange was the "orange peel effect". See link: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_peel_(effect)

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The comment I saw about orange was the "orange peel effect". See link: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_peel_(effect)

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Wow THANKS ALOT!!!<3 forever lol been stuck at work and decided to post during breaks and research after work but boom you went ahead and took care of it thank you sooo much man i really appreciate it
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When you do it don't forget to take pictures and let us know how it went.
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just happened to run across this thread and was Iike cooI I have done some painting jobs before and napa has a very good quaIity paint were you can buy by the oz.
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Well your painting wood, do I wouldn't think so as long as your prep work is good.
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