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I have a 98' 528i and as you may/maynot know, chrome looks terrible on a silver car. So I want to get rid of it! I have it around the trim of my car and around the trim of my windows. I was talking to someone at the last meet I went too (all 5er meet) and he told me I need a complete replacement strip and thats what he did and I loved how it looked. I was thinking of getting the trim painted but I got used to haveing the variation of color on my car.
Where do I buy these replacement pieces? used
Here is that guys car that has no silver trim because he bought a replacement strip for the windows and trim.
I asked a painter if he could match all the chrome on mine with the body colour and he said yes - but it'll be prone to chippin an strippin.
Personally I cant see why but that's what he said - so I'm on the lookout for a sport package.
Well, as long as you properly prepare the surface before painting it shouldnt chip. medium sanding, then light sanding, then clean with a tack cloth and primer it.
I believe the trim paint doesnt need a primer though. As long as you dont spray a heavy first coat (just like a mist) it should be fine. On another car, I painted all trim this way and it was fine. I did about 3 mist coats, then a regular thicker coat. If your STILL worried about chipping or peeling, you can clearcoat it and wrap it around the backside, but then it'll have a gloss to it
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