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    Plasti-Dip Sedan Trim?

    Sedan pilots: have any of you Plasti-Dipped your exterior trim? Or re-sprayed them in any way?

    I'm seriously considering picking up a can of black Plasti-Dip spray to blackout my upper & lower grilles (the lower one is damn near gray!) & realized my trim could also use a freshening. My concern is that I'm not certain if the trim was ever actually black, but rather just a deep gray.

    Does anyone have pictures of (flat) black exterior trim?

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    Marcus rattle canned his lower grill, and it came out really nice. I don't think you wanna plasti-dip it though....
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    why not? I agree rattle-canning it would be just as good though...

    well, I guess depending on how often you do it it could get pretty thick with plasti-dip, and it would be annoying to try and peel it off the mesh.


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    I think I still have a regular rattle-can of flat black somewhere . . . I just figured since I'll be Plasti-Dipping the nose grille (after reading you rave about it at Bimmerforums, Ryan!) I might as well do all of the black trim pieces at the same time.

    Do you think it wouldn't be a good idea because P-D adds too much thickness? Or is there another concern?

    Travis | '04 ZHP sedan 6MT | WeĭssLĭcht AEs | BMW clears | Plasti-Dipped grilles | BMW Perf. intake | TMS Power Pulleys | DIY aux-in | !CDV
    Sprint Booster w/Sport button | Mich PS A/S 3 (245 sq) | M3 front sway | Z4M LCABs | Beisan VANOS rebuild | GAS DISA rebuild | BMW diag. PC

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    I don't think PD holds up against debris as well as spray paint.

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    I was actually going to pull mine off and have my paint shop spray them along with some "other parts" I am getting done in the next couple of weeks.


    I really have no idea what I am doing

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullfrogs_M3 View Post
    I was actually going to pull mine off and have my paint shop spray them along with some "other parts" I am getting done in the next couple of weeks.
    Okay.
    "Flame suit NOT REQUIRED!!!"
    Call Me Dane l 2/2004 330i ZHP l 18x8 ET45 BBS CK's wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ @ 245-40-18 l KW V1 Coilovers in front l KW V1 springs w/ Bilstein B8 dampeners in rear l BMW Performance Rotors l UUC StrutBarbarian l Racing Dynamics Rear Strut Bar l Jim Conforti Shark Injector l Light Birch Interior Trim l Bimmian Celly Mount l M3 Trunk Mat l l e90 Performance E-Brake & Shift Knob l M3 Tri-Stitched Boots l AL Headlight Retrofit with ZKW Lenses l CobyWheel Wrap w/M3 Stitching l LCM sw 4.5 triple blink and rear fogs

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    I rattle canned my grill and it looks like new! 3 coats of Plasti-Coat satin is what I used.

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    lol, you can't even tell thats a car haaa nice


    I really have no idea what I am doing

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    Jeff, did you put fitted sheets on your car to paint it?? LOL. Nice.

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