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: 04' 530i - window trim

07-08-2012, 01:08 PM
I recently painted my grill and wheels a matte black and want to do the same to the chrome window trim. Anyone know how to remove and reinstall?

07-08-2012, 03:03 PM
Don't do it- The paint will chip off eventually, and look extra cheap. Remove the trim with a trim / panel removal tool (AZ sells 'em), being very careful to go inch by inch, and then clean it completely with alcohol. Then, use some of this stuff-


This way you can take it back to stock when you sell it. You shouldn'r be spray painting anything on your car, let alone a major piece like the trim. I make an exception on that for Plasti-Dipped kidney grilles, since it lasts and loooks fine, but other than that, either buy the black trim or use the tape.

07-09-2012, 06:50 AM
Just plastidip the trim while on the car, no need to remove it, and you can take it back to stock if you want by just peeling it