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the fly 12-17-2011 03:56 PM

peeling door sill refinish -- success!
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Hey all

I'm new here but not to Bimmers. I just refinished the interior rubberized plastic parts on my '06 750i.

I searched all the parts stores and home improvement stores for a match for my tan (natural brown) interior. No luck until I found out about SEM Color Coat products. "Camel" color was a good match so I bought some spray cans ($10 each) at my local distributor here in ATL (Vinyl-Pro).

As you can see, it came out great. This spray is specifically for plastic and needs no priming. I just did some light sanding to scuff the surface.

bluebeast745li 12-17-2011 04:43 PM

where did you get it from i need th exact same color????!!!!!!!!!!!!!

quarterto8 12-17-2011 05:05 PM

Welcome to the fest "the fly". That's a great upgrade. I was looking into doing something like this to my plastic pieces. Have you posted pics of your ride yet?

HerbP 12-17-2011 05:32 PM

SEM products can be found at most Auto Paint refinishing stores. I believe O'Reilly's can order it for you. SEM is a very good product!

Your job looks great!

DallasBimmer 12-17-2011 05:45 PM

Good job! A perfect match.

Expo BMW 12-17-2011 05:55 PM

Nice finish. I'm going to give this a shot, my interior is grey.

MakaveliFaison 12-17-2011 06:19 PM

Nice. I have same color. Will be doing this within a week

MakaveliFaison 12-17-2011 06:27 PM

How many cans did it take? I found a shop locally that sells that product. Going to pick some up tomorrow

Rookie2008 12-17-2011 06:29 PM

EXPO I wanna give it a shot also maybe we can work together. My Interior is light grey also. What part of L.A are you?

HerbP 12-17-2011 07:25 PM

Amazon has it available!

MakaveliFaison 12-17-2011 07:38 PM

Just go on arm's website and put in your zip code. It'll show local shops that sell it

TannerSV 12-17-2011 09:19 PM

Looks great! This is on my to-do list, also I want to "touch up" the gray pieces on my dash pop out compartments but I doubt I will be able to spray them with out some heavy taping (don't want over spray on the wood grain)

Expo BMW 12-18-2011 04:14 PM

Whenever youre ready rookie so we can see how well the new paint matches.

the fly 12-18-2011 04:18 PM

it took me about 1 1/4 cans, but i did several light coats. avoiding heavy coats is key. i cleaned the surface lightly with mineral spirits. the best thing about this product is that the sheen (matte) is exactly like that of the stock finish.

also, i repainted the grey door vent pictured in the last photo. pretty easy as well, but that color is much easier to find in normal stores.

jenkx 12-18-2011 04:32 PM

NICE!!! I'm going to do this for sure! I think my interior is the same color of not a little lighter. Did you sand off all the remaing top layer of ruber that was pealing or did you leave it and paint over all parts equally?

Rookie2008 12-18-2011 04:57 PM

How about weekend after Christmas?

CarpBMW 12-18-2011 05:14 PM

Very nice Fly!!!

Midwest Qtr 2 8 12-18-2011 05:22 PM

Great find! I need this myself..

04QTR28 12-19-2011 11:29 AM

You are my hero! Thanks for the tip!

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the fly 12-19-2011 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by jenkx (Post 6509106)
NICE!!! I'm going to do this for sure! I think my interior is the same color of not a little lighter. Did you sand off all the remaing top layer of ruber that was pealing or did you leave it and paint over all parts equally?

I peeled off the remaining rubber on the sills only. Warm air from a hair dryer helps. I didn't find an elegant way, other than rubbing it off with my fingers.

On the pillars, i just did some light sanding and left the rubberized coating.

Phatlipt745 12-19-2011 01:33 PM

What color is the black I seen landau or satin???

Btw quarter28 Ur car looks great with those wheels!!

MakaveliFaison 12-19-2011 02:16 PM

Picked my cans up today. Will be trying them out tonight

Expo BMW 12-23-2011 06:45 PM

Hey Mak. What color is your interior?

Rookie2008 12-23-2011 06:49 PM

Expo are you ready for next weekend? I forgot this weekend is holiday.

AceFX 12-24-2011 04:02 AM

Awesome job Fly, I am going to attempt this on my car....never thought I could do this....Top Tip Buddy!!!

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