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Old 06-20-2012, 09:42 AM
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What color did you use on the vents?
For the vents in the doors and pillars, I just used "aluminum" color spray paint I found at Home Depot. Not an SEM product -- it's an easy match. Turned out great.

BTW, I am the original poster of this DIY and happy to report my trim pieces still look great after 6 months of use. I'm sure that new stock pieces would be scuffed by now.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:35 PM
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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.
Hey Fly what grit sand paper did you use? I sprayed some cheap gloss paint over it a while back so I want to remove that an spray it with the SEM. Thanks
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:58 AM
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As with any shiny surface, the intent is to "scuff" for better adhesion. I think I used 400 or 600 to remove the shininess.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:06 AM
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Thanks for this! Will be doing it soon as i get my car back from the paint shop
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:47 AM
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Thanks fly did all mines it came out really good. I used 1000 grit very fine sand paper. Question the only panel I can get out is the rear back seat that connects to the rear seat belts on the sides. Do you know how to remove those 2 pieces?
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:24 PM
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For those of you with the light gray interior, I can also report success! Get this from Amazon...perfect match!


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Old 06-27-2012, 04:30 PM
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Yep got mines from amazon also. Do you know how to get the rear seatbelt part out?
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:41 PM
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For those of you with the light gray interior, I can also report success! Get this from Amazon...perfect match!
Thank you!
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:46 PM
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The only thing about ording from amazon I paid $31.00 for 2 cans cause they charged me 9.99 shipping. Expo talk to papers he told me this weekend you can find them locally at paint shops.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:11 PM
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Thanks bro, even better since I only need 1 can.
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:40 PM
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This is great! How do I get the sills off and the other part on the side ?
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:43 PM
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The bottoms ones just pull right off .
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:53 PM
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The bottoms ones just pull right off .
Any trick to it, or just pull it off and snap it back in?

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Old 07-15-2012, 01:55 PM
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Yep Now the B pillars are held on by screws very easy to remove. The only ones I have not removed are the one in the rear next to the seatbelts.
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:02 PM
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:25 AM
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The ones near the door snap off. press up gently and then remove. Only put back end and middle clips. The rear seats have to be removed to get to the back ones. Again gentle upward pressure. Amazing how cheap this plastic is.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:57 AM
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How do you remove the sill covers and then re-attach them?

Great tip - I need to do exactly the same thing on my '07 E65. This is probably a really stupid question, but how do I remove the sill covers and then reattach them? I have no idea . . .

Thanks in advance,
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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.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:52 AM
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They just snap on an off
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:13 PM
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I need to do this myself. Great info. Is the gray a perfect match?
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:39 PM
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I just ordered all brand new trim pieces from the dealer. They will be here Sat morning.. got all front and back up to seatbelts.. with my discount I paid $160 for front and 180 for rear..
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:54 AM
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peeling door sill refinish -- success!

Dude I need to do this !!!!!


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Old 08-05-2013, 01:49 PM
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It just never seems to amaze me that a company like BMW can not make plastic trim that lasts. My Toyota trim is not painted or if it is nothing is peeling off no matter how many times the trim is scuffed with shoes, etc.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:03 PM
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remember to obtain a can of low luster clear to get the protection you need and not the shine
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:45 PM
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peeling door sill refinish -- success!

I started mine today .. I started with a small piece .. Just to make sure it comes out good .. So far so good Click image for larger version

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Old 08-06-2013, 08:41 PM
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All my lower door panels .. front to back are stripped and smooth and ready for paint - SEM is a damn good product



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