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Old 12-04-2014, 09:10 AM
DarthV DarthV is offline
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Blacking out my 2012 750Li

I'm researching what it will take to black out all my trim (no, I'm not going to punch my wife in the face) What I'm needing help with is figuring out the most reasonable way to purchase the black trim kit for the windows, grill, etc., how much it costs, who to buy from, and whether or not I will need a professional to do the installation.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:12 PM
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Give plastidip a try, you doubt you will be disappointed.
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Old 12-20-2014, 08:52 AM
DarthV DarthV is offline
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I have decided to do the following as fast as my wallet and wife will allow:

1. Wrap all roundels with carbon fiber style vinyl
2. Debadge (might put matte black badge back on later)
3. Carbon fiber license plates holder (only need one in TN)
4. Matte black front grille (surround and slats) from bimmian.com
5. Wrap chrome in matte black vinyl from shadowlinetrim.com except chrome on door handles and tail pipes.
6. Black out side grilles. This one I'm stumped. I can't find replacement parts and I'm not sure wrapping or plastic-dipping them will be effective. Anybody else solve this?
7. Smoke out all lights. Medium in front and not cover the "eye brow" and dark everywhere else. Any input here appreciated.

The people who tinted my windows, which I did at 20% all around with UV on front windshield) said they will do the wrap and smoke work. I'm not interested in learning curve and want it done right the first time. I need to bring the beast in to them to get a quote for installation.

Questions I have:
How do I black out the side grilles or where can I get replacements?

Does anybody have opinions good or bad on bimmian.com and/or shadowlinetrim.com. Any other highly recommended vendors?

I will post photos as my project evolves. Thanks!
Scott
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Old 12-20-2014, 02:27 PM
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Old 12-20-2014, 08:21 PM
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I have the feeling I posted this cosmetic dyi in the wrong forum...
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:55 AM
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check ebay
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:45 AM
ClementLewis ClementLewis is offline
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You posted this a while ago. I was hoping to see pictures of your progress. Thinking on doing the same
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:22 AM
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Photos coming soon!

I'm almost done with the project. I will post photos, vendors, and costs in a couple weeks.

Done so far:
1. Windows tinted
2. Roundels vinyl overlays (carbon fiber look)
3. Replaced chrome 740Li badge with matte black version
4. Carbon fiber license plate frame
5. Smoked headlights and taillights
6. Blacked out kidney grills

To do still:
1. Shadowline trim vinyl on window trim, bumper chrome, and trunk chrome. I might black out the fender grills, too.

More to come...
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