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7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 10-30-2014, 02:38 PM
ssdriver27 ssdriver27 is offline
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Getting rid of chrome trim

So here are some pictures as its a work in progress.
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:42 PM
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So next to go is the chrome strips on the bumper (replacing with non chrome trim paint matched of course) and the hood vent will be painted satin black to match the grille. then the roof trim will be paint matched Alpine white and the chrome around the windows will likely be satin or matte black vinyl covered.

THEN the AC S front lip, painted invisible bra, AC S roof spoiler and trunk spoiler.
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:21 AM
Sticker Dude Sticker Dude is offline
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thought I'd share what I did to mine...

http://s31.photobucket.com/user/Stic...tml?sort=3&o=1

http://s31.photobucket.com/user/Stic...tml?sort=3&o=2
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Old 11-04-2014, 02:59 PM
ssdriver27 ssdriver27 is offline
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Should I just go to a place that does vinyl wraps or can I order like a vinyl kit that is cut to fit for the window trim??
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Old 11-08-2014, 08:03 PM
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Just please don't advertise it as a "Sport" when you go to sell it! LOL

I can always count at least 10 non-sport E65/E66's on CL at any given time that are advertised as "SPORT MODEL!" - Gets my goat.
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:21 PM
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Anyone know if i should use film or spray to tint my headlights?
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:30 PM
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It would be a tough film job due to the curvature of the headlight. I'd try a spray, but I'd want to know I can get it off if I screw it up! LOL
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:36 PM
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Yea thats what im worried about lol
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