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Old 06-15-2011, 01:04 AM
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Finished painting my foot step trim

Hey all so today I decided to save myself 1036$ and renew my pealing off/ scratched trim by simply repainting it it took me 10 hrs with detailing the car inside and out
It's very easy but time taking process saves u a lot of $ plus like 7/11 said it's not worth buying new trim as it's gonna start pealing again pretty soon
It turned out to be way better then I expected
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So if u have a bit of free time and looking for the project here is what u simply need
1. Any kind of paint thinner

2. 2-3 cans of any type paint

3. primer

4 some send paper ( grit depends on how deep ur scratches are) couple towels and masking tape

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Old 06-15-2011, 01:05 AM
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Soooo
1st u need to remove trim pieces that u would like to paint ( don't think explanation on how to is required)
2nd need to remove old paint( or what ever u wanna call it)
I applied some pain thinner on the trim and simply stared to rub/ pealing off old paint with my thumb. ( don't try to send it. It will take forever even with the drill)




Here is old paint free trim

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Old 06-15-2011, 01:06 AM
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3rd send trim to get rid of all scratches and imperfections


4th I sprayed with the primer each piece ( sending with fine grit send paper is optional I did it to make surface smooth and free of imperfections)




5th now u can paint it
Make sure area and surface of the painted piece is free of dust and oils.
Carefully read all the instructions on spray can primer can and paint thinner. My interior is black I used flat black paint. Turned out to be a bit darker but it looks brand new and now car inside is perfect. Very happy with the result







After u painted let it dry after that reinstall pieces on the car same way u took them off
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:06 AM
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Here are some pictures how it looks on it's place









I'm sorry about pics aren't being the best quality I had to use my phone as I forgot my camera was at my gf's after we came back from Mexico last week.
I really hope this helps somebody
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:40 AM
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Looks greeat

Hopefully it holds up better
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:49 AM
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wow that looks nice

you should also paint this cap to match the rest of the trim

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Old 06-15-2011, 03:04 AM
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Nice DIY CCCP,who's the girl who is the big ******* in the picture ,we should sticky this
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:18 AM
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Nice DIY CCCP,who's the girl who is the big ******* in the picture ,we should sticky this
Thx bro lol I painted my finger
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:18 AM
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wow that looks nice

you should also paint this cap to match the rest of the trim

I ran out of paint lol I also wanna paint that hood opener handle
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:19 AM
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Looks greeat

Hopefully it holds up better
I hope so I'll just watch that no1 puts their feet on it
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:01 AM
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Nice DIY CCCP,who's the girl who is the big ******* in the picture ,we should sticky this
mean the girl in the picture on the wall nice
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:09 AM
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mean the girl in the picture on the wall nice
Ooo crap did it get in the pictures?
I'm sorry-...... Not. !!! J/k yeah I used to have the whole garages wall in posters of naked women took them all off but left this one
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:16 AM
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Omg bro ur talking about small key chain one I didn't even notice that. I thought ur talking about this one but I didn't post this pic and I thought maybe it downloaded by it self some how lol
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:23 AM
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Omg bro ur talking about small key chain one I didn't even notice that. I thought ur talking about this one but I didn't post this pic and I thought maybe it downloaded by it self some how lol
Such a Hot chick would't go on noticed CCCP Playboy:
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:26 AM
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WOW looks great....makes me want to do mine I have a smaill area ...drives me nuts since it's beige against the black floor...I'd have to match the beige.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:47 AM
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WOW looks great....makes me want to do mine I have a smaill area ...drives me nuts since it's beige against the black floor...I'd have to match the beige.
Thx I do wanna see some1 do it in another color other then black
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:33 AM
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Good work CCCP. Excellent writeup and pictures.

I can't understand why BMW continues to use this junk all over their cars. My drivers side is half peeled off, and to my knowledge no one ever even touches it.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:58 AM
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I have to do mine, but just dont have time now i need to get light paint, good job you did CCCP
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:11 AM
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Thx guys I appreciate it.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:57 AM
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Nicely done.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:11 PM
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Good work CCCP. Excellent writeup and pictures.

I can't understand why BMW continues to use this junk all over their cars. My drivers side is half peeled off, and to my knowledge no one ever even touches it.
Even if no1 touches it all u need is one scratch then with the time dust, oils, and all that is gonna get under that coating even when u wipe it off while cleaning ur car that why u need to use non silicone based products . Plus temperature changes all that comes in place that's why u get pealing.
Look at my pictures where I'm taking old coating off the applied it on plastic without any primer and as u can see surface of it is very very smooth like a glass that's why I did send every time b4 applying primer and paint so it simply gonna stick better. Well will see with the time how my effort works out
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Great job and great post CCCP !!!
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Great job on everything bud. This will be very useful to others here.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:05 PM
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Nice job ! I need to do my kick panels also...
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