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Old 12-17-2011, 04:56 PM
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peeling door sill refinish -- success!

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 12-17-2011, 05:43 PM
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where did you get it from i need th exact same color????!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:05 PM
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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?
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:32 PM
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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!
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:45 PM
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Good job! A perfect match.
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:55 PM
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Nice finish. I'm going to give this a shot, my interior is grey.
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:19 PM
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Nice. I have same color. Will be doing this within a week
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:27 PM
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How many cans did it take? I found a shop locally that sells that product. Going to pick some up tomorrow
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:29 PM
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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?
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:25 PM
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Amazon has it available!
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:38 PM
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Just go on arm's website and put in your zip code. It'll show local shops that sell it
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:19 PM
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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)
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:14 PM
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Whenever youre ready rookie so we can see how well the new paint matches.
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:18 PM
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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.
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:32 PM
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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?
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:57 PM
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Very nice Fly!!!
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:22 PM
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Great find! I need this myself..
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:29 PM
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You are my hero! Thanks for the tip!

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Old 12-19-2011, 12:33 PM
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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.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:33 PM
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What color is the black I seen landau or satin???

Btw quarter28 Ur car looks great with those wheels!!
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:16 PM
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:45 PM
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:49 PM
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:02 AM
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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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