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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 01-12-2013, 03:12 PM
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window trim work

trim on my bmw was looking a little rough so i sanded it all down

keep or paint? opinions wanted thx


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Old 01-13-2013, 04:37 AM
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Paint like OEM.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:05 AM
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yea thats what ive been thinking , if i do im doing it on the car not taking all that off running the risk of breaking them so any tips besides taping it off well, what kinda paint shld b used for this?
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:03 PM
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Any good quality spray pack should do. Do it indoors (if possible) and let the paint cure for as long as possible.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:11 PM
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I used a brand called SEM color was Trim Black.... After one year no knicks or scrapes on it... next im sanding down my kidney grill and re painting it with the SEM brand (used krylon before and it didn't hold up so shwell).
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:25 PM
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yea im thinking i may keep the trim silver it looks pretty good in person pics dont do it justice and yea i gotta paint my grill up 2 its got a cpl nicks in it
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