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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 11-13-2013, 11:31 AM
JdLanny JdLanny is offline
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Interior Paint Peeling

2004 525i w/80k k miles. Interior plastic trim is painted and peeling in many places - I've seen it on many german cars.


Anyone had this issue and successfully done a touch up paint job or even scraped the peeling paint off? (the color underneath still looks fine, in my opinion).

I'm not going to replace the trim parts unless i have to.

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Old 11-13-2013, 12:24 PM
schpenxel schpenxel is offline
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You would need to get the old paint off first. What parts in particular? The trim bezels around the volume control/HVAC knobs is easy enough to get off--the plastic pieces around the power window buttons, not so much.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:08 PM
JdLanny JdLanny is offline
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There are about 4 or 5 places where it is peeling. The panel with the headlight/foglight switches was painted black originally, but the paint is peeling and revealing gray underneath.

Also, the paint around the power window switches are peeling, and the door handle plastic pieces.

Last one is the plastic around the auto transmission stick.


I don't mind working on it for a while to get the old paint off. Have you tried using any solution or tools in particular to help with this?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:13 AM
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There are about 4 or 5 places where it is peeling. The panel with the headlight/foglight switches was painted black originally, but the paint is peeling and revealing gray underneath.

Also, the paint around the power window switches are peeling, and the door handle plastic pieces.

Last one is the plastic around the auto transmission stick.


I don't mind working on it for a while to get the old paint off. Have you tried using any solution or tools in particular to help with this?

Thanks for the help.
All can be removed and painted with a plastic-compatible spray. But since they're pretty standard, I'd contact a BMW recycler and price newer ones. Or simply buy new ones.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:37 AM
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X2. I painted my interior trims with great success.
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