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    3 days ago I bought a 51 plate 318i SE 4 door. I am very pleased with it as its been incredibly well kept and i love the drive (first BMW i've driven/owned).
    It is silver and has a black trim along the side of the car and black bumpers. Please forgive my naivety as cars are not my strong point, but I'd very much like to colour code them both so that it is solid silver. Is this a big/expensive job. I live in Warrington and any advice/help on what to do or where to take it would be greatly appreciated.
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    How good are you with a can of paint ? I am going to do mine soon and all it is is take them off sand them down (if you want smooth finish) then prime, paint and laquer

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    ......and this will work even on the plastic trim??? What about the paint, do you know how I would get the exact same paint????
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    yea plastic is no problem m8. I get my paint from a motosave near me as they stock it so I'm guessing any place like that. Pop your bonnet and look on the strut for the paint code which is on a sticker plaque type thing.

    EDIT: I plan on mine ending up like this one


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    Thanks a lot
    I'll let you know how I do with it.
    If I'm not brave enough and you do yours first let me know how successful it was mate.
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    Very easy job mate. The trim just pulls off. I did mine as follows:

    1. Pull all trim off (You'll need some new trim brackets as some will definitely break)
    2. Sand all trim down and clean thoroughly so the plastic primer will stick better.
    3. Spray firstly with plastic primer. If your trim isn't totally even you can get plastic filler primer that also fills little dents/holes (Halfords sell it)
    4. Once dry spray with spray paint (around 4-5 coats should be fine) Be careful with metallic silver spray paint as spraying too close or too thickly fucks it up. Light coats only.
    5. Once completely dry (next day usually) spray 4-5 coats with clear lacquer (again light coats again)
    6. Once completely dry (next day!) re-fit onto car. As I said you'll need some new fixing brackets as they usually break as they get brittle over the years. Cost pennies from BMW stealership.

    Open your bonnet. On the right hand side on the inner car body next to the back of your headlight there should be a plate on there which will have the colour of your car on it. Mine says titanSilber metallic with the number 354/7 above it. This is the colour code.
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    thanks a lot lads
    Fallschirmjager, you got any pics of the finished article i could see mate??
    doesn't sound too big a job then. I take it its the sane for the front and back trim too.....
     
     

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    that looks niiiiiiiiiiiiiice w4vy
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyBush View Post
    thanks a lot lads
    Fallschirmjager, you got any pics of the finished article i could see mate??
    doesn't sound too big a job then. I take it its the sane for the front and back trim too.....




    Yep. Front, back and side trim all just pull off.
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    that looks brilliant mate. thats EXACTLY what i want to do to my car. May have to start some serious saving for the wheels though
    well done mate, top job
     
     

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