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  1. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    The plastic vent trim the the washer jets are mounted to on the bonnet of my E46 is looking a bit faded and the laquer is peeling. It might just need rubbing down, a coat of paint and the laquer but if I need to strip it right back do I need special primer for plastic? Also what colour primer...
  2. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi, First post on here as I've only had my bm a month or two. Been making a few changes to my 335, going for the "blacked out" theme. Changed a lot of the car to black now including badges, chrome window trim etc. One thing that's really niggling at me is the lower grill being a grey...
  3. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Spotted an e92 today with star 5 spokes. Caliper painted silver to match wheels however front and rear spring clips painted gold. Going to do this on mine and will post pics. Very effective look and not ott. Just the clips in gold on silver caliper really stands out. IMO much more classy than...
  4. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    The hubs have no protection in then. Mentioned this to my dealer, but he advised not to paint them. He said they are made if aluminium to help dissipate heat. If they are painted it might hinder cooling and lead to warped disks. Any thoughts in this?
  5. General BMW Discussions
    Looking at getting my break callipers painted, can anyone recommend any company's around the midlands that do this? Thanks
  6. General BMW Discussions
    Hi All, I live in west london and I'm looking to get my callipers and possibly hubs painted does anyone know of any good reasonable places to go. Thanks Mark
  7. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi guys, Recently had my E46 MV2's refurbed and now the only thing letting them down is the wheel bolts! Anyone got any ideas on making them look better? Can you paint them? All the best! Tom
  8. General BMW Discussions
    Just wanted some advise for people who have painted their callipers already. Do you think I should take the calliper off the the bracket and paint it or just paint it directly while it's on the bracket?
  9. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Anyone painted the rear diffuser? ( black bit on the bottom of rear bumper?) think it would look better matching the colour of the car?
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hello, just before new year some twit bashed into my rear driver side quarter and made a big dent, i removed the dent the best i could and its a lot better, body shop wanted £400 to repair it on that side and the insurance was no help either so i decided to diy fix it ie paint it myself, but...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello, I need some advice on repainting my rear quarter, a while ago someone had banged into the driver side rear quarter and left a horrible dent, i've got the dent out and want to repaint that side, now the cars on 172k and i don't see its feasable to spend £400 on bodywork to get it done...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Not sure on the exact name for it, but I want to paint the plastic surround (inside headlight) black. It is currently silver. Can I just blast it with some matt black spray paint, or will I need some High Temp stuff? Cheers
  13. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi guys I'm thinking of painting the chrome trim bits on my e39 so help would be greatful
  14. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi all, Has anyone on here had their 138 style wheels painted to another colour from the standard silver? I quite like the style of wheel but they are starting to flake, and rather than fork out loads on new rims, I thought maybe getting them painted a high gloss black or an anthracite grey...
  15. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi all, Has anyone on here had their 138 style wheels painted to another colour from the standard silver? I quite like the style of wheel but they are starting to flake, and rather than fork out loads on new rims, I thought maybe getting them painted a high gloss black or an anthracite grey...
  16. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi Guys , I was looking for some advice. I have bought an msport kit and have noticed the rear bumper has a large scratch as does front that would need filled then painted. The car is titan silver and from what I have been reading is very difficult to match. Would it be best to try to blend or...
  17. E46
    So I've decided to de-rust and paint my calipers this weekend, is there a type of paint I need to use or can I just pick up any can?
  18. BMW Tuning Forum
    So i just bought a set of e3 spark plugs to replace in my bmw 325xi that has 115,000miles on it. I got through one spark plug and halfway through the second when rain started down pouring on me...just to go with the rest of my luck today :/ I threw the coil back in the well (didn't even secure...
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