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  1. Painting plastic trim

    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. E92 335d 2007 - Painting lower grill

    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. Trick caliper painting e92

    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. Painting the aluminium hubs on an f30

    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. Brake caliper painting

    General BMW Discussions
    Looking at getting my break callipers painted, can anyone recommend any company's around the midlands that do this? Thanks
  6. Reasonable Calliper Painting price in london

    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. Rusty wheel bolts? Painting them possible?

    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. Painting the calliper

    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. Painting rear diffuser m sport bumper

    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. 1999 e36 328is titan silver - rear quarter painting

    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. e36 328is 1999 - rear quarter painting

    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. Pre facelift E46 Headlight insert painting (inside)

    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. Painting the chrome trim on my e39

    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. Bmw E60 138 style wheel painting

    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. E60 138 style alloy wheel painting

    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. Painting Newbie

    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. Painting calipers?

    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. Rain on my parade - spark plugs and engine cover painting

    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...
  19. Painting E46 sallon kidneys

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    I've been looking for a thread but can't find exactly what I'm looking for. I'm going to paint my own kidney grilles tomoro and could use a few pointers please. Mine at the moment are chrome and I seriously like the look of them in black, I'm assuming the best finish to do this in is matt? Is it...
  20. Painting white bodywork

    BFuk Open Topic
    Hi everyone. on my car the arches are getting alittle rusty so as im off work for a week on hoilday i thought i would sort it out.What i want to know is what colour primer should i use on white paint work and also when i put the top coat on and let it dry should i use a cutting compound to blend...
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