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      11-13-2009, 08:27 PM   #23
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The grill install is so easy, you're just throwing your money away if you're paying someone else to do it.

Tinting your windows and tailights is probably best left to the pros though.

The window trim is as the above posts all mentioned. Patience, slowly, and moderation. Remember that it does stretch some (not a whole lot). When I say moderation, I did mine a piece at a time. The part under the driver's side door one day, the part behind the driver's side door another day, and finally the part going around the top of the window. It makes it much easier to not get bored/frustrated/tired of working on the trim.
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      04-26-2012, 10:38 AM   #24
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BUMP - going to try this...this weekend.
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      04-30-2012, 09:56 AM   #25
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OK - so I installed the shadowline this week. I did the bottom pieces on the door one day and did the top part the next day.

It actually is really easy to do compared to doing the black vinyl interior pieces. It would have only taken me probably an hour each day but it got cold and windy at the end of the day and the trim became almost impossible to work with it. It lost it's stretchiness and resilience making it really hard to apply...it kept tearing etc. So the drivers side top piece took me about 20 minutes(looks almost perfect) and the passenger side ended up taking an hour and half by itself, I had to laydown several patches to cover tears I caused...oh so frustrating!

So moral of the story is don't do this work when it's cold and windy...it can make it almost impossible. I'm going to order some more and redo the passengers side that got messed up. Even still, it looks really good you have to really inspect it closely to see where there were patches applied.

I'll snap some pics later.
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      04-30-2012, 09:07 PM   #26
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There's some small imperfections here and there but I question whether I would go back and do it over. I'm pretty happy with it.
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      05-06-2012, 12:16 AM   #27
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Which set would I need to order to do the window trim? I don't want to place an order and have too much/little..
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      05-11-2012, 07:25 PM   #28
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Has anyone removed the trim and wrapped it off the car?
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      09-28-2012, 07:41 AM   #29
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How has this held up for you?
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      10-21-2012, 12:49 AM   #30
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Looks the same as the day I applied it.
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      06-05-2014, 02:14 PM   #31
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Could you repost the pictures? For some reason, I can't see them... I'm thinking of wrapping my trim tommorow and I think your DIY will really help me, thanks man!
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      06-05-2014, 02:53 PM   #32
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Plasti-Dip could be another option. I used it on my 135i badge and rear diffuser.



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      06-05-2014, 06:18 PM   #33
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Did you remove your badge before plastidipping it? How did you do it!
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      06-05-2014, 06:39 PM   #34
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No, you can mask off a rectangle around the badge and then you just spray on 5-6 coats. When you go to peel off the overage it will break off around the letters. You just keep peeling all the extra and it come out almost perfect. You may have to take a toothpick and get any thats left around the letters. Ton of youtube videos on how to do it.

You don't think it work when you start but it does. I was skeptical myself. If you mess up, you can peel everything off and start again. I didn't wait long enough the first attempt and it peeled some of the letter also.

Also if you get over-spray on your paint, take a microfiber towel and it just can be wiped away.
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      06-20-2014, 02:24 PM   #35
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Here's how I wrapped the upper part of the trim. Just use a marker around the edges of the trim and cut all the unneccessary paper off, so you have a mold for the wrapping sheet.
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