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Old 03-22-2016, 08:01 PM
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Just found a great match for vinyl on all the chrome for a smoother look. Cleaned and sealed for the spring.



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Old 03-23-2016, 12:17 PM
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At first I was like "WTF he is talking about" I see it now, it looks great. The chrome on my Tuscan red makes the car look awesome, but I can see on this car how removing the chrome gave your car a smoother look.

Can I suggest a better before and after picture?????
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Old 03-23-2016, 08:07 PM
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Looks really good. The chrome trim does look quite out of place on the 7th gen especially with a grey, silver, white or black... Chrome is for the 20th century and should've stayed there. I will make the exception for rigs though, but there is a line and most of them cross it.
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:29 AM
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Thanks. Here's a before and after like SR wanted Before
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:37 PM
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Yeah I Like it.
Funny, I wanted to the opposite of what your doing for my 07' and get chrome overlays for my doors and the door *****.. My 07' is also a red color. I love the contrast Red and chrome gives.
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:21 AM
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I agree with you both! Red and chrome have that classic Ferrari look but it seems antiquated now on these cars. Especially since it's not real chrome anymore!
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I don't think they've had real chrome on cars since the 70's.
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Old 03-25-2016, 02:56 PM
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All it is is a piece of plastic with a chrome overlay, almost like a vinyl wrap. It's chrome LOOK-A-LIKE.
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:02 PM
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Exactly. So I'm doing it a service by keeping it pristine for the next person who can reveal it!
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Old 03-26-2016, 02:06 AM
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Where did you buy it from? I am looking for chrome overlay for my 07'...
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:30 PM
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Good ole Amazon... Chrome trim tape should be pretty common. Just make sure it's 3M and a car product vinyl as it should last 7-10years outdoors.
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Old 06-06-2016, 07:52 PM
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To be honest, it looks cleaner with the chrome deleted.
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Old 06-07-2016, 07:13 PM
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Great looking 7th Gen. Color and door handles are a great match.
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Old 06-11-2016, 11:31 AM
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I agree with above statements above! ;-)
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Old 06-17-2016, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by BIGIRISHSTL View Post
Just found a great match for vinyl on all the chrome for a smoother look. Cleaned and sealed for the spring.







wassup op, i have the same exact car, color, rims and all. i tried plati dipping it and i jus couldn't make it look as flush as yours. looks great btw. can u send me a link to purchase? thanks .
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:14 AM
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@1ironboy1 here is a pic of the vinyl I got I have since given this car to my wife now because She wants mine

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Old 07-09-2016, 09:17 PM
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VERY NICE!!! I can't tell, but is it a 7? looks really long from this angle. Very nice looking either way! you know my next question did you detail it?
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Old 07-10-2016, 07:21 PM
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Yep

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Old 07-10-2016, 07:49 PM
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I'd like to wrap the rear camera trunk chrome in vinyl, and do the doors in all black eventually. Has anyone come across a good vinyl match for QAB pearl?
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Old 07-10-2016, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by BIGIRISHSTL View Post
You sir are correct on both counts! It is (750li X) and I did a quick once over and detail. I'm going to take to someone for a 3 step for the first time. Any tips about bmw paint or these cars in general?
Most German cars clear coat are typically harder,unless it's an older Porsche with a single stage paint job.. If it is a hard clear that means you have to use compounds that have a better cutting properties to get the swirls out. A lot people tend to float towards Menzerna products and a Flex 3401.. Both of which i have
As most paint correction jobs, they will try the least aggressive process first to test the clear coat to determine how much work is needed. Don't get tied up in the "3 step" process, some cars don't need it and to be honest, unless it's a black car you won't notice the difference ~~~>IMO
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Old 07-10-2016, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by BIGIRISHSTL View Post
You sir are correct on both counts! It is (750li X) and I did a quick once over and detail. I'm going to take to someone for a 3 step for the first time. Any tips about bmw paint or these cars in general?

Watch this link and get your favorite jerk off lotion because you will loose your load after watching one of my favorite BMW cut and buff vids. Cheers!
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Old 07-11-2016, 02:36 PM
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Nice. Thanks for the info. It is in fact a black car! My first cause I always stayed away cause they are so beautiful clean but suck every other day of the week ;-). I'm gonna check out the vid now and I have the jergens and tissues ready!?!?
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Watched the video. Wow!!! You could actually shave in one of those panels. Beautiful and unusual color too
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