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e24_635csi
01-16-2005, 07:52 PM
The attached pic is of a E28 M5, but all his chrome around the doors and on the tail lights is gone. Is this just something that only the M5 had? or was this something he did himself? Personally I think it looks awesome.

What do you think?

bmwm5lover
01-16-2005, 08:05 PM
All M5's came fully dechromed. It seperated them from the rest of the e28's, along with the front air dam/rear mtech 1 spoiler, sport seats, engine,etc,and sports suspension, that only could be had on the 535iS.
Now, as far as doing this yourself, its completely duable. I was in the process of completely doing it to my e28, before it got totalled. Some of the procedures required are:
Sanding thechrome with a light grid sand paper, primer( a couple of coats), and flat black/or glossy balck paint (fromCT), at which point you can either clear coat, or leave it as it is. This can be done ON ALL of the chrome, but another way u can dechrome the trim, is by using the black tape fouind also in CT.

e24_635csi
01-16-2005, 08:09 PM
thanks for the input. that was something i didnt know.

bmwm5lover
01-16-2005, 09:20 PM
Do you have an e28 you are planning on doing this to? If so, post pics? Im gonna try to dig up a couple of my e28../.

O.S.
01-16-2005, 11:02 PM
yep - there is special black tape that you can buy for this purpose.

e24_635csi
01-17-2005, 05:48 PM
I would love to do this to my E28 (and hope to do it) My 5 is in the process of being put back together. I just had a body and paint job done a few months ago and ive decided not to put the car on the road until the spring so i have some time to fool around with it.

I tried to search up this special tape but im useless with the intetnet. can someone explain to me why its special? and where is it available?

Gamite
01-18-2005, 12:18 PM
you can buy it at canadian tire, its called "blackout tape" I used it for the chrome around my windows.

M-Power
01-18-2005, 12:50 PM
They are selling the tape on eBay as well, to give you the "shadowline" look....

Gamite
01-18-2005, 05:32 PM
They are selling the tape on eBay as well, to give you the "shadowline" look....

its 6 bucks at crappy tire.