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Old 11-11-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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shadow line trim

my car has just been painted and the body shop i went to painted my chrome mouldings the first time and it peeled like crazy. They painted it a second time and as the car was sitting in my driveway for about 3 days it started to peel again......... could anybody tell me how they did it and if it has peeled at all ? any help would be great....Thanks


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Old 11-11-2008, 09:08 PM   #2
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Its very hard to paint chrome, and have it stick for long. You have to prep very well, scuff down the chrome and hope paint stays on. Also using a flat/textured paint seems to be way more durable...
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:52 PM   #3
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lol i know its a bitch
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:54 PM   #4
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Also you should use an adhesion promoter after you scuff it up, then primer, then paint. It's aluminum not chrome, and I think it has it's own adhesion promoter paint specifically for aluminum.
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i could be wrong but ive sanded aluminum actually just finished a set of 5 rims and aluminum sands very easy and these mouldings are a very hard durable metal which are the characteristics of chrome.
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Old 11-12-2008, 12:26 AM   #6
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i did mine last week. its still on, and trust me, its staying on and i only did one coat . k so u should sand it using that rotating metal brush machine i dunno wat its called. but after its scuffed up, get zinc paint, paint over it atleast 3-4 times, and then get black BBQ paint and do as many coats as u want. i had to use a rubber mallet on it on one point and it didnt show any signs of chipping.

i can almost guarentee this will work. Also, ive heard of people using electrical tape.

if u get me the paint, i have no problem doing it for anyone
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Old 11-12-2008, 12:33 AM   #7
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there is a black tape from 3M for trims i worked with that stuff befor and i think it is exactly what you are looking for ask a good car parts dealer and they can help you dont use electric tape as it will come of very soon
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I did electric tape once on my old eta. It looked completely acceptable for that car.
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:31 AM   #9
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The material is aluminum and I am almost certain it is chromed plated. Being chrome, you are fugged. Get the 318is trim and call it a day.
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^^that doesnt work when u have 4 doors
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^^slimjim, when i come pick up that lip from you (hopefully this weekend) i have some questions about the chrome trim painting. i'm not swapping my trim, and i need some advice.
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^ are u going to be at the meet?
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^^that doesnt work when u have 4 doors
True. But if you have a 2 door, that is the way to go
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