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    Anyone on here vinyl wrapped their chrome trim?

    As per the title- I'm looking for a step by step guide to vinyl wrapping chrome window trim- has anyone on here done it and been pleased with the results?

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    I would also be interested in seeing this :-)

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    A friend of mine did mine for me he has done a great job but he said it was a pig of a job. Mine is an avant so rear windows are really difficult its not perfect (sorry Phill if your reading this ) but to be honest thats probably me just being anal ! It certainly looks 100% better than my milky chrome trim did so I am happy no guide though I think best way is buy some vinyl and have a go ?

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    I did all mine using 3M Di-Noc carbon fibre film.

    Dead easy really. Cut to 'oversize', peal backing, apply, trim edges......have a cuppa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richardesty View Post
    I did all mine using 3M Di-Noc carbon fibre film.

    Dead easy really. Cut to 'oversize', peal backing, apply, trim edges......have a cuppa.

    Did you heat and stretch around the curved bits or did you just cut out of a large sheet?
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    buy a dtm mines black as standard

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    I did this with the BMW shadowline stuff. Quite easy really. Just make sure you do it on a nice warm day and the stuff is easy to shape around the contours. I bought the 3" wide stuff, cut it in half, and used the sharp straight edge of the vinyl on the edges that are close to the paintwork (i.e. bottom edge of the window trims) so I didn't have to cut that edge, only the top edge. I hope you get what I mean.

    There is no real need for a DIY, as everyone will have there own way of doing it. All I can say is take your time, and be prepared to do sections over and over to get it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burt25 View Post
    Did you heat and stretch around the curved bits or did you just cut out of a large sheet?
    I Cut to strips and have 2 strategically places joints........had the hot air gun but barely used it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTM-Edition View Post
    buy a dtm mines black as standard
    Standard stinks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrow View Post
    A friend of mine did mine for me he has done a great job but he said it was a pig of a job. Mine is an avant so rear windows are really difficult its not perfect (sorry Phill if your reading this ) but to be honest thats probably me just being anal ! It certainly looks 100% better than my milky chrome trim did so I am happy no guide though I think best way is buy some vinyl and have a go ?
    its easy been an avant dont make it any harder 1st 1 i did was perfect and took less than an hour
    now half hours work simple

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    What do you do where there is rubber gasket tightly overlapping the chrome on the fixed side rear window? Do you simply cut the vinyl as tight as possible to the rubber or do you try to prise the rubber up and get the edgevof the vinyl under it?

    Where can I get the vinyl tape? Is there a gloss black version.

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    theres loads on ebay try to get the 3M kind
    also on ter trim get a credit card fuel card etc to lift the rubber
    or cut close either way looks good

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    Looked on eBay, but could only see sheets- did you buy a sheet and cut into strips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    its easy been an avant dont make it any harder 1st 1 i did was perfect and took less than an hour
    now half hours work simple
    Half hour to do a full avant took my mate nearly 5 hours !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrow View Post
    Half hour to do a full avant took my mate nearly 5 hours !
    hes slow then
    just redone my saloon this morning
    took hour and half but had to take old stuff off and clean it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    hes slow then
    just redone my saloon this morning
    took hour and half but had to take old stuff off and clean it up
    Where you based fancy redoing mine ?
    Off topic how is your car running rember reading a post about it starting to smoke?

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    I found some tape at BMW Shadowline Matte & Gloss Black Window Trim & Roof Vinyls - is this the job? Or is there something I can get something closer to home? I'm also considering getting a vehicle graphics outfit to wrap the trim for me but I'm nervous about letting someone with a knife near my paintwork!

 

 

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