Interior trims

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Interior trims

Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:23 pm

One thing I've had trouble taking to with my F25 is the high-gloss dark fineline wave trim set. Looking around the 'net it seems that most F25s with Oyster leather, like mine, have it. My particular problem is (.....was) with reflections off the centre console and the dash trim above the glove box. Yesterday I wrapped these two in "brushed aluminium" vinyl, and I'm pretty happy with the result. :)

For the time being, the trims in the door cards are staying as they are. Firstly, I can't be bothered removing the door cards, one-by-one, to unscrew the trims while the vinyl is applied. Secondly, I'm not sure I want them brushed aluminium - I think, for the doors, I want them darker. I'm torn between several different colours and textures...... standard matt black, black leather texture, dark grey or black brushed, carbon fibre look.

A third alternative would be to buy a cheap set of trims, once I've decided what colour/finish I want, then swap them en-masse once the wrapping is completed.

I will post an image of the work-in-progress soon.
October 2012 build X3 30d SE, Bluewater.  Now with Webasto sunroof.   8)
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Re: Interior trims

Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:35 am

I should have mentioned above that I'm not a lover of dark interiors, which is why I avoid Sport-spec in my BMWs - I couldn't live with the anthracite headlining, even with a sunroof. My E46 was great - it was all light grey, except for the dash top, and the trims were aluminium. There is still plenty of black in the F25, even though the seats are Oyster.

Here are the images of the wrapped trims.
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(Apologies for the over-exposure on the second one)
I'm actually starting to think, now, that it would be better to have the door trims the same colour/texture as the dash and console.
October 2012 build X3 30d SE, Bluewater.  Now with Webasto sunroof.   8)
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Re: Interior trims

Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:17 am

StuBeeDoo wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:35 am
I'm actually starting to think, now, that it would be better to have the door trims the same colour/texture as the dash and console.
I've now ordered more of the brushed aluminium wrap.

StuBeeDoo wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:23 pm
I can't be bothered removing the door cards, one-by-one, to unscrew the trims while the vinyl is applied.
My first attempt at wrapping a door trim will be with the trim in-situ. I've had to order far more wrap than I actually need for the 4 trims (to get enough for the length of the trims), so if doing them in-situ isn't a success it won't be the end of the world, I'll just have to bite the bullet and remove the door cards.
October 2012 build X3 30d SE, Bluewater.  Now with Webasto sunroof.   8)
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