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      05-05-2021, 05:50 PM   #1
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DCT trim in dark chrome

I bought a BSM painted DCT surround trim recently. I plan to go with a CF gear shift knob shortly and didn't want too much CF.

I like that the color matches my car exterior but it's a little off as it's another additional color for the interior.

Ideally I want it the same color as the chrome strip that goes on the door or across the bottom part of the cf trim across the dash. What color is that? It's not the same as the dull chrome finish elsewhere on the dash.

And what the best way to paint these trim pets? Are they plastic or metal - I can't tell. Ideally I'd paint both the surround trim (in bsm in the picture) and the small trim surrounding the buttons.
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      05-06-2021, 02:21 AM   #2
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What do you want to paint or exchange? The black painted triangle at the BSM?
If so, why do you dont look for a matte OEM silver one and replace it? Its just fixed with steel feather shims at the bottom which easily could removed, wont take more than 15 minutes.
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What do you want to paint or exchange? The black painted triangle at the BSM?
If so, why do you dont look for a matte OEM silver one and replace it? Its just fixed with steel feather shims at the bottom which easily could removed, wont take more than 15 minutes.
Yes the triangle part. I had the silver one and moved to this. But now I am thinking I want to get it to match the dark chrome color instead of the bsm.

Any thoughts on how best to paint that trim part?
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Where did you buy that from? Thatís what I want for the same reasons. Too much CF looks tacky. Love the black metallic!!!
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Yes the triangle part. I had the silver one and moved to this. But now I am thinking I want to get it to match the dark chrome color instead of the bsm.

Any thoughts on how best to paint that trim part?
I would suggest you should visit a pro painter shop with that part and show them the desired color comparing to your car. By chance hes able to mix you the right tone and you got it.
That would be my way to do. For paint remove the trim from the base plate as I had described, its plain simple.
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Where did you buy that from? Thatís what I want for the same reasons. Too much CF looks tacky. Love the black metallic!!!
I bought this from a forum member. It had an Alacantra wrapped base around the bsm trim part but I took just the trim and put it into my OEM base. The Alacantra was nice too.

I believe Autoteknic sells the painted ones: https://autotecknic.com/products/pai...-m3-f82-f83-m4

If you want the Alacantra base with the OEM silver trim (that you can paint), PM me. I'll be happy to sell you the one I have for a reasonable price.
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