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    Default E34 interior door panel trim

    My door panel door panel chrome trim (at the top of the door panel where it meets window) is deteriorating and would like to replace. Can get replacements at Bav Auto but costs about $145/door. Any alternative vendors that are more reasonable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shogun View Post
    Don't have part number but will find and check out sites

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    the part number you can find here based on your VIN
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    I covered mine in mat black exterior trim tape a couple of years ago. Still looks fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell View Post
    I covered mine in mat black exterior trim tape a couple of years ago. Still looks fine.
    Same here, still looks great (better than the exterior that needs to be re-done) and it cost ~$6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave M View Post
    Same here, still looks great (better than the exterior that needs to be re-done) and it cost ~$6
    Thanks for the idea. I'm going t0 try black tape.

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    You sure it's not just oxidized aluminum?
    Bavauto or classic trim coat sell kits to redo those at $50-60.

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    Don't think it's aluminum. Tried to clean it but got nowhere. Will give it another shot. Thanks for the response. Should be aluminum given the quoted price on replacements at Bav Auto.

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    Like ahlem said ,its oxidized aluminum, actually i think its aluminum with a clear coat over it . There are a number of companies that sell a polishing kit to redo it..
    First you have to strip off the clear coat and then polish the strip, the drawback is that once you've done that the polished aluminum will tarnish fairly quickly unless you clear coat it again.


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