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Re: Shadowline closeup (archive)

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Posted by Mike K on September 26, 2001 at 09:55:57:

In Reply to: Shadowline closeup posted by gordon on September 25, 2001 at 14:52:07:

I am in Germany with a 91 525i with what I thought was Shadowline trim. Over the past two months I discovered that it was paint on chrome. The black paint started coming off in small chips. I took it to a great body shop to have it painted again and they told me it would be cheaper to replace the chrome trim with the factory Shadowline trim pieces. The total cost, so far, is DM 530.00 (about $200.00). Is there that big of a price markup at U.S. dealers that make it more economical to tape over the trim? I'm not being critical since I have never seen what the tape looks like, but with all of the money spent on other cosmetic upgrades, $200.00 doesn't seem out of the ordinary.


Here are a couple shots of the trim.....

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