BMW M3 Forum
BMW M3 Forum BMW M3 Gallery BMW M3 Reviews BMW M3 Social Groups BMW M3 Chat M3Forum Sponsors >>
Loading


Mobile M3forum
Go Back   BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X) > BMW M3 Discussions > E46 M3 (2001-2006)
Tire Rack Buy Winter Tires Now!
Not a member? Register Now!
Register Gallery All Albums Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Calendar FAQ

E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Wed, Jun-08-2016, 04:31:56 AM   #1
cmstrilchuk
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 36
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 cmstrilchuk is on a distinguished road
Location: Toronto

Canada




Default Titan Shadow trim repaint

My ZCP with titan shadow steering wheel and shifter trim was decaying and rubbing off. I know this is a common problem with various remedies.
I decided to try repainting and am very happy with the result - so I thought I would share my experience with anyone else so inclined.

After stripping off the paint (simple green, scothchbright, acetone), I gave the parts 4 coats of grey primer with wet sanding between coats.
Found this Duplicolor GM medium grey lacquer was a very close match to the factory colour. Four coats of this, and a couple days to cure.
Then four coats of Krylon matte enamel clear coat. I think the matte is the secret to make a perfect match to the OEM look.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1080464 (800x600).jpg (310.2 KB, 784 views)
File Type: jpg P5040110 (600x800).jpg (259.8 KB, 809 views)
File Type: jpg P1080471 (800x600).jpg (326.3 KB, 771 views)
File Type: jpg P1080474 (800x600).jpg (282.0 KB, 739 views)
__________________
06 ///M3 ZCP SMG FStreet
Jump to top cmstrilchuk is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Register now and remove these ads
Old Wed, Jun-08-2016, 04:41:27 AM   #2
jacke46m3
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 107
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 jacke46m3 is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: Titan Shadow trim repaint

looks very nice op good job
Jump to top jacke46m3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Jun-08-2016, 04:53:35 AM   #3
TUN3D
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 48
Reputation: 0 TUN3D is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: Titan Shadow trim repaint

Very nice! Thanks for sharing.
Jump to top TUN3D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Jun-08-2016, 07:18:20 AM   #4
forzanerazzurri
Registered User
 
forzanerazzurri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 618
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 forzanerazzurri is on a distinguished road
Location: Calgary

Canada




Default Re: Titan Shadow trim repaint

I just replaced the items when mine wore out as they seemed cheap enough but that actually looks amazing. Nice work.
__________________
Jump to top forzanerazzurri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Jun-08-2016, 01:41:02 PM   #5
TheM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Age: 52
Posts: 1,561
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 TheM is on a distinguished road
Location: Orlando

United States




Default Re: Titan Shadow trim repaint

Thanks for the heads up. I had priced the paint and clear at my local auto paint store and they wanted 100 bucks so I stalled on the idea. I like your version much better!
Jump to top TheM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Jun-08-2016, 01:57:36 PM   #6
Fastalpine
Registered User
 
Fastalpine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 214
Reputation: 0 Fastalpine is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: Titan Shadow trim repaint

Oh, very nice. Thanks for sharing! I will try this sometime soon. Much better than paying for new ones.
Jump to top Fastalpine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Jun-08-2016, 03:32:07 PM   #7
sergbaja5t
Uncle Grandpa
 
sergbaja5t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,122
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 sergbaja5t is on a distinguished road
Location: Conyers, GA

United States




Default Re: Titan Shadow trim repaint

Where did you get the paint?
__________________
2016 Ford F150 Screw sport Egoboost
2005 SilberGrau Met/Schwarz M3 Smg, VMR 703 reps, Megan Racing sec 3, Bilstein PSS10/Koni
2002 StahlGrau MET/Schwarz M3 6spd AA headers, Supersprint x-pipe, AA Gen 4 sec3, Besian hub and seals, Turbotoy hardware, Rouge Engineering Vanos & Coolant pipe, Arp studded, H&R/ST/Bilstein coilovers, M220 19's. S54 timing tool w/ two guide pins**FOR RENT** Atlanta valve adjustment service(ask about rates)! Simple coding & DME scanning (Atlanta area)
Jump to top sergbaja5t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Thu, Jun-09-2016, 01:47:26 AM   #8
redline8000
M-Power Hungry!
 
redline8000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Age: 45
Posts: 2,675
Reputation: 0 redline8000 is on a distinguished road
Location: Gilbert





Default Re: Titan Shadow trim repaint

Quote:
Originally Posted by sergbaja5t View Post
Where did you get the paint?
You can get that paint at any parts store. Nice job OP.
__________________
“Everything is determined…by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust—we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.”

—Albert Einstein --- Quoted in interview by G.S. Viereck , October 26,1929. Reprinted in “Glimpses of the Great”,1930.
Jump to top redline8000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Thu, Jun-09-2016, 02:27:50 AM   #9
StReCh4130
Registered User
 
StReCh4130's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 136
Reputation: 0 StReCh4130 is on a distinguished road
Location: NYC

United States




Default Re: Titan Shadow trim repaint

Very nice job. Mine are all cracked up and I've been looking around to replace them. I will be trying this first.
Jump to top StReCh4130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Thu, Jun-09-2016, 02:56:00 AM   #10
ramzM3
Registered User
 
ramzM3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 178
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 ramzM3 is on a distinguished road
Location: Oviedo

United States




Default Re: Titan Shadow trim repaint

Love it! Great job! Now I just have to get motivated to try to make mine just as nice as yours.
__________________

Mods:
Eibach Pro Street S Coilovers, AKG RSMs, Sportline CS.16 CSL Reps, PF RTABs.
Jump to top ramzM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 02:05:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
M3Forum.com and M3forum.net is in no way sponsored, endorsed or affiliated by or with BMW NA / BMW AG or any of it's subsidiaries or vendors.
BMW and M3 (E90 M3 | E92 M3 | E93 M3 | E46 M3 | E36 M3 | E30 M3) are registered trademarks of BMW AG.
M3Forum Terms of Service
Copyright ©1999-2017 M3Forum.com
Discussing Titan Shadow trim repaint in the E46 M3 (2001-2006) Forum - Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006. at BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)