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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Sat, Aug-13-2016, 10:09:39 PM   #31
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Did this to both my steering wheel trims.

I will say that when I used that color it came out a tad too light.
I did a matte black base coat (3 dried layers, then did 3-4 coats of the Titan-look color. Then 2 coats of clear and let cure before installing.

It came out a little bit darker but I was much happier.

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Came out to almost a perfect match with the darker coat prior.
I hate a ton of photos of the process if anyone needs them.
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Finally got around to adding a pic of the finished product. Looks and feels great!

Your armrests really look great... did you use the same paint/clear as OP? I'd like to match yours as best as possible.
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That looks great, and I need to do this. Is there a walk through of removing the door panels from the doors to get these parts off?
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That looks great, and I need to do this. Is there a walk through of removing the door panels from the doors to get these parts off?
Here is the Youtube video

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Did this to both my steering wheel trims.

I will say that when I used that color it came out a tad too light.
I did a matte black base coat (3 dried layers, then did 3-4 coats of the Titan-look color. Then 2 coats of clear and let cure before installing.

It came out a little bit darker but I was much happier.

Here's some photos
Looks exact. I'll be attempting this method too.
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I didn't paint that part - it wasn't peeling like the door handle, so it's still the stock paint. So you can see how well it matches at least!
TheM - did I understand correct, the part around your speaker came stock in Titan Shadow? Just curious as never seen that before, mine are just black, although my arm rests/dash aernt titan shadow so maybe that's the difference?
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TheM - did I understand correct, the part around your speaker came stock in Titan Shadow? Just curious as never seen that before, mine are just black, although my arm rests/dash aernt titan shadow so maybe that's the difference?
Yep, in my case the speaker trim, armrests, dash horizontal trims and shifter surround all came stock with titan. My steering wheel trim is matte black however.

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Your armrests really look great... did you use the same paint/clear as OP? I'd like to match yours as best as possible.
Yes, same exact paint and clear. I can't get over how nice these feel. I find myself feeling the door handle for no reason other than admiring the perfectly smooth matte finish! And they're tough too; holding up well over the 8 months or so now.
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Yep, in my case the speaker trim, armrests, dash horizontal trims and shifter surround all came stock with titan. My steering wheel trim is matte black however.

Yes, same exact paint and clear. I can't get over how nice these feel. I find myself feeling the door handle for no reason other than admiring the perfectly smooth matte finish! And they're tough too; holding up well over the 8 months or so now.
Thanks for the info. I've never seen the speaker trim either, very interesting.

I may end up doing charcoal grey metallic followed by the matte clear instead but we shall see. I'm liking the way this guy's turned out:

http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=987569
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The spray paint appears darker but is indeed lighter than factory color. Black undercoat is recommended. Might redo or order new if I decide to get my steering wheel rewrapped in the future.

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