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Some interior surfaces have this color peeling look to it, is there any way to clean or will it remove all the top coat of the tan plastic? Same situation for my cup holder area and rear convertible tan covers.
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I saw people able to take the short and long exhaust tips off, and mine dont seem to come out from twist/pulling it. Is there a quick way to remove them? I would want to polish them and one side of it took steel wool/chome polish very well, turned out very smooth:
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Any help is appreciated!
 

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The tips do come off, but it can be very hard to do. There are friction clips that hold them.

As for the trim, the "peeling" look is ... peeling. There are three options:
1. Live with it
2. Buy new pieces
3. Remove all the paint and re-paint - here is a decent guide: Using Colorbond LVP to Recolor or Restore Your BMW Trim...

The hitch on the tan interior is figuring out which Colorbond color number. I am trying to work that out. For black, it is easy - BMW Black 258. If you work out which Colorbond for the E46 beige, please let me know, as I am about to do the same for my touring.
 

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Looks like via a vin decoder it states that it is:
Leather Montana/basic equip/hell-beige 2

So probably it is "Savannah Beige" from that Colorbond site, seems closest to the rest. Creamy and Dakota seem too light or too dark.

I might go that route actually so thanks for the info, ill see what I can do with the removal of the tips.
 

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Please let me know how well it matches. Colorbond is not responsive (though their product is good)

A few tips:
1. Thoroughly remove ALL the existing surface (I use dish soap and my thumb)
2. Use an adhesion promotor
3. Don't sand prior to painting (unless VERY lightly)
4. Us a bunch of light coats

IT IS ALL PREP! Once the paint is on, you are done.
 
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