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what is the original black window trim finish colour, gloss or matte????

i want to change my chrome ones.

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matte = 318i base model
gloss = M-sport
 

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This is where it gets confusing. From what I've seen the M-sport ones are gloss and the 318i and M3 ones are matte. However, I picked mine up off a wrecked M3 which were gloss and I haven't seen any gloss trims on a M3 since.
 

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There was the option of a matte trim on the m3's, it wasn't very popular here. It is very different to the 'plastic' matte on the 318i's.
 

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my car is at the body shop and im thinkin to paint my trims black, also my front grill and the black trim of my side mirrors since they are fading, my body shop recommends gloss black? bu ti kinda want matte..any suggestion will look nicer or whats in demand nowadays? he said if i do matte it will look like a cheap paint
 

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My vote is to get the gloss black shadow-line trim, it looks really nice without being over the top. My car has the 318i matte black trim and it looks like crap (the M3 style matte black trim is most likely better but I haven't seen it myself). Not sure why BMW would even put that on a car :thumbdwn:
 
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