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If they were not sanded before they were painted, acetone would strip that paint in a jiffy. Then...you could figure out whether the condition of the trim — considering dents and scratches — meets your needs.

 

The belt line trim generally remains available directly from BMW, but is fairly expensive. In addition, because BMW produces it in periodic batches, based on outstanding wait lists, not every piece is available continuously. So you’re timing and patience may be a factor!

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, Conserv said:

If they were not sanded before they were painted, acetone would strip that paint in a jiffy. Then...you could figure out whether the condition of the trim — considering dents and scratches — meets your needs.

 

The belt line trim generally remains available directly from BMW, but is fairly expensive. In addition, because BMW produces it in periodic batches, based on outstanding wait lists, not every piece is available continuously. So you’re timing and patience may be a factor!

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

 

 

I found that the trims were wrapped by a black adhesive tape, not a paint. However, it's very difficult to remove such tape as it's very sticky. I'll try to remove by some chemicals.

 

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Go to RealOEM.com, as following:

 

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=2215-USA-04-1976-114-BMW-2002&diagId=51_3332

 

Make a list of the components of the belt line trim (items 1 through 7 in the RealOEM schematic). I believe there are 14 pieces, including the 4 “joint covers” (“Cups” in the schematic). This trim fits 1966 through 1976 ‘02’s. Take that list to a local BMW dealer and see what you can actually order. None of these items will be in dealer stock, unless you are very, very lucky!

 

Here in the States, we’d likely just send an email to someone such as Steve Peterson of Blunttech, and he’d do the legwork. But there’s no shipping charge when you buy the items through a dealer, and you can, on the spot, turn down any items with (shipping) damage. As I mentioned, I believe that not all pieces are currently available: they come and go as batches are produced, based on demand.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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10 hours ago, shanebm said:

I found that the trims were wrapped by a black adhesive tape, not a paint. However, it's very difficult to remove such tape as it's very sticky. I'll try to remove by some chemicals.

 

 

I’d still use acetone to remove the residual glue, after removing the tape.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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1 hour ago, Conserv said:

Go to RealOEM.com, as following:

 

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=2215-USA-04-1976-114-BMW-2002&diagId=51_3332

 

Make a list of the components of the belt line trim (items 1 through 7 in the RealOEM schematic). I believe there are 14 pieces, including the 4 “joint covers” (“Cups” in the schematic). This trim fits 1966 through 1976 ‘02’s. Take that list to a local BMW dealer and see what you can actually order. None of these items will be in dealer stock, unless you are very, very lucky!

 

Here in the States, we’d likely just send an email to someone such as Steve Peterson of Blunttech, and he’d do the legwork. But there’s no shipping charge when you buy the items through a dealer, and you can, on the spot, turn down any items with (shipping) damage. As I mentioned, I believe that not all pieces are currently available: they come and go as batches are produced, based on demand.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

your info is useful. however, I'm curious to know whether there is any one can do it new? Apart from BMW, I heard that it's not easy to get them in a complete set and its price increase rapidly. It seems to me that only BMW dealer is the only hope for the originals only. no new repo in the market?

The attached photo are my trim under the adhesive tape. it seems not easy to make it in good shape.

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