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      04-08-2015, 12:37 PM   #1
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IND | Painted Roundel Trim DIY

One of the nice design elements featured on BMW M models is the menacing shadow-line black trim. Unfortunately, BMW always leave a few key elements in the standard chrome finish. In continuation of supplanting the BMW chrome accents, one of the first area we decided to address was the chrome BMW roundel housing. This piece is a fairly quick DIY and results in creating a more cohesive look on the F85/F86.

IND will also provide clients with the option of painted trunk emblems, side markers, front kidney grills, and of course the vehicle reflectors.

Tools required for this job are as follows:
• Painters Tape
• Bondo spreader

Available for purchase on our website.

https://ind-distribution.com/product?sku=IND-F85-RTRIM

1.) The first and very important step is to protect your vehicles paint. This can be performed with a little bit of painters tape from your local auto parts store or hardware store. Now that you have your painters tape the idea is to make a barrier between where the paint meets the factory chrome roundel trim.

2.) Now that we have a barrier between the factory paint and the nylon trim removal tool, another good idea is to protect the factory roundel trim. We always try our best to preserve the factory piece, so take a piece of painters tape and loop it around the trim. This is not necessary, but you never know if you need to return the vehicle back to exact factory specification.

3) The Roundel and roundel trim are one piece and secured via two tabs as well as a ring of double-sided tape. The double-sided tape is doing most of the work. Carefully place your trim removal tool in the crevice between the body and roundel trim. Rotate the tool around the roundel trim while lightly prying the trim toward your body.

4) As you will notice, it does not take too much pressure to remove this piece from the body. This is especially true for new vehicles. Lightly pull the roundel trim off the vehicle.

5) There will be some leftover residue from the double sided tape. Remove this residue with your fingers or a dab of adhesive remover. After the residue is removed, clean the area with a little quick detailer and make sure it is dry.

6) At this point we also removed the painters tape and cleaned the area with a microfiber and quick detailer.

7) The replacement roundel trim has a ring of double-sided tape pre-installed and ready to go. Simply remove the paper covering and guide the trim into place. Apply light pressure around the roundel to promote adhesion between the double-sided tape and the body.

8) Step back and admire your work. It is often an overused saying, but it truly is the little things that make the difference. Keep an eye out for more cosmetic products and as always let us know if you have any questions or additions to this process.





























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great!
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Looks great. How come you guys don't have something for F80 M3?
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Just got mine. Quality is top notch as usual
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Installed, takes about two minutes.
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Beautiful parts and quality.

Was just looking at your website and realized that you guys are just 15 minutes up the road from me, I'll have to stop by and check out your shop sometime.
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Beautiful parts and quality.

Was just looking at your website and realized that you guys are just 15 minutes up the road from me, I'll have to stop by and check out your shop sometime.
Sounds great. We should be getting the X5M back from diffuser development this week. Send me a private message or give us a call when you are thinking about stopping by.
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just to confirm, this fits f15's too right?
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just to confirm, this fits f15's too right?
Yes. I picked one up. Looks great!
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One of the nice design elements featured on BMW M models is the menacing shadow-line black trim. Unfortunately, BMW always leave a few key elements in the standard chrome finish. In continuation of supplanting the BMW chrome accents, one of the first area we decided to address was the chrome BMW roundel housing. This piece is a fairly quick DIY and results in creating a more cohesive look on the F85/F86.

IND will also provide clients with the option of painted trunk emblems, side markers, front kidney grills, and of course the vehicle reflectors.

Tools required for this job are as follows:
Painters Tape
Bondo spreader

Available for purchase on our website.

http://ind-distribution.com/ind/cate...k-roundel-trim

1.) The first and very important step is to protect your vehicles paint. This can be performed with a little bit of painters tape from your local auto parts store or hardware store. Now that you have your painters tape the idea is to make a barrier between where the paint meets the factory chrome roundel trim.

2.) Now that we have a barrier between the factory paint and the nylon trim removal tool, another good idea is to protect the factory roundel trim. We always try our best to preserve the factory piece, so take a piece of painters tape and loop it around the trim. This is not necessary, but you never know if you need to return the vehicle back to exact factory specification.

3) The Roundel and roundel trim are one piece and secured via two tabs as well as a ring of double-sided tape. The double-sided tape is doing most of the work. Carefully place your trim removal tool in the crevice between the body and roundel trim. Rotate the tool around the roundel trim while lightly prying the trim toward your body.

4) As you will notice, it does not take too much pressure to remove this piece from the body. This is especially true for new vehicles. Lightly pull the roundel trim off the vehicle.

5) There will be some leftover residue from the double sided tape. Remove this residue with your fingers or a dab of adhesive remover. After the residue is removed, clean the area with a little quick detailer and make sure it is dry.

6) At this point we also removed the painters tape and cleaned the area with a microfiber and quick detailer.

7) The replacement roundel trim has a ring of double-sided tape pre-installed and ready to go. Simply remove the paper covering and guide the trim into place. Apply light pressure around the roundel to promote adhesion between the double-sided tape and the body.

8) Step back and admire your work. It is often an overused saying, but it truly is the little things that make the difference. Keep an eye out for more cosmetic products and as always let us know if you have any questions or additions to this process.





























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What about the front emblem? Do you guys have the emblem in gloss black?

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@ OP does the F85 X5M Cosmetic Package - Non Night Vision on your website fit the 2016's about to come out? I assume they will since not much changed between 2015-16, but don't want to drop over 1k on a package that won't fit my new car...
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What about the front emblem? Do you guys have the emblem in gloss black?

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If you order a front grill set from us, then we are able to paint the emblem for $35.00.

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@ OP does the F85 X5M Cosmetic Package - Non Night Vision on your website fit the 2016's about to come out? I assume they will since not much changed between 2015-16, but don't want to drop over 1k on a package that won't fit my new car...
The cosmetic pieces are the same from 2015 to 2016. Let us know if you have any further questions.
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Interior pieces like CF shift and surround also the same?

How quick do body colored parts get painted and shipped? (in the package)

Thanks for the lightning quick response.

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Interior pieces like CF shift and surround also the same?

How quick do body colored parts get painted and shipped? (in the package)

Thanks for the lightning quick response.

We are not aware of any changes made. I can see that happening during the LCI phase of a chassis, but not when it was just released.

We stock the gloss black front and side grills, but carbon black front reflectors would require paint. I would say 3-4 business days on the lead time.
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What about the front emblem? Do you guys have the emblem in gloss black?

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If you order a front grill set from us, then we are able to paint the emblem for $35.00.

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@ OP does the F85 X5M Cosmetic Package - Non Night Vision on your website fit the 2016's about to come out? I assume they will since not much changed between 2015-16, but don't want to drop over 1k on a package that won't fit my new car...
The cosmetic pieces are the same from 2015 to 2016. Let us know if you have any further questions.
I have a blacked out front grill already, looking for the BMW Gloss Black Emblem for the hood......

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Thx IND. Almost done.
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Thx IND. Almost done.
Looks great! Also, nice work on the license plate
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