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    Lucky day at the pic-a-part

    Found a surprisingly good complete set of graphite interior trim from a 98 528, dirty but should clean up well. Scored it for $30

    Also, they had a set of 20 inch staggered Style 32s w/tires. They are powdercoated black and in semi-rough condition. We negotiated them down to $350 for the set. Friend is heading back there now to grab them for his e60 535.

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    Amazed at the condition it's in after I gave it a good clean. center console needs a polish and then I'll transfer it to the old plastic base.

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    Nice score! I just did this to mine as well. It looks much better than the wood imho.

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    Thats rare to find. Nice pick up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indy525 View Post
    Amazed at the condition it's in after I gave it a good clean. center console needs a polish and then I'll transfer it to the old plastic base.

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    You will be much better off just cleaning up the plastic base on that one. There is a huge double-stick foam adhesive behind the plastic that secures the trim to the base and it's a nightmare to separate, especially without breaking it. I did this recently with some high polished sand trim and it didn't go that well. Nice score though! I got mine from Germany for roughly the same price shipped.

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    I'll give cleaning it a shot. It's seriously pretty gross. Crumbs, sticky crap, tar in between the ashtray. I may try to let the center console sit out in the sun and see if it helps loosen the adhesive or try a heat gun.

    How did your trim shipped from Germany for so cheap!?!

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    You might try soaking it in some warm water with dawn to see if it cleans it.

    I found the trim on ebay.de for like $70 shipped, then it didn't show up for like 6 weeks, so the guy refunded me, but said if it did show up, to pay back half, which is exactly what happened.

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    -Paul
    2003 "M5" - S62/420g swap, M5 diff, M5 driveshaft, M5 brakes, M5 Traction Bars, Eibach Sway Bars, UUC Evo3/DSSR, Custom Exhaust,
    BMW NBT Retrofit, M5 Gauge Cluster, Hella G4 Bi-Xenon Retrofit, M5 Extended Leather Interior Swap, APEX PS-7s, e60 Hubs, Koni Sports
    Coming Soon - M5 Bumpers
    530i 6-speed swap build thread

    2003 530it6 - M54b30/S6S-420g swap, 3.15 540it diff, e60 SSK, VMR VB2 19" Wheels, M5 Gauge Cluster, Hella G4 Bi-xenon Retrofit, NBT Retrofit, Koni Sports, 540i Brakes

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