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    Has anyone removed the Trekking bumper trim?

    A few months ago I plasti-dipped the gray trim on the bumpers of my X to see if I liked it before getting it painted. Now that it's been awhile I've decided I like it. Now I want it professionally done vs plasti-dip. Plus I want more of a satin look or might have them hydrodipped with a slight pattern.

    Wondering if anyone has had the bumpers of the X apart to see if all the trim pieces just clip in? I think my red part at the bottom does since I had it 1/2 off when i sprayed it but couldn't get the rest loose from the access I had from the front. Thought I saw someone mention that the other gray trim was riveted in and not clipped. When I was installing my Magnaflow the other weekend I couldn't really see the clips for the rear bumper gray piece.

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    Yes, some parts are riveted in. I bought the front splash guards and each side have 3 rivets to be nailed in! It was really tight, but I sure hope if accident happens to the splash guards that it will not rip everything along with it. LOL

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    OH, talking about Plastidip, what's it like to plastidip the parts? Are they durable? Do they chip, peel, fade, or anything? I saw 'em at auto part store and was really interested in trying those out too.

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    auto dip is said to be a more durable, longer lasting product but i havent tried it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson500x View Post
    OH, talking about Plastidip, what's it like to plastidip the parts? Are they durable? Do they chip, peel, fade, or anything? I saw 'em at auto part store and was really interested in trying those out too.
    The only issues i've had with the plastidip are that I scratched a little section putting on the new exhaust. It was also cold when I did the bumper even though I used a hair dryer to keep things warm so the final finish wasnt' that great. I do love that it's easy to touch it up if it gets damaged. When I had my Abarth I originally did the front whiskers and that lasted about 2 years. I was about to put another coat on it but ended up finding a black set on eBay. So I went that route. In the spring I'll probably redo or touchup what I currently did.



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    shouldnt this thread be in the X DIY section? its a good one
    FIAT 500X 1.4T 6MT. Assembled in a plant. Made in my Garage!

    MODS:
    - All-Weather Floormats @ 13 miles
    - 20% Window Tint @ 66 miles
    - KN filter @ 2215 miles
    - Short Stubby Antenna
    - Bright Pedal Kit
    - Side Window Air Deflectors
    - 16-inch Lightweight Wheels
    - Lowering Springs
    - Short Throw Shifter
    - Lightweight Pulley
    - Downpipe
    - Muffler Delete/Resonator Add
    - Dual Exhaust Tips
    - Trekking Front Fascia Swap
    - Fog Lights

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    Noooo... don't want anyone making theirs look like mine
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    Wow! That looks pretty good!!!! Nice job.

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    Thanks! definitely a work in progress.
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    The X is looking really good, maybe you should enter ROTM! Did you install the exhaust yet?

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