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Old 05-14-2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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My spring project, all 'wrapped' up.

Those of you who were able to make it to the AMC meet or cruise afterwords, probably saw my vinyl wrapped e36 from silver to red.





This is a picture of how I drove it to work for a week. No side skirts, Silver mirrors and silver rear bumper. (iPhone pic)


Finished results, photos taken and edited by Derek B.



It isn't perfect, those of you who saw it in person probably found a few spots, but overall I'm happy with the results, considering it cost me <$400 and not the $3000-4000 some places around here charge. There are a few areas I wish turned out better, mainly two bubbles on the rear quarters that won't stay down even after poking a hole with a pin, it just raises up. Probably need some kind of application fluid for those areas, but i couldn't find anything locally so I applied it dry. I have alot of material left back and I can probably redo a few panels if I wanted, but I was starting to loose my patience and just wanted it done. My plans are to keep it on at least until the fall, after the fall i'll decide if i'll remove it or keep it for the winter. Supplier said it can last upto 3-4 years depending on how much UV it is exposed to, but the most I would leave it on is until next summer.

I do have some new wheels that are coming, they were suppose to be here already, but got delayed, big lip and more lows coming soon....

For more details on it, check out my blog.
http://www.tdott.me/2012/05/bmw-e36-m3-vinyl-wrap.html
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:19 PM   #2
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One more from the cruise:
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:29 PM   #3
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Looks sharp! Hard to believe it's a wrap.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:26 PM   #4
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Looks great! although needs the mirrors re-wrapped badly.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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Looks great! although needs the mirrors re-wrapped badly.
Thanks I was checking yours out, they did a much better job cutting and trimming the edges than I did. There is probably some special tools for it.

I have a ton of material left over, the mirrors were hard and I did them late one night. The driverside was my first attempt and came out bad because I just slapped a few pieces of vinyl to cover the gaps and it lifted with the rain last week. The passenger side came out a bit better.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:27 PM   #6
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Saw it in person. Looks really good for a DIY job. I like the semi gloss look it has.

Great work man.
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:58 AM   #7
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looks amazing
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:53 PM   #8
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not going to lie I thought this was Sloveniaboy's car when I looked at the cruise pics, then notice no intercooler and was beyond confused. Regardless, the wrap looks amazing from what I can see.
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:04 PM   #9
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from the pictures, it looks like great workmanship on application.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:37 AM   #10
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At first when I saw you pulling in I thought you purchased another car. Great Job, I like it.
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:46 PM   #11
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Looks great.

Can you send me the contact info for the place you bought the vinyl from? How much did you have to buy to do the whole car, or does it already come pre-packaged in a kit?

Thanks
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:36 AM   #12
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Very impressive for a DIY. Great colour too
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:09 PM   #13
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New wheels and faded colour...

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Old 06-23-2012, 03:17 PM   #14
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like I told you last night, your car looks like the colour changing Hot Wheels from the 90's
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:27 PM   #15
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Wow! That actually looks kinda "hot"
I saw it at the ddt and the colour wasn't as fresh as the pictures you first posted. Now its orange lol. It's the quality of the wrap I guess? Do you like it? I think it looks awesome right now!
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