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      08-31-2011, 06:20 PM   #1
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Vinyl Wrapped my Grills Matte Black

I got 3M Matte Black 1080 vinyl and wrapped my grills matte black. I think
they look really great especially on my Black Sapphire e92 because its BLACK Here is the DIY http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=152645


It took me about 30 minutes to do both grills and it was easier because i
didnt have to wrap all the grill only just the outer chrome piece. Here are
some photos before





As you can see the outer piece is chrome and the inner is black. Here is a picture
of it with matte grills, sorry for the low quality but its taken with my Sony Ericsson
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I think the grills made so much difference to the look of the car!

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      09-02-2011, 11:24 AM   #2
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black grilles ftw
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      09-02-2011, 12:17 PM   #3
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black grilles ftw
you re right
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      09-02-2011, 04:54 PM   #4
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looks good
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      09-03-2011, 11:40 AM   #5
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Nice job!
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      09-03-2011, 03:42 PM   #6
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      09-03-2011, 05:22 PM   #7
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Thanks guys!
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      10-07-2011, 08:41 AM   #8
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Great job! and it looks great!
Thanks for the ideas! I love DIY... i have just ordered some vinyl and will give it a go.

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Where do you get the vinyl from?
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      10-07-2011, 12:13 PM   #10
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im in the UK and just bought some gloss black vinyl.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2006599212...ht_3150wt_1031

hopefully it should be alright.
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Where do you get the vinyl from?
I got my vinyl from MetroResyling.com
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im in the UK and just bought some gloss black vinyl.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2006599212...ht_3150wt_1031

hopefully it should be alright.
Looks good although i went with 3M vinyl which is the best to work with.
Hopefully the vinyl you got is stretchable and not just a vinyl sheet
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Hey how much vinyl do I need to wrap the grills?
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Hey how much vinyl do I need to wrap the grills?
I dont remember exactly.. just go to your car and mesure the high and length
of the grills plus 4-5cm extra. I think its something like 60x30 cm but i am not
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I did the same to mine and its perfect. except the inside corners, nobody looks there anyways.
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Nice share!
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Looks good although i went with 3M vinyl which is the best to work with.
Hopefully the vinyl you got is stretchable and not just a vinyl sheet
You are right bud.

I had a nightmare trying to install the vinyl sheet.

Not strechable at all!!! Im going to check that site out.

THanks for the link

Can you link to the specific black gloss vinyl you used on the site please.

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You are right bud.

I had a nightmare trying to install the vinyl sheet.

Not strechable at all!!! Im going to check that site out.

THanks for the link

Can you link to the specific black gloss vinyl you used on the site please.

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I found 3M only on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3M-Gloss-Black-Roof-Vinyl-Overlay-48-Wide-5-Feet-/2708211782

Oracal vinyl (not as good as 3m but nice vinyl) on metrorestyling
http://www.metrorestyling.com/ORACAL...emblk970ra.htm
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looking much better

just get rid of the front license plate pronto!
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looking much better

just get rid of the front license plate pronto!
I cant... Its a law here in greece that you must have a license plate in
front of the car and also the license is bolted on the bumper
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I cant... Its a law here in greece that you must have a license plate in
front of the car and also the license is bolted on the bumper
Same law here in California, but depending where you live you can get away with it. I got caught once because I forgot to put in money in the meter = double parking violation. It's a $25 ticket for no front plates here, so not a big deal. I would rather pay the fee and get caught than have it on (especially bolted! ouch). That's just for me. I don't know how strict Greece is with their law though.
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Same law here in California, but depending where you live you can get away with it. I got caught once because I forgot to put in money in the meter = double parking violation. It's a $25 ticket for no front plates here, so not a big deal. I would rather pay the fee and get caught than have it on (especially bolted! ouch). That's just for me. I don't know how strict Greece is with their law though.
They want to get money for every little shit thats why its so strict. Sure looks
better without the plate but nevermind
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