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dbjb's Avatar DIY - Black Vinyl Roof on e92
dbjb
04-30-2010
After being unsuccessful with locating a BMW vinyl roof DIY, I decided to create one myself. By no means am I an expert but I can say it came out fairly well being my first time. So, here it is on an E92. Hope it helps. Special thanks to Ofmalik who helped me out.

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By Sales@modmy3.com on 07-28-2011, 11:32 AM
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anyone?

Which vinyl did you need?
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By hiter202 on 07-28-2011, 11:35 AM
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Which vinyl did you need?
need someone in local area to do gloss black just for the roof, someone for a good price.
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By ramirez330i on 10-22-2011, 06:23 PM
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great writeup, doing this myself in a few weeks. If anyone knows the part # for the roof rail clips or where I can order them please PM me!
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By ramirez330i on 10-30-2011, 04:38 PM
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did this today and failed.
Lessons Learned:
1) Do not get the backing paper on the vinyl wet
2) Remove the shark fin (and the roof rails)
3) DO NOT WET THE BACKING PAPER!!!
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By dbjb on 10-30-2011, 05:01 PM
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did this today and failed.
Lessons Learned:
1) Do not get the backing paper on the vinyl wet
2) Remove the shark fin (and the roof rails)
3) DO NOT WET THE BACKING PAPER!!!
Agreed. Maybe I should have capped all of step 13.

I hope yours turned out well.
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By Bavarian on 11-01-2011, 03:10 PM
Great DIY write-up man!
I just got the 3m black gloss vinyl! I'm scared to start though
I want to leave the fin AW. Can I just wrap around, and tuck the wrap in around the fin?
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By dbjb on 11-01-2011, 11:26 PM
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Great DIY write-up man!
I just got the 3m black gloss vinyl! I'm scared to start though
I want to leave the fin AW. Can I just wrap around, and tuck the wrap in around the fin?
I wouldn't recommend it. You want to start by wrapping the rear as it covers more of the roof. If you have the fin in the way, youll have to cut a slit for it and could possibly stretch/cut the vinyl in the wrong place. Just my opinion.

Good luck whichever way you choose.
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By Javy on 11-05-2011, 11:01 AM
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13) With your assistant, peel back the rear half of the vinyl. Do not allow the vinyl to fold as it may cause wrinkles or stick to itself. Mist both the roof and the vinyl. Cut off the vinyl backing. (NOTE: do not wet any vinyl backing as it will be a PIA to remove from the vinyl. There's less pictures here as we were focused on the install.

I'm a bit confused. Wont the vinyl backing get wet no matter what since your are wetting the roof. Once you wet the roof your throwing the vinyl over it. I think I mis-understaning something
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By dbjb on 11-05-2011, 11:32 AM
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13) With your assistant, peel back the rear half of the vinyl. Do not allow the vinyl to fold as it may cause wrinkles or stick to itself. Mist both the roof and the vinyl. Cut off the vinyl backing. (NOTE: do not wet any vinyl backing as it will be a PIA to remove from the vinyl. There's less pictures here as we were focused on the install.

I'm a bit confused. Wont the vinyl backing get wet no matter what since your are wetting the roof. Once you wet the roof your throwing the vinyl over it. I think I mis-understaning something
Perhaps I should say do not wet the paper backing. The paper will then break down and then it's a PITA to remove it from the vinyl.
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By Eric335 on 11-06-2011, 01:54 PM
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this looks soooo good i might try...
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By Javy on 11-06-2011, 03:26 PM
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Perhaps I should say do not wet the paper backing. The paper will then break down and then it's a PITA to remove it from the vinyl.
I'm an idiot.I get it now, I'll make sure the paper backing is removed before misting the roof. Didnt know the backing deteriorates when wet.

Thanks for clearing that up.
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By ramirez330i on 11-06-2011, 07:51 PM
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Remove the sharkfin even if you dont want to wrap it. Do not get the paper backing wet! You got it! Post pics of finished product!
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By ramirez330i on 11-19-2011, 04:45 PM
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Thanks again for the writeup. Just did mine in matte black
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By Javy on 12-12-2011, 01:45 PM
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Just did mine this weekend in gloss black. Followed your DIY exactly except I laid the entire vinyl at once intead of doing one half then the other half. Here's a quick cell pic.

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By dbjb on 12-12-2011, 04:58 PM
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Nicely done fellas. Looks great!
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By shervi on 12-21-2011, 08:38 AM
nice informative post guys!
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By Timpone6789 on 03-22-2012, 03:34 PM
Great write up im doin this this weekend hopefully. Im also doin the fin badges grill and mirrors. This DIY definitely going to help
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By JoeyBananaz18 on 04-29-2012, 11:22 PM
I'll be using this DIY next weekend hopefully. Gloss black on space grey. Has anyone else learned anything from this DIY?
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By vqdiablo on 07-01-2012, 06:36 AM
Thats awesome looks real good I have alpine white to thinking about taking this on thanks for the info!
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By vqdiablo on 07-01-2012, 06:41 AM
also has anyone tried this with carbon fiber I have seen the carbon fiber roof on the m3 and it looks pretty sick.
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I highly recommend laying all the vinyl down at once. Takes two people but is way easier overall and helps avoid the problem of getting all the paper backing wet and ruining the vinyl.
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