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      04-22-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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Trim panels

My e90 has the wood effect trim panels on the dash, console and doors.

Although its starting to grow on me, can anyone recommend a vinyl wrapping service that can easily change this if desired?

I assume this would be cheaper than buying a second hand set.
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      04-23-2012, 05:17 AM   #2
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saw a post a while back of someone having done this but no details were shared...anyone?
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      04-23-2012, 06:15 AM   #3
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If you want to try this yourself it isn't that difficult to do if you take your time. The 3M carbon can be gotten off ebay. Hot air gun is recommended but a hair dryer would also work.
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      04-23-2012, 06:33 AM   #4
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im sure there was a guy on here who would do it for you if you removed the trip and packed it off to him. have back within a day or two.
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      04-23-2012, 07:00 AM   #5
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My e90 has the wood effect trim panels on the dash, console and doors.

Although its starting to grow on me, can anyone recommend a vinyl wrapping service that can easily change this if desired?

I assume this would be cheaper than buying a second hand set.
I have a set of brushed aluminium trim availabe if you were interested in those instead of carbon
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      04-23-2012, 07:35 AM   #7
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something like this.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/album....ictureid=26075
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Hey le mans, the look is very clean and tidy and i like how the pattern direction is in tandem on the ash tray cover. did you do that?

If you so nice work bro.
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Very very nice... If I didn't have an admittedly irrational and snobbish dislike for carbon effect rather than the real thing I'd do that myself

(well actually I wouldn't since I have the bumpy glacier trim...)
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      04-23-2012, 08:02 AM   #10
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If you want to try this yourself it isn't that difficult to do if you take your time. The 3M carbon can be gotten off ebay. Hot air gun is recommended but a hair dryer would also work.
Is there a DIY guide you could kindly point me to?

if it goes wrong or doesn't look right, is it reversable?
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      04-23-2012, 08:32 AM   #11
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Hey le mans, the look is very clean and tidy and i like how the pattern direction is in tandem on the ash tray cover. did you do that?

If you so nice work bro.
I didnt matey but well pleased with it.
i have the contact that did it and will forward the details.
He is down south and you would have to post them to him.

I did use a company in sheffield but poor compared to this guy and sheffield guy is very pricey.
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I didnt matey but well pleased with it.
i have the contact that did it and will forward the details.
He is down south and you would have to post them to him.

I did use a company in sheffield but poor compared to this guy and sheffield guy is very pricey.
would you PM me also please
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Is there a DIY guide you could kindly point me to?

if it goes wrong or doesn't look right, is it reversable?
Only guide on here is for removing and installing the trim: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137527

If you search you could find a more generic guide, its pretty straight forward though. Only real issue is to make sure that you line up the pattern on different bits of trim.



Is easily reversible, just pull it off. Even possible to reuse the bit of vinyl.
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      04-23-2012, 12:41 PM   #14
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Does anyone know how much material you need and also which is the best to order? There are so many choices online (ebay). I like the look of the bubble free stuff - does anyone have any experience working with this and is it really any better than the plain stuff like 3M?

Thanks
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I done mine a couple of weeks ago Got the stuff off eBay although only enough to try it and it was handy enough.

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Its just a case of taking your time did mine few months ago with pretty good results
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I didnt matey but well pleased with it.
i have the contact that did it and will forward the details.
He is down south and you would have to post them to him.

I did use a company in sheffield but poor compared to this guy and sheffield guy is very pricey.
Anyone got the contact details for this guy down south?

Cheers
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A colleague at work has bought some good stuff off ebay (20 for 1mx1.5m) and had messed around with the hair dryer method. He's done it on his tablet and smartphone with quite impressive results (he'd never done it before).

I've since ordered myself some and should be receiving it in a day or 2 and I will be doing exactly the same as you guys - all of my interior trim is in wood effect and as much as I liked it at first I think its made me age faster (mentally ) so I'm gonna give it a go - will post my success after all is done.
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A colleague at work has bought some good stuff off ebay (20 for 1mx1.5m) and had messed around with the hair dryer method. He's done it on his tablet and smartphone with quite impressive results (he'd never done it before).

I've since ordered myself some and should be receiving it in a day or 2 and I will be doing exactly the same as you guys - all of my interior trim is in wood effect and as much as I liked it at first I think its made me age faster (mentally ) so I'm gonna give it a go - will post my success after all is done.
Nice one. would be good to see the results
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I got mine done. See thread here:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=649507
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