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      09-01-2012, 01:12 AM   #45
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what kind of spoiler is that?? will it fit on a 2011 328i sedan?
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Its called like a Lip spoiler or spoiler boot. I got it aftermarket from ebay for $60 free shipping. You give them your paint code and they're pretty exact. To my knowledge these e92 spoilers will fit on an e90, but if you go on eBay and search e90 rear spoilers a lot will pop up and the description will tell you if it's a perfect fitment. I got mine from the seller: emotors2000. They've got a variety of stuff. Not original BMW but when it comes to a small spoiler like that it doesn't really make a difference. It's a self adhered product with double sided mounting tape. No drilling required simply sticks on. I had to remove mine when I wrapped the trunk and cleaned up the adhesive and there was no damage underneath. I bought a 3m double sided tape and just stuck it back on there. Hope this answers your question
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      09-05-2012, 05:08 PM   #46
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Here's some updated pics! still gotta tint my back windows. I messed that up hardcore the first time. haha anyways looking into like a bottom spoiler lip thing for the front bumper but I think it looks good cosmetically!






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      09-08-2012, 10:28 AM   #47
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very nice job! I did the same thing except in matte black, even got the vinyl from the same place too. was it difficult wrapping the front bumper though?
my car was plastidipped before but it came out horrible so I just decided to vinyl wrap it. my front and rear bumpers are still dipped. :/
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      09-08-2012, 11:29 AM   #48
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Spoiler and door handles would look better in white
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      09-08-2012, 01:08 PM   #49
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very nice job! I did the same thing except in matte black, even got the vinyl from the same place too. was it difficult wrapping the front bumper though?
my car was plastidipped before but it came out horrible so I just decided to vinyl wrap it. my front and rear bumpers are still dipped. :/
Front bumper was very difficult. I couldn't find a way to do it in one piece. I asked around and even some professional shops have to do it in 2 pieces. But if the cuts are straight and they're at an inconspicuous spot, it's hardly noticeable.

Rear bumper was hard too but easier than the front.

Does the plasti dip and vinyl match?? How's the texture on the dip??
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      09-08-2012, 01:53 PM   #50
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I was going to do the wrap on my 328i, but end up with saving the money and spent on the 335i.
Wish I knew you earlier!

Bump up for DIY owners!

Nice work!

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      09-09-2012, 10:53 PM   #51
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Front bumper was very difficult. I couldn't find a way to do it in one piece. I asked around and even some professional shops have to do it in 2 pieces. But if the cuts are straight and they're at an inconspicuous spot, it's hardly noticeable.

Rear bumper was hard too but easier than the front.

Does the plasti dip and vinyl match?? How's the texture on the dip??
The texture was terrible. I used the pro car kit from dipyourcar and it came out like sandpaper. Plastidip is a shade darker than the vinyl for the front and rear bumper. I used the spray can to dipped the side mirrors and shark fin and its a better match to the vinyl than the bumpers. I'm going to attempt to vinyl my rear bumper soon. I'll upload some pictures when I'm not lazy Maybe make a thread showing the difference when my car was dipped then vinyl wrapped.
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      09-10-2012, 01:15 AM   #52
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The texture was terrible. I used the pro car kit from dipyourcar and it came out like sandpaper. Plastidip is a shade darker than the vinyl for the front and rear bumper. I used the spray can to dipped the side mirrors and shark fin and its a better match to the vinyl than the bumpers. I'm going to attempt to vinyl my rear bumper soon. I'll upload some pictures when I'm not lazy Maybe make a thread showing the difference when my car was dipped then vinyl wrapped.
Do it!
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      09-10-2012, 01:16 AM   #53
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I was going to do the wrap on my 328i, but end up with saving the money and spent on the 335i.
Wish I knew you earlier!

Bump up for DIY owners!

Nice work!

How much did you sell the 328 and pay for the 335??
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How much did you sell the 328 and pay for the 335??
about 10k more on top of my car at that time, everything included.

But I think 328i is sweet to drive around, and enough for daily drive.
Good on gas (around 600 km per tank chevron 94 in Canada most on HWY), and don`t need to cool down when you shut the engine off. Change to performance exhaust if you can, sounds so much better.

335i is more stiff, more boost, heavier, and more heat in the engine(you can feel it right away).
Need to cool down like 1 or 2m before i shut down the engine. full tank Chevron 94 will last around 440km~500km(I am trying) per tank most on HWY.

Both car are great ones, what I mean is 328i is enough if you don`t need more power.
BUT!! You need M Tech bumpers and m3 side skirt on both!!
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Now thats what i call a project! Nice mate
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Please color match fuel cap door. Having it stand out like that looks cheapy.

Otherwise great job!

Edit: see that you did in the updated pics! Nice!
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good job, give you props. I have seen my vinyl guy wrap cars, he is a pro though doing it for 10 years. He does a car in 9 hours but damm you need a steady hand for this
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      09-11-2012, 09:15 PM   #58
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Please color match fuel cap door. Having it stand out like that looks cheapy.

Otherwise great job!

Edit: see that you did in the updated pics! Nice!
Thanks! I just wanted to see how it would look but it did make it look tacky so I fixed it! Thank you
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good job, give you props. I have seen my vinyl guy wrap cars, he is a pro though doing it for 10 years. He does a car in 9 hours but damm you need a steady hand for this
9 hours!? That is INSANE. Crazy good.
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After you done this , do you need to re-register your car as the color changed? I think you should otherwise cops will find out when you were pulled (hope not happen) eventially.
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holy crap... that is above and beyond my skill level, I had a hard time getting my shadowline trim on. Nice work though
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