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      04-06-2013, 09:10 PM   #23
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Surprised no one even mentioned actually having it painted from a body shop. Had mine done this week and it looks flawless and true glossy like oem shadowline.
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Yeah well its a matter of $$ honestly. I dont know how much that body shop charged you but my vinyl wrap cost me $45.. I would obviously get better results with your way of doing things but would also probably end up paying 4x more..!

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      04-07-2013, 07:13 AM   #25
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Yeah well its a matter of $$ honestly. I dont know how much that body shop charged you but my vinyl wrap cost me $45.. I would obviously get better results with your way of doing things but would also probably end up paying 4x more..!
I'm all for saving money but I'd rather pay 4x more to have it done properly. I know your still learning but I'd really redo that peice in the close up pic. Looks you cut small pieces and just slapped them on.
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I have plasti dip on mine right now but will have it vinyl wrapped next month. Looks better in my opinion
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Surprised no one even mentioned actually having it painted from a body shop. Had mine done this week and it looks flawless and true glossy like oem shadowline.
Cost??

I can get all the parts for $378
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Surprised no one even mentioned actually having it painted from a body shop. Had mine done this week and it looks flawless and true glossy like oem shadowline.
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I can get all the parts for $378

https://www.bmwmercedesparts.com/sho...iteid%3D215771
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Pick up some more vinyl and give it another go. If it was your first time wrapping...chalk it up to a learning curve.

I wrapped my interior trim and messed up on the first piece....after that you get the hang of it. But you have to use heat. The vinyl can be stretched around corners and using heat rather than cutting as much will help you out a lot. If you don't have a heat gun a hair dryer will work as well.
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I can get all the parts for $378

https://www.bmwmercedesparts.com/sho...iteid%3D215771
For a coupe it is not $378. Can't see your link doesn't work. Oem shadow line is over $1000.
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For a coupe it is not $378. Can't see your link doesn't work. Oem shadow line is over $1000.
Oh well. Thats 8 pieces for e90. Im sure coupe is not much different. I think i remember quoting e90 around $800 before so perhaps they have come down. Parts ised to be more $ than chrome. Now seem to be the same.

In any case what was paint cost??
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Oh well. Thats 8 pieces for e90. Im sure coupe is not much different. I think i remember quoting e90 around $800 before so perhaps they have come down. Parts ised to be more $ than chrome. Now seem to be the same.
Make sure that's shadowline and not just the standard black. Shadowline is more glossy and some e90s came stock with a matte black I believe. I know for a fact your not getting shadowline for $378
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Oh well. Thats 8 pieces for e90. Im sure coupe is not much different. I think i remember quoting e90 around $800 before so perhaps they have come down. Parts ised to be more $ than chrome. Now seem to be the same.
Make sure that's shadowline and not just the standard black. Shadowline is more glossy and some e90s came stock with a matte black I believe. I know for a fact your not getting shadowline for $378
Yup! PNs cross checked at real oem. Its shadowline/ option 706. Thats why i think the prices have come down. How much was it to paint??
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Make sure that's shadowline and not just the standard black. Shadowline is more glossy and some e90s came stock with a matte black I believe. I know for a fact your not getting shadowline for $378
Whoops!

Missed the largest part on the list! add $174.50x2 to the 378

So over $700 now.
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Yup! PNs cross checked at real oem. Its shadowline/ option 706. Thats why i think the prices have come down. How much was it to paint??
Depends where you go obviously. Shouldn't pay more than 3-400 to paint
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