E90Post
 


TireRack
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Cosmetic and Lighting Modifications (exterior/interior) > Vinyl Wrap Shark Fin?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-21-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
DZheng
Second Lieutenant
DZheng's Avatar
11
Rep
252
Posts

 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

Vinyl Wrap Shark Fin?

Im vinyl wrapping my roof gloss black. Anyone here know how to wrap the shark fin on the roof?
Appreciate 0
      04-25-2013, 04:37 PM   #2
McAuley7
@McAuley7
McAuley7's Avatar
4
Rep
405
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 328i
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Florida

iTrader: (0)

Never try that, looks like a hard job if u do it post pics please
Appreciate 0
      04-25-2013, 04:44 PM   #3
JMD415
Private First Class
1
Rep
123
Posts

 
Drives: 2010 AW 335i M Sport
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Fort Lauderdale

iTrader: (0)

I have seen it done here on the board. Keep searching for roof vinyl. It was a white e92 with black roof and I believe the person who did it gave instructions with pics. Have fun
Appreciate 0
      04-25-2013, 05:58 PM   #4
TreyR28
Private
2
Rep
93
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 e92
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA

iTrader: (0)

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=381362

You can get it painted or buy a new one in the color you need. See the link above.
Appreciate 0
      04-25-2013, 06:18 PM   #5
tobypic
Private First Class
United_States
1
Rep
160
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 LCI
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (5)

I think you should get painted one or paint on shark pin.
Appreciate 0
      04-25-2013, 06:26 PM   #6
Rotorocious
Major
Rotorocious's Avatar
32
Rep
1,461
Posts

 
Drives: 335i
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Florida

iTrader: (3)

I tried and gave up. I don't have sat radio or gps so I just left the fin off.
Appreciate 0
      04-25-2013, 06:55 PM   #7
idrift4wd
Brigadier General
45
Rep
3,376
Posts

 
Drives: Three Hundred and Thirty Five
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Yonkers NY

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 BMW  [3.50]
i plasti-dipped mine, but it will leave a matte finish. imo, grab a can of real spray paint and spray it black. of course its permanent.
Appreciate 0
      04-25-2013, 11:31 PM   #8
DZheng
Second Lieutenant
DZheng's Avatar
11
Rep
252
Posts

 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by idrift4wd View Post
i plasti-dipped mine, but it will leave a matte finish. imo, grab a can of real spray paint and spray it black. of course its permanent.
Yea, vinyl wrapping the car seems like too much work imma pasti dip it. Ill post some pictures this sunday. Can up upload a pic of what your roof looks like? Thanks
Appreciate 0
      04-26-2013, 02:14 AM   #9
BRGmatthew
Bausman
BRGmatthew's Avatar
United_States
22
Rep
1,815
Posts

 
Drives: around the block
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SoCal 626/NorCal 650

iTrader: (19)

Send a message via AIM to BRGmatthew
my fin is wrapped in carbon fiber, but it bubbles when i gets really hot and it was a pain to do.
Appreciate 0
      04-26-2013, 11:44 AM   #10
Mattshokri
Lieutenant
8
Rep
418
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 328i space gray metallic
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (0)

I got my roof vinlyed in gloss back and I told the person who did it to the shark fin also. I paid $100 in total but it took the person a good amount of time to do the shark fin.
Appreciate 0
      04-26-2013, 02:45 PM   #11
khaye1
Colonel
khaye1's Avatar
Philippines
37
Rep
2,690
Posts

 
Drives: '12 MW 335i
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (7)

i did mine...fairly easy, if you don't mind a seam. you have to do it in two pieces, one for the top with 1/4 to wrap around the back and one piece for the back to cover the trim left by the other piece. If you do it correctly the seam wouldn't be noticeable
__________________
Appreciate 0
      04-27-2013, 02:48 PM   #12
sankohuy
Second Lieutenant
sankohuy's Avatar
4
Rep
255
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: norcal

iTrader: (0)

Or you can plasti-dip it THEN spray black gloss paint over it...works just as well and still reversible!!!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      04-28-2013, 12:20 AM   #13
DZheng
Second Lieutenant
DZheng's Avatar
11
Rep
252
Posts

 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by sankohuy View Post
Or you can plasti-dip it THEN spray black gloss paint over it...works just as well and still reversible!!!
is that what you did? if so please post a pic? and how many cans of pasti did you use?
Appreciate 0
      05-01-2013, 08:24 AM   #14
Javy
e92javy
Javy's Avatar
United_States
14
Rep
1,038
Posts

 
Drives: Alpine White E92 M
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Miami

iTrader: (7)

I did my roof in gloss black by myself & it came perfect. Then I got to the fin. I failed 3 times. Just ended up sanding it, primer, and painted it gloss black. Came out perfect.

Good luck !
__________________
Instagram- (javy_e92) 09 335i coupe / M package / Alpine White / Dinan Stage 2 / Alpina B3 Flash / Alufelgen SF71 / ST coils / Lux H8 / AFE Stage 2 intake / 6700k mtech HID / Performance trunk spoiler / Gloss black roof / CF interior wrap / PE Muffler Mod / ETS Charge pipe / Tial BOV / Cyba Quad Diffuser / Cyba Quad Black Chrome tips / Gloss black grills / AW reflectors / LED turn signals / Remote Key +
Appreciate 0
      05-03-2013, 11:23 AM   #15
BoogeyMan'sBMW
Major
BoogeyMan'sBMW's Avatar
Bangladesh
18
Rep
1,380
Posts

 
Drives: SLOW
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Queens NY

iTrader: (3)

The shape and all those curves make sit rather difficult to do. I would also recommend just painting it.
Appreciate 0
      05-03-2013, 03:49 PM   #16
Plo_E92
Private
0
Rep
50
Posts

 
Drives: 07' BMW 328i
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Arizona

iTrader: (0)

I got quoted yesterday to wrap my roof including the shark fin for 325$. I wrapped the chrome trimming around my windows myself and it came out really good. I would do the roof myself but the fin looks like a hassle. what do you guys think?
Appreciate 0
      05-03-2013, 04:04 PM   #17
DZheng
Second Lieutenant
DZheng's Avatar
11
Rep
252
Posts

 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Plo_E92 View Post
I got quoted yesterday to wrap my roof including the shark fin for 325$. I wrapped the chrome trimming around my windows myself and it came out really good. I would do the roof myself but the fin looks like a hassle. what do you guys think?
too much should be no more than 150. the wrap is like 50 bucks
Appreciate 0
      01-02-2014, 11:59 AM   #18
tank707
Second Lieutenant
3
Rep
259
Posts

 
Drives: Murdered e90
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Santa Rosa, CA

iTrader: (1)

It's a two piece wrap. Wrap the back flat part first trim the extra off then wrap the sides and overlap 1/8-1/4 inch
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:41 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST