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      03-12-2011, 04:42 AM   #23
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Reverse lamp doesn't come into the MOT.
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      03-13-2011, 08:09 AM   #24
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any chance of a how to do write up, I got the film, but not sure if it can be done in one piece due to the curve? any tips pls
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      03-13-2011, 10:22 AM   #25
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Reverse lamp doesn't come into the MOT.
Whilst it's not in the MOT, I'm not sure it's particularly safe or a great idea to have it showing as red
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      03-13-2011, 12:46 PM   #26
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looks way better than the black-lines everyone bangs on about - personally I think black-lines look chav.



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      03-13-2011, 12:52 PM   #27
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looks way better than the black-lines everyone bangs on about - personally I think black-lines look chav.


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      03-13-2011, 01:00 PM   #28
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      03-14-2011, 01:43 PM   #29
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i did mine a few weeks ago and finally got some pics to add


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well done. I did mine yesterday, was a bitch to do. Hope I never have to work with that stuff ever again.
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      03-14-2011, 03:21 PM   #31
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well done. I did mine yesterday, was a bitch to do. Hope I never have to work with that stuff ever again.
Uh-oh... mine's on the way!

Care to pass on a few tips.... pretty please....

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      03-14-2011, 04:27 PM   #32
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There's a DIY in the DIY section. The OPs write up is pretty good but someone else added the tip of using a small file to do the edges and I added the step of trying to form the film to some extent before applying. You can get a small ignition file from halfrauds for 1.99 which is perfect for the job.
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      03-14-2011, 05:31 PM   #33
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At this rate, mine will be unique if I keep them standard

Anyone taken pics with the reverse lights on?

One of the previous owners of a black E91 320d edition MSport did all red. Looked good.
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      03-15-2011, 04:32 AM   #34
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The DIY section.... Of course. Doh!
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      03-15-2011, 06:21 AM   #35
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Am I the only one that actually quite likes the white reversing light?
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      03-15-2011, 07:39 AM   #36
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Excellent little mod.
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super effort guys, I'min the market for a pre lci saloon or coupe in the near future. I'd written the saloon off as i didn't like the rear end but the all red rear lights freshen the car up nicely. imo i think all reds > standard > white line > dark line
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      03-15-2011, 09:03 AM   #38
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Am I the only one that actually quite likes the white reversing light?
No, my wife prefers the white reverse light. But what does she know

Some crap pics of my attempt. I cut the slot angled to be more lciish. Glad those years of learning to use a scalpel at University finally paid off.
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Sweet Jeezus. It looks gash. Look at the lights and tell me honestly that badly cut bits of red tape/film is better?

* Surely if people are that hollow about NOT having an LCI a trip to your local BMW garage and a wedge of cash will sort that out.
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      03-15-2011, 10:54 AM   #40
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TBH I can't stand it that way... All red is vile :S
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      03-15-2011, 11:33 AM   #41
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TBH I can't stand it that way... All red is vile :S
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It just doesn't look right to me, way to much red. But i like dark lines, each to there own
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      03-15-2011, 01:47 PM   #42
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Sweet Jeezus. It looks gash. Look at the lights and tell me honestly that badly cut bits of red tape/film is better?

* Surely if people are that hollow about NOT having an LCI a trip to your local BMW garage and a wedge of cash will sort that out.

a mod to your taillights is not a statemant on someones personality, you need to chill out dude
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      03-15-2011, 03:19 PM   #43
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Sweet Jeezus. It looks gash. Look at the lights and tell me honestly that badly cut bits of red tape/film is better?

* Surely if people are that hollow about NOT having an LCI a trip to your local BMW garage and a wedge of cash will sort that out.

1) It's not about wanting an LCI or not wanting an LCI, it's about making a small, inexpensive mod that the owner thinks looks good.
2) if you don't like it fair enough, but calling another owners work 'gash' is downright rude. A simple, polite, 'it's not for me' or ' I prefer the original' would work just as well.
3) I can assure you that if I had a 'wedge of cash' it wouldn't be going on a 3er BMW, LCI or not....

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1) It's not about wanting an LCI or not wanting an LCI, it's about making a small, inexpensive mod that the owner thinks looks good.
2) if you don't like it fair enough, but calling another owners work 'gash' is downright rude. A simple, polite, 'it's not for me' or ' I prefer the original' would work just as well.
3) I can assure you that if I had a 'wedge of cash' it wouldn't be going on a 3er BMW, LCI or not....


Well said westy. I personally think it looks minted in all red- not in your face like some other mods. I ain't done it yet but i plan to do so soon.
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