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      01-02-2008, 11:58 AM   #45
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Count me in if there is some form of group buy on this...

I think a lot of people on here do not understand the concept of aesthetic modding...

You want a car that's fully functional and based solely on performance, drive this then:
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      01-02-2008, 12:59 PM   #46
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Very true.

Good point if someone wants to minimize the CF look.
After much thought I might suggest Contact paper instead. It is easy to apply, cheap and comes in a wide range of designs (faux wood roof anyone?).
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Count me in if there is some form of group buy on this...

I think a lot of people on here do not understand the concept of aesthetic modding...

You want a car that's fully functional and based solely on performance, drive this then:
I my book, especially once you're in BMW territory and off the Japanese import scene, always FUNCTION OVER FORM.

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      01-02-2008, 05:28 PM   #48
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I my book, especially once you're in BMW territory and off the Japanese import scene, always FUNCTION OVER FORM.

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I'm lucky enough to be in both 'scenes'...

There's a difference when form has an effect on function. In this case, it doesn't. Strictly aesthetic...

Then again, I look in this particular Cosmetic section of the forum for just that; Aesthetics. For one who believes in FUNCTION OVER FORM, your interest in this specific thread entails what purpose? To solely voice an opinion? If so, then your opinion has been heard and it's yet to change my reasoning...
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Count me in if there is some form of group buy on this...

I think a lot of people on here do not understand the concept of aesthetic modding...

You want a car that's fully functional and based solely on performance, drive this then:
you got it. I dont understand why so many are against it either bt to each their own, they think im trying to copy an M3 but what they dont understand is that if i wanted an M i would have bought one.

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agreed, I had a G35 as well and Bat did remarkable work with vinyls for both the G35 and 350Z


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I think it's more of what it represents (lightweight, track, etc)

only works on the roof

I think if done right (goes the the RIGHT edges) it could look great on AW. I would be willing to try it out
im going to email Bat today and let him know theres a much bigger crowd than there was before interested in this. i hope he has it done soon. i want to be the first with this
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I'm not against aesthetic mods. I didn't buy the aero kit because I'm going to be reaping the benefits of it over 120mph at the track. It's just that constantly recurring fuzzy line between tasteful aesthetics and rice.

My first question in this thread was genuine. I honestly couldn't figure out why people would want a black roof on an car painted some other color. I don't understand why that makes it "sporty." I understand why a lower stance makes a car look sporty, or a spoiler, or a bunch of other things. But a black vinyl roof. That's it.

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      01-03-2008, 02:58 PM   #51
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I'm not against aesthetic mods. I didn't buy the aero kit because I'm going to be reaping the benefits of it over 120mph at the track. It's just that constantly recurring fuzzy line between tasteful aesthetics and rice.

My first question in this thread was genuine. I honestly couldn't figure out why people would want a black roof on an car painted some other color. I don't understand why that makes it "sporty." I understand why a lower stance makes a car look sporty, or a spoiler, or a bunch of other things. But a black vinyl roof. That's it.

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tricks the eyes. More contrast.

For the guys that are DIYer, just buy some 48"wide black vinyl on ebay and do it urself. Cheap, and you can trash it if you don't like it. The kit this brad dude going to sell is probably pretty expensive considering its just same vinly but precut. You still have to install it urself if you are not local. I Just orders some vinly on ebay to test it out. I bought a little extra. So if anyone wants to test it out themselfs, $10+shipping and i will give them enough to cover their roof.
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ok got a response from bat. The update is that hes waiting for a car in SAN DIEGO, CA.

anyone located anywhere near this city and is willing to have their car worked on by bat, please email him.

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guys, im meeting up with bluebat next saturday to do a prototype black roof vinyl kit and several other stuff for the car. We will be shooting before and after photo and the picture of the kit of course. Stay tune
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i think it would look awesome
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guys, im meeting up with bluebat next saturday to do a prototype black roof vinyl kit and several other stuff for the car. We will be shooting before and after photo and the picture of the kit of course. Stay tune
YES!!! thank you for being the first test car. I appreciate your assistance and please post pics when its done.

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you guys should really think about adding another layer of clear coat on top of the vinyl for a more glossy look. No matter how glossy the vinyl is, it won't shine like the clear on the car. IMO
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i would love to have my roof blacked out :]
i had Bat's overlays for my G35, very good quality
it was a pain to put them on but you can always ask your local tint shop to do it for you.
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Hi guys,

I met up with Leon today. Thanks for making the drive down to San Diego. I made several templates while he was down. Roof Overlay, Several taillight overlays, headlight and sidemarker Overlays. He should be getting the stuff installed within two weeks .

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Hi guys,

I met up with Leon today. Thanks for making the drive down to San Diego. I made several templates while he was down. Roof Overlay, Several taillight overlays, headlight and sidemarker Overlays. He should be getting the stuff installed within two week . Thanks to tghose that are interested in my work! Cant wait to see these installed . For the taillights, I have full smoke, redouts or smoke for the turns, just about any combo. With Leons car and theme, we'll be going with redouts for the turn signals. OIf any of you wanna try the others, shoot me an amil.

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Awesome to see you coming out with stuff for the E92 platform. I've been following your vinyls since back in the G35/350z days and your vinyls have always been top notch.
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Hey, good to see a familiar face.

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So, lets see the pictures

I too was a 350z guy back in 02/03 (wadd3456 on my350z). Good to see you again.
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Hi guys,

I met up with Leon today. Thanks for making the drive down to San Diego. I made several templates while he was down. Roof Overlay, Several taillight overlays, headlight and sidemarker Overlays. He should be getting the stuff installed within two weeks .

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Awesome to see you coming out with stuff for the E92 platform. I've been following your vinyls since back in the G35/350z days and your vinyls have always been top notch.
i agree 100%, i have seen his work on many of my g35nyc buddies.

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like bluebat said, the actual installation will be in 2 weeks.

the templates had already been made. So for those of you had admire bluebat's work can actually start contact him about the product.

but for the majority of you guys, the pictures of the product on my car will be availabe in about 2 weeks.
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I met up with Leon today. Thanks for making the drive down to San Diego. I made several templates while he was down. Roof Overlay, Several taillight overlays, headlight and sidemarker Overlays. He should be getting the stuff installed within two weeks .

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np, it was awesome seeing your ride. and your actual work on the TL. I cant wait to have my roof and tails done

will be seeing you guys again really soon
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like bluebat said, the actual installation will be in 2 weeks.

the templates had already been made. So for those of you had admire bluebat's work can actually start contact him about the product.

but for the majority of you guys, the pictures of the product on my car will be availabe in about 2 weeks.
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np, it was awesome seeing your ride. and your actual work on the TL. I cant wait to have my roof and tails done

will be seeing you guys again really soon
Nice, thanks for finally being a part of this and making it happen , this is something which i have wanted ever since i bought my E92 and its an excellent cosmetic mod instead of paying soo much for those CF vinyls on ebay
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