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      03-22-2008, 04:17 PM   #1
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Matte Black window trim installed!!!

One word to describe this mod....PATIENCE!!!
Instead of doing the trim in several pieces, I opted to do it in two per side...it makes it a little tricky to install such a large piece.....but with patience, it is possible!

here is a quick run down:

I bought a long sheet of the Matte blk vinyl (15 ft by 2 ft)...cut it in two.
I taped one piece against the car and did a rough etch of the pattern and then cut it out:

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Ensure you do not tear up the backing as you can use it as a stensil to create the other side...just ensure you flip it for the opposite side:

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take your pattern and tape it against the car:

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I started to apply from the curved part of the rear window and worked my way forward. It is a simple process, but take your time and you shouldn't have any problems.
the only tricky part is under the side view mirror....I had my son lift up on the mirror to make it simpler to get it under....pull on each end and move it side to side until you get it all the way under the mirror.

Hope this helps for those who are contemplating this DIY.....it sure changes the look!

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by the way...for those who live in Vancouver....here is the place I purchased the vinyl:

Superior signs & Graphics
2225 Coquitlam ave.
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      03-22-2008, 04:40 PM   #2
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PERFECT! That's a sweet mod for a black coupe.
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can u help me install it@@?
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Perfect!!!!! Glad to see you were able to get it done finally... Looks great man.
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can u help me install it@@?
if i can do it...you can!.....i dont have much of a skill set for this type of thing....but i do have certain attributes such as patience and I can be a bit of a perfectionist...tenacity helps too!!

give it a shot and if you still cant do it...PM me and ill come over and give ya a hand....no charge....order a pizza and ill call it even.
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Perfect!!!!! Glad to see you were able to get it done finally... Looks great man.
thx man...i was tired looking at the chrome!!!!
when i get those M6 reps and the deck spoiler...think ill be satisfied!...i think!
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hahah cool man=)
where do u live by the way? east van? west?
richmond?

and i have to precut it myself right?
how much did u get the vinyl?

how long did this took u to do it???
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Wow looks absolutely SICK, great job man.

How old is your son btw.... glad to know you got an extra pair of hands to help.
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looks nice. love your 230s too, id consider them but my rotors are wayy too small for 5 spokes
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look nice shiggy!! not so bad right, just need to be patient!!
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ahhh looks soo good!! i really wanna do this mod too...just scared it'll look like total shit when i'm done. i may give it a shot though...
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Looks great! I wonder if you can buy the vinyl in Barbera Red?? Not!
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look nice shiggy!! not so bad right, just need to be patient!!
thx man....it was a bit easier than i thought....i started to rush a bit on the second side and had to re cut the door trim twice.....you were right...patience is key....
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Wow looks absolutely SICK, great job man.

How old is your son btw.... glad to know you got an extra pair of hands to help.
he's 15...he thought i was nuts covering the chrome...but when he seen the final product....he loved it!
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he's 15...he thought i was nuts covering the chrome...but when he seen the final product....he loved it!
Haha nice to involve your kid this early in age to know how to pimp out a bimmer.... I see baller in his future!!!
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Haha nice to involve your kid this early in age to know how to pimp out a bimmer.... I see baller in his future!!!
he loves it...he's the one talked me into the m6 reps...gonna order then in the spring....he also wants me to get the Dinan upgrade...told him im getting the SSTT.....he said i was cheapin out!....damn kid thinks i shit out toonies all day long!....
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he loves it...he's the one talked me into the m6 reps...gonna order then in the spring....he also wants me to get the Dinan upgrade...told him im getting the SSTT.....he said i was cheapin out!....damn kid thinks i shit out toonies all day long!....
Haha I think he is looking out for himself so when he turns 18, he knows the key to the car that his dad will give him.
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Haha I think he is looking out for himself so when he turns 18, he knows the key to the car that his dad will give him.
hmmmm....when he tells me he is always planning for the future...now i know what he's talkin about!!!
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hahah cool man=)
where do u live by the way? east van? west?
richmond?

and i have to precut it myself right?
how much did u get the vinyl?

how long did this took u to do it???
i live in coquitlam....you can buy it from EBAY but it will be in several pieces....the way i did it is two pieces....one long piece that runs along the top and one for the door sill. it cost me $50 for a sheet that was 15 ft long and 24 inches wide...and you do have to cut it yourself.
the whole job took about 4 hrs....
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Id love to do this, the shadow line trim is SO expensive

But i think id do a poor job and it would look really bad
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