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      03-23-2008, 12:12 AM   #23
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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
a dealership here in canada quoted me $2500...i laughed out loud as i thought he was kidding....
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      03-28-2008, 03:02 AM   #24
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Car looks fantastic! I think it is arguably the mod that is the least expensive with the biggest impact (if you don't count time/effort). Damn BMW North America, why didn't you guys provide the shadowline at factory, we know you are coming out with it soon. Thanks for the inspiration, I'm sure a few more of us are gonna attempt it soon.
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      03-28-2008, 07:24 AM   #25
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Very nice work.
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      03-28-2008, 07:34 AM   #26
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Wow, great job. Looks excellent! Must have taken alot of patience.
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      03-28-2008, 04:00 PM   #27
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It looks great man!!
for ur son helping out!!
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      03-28-2008, 06:13 PM   #28
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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.
well shiggy, wut kind of pizza you like??? lol
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      03-28-2008, 09:39 PM   #29
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looks real good bro!!! is that 3M?
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      03-28-2008, 09:49 PM   #30
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wow, that looks great!

Excellent job!!
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well shiggy, wut kind of pizza you like??? lol
lol...supreme!!!
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      03-28-2008, 09:58 PM   #32
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looks real good bro!!! is that 3M?
thx man.....it is 3M....i also heard Avery is a good product as well.....
so its been 2 wks...so far so good.....a little sunshine...rain and snow....its all good....no peeling...nor did i expect it to happen anyway....but still checked almost everyday!
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      03-28-2008, 10:23 PM   #33
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bought the same stuff after you post the link on ebay and did the same thing.

props to you man!
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      03-30-2008, 04:57 PM   #34
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alright shiggy...you've convinced me to give this a shot. just ordered some matte black vinyl...we'll see how it goes. i'm gonna try the same approach you used...the roll i got is 24"x10yards so i've got some extra in case i screw it up the first time.
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      03-30-2008, 08:40 PM   #35
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alright shiggy...you've convinced me to give this a shot. just ordered some matte black vinyl...we'll see how it goes. i'm gonna try the same approach you used...the roll i got is 24"x10yards so i've got some extra in case i screw it up the first time.
lol...you wont screw up bro....just take ur time!....good luck to ya and cant wait to see the outcome!
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      03-30-2008, 09:52 PM   #36
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shiggy can i pay you to to order and install the trim for me!?!!?! haha i'm way too busy and lazy!!!
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that looks awesome on ur car. nicely done!
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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:

Attachment 139152

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:

Attachment 139153

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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V3B 1J6
604 942 6636
sales@superiorsigns.net

Wow perfect, I live in coquitlam. How much did u buy them? And are they easy to take off, cause my car is leased, so I need to remove them when I return it.
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props to u!
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shiggy can i pay you to to order and install the trim for me!?!!?! haha i'm way too busy and lazy!!!
buy the stuff from here:
Superior signs & Graphics
2225 Coquitlam ave.
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604 942 6636
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and when you want to do it.....ill come out and give ya a hand....just give me some notice!
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Wow perfect, I live in coquitlam. How much did u buy them? And are they easy to take off, cause my car is leased, so I need to remove them when I return it.
mine is a lease too....the stuff will be easy to remove!
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      04-01-2008, 11:15 AM   #43
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looks great! good job, I need to get around to doing this..
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      04-01-2008, 01:59 PM   #44
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hey so all you do is just cut its approximate shape and then just wrap it around and slide it thru the edges? or u actually have to trim it completely to fit perfectly?
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