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      10-17-2008, 04:33 PM   #1
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Leased a car...decide to paint the roof?

I leased a 2009 328xi coupe
and decided painting the roof will look better

however, when i return the car after 3 years..
with the black painted roof...what will they do??

forced me to paint it back to white??

please help
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      10-17-2008, 05:05 PM   #2
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Like all mods when you return the car they want it back to normal. I painted my roof a few month ago and it'll cost me about $250 to bring it back to stock in three years so it's the same as lowering the
car and bringing back to stock later.... Check out my profile for images.
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      10-17-2008, 05:09 PM   #3
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lol thanks so much, because i just bought $1500 worth amount of mods
and i just started to lease my car. The lease will end in 2012.
So painting job is $250 and $250 so its $500 lol

do u think its worth to do that??

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Like all mods when you return the car they want it back to normal. I painted my roof a few month ago and it'll cost me about $250 to bring it back to stock in three years so it's the same as lowering the
car and bringing back to stock later.... Check out my profile for images.
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your lease will end in 2012? lol
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      10-17-2008, 05:15 PM   #5
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fail. Lol dont paint it... they would probably charge you... no matter how good it looks lol, the likelyhood of somebody wanting a used car with a painted roof is very very slim.... vinyl overlay maybe?
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      10-17-2008, 05:17 PM   #6
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vinyl overlay...? whats that? sorry i am new

yea...probably i shouldnt and seems like they wont allow.

However, the dealer told me if i lease a car, i cannot remove the body kit but i can do some add on. is that true?

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fail. Lol dont paint it... they would probably charge you... no matter how good it looks lol, the likelyhood of somebody wanting a used car with a painted roof is very very slim.... vinyl overlay maybe?
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lol lease start at 2008 Dec.
so its close to 2010 = =

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      10-17-2008, 05:32 PM   #8
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you are craazzzzzzy for paintting the roof on a leased car
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      10-17-2008, 05:53 PM   #9
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Do a vinyl, save yourself some aggravation, because unless the paint job is perfect you're going to have issues when you return the car. Vinyl roofs look just like they're painted if done right. What it is is just a large piece of custom cut black vinyl that is stuck onto your roof, its just like a big sticker.
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vinyl overlay...? whats that? sorry i am new

yea...probably i shouldnt and seems like they wont allow.

However, the dealer told me if i lease a car, i cannot remove the body kit but i can do some add on. is that true?
You can do whatever you want to the car as long as its reversible..... for instance if you have a e90 and wanted the euro tailights (blacklines) you can put them on but you'd proabbly want to swap them out with your stock ones when you turn your car in... or else they will charge you. Vinyl overlay is simple.. just need a roll of vinyl in your choice of color and time.. lol

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178335
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147256
[url]http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156141&highlight=cf+vinyl+roof[/url

hell people have even vinyled their whole car to make it a different color....
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ht=white+vinyl

hope that helps....
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+1 one on the vinyl overlay.
saw it in person> CF overlay.
look really good.
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id totally do a CF roof overlay... do they make it?
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id totally do a CF roof overlay... do they make it?
pm Psylight
he has a CF overlay on top.
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don't paint it, just get vinyl
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you are craazzzzzzy for paintting the roof on a leased car
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