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DIY: Vinyl reflectors instead of painting or buying colored reflectors
Published by dgrott328
04-25-2010
DIY: Vinyl reflectors instead of painting or buying colored reflectors

I just bought some matte black vinyl from bmwshadowline.com for 20$. The benefit of vinyling the reflector is that you do not need to remove your reflector, it is incredibly easy, the only tool you need is your fingernail or an exacto knife. So here is how you do it. Sorry about the bad iphone pics.
First lay the vinyl across the reflector :

Then you use your nail or an exacto knife to cut around the edge of the reflector:

Then you peel the edges off:

Then tada:


Before:

After:


Hope this helps!!
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By exclusivo on 04-25-2010, 01:38 AM
someone actually made a site devoted to selling shadowline vinyl??

btw, your pics dont work
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By dgrott328 on 04-25-2010, 02:20 AM
do the pics really not show up? i can see them in my post. they are from an email
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By sleepyx637 on 04-25-2010, 02:46 AM
if you give us your email address/password, then we'll be able to see the pics
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By Lexi on 04-25-2010, 06:54 AM
LOL, amen
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By ciomas on 04-25-2010, 07:04 AM
^^
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By zenmaster on 04-25-2010, 07:43 AM
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do the pics really not show up? i can see them in my post. they are from an email
For obvious reasons, others can't link to pics stored within your mail account.
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By roundel335 on 04-25-2010, 08:51 AM
Why shadowline on your reflectors when the painted ones are not that much more trouble and look a whole lot nicer?
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By phistyle on 04-25-2010, 12:25 PM
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Why shadowline on your reflectors when the painted ones are not that much more trouble and look a whole lot nicer?
because maybe $70 is a bit expensive for painted reflectors?
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By dgrott328 on 04-25-2010, 09:59 PM
Im going to reupload the pictures. Honestly the shadowline looks great, plus when you buy the 30' roll which is the smallest amount you can buy, you can do the window trim and the reflectors. It costs 20$ plus you get 10 back if you send them your before after pics. By far best bang for buck mod purchase
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By X1 Trojan on 04-25-2010, 10:00 PM
interested to see pictars
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By dgrott328 on 04-25-2010, 10:08 PM
I reposted the pics through photobucket.Hope they work now
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By X1 Trojan on 04-25-2010, 10:11 PM
last 2 pics dont work.

looks good. I still prefer colormatched but yeah
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By Nr!qUe on 08-19-2010, 03:48 PM
i did this to my car. looks way better and i have Space Gray
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By cb1111 on 08-19-2010, 03:57 PM
One advantage is that you can always peel it off once the cops stop you for "unsafe equipment."

OP - your car needs a good polish.
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By thatoneazncatrr on 08-19-2010, 11:35 PM
Looks good. I have some transparent vinyl also known as smoke, your reflector will still reflect.
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By BoostedCosta on 08-19-2010, 11:38 PM
use your nail?
can i see your nails lol u must have some sharp ass nails
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By OlivaresAnthony on 08-19-2010, 11:52 PM
looks good
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By Andy.K on 11-10-2010, 06:48 PM
Looks clean. Good job.
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By 335ifanatic on 11-12-2010, 03:32 AM
Looks good but wouldn't gloss match better on JB?
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By valdivita on 11-12-2010, 01:36 PM
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Why shadowline on your reflectors when the painted ones are not that much more trouble and look a whole lot nicer?
because maybe $70 is a bit expensive for painted reflectors?
Not a god excuse when you own a BMW, I would accept that for a civic's mod
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By bumere90 on 12-05-2010, 12:28 PM
Can I use this to cover amber headlights?
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