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dbjb's Avatar DIY - Black Vinyl Roof on e92
dbjb
04-30-2010
After being unsuccessful with locating a BMW vinyl roof DIY, I decided to create one myself. By no means am I an expert but I can say it came out fairly well being my first time. So, here it is on an E92. Hope it helps. Special thanks to Ofmalik who helped me out.

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By dbjb on 06-04-2010, 12:05 AM
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its the 3M double sided tape i think
Yes, it is the grey 3m tape. Picked it up from Autozone. There may be thinner version available. Keep in mind the area where the tape is placed is slightly recessed. So, just don't get too thin tape.

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I used a thin bead of clear silicone adhesive. Works well.
Not a bad idea. I would first place painters tape around the edge for easy cleanup.

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you make it look so easy, mine was a total disaster hahah
Looks can be deceiving.
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By showstoppa on 06-10-2010, 07:01 PM
sick write up...
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By shockin330i on 09-01-2010, 09:35 PM
How much did this run you?
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By dbjb on 09-01-2010, 10:18 PM
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How much did this run you?
I think $50-60 IIRC.
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By amgeater on 10-09-2010, 09:47 PM
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Bro I did this today and let me tell you this DIY takes LOTS and LOTS of PATIENCE, I start it around 3 finish 9PM but I am a perfectionist at everything so it may take less time, I personally will like to thank you because I got this done with your steps and IT LOOKS great!!!!

Difficulty 1-10 = 9 but worth it

A+++++ on the DIY
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By dbjb on 10-10-2010, 12:21 PM
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Bro I did this today and let me tell you this DIY takes LOTS and LOTS of PATIENCE, I start it around 3 finish 9PM but I am a perfectionist at everything so it may take less time, I personally will like to thank you because I got this done with your steps and IT LOOKS great!!!!

Difficulty 1-10 = 9 but worth it

A+++++ on the DIY
Very glad it worked out well for you. Post some pics.
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By 335icell on 10-12-2010, 12:21 AM
damn, i rather have you do it for me bro
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By Que on 10-12-2010, 10:06 AM
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Very well done and great writeup!!! Thank you for sharing.
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By dbjb on 10-13-2010, 11:38 AM
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Thanks for the compliments. I still really like the look and.... I have no intentions doing this on any car other than my own.
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By FoShizzle on 12-10-2010, 02:30 PM
Bump for the best vinyl roof DIY around.
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By 305bimmer on 12-14-2010, 01:22 AM
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hey where did u get the vinyl and was it 3m? or good quality?
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By klove83 on 01-03-2011, 12:17 AM
Nice DIY I will be using this
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By Code37M3 on 01-31-2011, 07:29 PM
hey guys, I'm a newb on here. I really want to do this asap but just one question. Does this mean the antenna is just stuck back up there but isnt connected and or working?
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By brecht on 06-20-2011, 04:49 PM
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Wow I just tried this. Within 60 seconds I managed to rip a hole in the vinyl when trying to push an air bubble to the side. Also I noticed the squeegee scratches the vinyl and its very noticeable.

I think I'm going to just pay some place to wrap it or just have it painted. I got a quote for $700
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By dbjb on 06-20-2011, 11:28 PM
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^^^ yeah, you need to be careful with not applying to much heat. Also, use plenty of water on top. If you miss taking either precaution, you can tear the vinyl and waste the whole sheet.

Look for a group buy or something. $700 is absolutely ridiculous.

Good luck!
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By kiwi29 on 07-20-2011, 12:21 AM
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$700 is freaken ridiculous ! there are vinyl shops that'll do it for you for around 70-100 depending if they're real pros or not. My quote was around 60 with the full job and remount of the shark fin and what not. I hope 700 was for painting your roof professionally... not with cans
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By elitefusion on 07-26-2011, 07:37 AM
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in NY they told me to wrap my roof it will cost me 260....i dont want to pay that much
anyone know of any cheaper places...70-100 sounds good to me lol
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By JuicyJay on 07-27-2011, 12:30 PM
can this be done to a e93
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By fdriller9 on 07-27-2011, 04:09 PM
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in NY they told me to wrap my roof it will cost me 260....i dont want to pay that much
anyone know of any cheaper places...70-100 sounds good to me lol
It's about $60 for just the material.....you can probably get someone to wrap the roof for $100 LABOR + the cost of the materials....

And $60 is for a roll of 3M gloss black. If you want 3M Di-noc, double it.
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By fdriller9 on 07-27-2011, 04:10 PM
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can this be done to a e93
Yes. You can vinyl wrap anything as long as there aren't too many complex curves.
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By elitefusion on 07-27-2011, 04:20 PM
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It's about $60 for just the material.....you can probably get someone to wrap the roof for $100 LABOR + the cost of the materials....

And $60 is for a roll of 3M gloss black. If you want 3M Di-noc, double it.
any places around NY? for $160?
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By elitefusion on 07-28-2011, 11:26 AM
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anyone?
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