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      04-21-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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Vinyl Wrap Shark Fin?

Im vinyl wrapping my roof gloss black. Anyone here know how to wrap the shark fin on the roof?
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      04-25-2013, 04:37 PM   #2
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Never try that, looks like a hard job if u do it post pics please
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      04-25-2013, 04:44 PM   #3
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I have seen it done here on the board. Keep searching for roof vinyl. It was a white e92 with black roof and I believe the person who did it gave instructions with pics. Have fun
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      04-25-2013, 05:58 PM   #4
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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=381362

You can get it painted or buy a new one in the color you need. See the link above.
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I think you should get painted one or paint on shark pin.
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      04-25-2013, 06:26 PM   #6
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I tried and gave up. I don't have sat radio or gps so I just left the fin off.
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      04-25-2013, 06:55 PM   #7
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i plasti-dipped mine, but it will leave a matte finish. imo, grab a can of real spray paint and spray it black. of course its permanent.
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i plasti-dipped mine, but it will leave a matte finish. imo, grab a can of real spray paint and spray it black. of course its permanent.
Yea, vinyl wrapping the car seems like too much work imma pasti dip it. Ill post some pictures this sunday. Can up upload a pic of what your roof looks like? Thanks
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my fin is wrapped in carbon fiber, but it bubbles when i gets really hot and it was a pain to do.
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I got my roof vinlyed in gloss back and I told the person who did it to the shark fin also. I paid $100 in total but it took the person a good amount of time to do the shark fin.
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i did mine...fairly easy, if you don't mind a seam. you have to do it in two pieces, one for the top with 1/4 to wrap around the back and one piece for the back to cover the trim left by the other piece. If you do it correctly the seam wouldn't be noticeable
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Or you can plasti-dip it THEN spray black gloss paint over it...works just as well and still reversible!!!
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Or you can plasti-dip it THEN spray black gloss paint over it...works just as well and still reversible!!!
is that what you did? if so please post a pic? and how many cans of pasti did you use?
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I did my roof in gloss black by myself & it came perfect. Then I got to the fin. I failed 3 times. Just ended up sanding it, primer, and painted it gloss black. Came out perfect.

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The shape and all those curves make sit rather difficult to do. I would also recommend just painting it.
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I got quoted yesterday to wrap my roof including the shark fin for 325$. I wrapped the chrome trimming around my windows myself and it came out really good. I would do the roof myself but the fin looks like a hassle. what do you guys think?
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I got quoted yesterday to wrap my roof including the shark fin for 325$. I wrapped the chrome trimming around my windows myself and it came out really good. I would do the roof myself but the fin looks like a hassle. what do you guys think?
too much should be no more than 150. the wrap is like 50 bucks
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It's a two piece wrap. Wrap the back flat part first trim the extra off then wrap the sides and overlap 1/8-1/4 inch
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