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Old 04-15-2012, 04:44 AM   #1
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my black and red suede project...

what u guys think...took around 2days to do....it was a pain in the ass taking everything off and putting it back on...the stock headliner and parts were all grey...











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Old 04-15-2012, 04:53 AM   #2
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That's awesome that you did that on your own. Interior stuff is hard to get right and look real good. Not sure the 2 tone is for me, but props for doing it. Looks good man!

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Old 04-15-2012, 05:05 AM   #3
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Thanks bro yea took alot of sweat taking it off and putting it on...and cutting everything
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:05 PM   #4
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Your car isn't a limousine bring back the black
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:11 PM   #5
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On your front pillars, are those inserts flush with the rest of the piece? It kind of looks like it is sticking out a bit.
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:47 PM   #6
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Awesome job! Interested in redoing
My interior real soon.. Black suede w/ carbon fiber accents (the cf fabric from ddmtuning). How hard was the headliner removal?
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:16 PM   #7
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i use to have the carbon fiber fabric on the pillars...i live 15min away from ddmtuning shop....it took around 1hr to remove everything
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:37 PM   #8
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Sweet man, wish I lived that close. I'm down in Texas.. I think the only thing that will give me trouble will be the headliner or b pillars
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:31 PM   #9
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Wow....the OP has significant talent!
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:38 PM   #10
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I did my headliner back in November too and can vouch how much of a pain it is... Good work OP


I don't quite remember, but do you need to take out the whole headliner to get the sunshade out? I didn't have enough material to do my sunshade at the time. I need to fix the clips up there anyways, I'm wondering if I can just pop the sunroof glass off and get the sunshade out like that... Hmmmm
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:25 PM   #11
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10/10 for work and result.
I just dont think those colours flow well though.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:46 PM   #12
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A for the effort, but it would have been a lot cleaner of it were all black.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:06 AM   #13
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i chose red and black cus i want it to stand out...as i drive it catches attention and get thumbs up...every bimmer meet over here i go to they like the colors....yea u can just take out the sunroof glass and unscrew the side rails and the sun shade pops up
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:27 AM   #14
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A for the effort, but it would have been a lot cleaner of it were all black.
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i chose red and black cus i want it to stand out...as i drive it catches attention and get thumbs up...every bimmer meet over here i go to they like the colors....yea u can just take out the sunroof glass and unscrew the side rails and the sun shade pops up
huge relief.... thanks man
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i chose red and black cus i want it to stand out...p
These guys also stand out every where they go ...





I think it looks like crap.
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I love the two-tone red pillars, not sure how I feel about the central sunroof controlly area thingy being red, but overall, I love the look.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:26 PM   #18
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i am in the process of doing this now. i have done a and c pillars . wasted alot of fabric getting it right.very frustrating job. gonna tackle headliner this week..
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I am not a fan at all of the two tone red and black. Nice job overall but not for me
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can you guys link me to a DIY for doing the pillars
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