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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 09-01-2017, 12:14 PM   #1
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Vinyl wrapped M3

Wanted to protect the paint and change the look of my car. What do you guys think?
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Old 09-01-2017, 12:14 PM   #2
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The color is 3M matte gray aluminum
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Old 09-01-2017, 02:36 PM   #3
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Looks amazing!
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Old 09-01-2017, 08:57 PM   #4
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Old 09-01-2017, 09:05 PM   #5
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I really like the frozen M colors that came out in matte finish a few years ago. Going to powder coat the wheels black and it'll be good to go
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Old 09-02-2017, 01:24 PM   #6
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I wrapped my Range Rover in this 3M material 5 years ago... Still looks awesome today!
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Old 09-02-2017, 01:24 PM   #7
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:28 AM   #8
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Love how it looks. How much does something like that cost if I amy ask?
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:39 PM   #9
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I too would like to know around how much was everything. I want to wrap mine white
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Old 09-06-2017, 06:30 AM   #10
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Looks good. About the same color as my M3.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:51 AM   #11
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Definitely like the look and color!! Compliments the lines of the M3!
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:44 AM   #12
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This is subtle and unique. I have been thinking of wrapping my car as well. Is there much disassembly to do this suck as badges lights door handles, etc or not?


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Old 09-21-2017, 10:39 PM   #13
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Looks good.

If you do the wrap yourself, ballpark i figure from last time i looked them up, about $500 for the material. And if you're doing the wrap yourself you'll need a good heat gun, razor's and plenty of patience.

If you pay a good shop to do it, you'll easily be in the thousands if they do all painted surfaces.

I could be wrong too, been a while since i looked into doing it for my vehicle.
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:11 AM   #14
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I too would like to know around how much was everything. I want to wrap mine white
About 700.00 including tools. Avery Dennison sw900 supreme is good material and will save you about 75.00 over the 3m (which is good aswell) heat gun, blue squeegees with monkey strip buffers, quality razors, magnets (4) help immensely, a wrap glove, edge seal tape to elimate any corner lifting around wet ditry parts like inner fenders, if a hot environment a bottle of vvivid tack reduce it allows easier repositioning of horizontal surfaces (hood roof). Above all remember when you separate the vinyl from the backing it creates alot of static and will suck in dirt and debris into the adhesive so the car and it's surrounding MUST be very clean. 70% isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle and air compressor works good to fine clean after a good soap water cleaning

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Old 09-22-2017, 06:23 AM   #15
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If matte is used don't use any type of wax it has glossifiers use chemical guys meticulas matte sealer/protector or equalivent.

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Old 09-25-2017, 04:00 PM   #16
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Very nice job. These cars show well in grey.
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Old 09-27-2017, 08:35 PM   #17
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looks great!
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Old 10-10-2017, 02:58 PM   #18
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wow, that looks sharp!! 3M 1080? what color is that called? thinking of wraping my little Beast soon
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:34 PM   #19
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also had the rims refinished gloss black. I love the look now. The job in total cost about $2000 with my buying the material at $700. The strip the car down pretty good, rear widows, bumpers, all trim, lights etc all get removed. there isnt any spot showing the previous color that i can find minus the door jambs and they are so dark it doesnt stand out (as opposed to say a red original paint color
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:37 PM   #20
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