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This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

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Old 07-01-2011, 11:01 AM   #241
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It's been brought to my attention that there may be some people out there claiming that they are associated or that they work with me. If this is the case, then it is not true. I work solo, and if anyone is trying to claim otherwise, then they are lying to you.

Just wanted to put this notice out there, so that someone does not go to anyone else mistakenly and think that it is me or a "partner" of mine, and end up getting bad work done, etc.

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Old 07-02-2011, 09:04 AM   #242
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Anyone have any idea why I can't see the photos? They just won't display. Thanks.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:50 PM   #243
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I don't get too many cars of this color coming by to get their roofs done, so it's a nice change of pace. I wrapped this Infiniti M45's roof with my gloss black vinyl material. On a darker colored car like this, the gloss black roof gives it a very nice subtle touch. Although it's still noticeable, it is not as large as a contrast as it would be on a white car. A black roof may make a BMW more sportier looking, but on a car like this, it can also make the car look more "elegant" or lux as well. This car was from around the Costa Mesa/Orange County area.

















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Old 07-08-2011, 01:26 PM   #244
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My first BMW F10 5 series that I've done since this model came out. I applied my gloss black vinyl wrap material to his roof. I had some requests for closer up pictures of around the sunroof and antenna areas, to squash any doubts or worries that some had regarding those two areas. As you can see, everything is done very neatly and there are no seams or exposed areas of paint there. The owner of this car was around the Inland Empire area I believe, and came out to me in Orange County to have his roof done.















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Old 07-08-2011, 01:40 PM   #245
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had this on my car for ~1 year. Got tired of it and when I took it off my entire rood was yellowed
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:42 PM   #246
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had this on my car for ~1 year. Got tired of it and when I took it off my entire rood was yellowed
Who/where did you get your materials from.
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Who/where did you get your materials from.
I got the vinyl from you. I installed with water/squeegee/heatgun. Idk what happened but it's definitely yellowed. Will have it resprayed soon
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I got the vinyl from you. I installed with water/squeegee/heatgun. Idk what happened but it's definitely yellowed. Will have it resprayed soon
That's weird. I've had several guys remove the vinyl off of their roofs without any issues after 1-2 years of having it on there. Had a guy with a brand new E92 M3 remove his after a year or so when he sold his car, and the new owner actually asked if I could reapply another piece on there for him.

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Old 07-12-2011, 11:38 AM   #249
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:38 AM   #251
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Lately I've been having more people steal and use my pictures as their own without my consent. So in order to both protect me and you guys too, I decided to try out a new watermark for the mean time. It is kind of distracting, so I am going to give it a test run and see if I am going to continue with it, or leave the pictures without the watermark and accept the fact that there will be some of my images stolen and used.

Either way, onto the car. I tried doing some before and after pictures, but for some reason I forgot to do it for the roof. I vinyl wrapped the roof of this gray Audi A5 in my gloss black material, smoked/tinted his tail lights and also smoked/tinted the amber area on his front headlights. I actually blacked out the chrome on the his old C300's window trim before as well. The owner of this car came to me from around the San Diego area up to me in Orange County to get the work done.

The pictures were kind of rushed, so some of them didn't turn out as well. I mainly tried focusing on taking more up close and detailed pictures this time. I wanted to show you guys that even if there is no side/roof rail, I am able to trim it perfectly straight where it ends at the sides/edge. I also did some close up of the antenna area to show that there is no paint showing around that area, which some other installers would kind of mess up on.

Let me know what you guys think about the watermark and the pictures of the car.

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Old 07-16-2011, 02:58 PM   #252
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I went through my pictures, and decided to pick this blue E46 BMW 3 series to post pictures of for today. Since I mainly end up doing work on so many white cars, it's not always easy for the non-white colored car guys get to see how it looks on other/different colors. This car was done a while back, but I believe he was from around the Huntington Beach/Orange County area. I vinyl wrapped his roof in my gloss black material and I also did his window trim in my matte black vinyl material. This will also give guys who were interested in doing both their window trim and roofs an idea of how the matte and the gloss looks together.















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Old 07-17-2011, 05:51 PM   #253
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It's in the carbon fiber roof thread.
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:10 PM   #254
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Indeed it is It was a while ago that I had done your car too. It wasn't till now that I finally got around to posting up the pictures of it.

Here are some pictures of a pewter or a sand color Mercedes Benz C230 (I believe) that I vinyl wrapped the roof in my gloss black material with, when I was up in norcal about two months ago. The sun kept coming and going that day (you can see all of the clouds in the reflections), so it made it kind of hard to take the pictures, but I did the best I could.

This car is another good example of a car that is not so brightly colored, such as a white or a red car would be, but the gloss black roof is still a subtle but noticeable addition to the car.













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Old 07-26-2011, 03:59 AM   #256
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I went through my pictures, and decided to pick this blue E46 BMW 3 series to post pictures of for today. Since I mainly end up doing work on so many white cars, it's not always easy for the non-white colored car guys get to see how it looks on other/different colors. This car was done a while back, but I believe he was from around the Huntington Beach/Orange County area. I vinyl wrapped his roof in my gloss black material and I also did his window trim in my matte black vinyl material. This will also give guys who were interested in doing both their window trim and roofs an idea of how the matte and the gloss looks together.















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Old 09-10-2011, 02:19 PM   #257
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I haven't posted in a while, but that's because I've been traveling over seas for the past 6 weeks or so. Either way, I am back now, and with all of the down time while flying around, I edited a lot of my back logged photos that I hadn't gotten around to editing/posting yet. I didn't notice how "strong" my watermark were in the photos while editing these, so I do apologize for that if it interferes with the pictures too much.

Anyways, here are pictures of a silver 350z that I vinyl wrapped the roof in my gloss black vinyl material. He was a local in Yorba Linda/Orange County. Even though his wheels were a matte finish, the gloss black roof still worked and looked very good on his car regardless. So these pictures will be good for those guys out there who have matte black wheels, and were deciding if they should go with a gloss or stick to a matte finish to match their wheels.

















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Old 09-12-2011, 12:35 PM   #258
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This is a white C300 that I vinyl wrapped the roof in my gloss black material a while back. I believe this car was actually from norcal and came down to me in the Orange County area to have his roof wrapped. I work on a lot of white cars, but I haven't posted pictures of one in a while, so I figured I'd throw one into the mix. White colored cars are definitely one of the best colors to get the black roofs on, due to the contrasts, if that is the style that you are looking for or like.

















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Old 09-14-2011, 01:35 PM   #259
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Here's a darker gray/gunmetal colored M45 that I vinyl wrapped the roof in my gloss black material. The owner of this car was around the Long Beach area. Even on a darker colored car, the gloss black vinyl roof actually still accents the entire the car very well. Especially on this car, with its black rims. We decided to leave the roof rails chrome, and it actually turned out looking very nice that way. It looks as if the car came like this from the factory/dealer.

It was a hot day, so don't mind the water streaks on the roof/vinyl in some of the pictures.













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Old 09-21-2011, 04:18 PM   #260
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Here is a silver Honda Accord sedan that I vinyl wrapped the roof in my gloss black material. You may notice, I actually have already posted pictures of this car before. I originally vinyl wrapped the roof of this car about 8-12 months ago. However, the owner of this car asked me if I could also tint/smoke his tail lights. So I decided to take this time to also take pictures of his roof again, to show progress reports of how well my material holds up, after being on the car for almost a year already. You'll see in the pictures, the roof is practically perfectly smooth like paint. Everything settled in quite nicely, and the results are awesome. It even really impressed me, haha. Interestingly enough, I tinted his tail lights for him at the end if one of their eibach meets/shows, since I was already in the area.















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