E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > The Showroom

The Showroom
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!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 115 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 09-15-2009, 08:59 AM   #21
wdeerfield
Registered User
 
wdeerfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Clifton Park, New York
Posts: 3,544
My Ride: 2009 E90, 2011 F10
how easy can this be removed and does it leave behind any residue?
__________________

2009 MBM E90 | ZPP | ZSP | ZCW | CA | 6FL | NAV | XENONS | 18x8.5 VB3s ET28/25
2011 JB F10 | ZPP | ZSP | ZCW | 6FL | NAV | 331s Square
wdeerfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2009, 10:58 AM   #22
Don Nguyen
Regional Sponsor
 
Don Nguyen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 1,997
My Ride: Euro
Send a message via AIM to Don Nguyen
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tiago View Post
The roof of this car has CF or gloss blk?
All the cars in this thread are gloss black. CF has its own thread.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWDEMON View Post
Don,

If I find my new E46 M3 on the west coast I am gonna hit you up to do the roof right away, otherwise I'll order the stuff from you. Post is a great idea...can't wait to see more of your work. I think you should post up the other pics you were mentioning and if you want a little fun we should come up with a scheme for my new M3...I am going with a JDM flair so might do some matte vinyl graphics...like A/W on matte white.
Alright, I'll make a thread when I get a chance. The other graphic work that I do also include making forum decals for other forums, graphics for track/drift cars, show cars, etc. Not all of them are BMWs, so hopefully it's ok to still post in the showroom area.

-Don
Don Nguyen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2009, 12:38 PM   #23
alBMW
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Papillion Nebraska
Posts: 68
My Ride: E46 323i
Looks great, thinking bout doing that to my car....
__________________
alBMW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2009, 07:28 PM   #24
SmokedBMW23
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: PDX
Posts: 235
My Ride: Estoril 98 M3/4
How much vinyl is needed to wrap the roof of my 323 coupe??
__________________
SmokedBMW23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2009, 08:01 PM   #25
Don Nguyen
Regional Sponsor
 
Don Nguyen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 1,997
My Ride: Euro
Send a message via AIM to Don Nguyen
Quote:
Originally Posted by alBMW View Post
Looks great, thinking bout doing that to my car....
I think it looks the best on lighter colors such as white.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmokedBMW23 View Post
How much vinyl is needed to wrap the roof of my 323 coupe??
Shoot me a PM if you need some vinyl. I'd like to keep this a picture thread.

-Don
Don Nguyen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2009, 09:14 PM   #26
s3th
Registered User
 
s3th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Nor Cal -> Reno, NV
Posts: 4,382
My Ride: 05 330Ci ZHP
they look so clean!
__________________
You can just call me seth.

500px
s3th is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2009, 09:28 PM   #27
Studdly_Studright
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Charleston, WV
Posts: 5,909
My Ride: 135i
wow great job....all of the cars are so sick.
__________________
Studdly_Studright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 10:48 AM   #28
Don Nguyen
Regional Sponsor
 
Don Nguyen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 1,997
My Ride: Euro
Send a message via AIM to Don Nguyen
Thanks.

Gloss black:







Matte black:



-Don
Don Nguyen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 11:46 AM   #29
AnooooOH
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Germoney
Posts: 2,511
My Ride: 130i
Send a message via ICQ to AnooooOH
yo op,I`m really happy for ya and Imma let ya finish but I think AnooooOH has the greatest looking black roof of all time

Regards Kanye



lol....nice work dude!love it...especially on the py m3!!
__________________

Philipp

Last edited by AnooooOH; 09-16-2009 at 11:48 AM.
AnooooOH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 11:48 AM   #30
AnooooOH
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Germoney
Posts: 2,511
My Ride: 130i
Send a message via ICQ to AnooooOH
Quote:
Originally Posted by wdeerfield View Post
how easy can this be removed and does it leave behind any residue?
the vinyl is very easy to remove and should not leave any residue.
__________________

Philipp
AnooooOH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 12:26 PM   #31
snowcatxx87
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Alberta
Posts: 2,458
My Ride: 04 330CI
I love the e90 lci
snowcatxx87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 01:56 PM   #32
Don Nguyen
Regional Sponsor
 
Don Nguyen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 1,997
My Ride: Euro
Send a message via AIM to Don Nguyen
Cars I did years ago -







-Don
Don Nguyen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 01:58 PM   #33
E46mike-izzle
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Southern Cali
Posts: 853
My Ride: 330ci
I'll be hitting you up very soon
__________________
-Mike-

E46mike-izzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 02:10 PM   #34
Don Nguyen
Regional Sponsor
 
Don Nguyen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 1,997
My Ride: Euro
Send a message via AIM to Don Nguyen
Quote:
Originally Posted by E46mike-izzle View Post
I'll be hitting you up very soon
Do it. Heck, make a mini meet out of it for socal/local members. Even if you don't want/need to get anything done, come hang out while we're doing some roofs and just kick it.

-Don
Don Nguyen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 02:17 PM   #35
smoke
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 11,163
My Ride: 2002, 325Ci


Nice work man, wish I knew about this before i permanently painted my roof.
__________________
smoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 02:36 PM   #36
deyainrdy4ds
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 938
My Ride: MB w208
is the matte black youre using more of a satin black rather than matte black...looks semi glossy compared to the matte on my roof ...? maybe its the pics
__________________
deyainrdy4ds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 02:41 PM   #37
Don Nguyen
Regional Sponsor
 
Don Nguyen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 1,997
My Ride: Euro
Send a message via AIM to Don Nguyen
No, satin black is horrible. It's in the middle of the road, and it's just no good. Some people also use a "flat" black versus a matte black finish, which also results in a horrible finish/look imo. Flat black absorbs too much white light that causes it to look washed out and grey-ish versus black. Matte black has more of a sheen to it, which helps preserve that nice black finish, imo.

I'll try to find a picture of a satin black to show you what I mean.

-Don
Don Nguyen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 04:43 PM   #38
deyainrdy4ds
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 938
My Ride: MB w208
Quote:
Originally Posted by Don Nguyen View Post
No, satin black is horrible. It's in the middle of the road, and it's just no good. Some people also use a "flat" black versus a matte black finish, which also results in a horrible finish/look imo. Flat black absorbs too much white light that causes it to look washed out and grey-ish versus black. Matte black has more of a sheen to it, which helps preserve that nice black finish, imo.

I'll try to find a picture of a satin black to show you what I mean.

-Don
i might have more of a flat rather than matte then....wut u think?


__________________
deyainrdy4ds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 04:46 PM   #39
Don Nguyen
Regional Sponsor
 
Don Nguyen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 1,997
My Ride: Euro
Send a message via AIM to Don Nguyen
Possibly. It's kind of hard to tell in those pictures. Does your roof look grey-ish to you in bright lighting?

-Don
Don Nguyen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 05:14 PM   #40
deyainrdy4ds
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 938
My Ride: MB w208
Quote:
Originally Posted by Don Nguyen View Post
Possibly. It's kind of hard to tell in those pictures. Does your roof look grey-ish to you in bright lighting?

-Don
kinda i guess...i like the really flat look it has....u have any close up pics of the matte you use....im considering doing my whole car now eventually so wanna see which flat or matte i wanna go with
__________________
deyainrdy4ds is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use