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  1. 2006 E63 630i - Planning to Wrap half the car, advice needed..
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    Hi,
    I've been looking at some other 6 series with some fabulous paint/vinyl jobs done and I thought maybe I could do it myself on my 630i. Plus, DC11 meetings coming up soon, so I gathered a few ideas from other cars.
    I'm planning to cover the roof with Carbon Fibre vinyl (black glossy one) and cover the bonnet, boot and both sides of pillar (line that goes through above the window from boot to bonnet) with matte black vinyl.
    Then, on the top of matte black boot, I would like to put a stripe of carbon fibre vinyl, like this one for instance

    but, again, it's gonna be done on the top of matte black boot so it won't look that distinctive but recognisable.
    Other than that, only the oil cap, side mirrors and door handles are gonna be wraped in carbon fibre vinyls. +Carbon BMW Bonnet, Boot badges
    My car is black and it looks like this at the moment


    Just went through ebay, and made a list of 3M products at cheapest price, it adds up to 241.55quid.
    So, I'm wondering,
    Do I really need to use 3M products?
    I mean, is the quality that different from other products on ebay? (cheaper, but some people says 3M products definitely worth the extra money)
    Is there any shop where I can buy bunch of these together and get some discount perhaps..?

    Sorry about long detail,
    I'm gonna order them soon so I can crack on working on it right after my exams (hopefully I can get it done before DC11)
    Need some advice from fellow members!!
    Thanks!!
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    is 3m vinyl worth the extra????? YES

    3m vinyls have little holes in, so when you get an air bubble you can easily get it out with a bit of heat and a card

    Where as the cheaper crap, you will be fooking about and wish you hadnt of saved that 50 and just bought the 3m

    Have you not looked on ebay for bulk buying of 3m? there are a few vinyl places that sell in online in rolls

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam1832 View Post
    is 3m vinyl worth the extra????? YES

    3m vinyls have little holes in, so when you get an air bubble you can easily get it out with a bit of heat and a card

    Where as the cheaper crap, you will be fooking about and wish you hadnt of saved that 50 and just bought the 3m

    Have you not looked on ebay for bulk buying of 3m? there are a few vinyl places that sell in online in rolls
    I see.. guess I was thinking short, didn't think about the bubble problems.
    I haven't used ebay much so.. I'm not sure how to do the bulk buying..?
    Would it be cheaper to buy bunch in biggest size rolls rather than
    200 x 152 cm (x2), 300 x 152 cm (x1), etc ?
    I found a website but their price is nearly 2~3times more than 3M ones on ebay...
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    I wouldn't even try it mate.

    You motor looks the part already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnky90 View Post
    I see.. guess I was thinking short, didn't think about the bubble problems.
    I haven't used ebay much so.. I'm not sure how to do the bulk buying..?
    Would it be cheaper to buy bunch in biggest size rolls rather than
    200 x 152 cm (x2), 300 x 152 cm (x1), etc ?
    I found a website but their price is nearly 2~3times more than 3M ones on ebay...
    well most of those places will cut it off of a long roll any way,

    So find a seller who has lots of listings for diffrent size sheets, and tell him how much of each you want

    the only thing they are govened by is the width of the roll,

    it will make it easier for you to buy it, if you can jus say i want this much of blah blah

    Also i take it you have a garge or somehwere inside you can apply this?

    me and a mate once applied stripes to his MR2, shocker i know lol, but first off we was like, oh this will be easy and tryed to do it on the drive, it wasnt even very windy and we was in a right state with it, it kepy blowing and it would lay straight or flat or where we wanted

    we ended up going to where i work and using the big garge we have there, once we was inside it was easy enough to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW 840ci View Post
    I wouldn't even try it mate.

    You motor looks the part already.

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    Thanks, but I thought it might be my only chance to do cus i'm still young. I don't imagine myself doing that in a few years later time so..


    Quote Originally Posted by sam1832 View Post
    well most of those places will cut it off of a long roll any way,

    So find a seller who has lots of listings for diffrent size sheets, and tell him how much of each you want

    the only thing they are govened by is the width of the roll,

    it will make it easier for you to buy it, if you can jus say i want this much of blah blah

    Also i take it you have a garge or somehwere inside you can apply this?

    me and a mate once applied stripes to his MR2, shocker i know lol, but first off we was like, oh this will be easy and tryed to do it on the drive, it wasnt even very windy and we was in a right state with it, it kepy blowing and it would lay straight or flat or where we wanted

    we ended up going to where i work and using the big garge we have there, once we was inside it was easy enough to do
    righty, i'm gonna call up some 3M branches in coventry and ring other wrapping shops too.
    i have a garage at home where I can do descent work, but it may be a bit small.. may need to park the car in opposite direction each time I do different sides.
    anyways, thanks for your help!
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    dont do it! saw a ford fiesta with half wrapped car and it looked so tacky i couldnt look at it :O bad idea in my mind but if you are going to get it wrapped you get what you pay for and some places will do a very bad job, like on the ford i could see crease marks and bubbles on it from 6ft away :P not great imo...

    be very carefull as well it will only last 18 months tops without damaging your paint... imo spray is the way but its up to you

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    DONT DO IT MATE, what about re-sale value who's going to want to buy a nice 6 series thats covered in fake carbon ?

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    TBH, if your car was orange, it would look amazing lol.

    But black on black may look tacky (I'm not too sure, I haven't seen one to say too accurately) but it also may look good ... However, unless your going to keep the car for years on, don't do it, when it comes to resale, you will rarely find a buyer who want's or will be willing to pay for the car. However, it is your choice, and if done correctly, it may look very nice. Just take your time, so not to get any bubbles that you may miss when working.
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    Thanks guys,
    I was about to call up shops to enquire about the rolls..
    but then.. seems like it's not such a good idea afterall.
    i was gonna keep it 10months max, and of course take them all off before i go for sale.
    anyways, i think i'd better give it another thought.

    Thanks for your opinions though!
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