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      09-01-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
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Black roundels

Looking for black roundels can anyone point me in the right direction
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      09-01-2012, 04:42 PM   #2
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Bimmian has all the roundel combos you could ask for
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      09-02-2012, 08:20 AM   #3
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      10-03-2012, 11:33 AM   #4
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Any experience with these? My concern is that they would fade easily and that I would mess up when putting them on. They are essentially vinyls right?
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      10-03-2012, 11:48 AM   #5
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Any experience with these? My concern is that they would fade easily and that I would mess up when putting them on. They are essentially vinyls right?
I used to use the Bimmian overlays pretty often.

They're decent for the price, but not as good as a real replacement obviously. Except for the flat black, every color I've used seems to fade to varying degrees within 6-12 months. The carbon fiber black faded to white in the spaces between the fake "weave" of the CF, and the reds (carbon and regular) I've ordered fade to orangeish. The flat black may fade as well, but I didn't use it for too long, so I didn't really get to see.

Other than that, however, they look good and fool everyone. If you position it correctly, and the color hasn't faded it looks very good. Over time only a couple of them over the years ever peeled at the edges, and those that did were from constantly running cloths over them while cleaning the car.If you're fine with replacing the stickers about once a year, then that's great. I didn't mind it for when I wanted black+red roundels, but now that I've switched my color scheme to just black and white CF, it's easier to get full roundel replacements.

EBay is also a good place to look for roundel replacements, but be warned that nobody (as far as I know) makes a decent trunk roundel for the 1 series. The E93 trunk roundel is the closest, but to attach it you have to cut off the prongs and stick it with automotive tape.
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Just ordered my second set from Bimmian today (they are $5 off right now, so $30 total with shipping). They hold great and like 1speed mentioned fool everyone. After more than a year I finally knocked one off with the pressure washer at the quarter-mat. Otherwise, no issues (not with fading either, but my car is garaged 95% of the time.

One sheet would certainly be enough if you are just changing the blue part of the roundel; and you will still have extras left over just in case. I was blacking out all 4 corners and ended up trimming some of the larger ones down to size to accomplish this with just one sheet - hence, no backups and the need for another set.

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      10-03-2012, 01:55 PM   #7
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I used to use the Bimmian overlays pretty often.

They're decent for the price, but not as good as a real replacement obviously. Except for the flat black, every color I've used seems to fade to varying degrees within 6-12 months. The carbon fiber black faded to white in the spaces between the fake "weave" of the CF, and the reds (carbon and regular) I've ordered fade to orangeish. The flat black may fade as well, but I didn't use it for too long, so I didn't really get to see.

Other than that, however, they look good and fool everyone. If you position it correctly, and the color hasn't faded it looks very good. Over time only a couple of them over the years ever peeled at the edges, and those that did were from constantly running cloths over them while cleaning the car.If you're fine with replacing the stickers about once a year, then that's great. I didn't mind it for when I wanted black+red roundels, but now that I've switched my color scheme to just black and white CF, it's easier to get full roundel replacements.

EBay is also a good place to look for roundel replacements, but be warned that nobody (as far as I know) makes a decent trunk roundel for the 1 series. The E93 trunk roundel is the closest, but to attach it you have to cut off the prongs and stick it with automotive tape.

My friend that put my E93 Trunk roundel on for me was actually able to modify the prongs to fit our openings. Not sure what process he used but it worked.
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      10-03-2012, 03:24 PM   #8
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My friend that put my E93 Trunk roundel on for me was actually able to modify the prongs to fit our openings. Not sure what process he used but it worked.
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      10-04-2012, 11:28 AM   #9
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Sorry I don't have any pics of the installation because I just dropped it off at his shop thinking that he was going to just tape it. Came back and thats when he told me
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Yes, the e93 roundel works on the 135i. All you have to do is snip off the pins and use 3m tape to attach.
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