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      09-22-2009, 06:35 PM   #1
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Shadow Line Trim price

I called my local bmw dealer that is actually a sponsor on here and they quoted me 800 for the trim I called a very good custom paint and body place that does amazing work and they said 500 to paint them. I was thinking about doing the vinyl but I know it wont turn out that well if I do it and the body shop said I would really need to remove the trim to apply it properly and that is a pain. Anyone else know if the 800 is way way too high or what?
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      09-22-2009, 07:52 PM   #2
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Dude wrap it in vinyl I had a car lettering/detail place do it for like 200 bucks and they didn't remove it... just took thier time and it looks legit...
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I need to find a good place near me, and I have no clue who does it. I google searched and nothing came up but home vinyl sidding. I will call around tomorrow to some body shops.
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      09-22-2009, 10:04 PM   #5
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Honestly, you can just do it yourself. Vinyl for: bmwshadowline.com works really well and looks good. It's $19/$20 + s&h. If you get it wrong the first time, just do it again for a total of $40.

It's easy to work with...you have plenty of time to adjust it, smooth it out, make sure there's no folds, creases, or bubbles. Just take your time and have a friend with you who can hold the roll as you move along your trim line.

If I can do it, you can do it...because I'm not the most patient person in the world, and I know working slowly on this made it look good.
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      09-22-2009, 10:08 PM   #6
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I debated the same thing. I have montego blue and even though I have black performance grills, the trim looks good on tinted windows. Spend the time and money on something else unless your patient enough to do it yourself. Good luck!
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      09-22-2009, 10:10 PM   #7
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Agreed with the DIY'ers above if you have the patience and still hands!!...

If not find an automotive lettering/pin striping/racing stripe type place...
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Ya I may just go ahead and give it a shot on my own. Thanks for the info guys.
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      09-23-2009, 03:01 PM   #9
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I posted some info on my Vinyl experience with the trim in this thread - http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=297681

I am by no means a big DIY or Vinyl guy and am very happy with how it turned out. I think you will be too when it saves you a few hundred to put towards future mods.

Good luck and post some pics when you are finished!
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