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      08-27-2008, 12:32 AM   #1
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Lightbulb PS Request on Vorsteiner Trunk

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Hey guys,

Getting the Vorsteiner, but can't decide on how to paint it. I love the fade but it will cost me $138 extra... so just wanted to make sure it is worth it.

So if anyone of you could help me PS the car below to red, I would really really appreciate it.

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Have you tried using the configurator? It gives you a rear view similar to this...

http://vorsteiner.com/bmw/e92-m3-config.html
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oh... thanks for the tip. i would still like something bigger though. the configurator pic is a bit small.
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Not sure if this helps but here is our Coral red 335 with a similar paint scheme:









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Here is another shot during install:

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why would they charge you extra? its not like they are using extra paint, and its really not that hard to do a fade....sounds like to me the shop your using is jerking your chain and getting you to cough up MORE money than you should.
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why would they charge you extra? its not like they are using extra paint, and its really not that hard to do a fade....sounds like to me the shop your using is jerking your chain and getting you to cough up MORE money than you should.
The fade actually requires extra steps and more time. More time in booth, more masking, more money... It's cheaper to have it all painted. Simply masking off with no fade is a tad more. Then adding the fade is a tad more on top of that.
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why would they charge you extra? its not like they are using extra paint, and its really not that hard to do a fade....sounds like to me the shop your using is jerking your chain and getting you to cough up MORE money than you should.
Fading is VERY difficult to do and requires a lot of time to make it look right. It's not the extra materials, it's the extra labor involved.
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thanks guys for your input, looks like i have to spend that extra $138 cuz i just love the fade!
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The fade actually requires extra steps and more time. More time in booth, more masking, more money... It's cheaper to have it all painted. Simply masking off with no fade is a tad more. Then adding the fade is a tad more on top of that.
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Fading is VERY difficult to do and requires a lot of time to make it look right. It's not the extra materials, it's the extra labor involved.
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why would they charge you extra? its not like they are using extra paint, and its really not that hard to do a fade....sounds like to me the shop your using is jerking your chain and getting you to cough up MORE money than you should.
Where's the love FifthStreetz??

We're actually the shop that's going to be doing the job, so I can shed some light on the subject. There are a few extra steps involved:

A standard trunk would simply get sanded, primed, and painted.

A trunk with a fade will need the following:

Step 1- The whole trunk gets prepped and sanded.

Step 2- The CF area gets masked.

Step 3- The trunk gets painted.

Step 4- The trunk must be left to dry.

Step 5- Once the trunk dries, the fade must be applied to the CF.

Step 6- The trunk must be left to dry again.

Step 7- Once the trunk dries again, the entire trunk is wetsanded.

Step 8- The trunk is then clear coated.


In essence, you have to paint the trunk twice, and mask it several times. Although the paint itself generates a minor amount of expense, the actual labor involved is substantial.


I hope that makes sense!
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the fade on my trunk didnt cost me more.....and its exactly like the one on vorsteienrs m3
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the fade on my trunk didnt cost me more.....and its exactly like the one on vorsteienrs m3
How much did your shop charge you? If you don't mind me asking.
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i think the fade is a must...good choice going for it...
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the fade on my trunk didnt cost me more.....and its exactly like the one on vorsteienrs m3
Pix please.
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Where's the love FifthStreetz??

We're actually the shop that's going to be doing the job, so I can shed some light on the subject. There are a few extra steps involved:

A standard trunk would simply get sanded, primed, and painted.

A trunk with a fade will need the following:

Step 1- The whole trunk gets prepped and sanded.

Step 2- The CF area gets masked.

Step 3- The trunk gets painted.

Step 4- The trunk must be left to dry.

Step 5- Once the trunk dries, the fade must be applied to the CF.

Step 6- The trunk must be left to dry again.

Step 7- Once the trunk dries again, the entire trunk is wetsanded.

Step 8- The trunk is then clear coated.


In essence, you have to paint the trunk twice, and mask it several times. Although the paint itself generates a minor amount of expense, the actual labor involved is substantial.


I hope that makes sense!
makes sense, please excuse my ignorance then, i thought it was just a easier process to tape the area off and paint.
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the fade on my trunk didnt cost me more.....and its exactly like the one on vorsteienrs m3
can you be my friend? Some places think that doing extra work ought to cost bundles of money.
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I think Fade looks good. Bring it over my house, I'll do it for you. j/k
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ordered and it will be here in 2 weeks!
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ordered and it will be here in 2 weeks!
Thanks again btw we shipped out a set of painted reflectors for you on Friday.
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Thanks again btw we shipped out a set of painted reflectors for you on Friday.
yup, i saw the email. btw how do you pop the old ones out?
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yup, i saw the email. btw how do you pop the old ones out?
Greg did a DIY

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=178
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