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      10-03-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
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Painted stripe along the side...how much $$$ to spend?

Hello,

I got an Jet Black E90 and I looove the painted stripes I've seen in other threads.
Here are some photos.
How much $$$ would it cost to get them done?

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      10-03-2010, 01:05 PM   #2
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i think it would be better to get this done in vinyl. If you ever decide you no longer want the stripes, or want a different color/style it is much easier to change then. probably shouldn't cost more than a couple hundred bucks.
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      10-03-2010, 01:22 PM   #3
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I'm not a big fan of vinyl. However, its maybe a good idea to go vinyl first, if I still like it after some month I then could get it painted.
Are those vinyl stripes are custom made or is there a online shop somewhere with some designs to choose from?
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excellent lines
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im going to say they are either Custom, but then again who knows maybe they do have them pre made.
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BMW makes an OEM one I think... I've seen it on the performance catalog for the 335i E90 lol. Though I don't think its that bad. Its like a little black pin stripe...
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i think it would be better to get this done in vinyl.
Amen to that. It might not be as nice as paint, but I could bet 98 out of 100 potential buyers wouldn't like those stripes, and if they're like me, painted ones would be a deal-breaker. Vinyl, however, is an easy fix. From a foot away they'd look the same, and you wouldn't have resale problems. Your call.
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BMW makes an OEM one I think... I've seen it on the performance catalog for the 335i E90...
This is true.
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Don't do it. JMHO.
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I would do vinyl. With my personal knowledge, paint would be more expensive, and a bigger deal. I wouldnt want to mess with paint.
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That's one of the WORST looks you could do to an M3. You should just take a sledgehammer to it.
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thanks for the link, I must have stumbled over it before while looking for it.
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Definitely do Vinyl! I've actually been contemplating the OEM Stripes...i think they look pretty cool and would be a cool way to switch up the look temporarily and relatively easily.

I wonder if the vinyl can be removed and reapplied though?
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That's one of the WORST looks you could do to an M3. You should just take a sledgehammer to it.
well, I guess it's up to personal preference, I looove them
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