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      04-22-2014, 12:31 AM   #23
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do we really need to remove the airbag cant we remove that piece only? by the way it looks sweet about to order one
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      04-22-2014, 05:48 AM   #24
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do we really need to remove the airbag cant we remove that piece only? by the way it looks sweet about to order one
yes you do, it takes all of 1 minute to remove the airbag though.
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      04-23-2014, 07:19 PM   #25
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I didn't have to remove the airbag to take off the trim piece?
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      04-30-2014, 09:34 AM   #26
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I didn't need to take off airbag but it was PITA to take the trim off and on. Trim piece would get stuck in the middle of it and honk the horn few times. Anyways, definitely doable without taking off airbag.
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      04-30-2014, 01:46 PM   #27
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How does the wrap look against the trim?
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      05-01-2014, 02:17 PM   #28
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Definitely something I need to bookmark for a future project!
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How does the wrap look against the trim?
very good, the separation and light shadows between the steering wheel and trim, it almost looks OEM... if i wouldn't have messed up the weave direction
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no really it looks not bad
But as I said you can clearly see it is wrap and that is why it looks cheap. It does not matter how much you paid.
I like to look at it but I hate to know that it is wrap if you get my point.
So which is it, "looks not bad" or "looks cheap"?

^^ And this is why BMW owners get a bad rap.

I wrapped my mirrors in the 3M version and have received compliments on it. I'm going to do my steering wheel this weekend. Looks great!
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      05-01-2014, 04:22 PM   #31
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I didn't need to take off airbag but it was PITA to take the trim off and on. Trim piece would get stuck in the middle of it and honk the horn few times. Anyways, definitely doable without taking off airbag.
How does the trim come off if you don't remove the airbag?
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Just ordered

Thanks for the tip...though word must have gotten out, as it was 23 bucks.

Worth it as I have the carbon leather trim and yours looks great.
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I didn't need to take off airbag but it was PITA to take the trim off and on. Trim piece would get stuck in the middle of it and honk the horn few times. Anyways, definitely doable without taking off airbag.
How does the trim come off if you don't remove the airbag?
You can just continue prying away the trim and it will pop off with enough force.
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You can just continue prying away the trim and it will pop off with enough force.
What? Its screwed on from the back of the wheel.
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You can just continue prying away the trim and it will pop off with enough force.
What? Its screwed on from the back of the wheel.
I meant without having to remove the airbag. Of course you have to unscrew from the back..
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      05-06-2014, 09:41 AM   #36
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So which is it, "looks not bad" or "looks cheap"?

^^ And this is why BMW owners get a bad rap.

I wrapped my mirrors in the 3M version and have received compliments on it. I'm going to do my steering wheel this weekend. Looks great!
Do your hood at the same...
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      05-06-2014, 08:43 PM   #37
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Did mine and my mirrors. Love the look.
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Did mine and my mirrors. Love the look.
nice man, did you use the 3M one or the the one i used?
And did you just cut around the M3 logo at the bottom? (thats what i did)
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nice man, did you use the 3M one or the the one i used?
And did you just cut around the M3 logo at the bottom? (thats what i did)
Thanks man! I used the 3M version and used a exacto knife to cut out the M logo and then put it back on. I really like the look.
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Thanks man! I used the 3M version and used a exacto knife to cut out the M logo and then put it back on. I really like the look.
I love the look too. It's much better than the stock black trim (especially since mine was peeling) but oh ok gotcha. Ya if I do it again to line up the cf properly, Ill take the M badge off then re-apply. What adhesive did you use for it?
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I love the look too. It's much better than the stock black trim (especially since mine was peeling) but oh ok gotcha. Ya if I do it again to line up the cf properly, Ill take the M badge off then re-apply. What adhesive did you use for it?
I used the original adhesive, just heated it just a little, then reapplied and it's sticking fairly well.
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I didn't have to remove the airbag either. Was pretty simple to remove the 3 screws on the backside and the two screws holding the controls on each side and that was it.
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did mine yesterday as well, mine was pealing/wrinkling bad.

airbag doesnt need to be removed like others have said. three torx screws (T20) and a small flathead screw driver to pry out the trim. Then use the same T20 for the right/left steering controls. You'll also need it to pry out the rectangle ///M badge as well; just make sure you pry the sticky portion with the badge so you can stick it back on after wrapping without needing glue. took less than 30mins start to finish.
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Wait a minute... The steering trim carbon doesn't align with the pattern of the dash. They are opposite. If you rotate the steering pattern clock wise 90 degress, they will match. I'm OCD... The wrap looks great.
+1. First thing I noticed! OEM carbon flows left to right from the bottom to the top, the trim's film is flowing in the opposite direction
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