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      11-30-2012, 09:56 AM   #1
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///M Grill ?

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Apologies to JB007 for using his car in this very disgraceful photoshop edit. Has anyone seen a grill that I am trying to create here?
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      11-30-2012, 09:59 AM   #2
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yes.... they are a vinyl overlay kit.....

http://www.bimmian.co.uk/M-Colored-G...r-E91-3-Series

i think these look GREAT on darker cars... its a nice touch imo!!
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      11-30-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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I was able to match M badge colours to some vinyl at a local trim shop
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      11-30-2012, 12:03 PM   #4
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yes.... they are a vinyl overlay kit.....

http://www.bimmian.co.uk/M-Colored-G...r-E91-3-Series

i think these look GREAT on darker cars... its a nice touch imo!!
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I was able to match M badge colours to some vinyl at a local trim shop
I did this on my car, although I have the stripes on the middle three slats so the stripes are centered in the grille opening on the left side which I think looks the best. I also have flat black grilles and the car is Interlagos Blue.

I initially found some vinyl tape from an archery source online (apparently archers like to wrap their shafts with different color tape ). Unfortunately, the Z4's slats are more like vanes or fan blades. They're angled, aren't flat nor do they have a consistent width from top to bottom. I used several horizontal strips of tape but the seams were pretty obvious at anything closer than about 20 feet. But I liked the effect.

Not liking how the vinyl tape looked, I bought the the Bimmian kit. It consists of five thin strips of each of the three colors. They're really designed for the E36/E46/E9x grilles where the slats are straight, thin, flat, and have a consistent width. Because of the shape of the Z4 slats you have to kind of center the thin strip and follow the contour of the slat. You can't use multiple strips because again the seam would be obvious. The thin stripes are subtle yet still stand out.



A fellow club member has a white E46 M3 with M color graphics on his car and he gets his vinyl from a local print shop. He gave me three 6"x6" pieces, one of each color in case I want to completely wrap the slats. To do this you need a piece about 2" wide and a little less than 6" high.

I'm liking the way the Bimmian strips look for now.
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      11-30-2012, 12:57 PM   #5
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I did this on my car, although I have the stripes on the middle three slats so the stripes are centered in the grille opening on the left side which I think looks the best. I also have flat black grilles and the car is Interlagos Blue.
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I'm liking the way the Bimmian strips look for now.
Classy, I dig it.
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      11-30-2012, 01:03 PM   #6
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...... Unfortunately, the Z4's slats are more like vanes or fan blades. They're angled, aren't flat nor do they have a consistent width from top to bottom. I used several horizontal strips of tape but the seams were pretty obvious at anything closer than about 20 feet. But I liked the effect.

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FWIW, with a bigger piece & a little heat you can wrap the blade around to the back side.
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      11-30-2012, 04:03 PM   #7
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I would personally wrap the entire blade as apposed to a single strip. It would looks sick on a black car .... cant wait to get cracking on mine.


placing the strips in the centre of the grill look better than to the side.
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I would personally wrap the entire blade as apposed to a single strip. It would looks sick on a black car .... cant wait to get cracking on mine.


placing the strips in the centre of the grill look better than to the side.
IDK... I think I like it better on the side like your 'art' work.
In the middle is a little too symmetrical for a car with attitude
The side blades are more angled as well.
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FWIW, with a bigger piece & a little heat you can wrap the blade around to the back side.
The vinyl tape, same size as black electrician's tape, was too narrow to wrap around. In these colors it only came in this "standard" width. The only way to cover the slat completely was to use several horizontal stripes, which didn't look very good because of the seams.

If you want to wrap completely around to the back you need a strip about 2" wide.
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      11-30-2012, 10:52 PM   #11
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[QUOTE=inTgr8r;13080263]IDK... I think I like it better on the side like your 'art' work.
ART work

well i think you may have a point about pushing the strips to the far right because it offers more angle, I am making mine matt black next week and then will work on the strips after that.

For the strips i will use a custom wrap, get it professionally done, thoughts on this anyone? get it done by these guys http://www.greensky.co.za/
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Reviving this very old thread because Id like to remove mine and go back to OEM look. I bought The car this way.

Any idea best way to remove? Hair dryer and start peeling?
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Reviving this very old thread because Id like to remove mine and go back to OEM look. I bought The car this way.

Any idea best way to remove? Hair dryer and start peeling?
I could be wrong but yours appears to be an actual replacement kidney grille with the stripes painted on. If that is the case, you would need to get a replacement set.
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