ZPOST
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   ZPOST > BMW Z4 Technical Talk > Cosmetics Modification (Exterior/Interior) Discussions
  TireRack

SUPPORT ZPOST BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER, THANKS!
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-13-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
Evoking
First Lieutenant
64
Rep
304
Posts

Drives: Z4M Coupe
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Dallas, TX

iTrader: (0)

Reflector Decals

Anyone know where to get body colored front and rear vinyl decals to cover the reflectors?

I saw someone mention www.dansdecals.com but I don't see such a product for our cars on their website...
Appreciate 0
      01-13-2009, 07:12 PM   #2
mpower03
Captain
United_States
26
Rep
962
Posts

Drives: 08 z4 M Coupe
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: FL

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evoking View Post
Anyone know where to get body colored front and rear vinyl decals to cover the reflectors?

I saw someone mention www.dansdecals.com but I don't see such a product for our cars on their website...
i just orderd these from them, you have to contact dan .... dan@dansdecals.com they are $16 for a set of 4
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-31-2009, 11:29 AM   #3
WhoU4
First Lieutenant
WhoU4's Avatar
United_States
13
Rep
346
Posts

Drives: '05 Z4 3.0i
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Madison, WI

iTrader: (0)

Older Thread... Nice Cheap Mod! I only did the front for now, may add rear decals later.

Dave

http://www.dansdecals.com/BMW-Z4-M-R...Coupe-C73.aspx
Attached Images
  
__________________


OEM Strut Brace / UUC SSK / Zeck CDV / Clutch Stop / ZHP Shift Knob / Stubby Ant / Top Covers / Dinan K&N / M Seats / SP / PP
Appreciate 0
      07-31-2009, 12:49 PM   #4
jragan
Imola Lover
jragan's Avatar
United_States
18
Rep
748
Posts

Drives: 2007 Imola Red M Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by WhoU4 View Post
Older Thread... Nice Cheap Mod! I only did the front for now, may add rear decals later.

Dave

http://www.dansdecals.com/BMW-Z4-M-R...Coupe-C73.aspx
Fronts are un-lit. Rears are lit. So doing the rears may not look so great at night as you're likely to have light leakage.
__________________
His: RIP-"Ruby" E86 ///M Coupe: Pics Track Pics Short Vids Long Vids
Hers: 997-1 C4S: Pics
Appreciate 0
      07-31-2009, 01:26 PM   #5
onelove
Track Head
onelove's Avatar
United_States
16
Rep
503
Posts

Drives: 07 Z4M
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Orlando,FL

iTrader: (0)

I've got a spare set of used reflectors front and back if someone is interested in shaving/painting theirs. I'll let em go cheap + shipping.
Appreciate 0
      07-31-2009, 01:47 PM   #6
blender
Custom User Title
blender's Avatar
United_States
80
Rep
662
Posts

Drives: black
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: n

iTrader: (0)

reflector film vs reflective vinyl

I chose to cover the rears with smoked window tint film:



...And the fronts with some 3M reflective vinyl that looks matte black at oblique angles, but reflects bright white when lit from a headlight. This allows it to still function usefully as a reflector. Sourced from ebay, about $20 for a 8x11 sheet.

Reflector off-angle looks black:
Attachment 330817

Reflector on-angle goes silver-white in direct light/sun/flash:
Attachment 330818

Last edited by blender; 11-21-2012 at 11:33 PM..
Appreciate 0
      07-31-2009, 02:00 PM   #7
WhoU4
First Lieutenant
WhoU4's Avatar
United_States
13
Rep
346
Posts

Drives: '05 Z4 3.0i
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Madison, WI

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rcleme05 View Post
I chose to cover the rears with smoked window tint film:

...And the fronts with some 3M reflective vinyl that looks matte black at oblique angles, but reflects bright white when lit from a headlight. This allows it to still function usefully as a reflector. Sourced from ebay, about $20 for a 8x11 sheet.

Nice idea, I just don't think 3M makes the reflective vinyl in Titanium Silver... (but I'm probably wrong) For these type of Mods working with the color Black would be better.

Dave
__________________


OEM Strut Brace / UUC SSK / Zeck CDV / Clutch Stop / ZHP Shift Knob / Stubby Ant / Top Covers / Dinan K&N / M Seats / SP / PP
Appreciate 0
      07-31-2009, 11:16 PM   #8
fitchesbass
Captain
25
Rep
968
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Fairfax, VA

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mpower03 View Post
i just orderd these from them, you have to contact dan .... dan@dansdecals.com they are $16 for a set of 4
Awesome finally a place that has these! Any ideas if sterling grey will closely resemble silver grey? That's the only option that is close enough on the website.
Appreciate 0
      08-01-2009, 12:34 AM   #9
WhoU4
First Lieutenant
WhoU4's Avatar
United_States
13
Rep
346
Posts

Drives: '05 Z4 3.0i
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Madison, WI

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by fitchesbass View Post
Awesome finally a place that has these! Any ideas if sterling grey will closely resemble silver grey? That's the only option that is close enough on the website.
I would guess that sterling gray (sterling silver?) should match your silver gray. If your concerned about the color match I think you could send Dan an e-mail with a sample pic of your car and he can tell you if he can match it. I'm happy with the titanium silver decals even though the pictures make them look a tad darker... in the sun they look right.

Also I'm sure you saw that the price is now $10 for a pair or $20 for four.

Dave
__________________


OEM Strut Brace / UUC SSK / Zeck CDV / Clutch Stop / ZHP Shift Knob / Stubby Ant / Top Covers / Dinan K&N / M Seats / SP / PP
Appreciate 0
      08-01-2009, 06:30 AM   #10
FASTTOYS
Second Lieutenant
FASTTOYS's Avatar
45
Rep
281
Posts

Drives: Audi R8 & 18 Audi Q5 & 10/M3
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA TEXAS

iTrader: (1)

I had mine painted

A company in Dallas that dose custom cars at SEMA painted mine + I had the third brake L done with special see through tint to match the Saf black paint. I took off the parts sent them in turn around was 3 days
even has some M flake to match the BMW paint. The rear side marker still shows the light when on I love it but it cost me $250.00 but worth every penny it will last and not peal.

Pictures http://www.forgestar.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=119

Last edited by FASTTOYS; 08-01-2009 at 11:52 PM..
Appreciate 0
      08-01-2009, 10:03 PM   #11
fitchesbass
Captain
25
Rep
968
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Fairfax, VA

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by WhoU4 View Post
I would guess that sterling gray (sterling silver?) should match your silver gray. If your concerned about the color match I think you could send Dan an e-mail with a sample pic of your car and he can tell you if he can match it. I'm happy with the titanium silver decals even though the pictures make them look a tad darker... in the sun they look right.

Also I'm sure you saw that the price is now $10 for a pair or $20 for four.

Dave
Thanks! Yeah, the price is quite nice!

Quote:
Originally Posted by FASTTOYS View Post
A company in Dallas that dose custom cars at SEMA painted mine + I had the third brake L done with special see through tint to match the Saf black paint. I took off the parts sent them in turn around was 3 days It even has some M flake to mtach the BMW paint. The rear side marker still shows the light when on I love it but it cost me $250.00 but worth every penny it will last and not peal.

Pictures http://www.forgestar.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=119
Interesting... any other pictures. Those pics don't really show the rear. And what wheels are those.. the look CSL-esk but slightly different.
Appreciate 0
      08-01-2009, 11:50 PM   #12
FASTTOYS
Second Lieutenant
FASTTOYS's Avatar
45
Rep
281
Posts

Drives: Audi R8 & 18 Audi Q5 & 10/M3
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA TEXAS

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by fitchesbass View Post
Thanks! Yeah, the price is quite nice!



Interesting... any other pictures. Those pics don't really show the rear. And what wheels are those.. the look CSL-esk but slightly different.
FORGESTAR I LOVE THE WHEELS I have many pictures dont know how to post. I was going to do the rear tail L but replacement cost to high if i had to sell to delear

fasttoys@charter.net
Appreciate 0
      08-02-2009, 02:16 AM   #13
Twisted Six
CarbonFiber Engineer @ ZeroMassMotorsports
Twisted Six's Avatar
United_States
37
Rep
1,480
Posts

Drives: Z4si-coupe
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: -Laguna Beach Ca.

iTrader: (6)

Quote:
Originally Posted by fitchesbass View Post
Awesome finally a place that has these! Any ideas if sterling grey will closely resemble silver grey? That's the only option that is close enough on the website.
I just received mine from Dan's website and my car is Silver/Grey too.

The match is close...but not correct. I'll install and get some pix up of them. I have a front and rear M bumper cover going on and plan on eliminating them altogether for those..so this is good enough for now.
Appreciate 0
      08-09-2009, 03:56 PM   #14
midn12ght
gearhead goddess
midn12ght's Avatar
United_States
0
Rep
84
Posts

Drives: '13 sdrive35is
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: socal

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark Schnitzer View Post
I just received mine from Dan's website and my car is Silver/Grey too.

The match is close...but not correct. I'll install and get some pix up of them. I have a front and rear M bumper cover going on and plan on eliminating them altogether for those..so this is good enough for now.
^i concur. btw, if anyone needs alpine white fronts, lmk. I guess I only needed rears.
Appreciate 0
      08-09-2009, 09:15 PM   #15
JCz04Bimmer
Captain
JCz04Bimmer's Avatar
23
Rep
606
Posts

Drives: 06 Z4MC
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New York City

iTrader: (2)

How long did it take you to receive the decals from Dan's Decals? I placed my order on Tuesday and there hasn't been an update on their (very slick) website. It still says "Not Shipped".
__________________
|www.onehotlap.com|Real People|Real Cars|
Appreciate 0
      08-09-2009, 11:37 PM   #16
WhoU4
First Lieutenant
WhoU4's Avatar
United_States
13
Rep
346
Posts

Drives: '05 Z4 3.0i
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Madison, WI

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JCz04Bimmer View Post
How long did it take you to receive the decals from Dan's Decals? I placed my order on Tuesday and there hasn't been an update on their (very slick) website. It still says "Not Shipped".
It took 8 days from the order date to receive mine.
__________________


OEM Strut Brace / UUC SSK / Zeck CDV / Clutch Stop / ZHP Shift Knob / Stubby Ant / Top Covers / Dinan K&N / M Seats / SP / PP
Appreciate 0
      10-24-2009, 12:36 AM   #17
fitchesbass
Captain
25
Rep
968
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Fairfax, VA

iTrader: (2)

Just took a second set of fronts, rears and my headlight washer cap (I lost one - blah!) in for paint!

I'll have to post pictures when I get everything and I have a chance to install.
__________________
911 Carrera project car
Previous:
E92 M3 ZHP - Sold
E86 Z4M - Sold
E36 M3 - Sold
Appreciate 0
      11-02-2009, 11:00 PM   #18
fitchesbass
Captain
25
Rep
968
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Fairfax, VA

iTrader: (2)

Just got my reflectors back from paint. Along with these painted I had to get my one headlight washer cap done and a front mounting kit for the car (i know, i know - I hate front plates but NOVA cops are horrible so I give up and at least got the piece to look as nice as possible). Add they gave me a bottle of touch up of the left over paint.

This is second set of reflectors. Fronts I purchased form Rick Hunter and had to sand and repaint them and the rears I bought from tischer.

The rear lights/reflectors were painted without primer according to the autoshop this will allow some light to still show through (making them functional at night).



__________________
911 Carrera project car
Previous:
E92 M3 ZHP - Sold
E86 Z4M - Sold
E36 M3 - Sold
Appreciate 0
      11-02-2009, 11:19 PM   #19
Twisted Six
CarbonFiber Engineer @ ZeroMassMotorsports
Twisted Six's Avatar
United_States
37
Rep
1,480
Posts

Drives: Z4si-coupe
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: -Laguna Beach Ca.

iTrader: (6)

Looking good ! I just shaved the front relflector holes on my M front cover and fabbed the face-lift rectangles into them.
The devil is in the details.
Appreciate 0
      11-02-2009, 11:26 PM   #20
fitchesbass
Captain
25
Rep
968
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Fairfax, VA

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark Schnitzer View Post
Looking good ! I just shaved the front relflector holes on my M front cover and fabbed the face-lift rectangles into them.
The devil is in the details.
Pictures? That sounds like a cool idea - but given VA's ridiculousness with cops and inspections, I wanted to leave an option to reinstall the originals if needed.

I might have considered that if my entire bumper needed a respray.
__________________
911 Carrera project car
Previous:
E92 M3 ZHP - Sold
E86 Z4M - Sold
E36 M3 - Sold
Appreciate 0
      11-03-2009, 12:44 AM   #21
Twisted Six
CarbonFiber Engineer @ ZeroMassMotorsports
Twisted Six's Avatar
United_States
37
Rep
1,480
Posts

Drives: Z4si-coupe
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: -Laguna Beach Ca.

iTrader: (6)

Quote:
Originally Posted by fitchesbass View Post
Pictures? That sounds like a cool idea - but given VA's ridiculousness with cops and inspections, I wanted to leave an option to reinstall the originals if needed.

I might have considered that if my entire bumper needed a respray.
I

I'll post some up with the steps when I get done respraying it. Everything is bonded...just needs final sanding and primed.
Appreciate 0
      11-09-2009, 12:47 AM   #22
Rick Hunter
Skull Squadron Leader
Rick Hunter's Avatar
274
Rep
2,032
Posts

Drives: '07 M Coupé & '16 435xi GCoupé
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The Emerald City

iTrader: (20)

Quote:
Originally Posted by fitchesbass View Post
Awww... shucks... too bad you didn't get a chance to sand off the DOT raised lettering. I had done so with the fronts which is why they came out smooth after I painted mine.

Should be sweet once they are on your car! Glad you ended up painting your rears.
__________________
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:31 AM.




zpost
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST