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Gooby 06-10-2010 09:44 PM

E36 Roof vinyl DIY!!!!1!!!!!
 
OMG!

Step Uno...

With awesome form and dedication wash the vehicluar, in this case, an E36 325is leaving the specimen squeaky clean to the point where you can't directly stare at it in direct sunlight...
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...w/DSC_0685.jpg



Step Dos...

Obtain an empty spray bottle and empty it...:confused:

Fill it up with water and add a smidgen of hand soap...shake vigorously for 7 to 190 minutes to mix thoroughly...

Label thusly...
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...w/DSC_0687.jpg



Step Tree...

Take your vinyl and with swift hands lay that sh*t down...
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...DSC_0689-1.jpg



Step Floor...

Take your soap n' water and spray the roof liberally to prevent sticking...
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...w/DSC_0693.jpg



Step Fyve...

Realize you were supposed to take the white paper off first and get it wet making it stick to the vinyl when you peel it off...

Take a credit card, assume the position, and start removing as much as possible while mouthing a few curse words...
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...w/DSC_0696.jpg



Step Sicks...

When you're done getting the white paper off...respray the roof with soap and re-apply vinyl..
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...w/DSC_0697.jpgst



Step Slevin...

Apply squeegy working your way from the middle to the out...
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...w/DSC_0698.jpg



Step Ate...

With precise precision and ultra sharp razor blade, trim the excess vinyl...
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...w/DSC_0699.jpg

Perfect form is a must...
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...DSC_0700-1.jpg



Step Nein...

Almost done
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...w/DSC_0701.jpg



Step 10...

Fail at getting the ends to stick leaving you with Evo Style spoilers...
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...w/DSC_0706.jpg



Step 11...

Initiate test drive mode...
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...w/DSC_0709.jpg

http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...w/DSC_0711.jpg

LOL at the flapping vinyl...
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...w/DSC_0717.jpg

http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...w/DSC_0720.jpg



Step 12...

With hand, re-apply vinyl...
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...w/DSC_0725.jpg



Step 13...

Accept defeat and peel off vinyl, crumple into spherical shape and apply onto roof.
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...w/DSC_0726.jpg



Step 14...

While eating Pita Chips...contemplate deeply (DEEEPLY) on how much fail that was...
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...w/DSC_0729.jpg





YAY!

The End...




Love,
-R

PhilipWOT 06-10-2010 09:50 PM

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!


:bustingup :bustingup :bustingup Funniest DIY I've seen in a long time! :thumbup:

crisscross 06-10-2010 09:52 PM

BWAHAHAHA :lmao:


Sama takes the best pics lol

I'm kinda glad that it didn't work out, blackroof=panda_fail

bboyvek 06-10-2010 09:54 PM

good write up!!
I see that you attempted this by yourself, to do this project right you need more hands as many as you can get... I vinyled my brothers protege about a month ago, it turned out okay, and even then I accepted defeat

cmybimmer 06-10-2010 09:59 PM

Best part... "With hand re-apply vinyl" :lmao:


Must admit... although it was a complete waste of time.... that was ridiculously fun :thumbup:


And Alan... yes, i didnt like the black roof look :dunno:

Missmodena310 06-10-2010 10:01 PM

awww :( haah funny DIY tho!

crisscross 06-10-2010 10:01 PM

Yeah you never know until you try it. Amanda and I were literally LOL-in at the write up! Nice work guys

jonesin 06-10-2010 10:02 PM

Take a bow gentlemenses. Badly done but in good form!

hornhospital 06-10-2010 10:04 PM

Sorry it was fayle, but man, that was funny! :bustingup

E36 Phantom 06-10-2010 10:13 PM

Beautiful. Well played. Looks great.



The invisible vinyl mod is FTW! :D

Los 06-10-2010 10:13 PM

Nothing like some Pita chips and fail with some Palmolive to wash it all down.

FTW.

cmybimmer 06-10-2010 10:14 PM

Bravo Randy.... Didnt expect the write-up to be as comical. And way to ALWAYS take pics of me halfway through a bite or blink or sentance :lmao:

Dammit

jonesin 06-10-2010 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cmy_bimmer (Post 5251240)
Bravo Randy.... Didnt expect the write-up to be as comical. And way to ALWAYS take pics of me halfway through a bite or blink or sentance :lmao:

Dammit

'Dat's easy Sama! Just stop biting, blinking or sentencing :batting eyes:

BimmerBling 06-10-2010 10:18 PM

HAHAHAHHA :lmao::lmao::lmao: Best failed DIY as of yet. Must be stickied. :thumbup::thumbup:

JDMrecovery 06-10-2010 10:20 PM

I am still going to try this soon. Why didn't you guys use that window tint stuff? It dries a lot faster.

for more vinyl tops:
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...ght=black+roof

Ollie_3er 06-10-2010 10:23 PM

Hahaha best ever! :rofl:

But sama you shoulda kept the vinyl on the sunroof only :eeps:

cmybimmer 06-10-2010 10:24 PM

^Nahhhh :rofl:

Alan... those pictures anger me severely...

Los 06-10-2010 10:28 PM

I can't wait to do this to mine.

jonesin 06-10-2010 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Los (Post 5251275)
I can't wait to do this to mine.

:)

JDMrecovery 06-10-2010 10:31 PM

Sama, where/who did you buy your vinyl from? Also, what brand was it?

Gooby 06-10-2010 10:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JDMrecovery (Post 5251280)
Sama, where/who did you buy your vinyl from? Also, what brand was it?

It was mine, I bought it from Don Nguyen from the forums...I just decided not to do it to my car...

cmybimmer 06-10-2010 10:35 PM

Glad the car could act as the guinea pig for the project :lmao:

JDMrecovery 06-10-2010 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ///R_Power (Post 5251283)
It was mine, I bought it from Don Nguyen from the forums...I just decided not to do it to my car...

So you decided to not do it to Sama's car, too? lol

cmybimmer 06-10-2010 10:38 PM

It was fail, so we jus ripped it off. Plus didnt look too great :dunno:

the_brouhaha 06-10-2010 10:38 PM

I like this!


You could also paint... :D


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