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335if30 01-13-2013 07:46 PM

My new mineral white metallic with some vinyl accents on it. Enjoy
 
I would like to share some pics of my new ride.

First thing I did was the roof vinyl overlay. then added some accents and I saw the M Performance stripes last month at a show and I kind of like them.

All exterior work was done at Rolotech graphics in Anaheim.

Let me know what you guys think about. For now I think I'm all set.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f.../s912/f301.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f...s912/f3011.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-g.../s912/f302.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Z.../s912/f303.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-n.../s912/f308.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-S.../s912/f309.jpg

krash 01-13-2013 08:08 PM

WOW!
:thumbup:

captainaudio 01-13-2013 08:21 PM

Nicely done.

Racing stripes! Don't really see those very often these days.

Quick quiz:

What was the origin of racing stripes?

CA

boltjaM3s 01-13-2013 08:32 PM

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...s/DSC_0313.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...s/DSC_0429.jpg

First off, welcome aboard and nice car!

Big fan of white with the racing stripes. Vinyl, so comes off if you get tired of it. Brilliant.

You need the IND painted reflectors in the worst way. On a white car with so much going on on the exterior (especially the red whiskers clashing with the orange hue) killing the reflectors makes it a bit more simple and true to the European design.

Enjoy.

BJ

335if30 01-13-2013 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by captainaudio (Post 7311317)
Nicely done.

Racing stripes! Don't really see those very often these days.

Quick quiz:

What was the origin of racing stripes?

CA

I saw them at a car show, they are called the "M Performance Stripes"

335if30 01-13-2013 08:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boltjaM3s (Post 7311330)

First off, welcome aboard and nice car!

Big fan of white with the racing stripes. Vinyl, so comes off if you get tired of it. Brilliant.

You need the IND painted reflectors in the worst way. On a white car with so much going on on the exterior (especially the red whiskers clashing with the orange hue) killing the reflectors makes it a bit more simple and true to the European design.

Enjoy.

BJ

Yes, waiting for them on the mail. looks off with that red, white and black lol

justinnum1 01-13-2013 08:47 PM

what did you do to the tailights, and how much did it cost?

335if30 01-13-2013 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by justinnum1 (Post 7311347)
what did you do to the tailights, and how much did it cost?

Headlight eye-lip in black, I think I paid $60

The whole silver section of the headlight got covered with black. I saw the guy doing it and he use a tape that cuts the vinyl without a knife so no scratches.:)

here is a link to the shop who did my car, they took the pics of my car with their photographer and gave them to me at no extra charge.

http://www.rolotech.net/index.php/jo...-black-accents

captainaudio 01-13-2013 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 335if30 (Post 7311337)
I saw them at a car show, they are called the "M Performance Stripes"

Years ago when auto racing became an international pastime many race cars body styles were similar in appearance thus difficult to tell exactly who was who. Colors were agreed upon in the early days of auto racing and standardized in the Code Sportif International (International Sporting Code), Appendix I, of the Federation Internationale de L'Automobile (FIA). The color was associated with the nationality of the car's owner; hence, an Italian car raced by an Englishman would be painted British racing green.

This was a way for the cars to be identified as to country of origin, and here are just a few examples.

Red = Italian (Think Ferrari)
Green = British (Think Jaguar)
Silver = Germany (Think Mercedes)

The FIA no longer requires that race cars follow this color code. Their web site states explicitly that Formula 1 cars, for example, are exempt from national colors.

At the time, white with blue stripes was considered to be the American road racing colors in international racing so when Peter Brock came on with Shelby it was determined that all the 1965 GT 350's were to be painted white in color. Brock had an idea... One of his first cars was painted white with two wide blue stripes. It was painted this way as a tribute to the Briggs Cunningham road race cars of the 1950's, which also raced in Europe. This is where Lucky's white base body color with twin blue Le Mans stripes that are forever linked to the 1965 GT350 came from and we will proudly wear those colors to represent the United States.

CA

335if30 01-14-2013 04:18 AM

Thanks

krash 01-14-2013 04:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by captainaudio (Post 7311545)
Years ago when auto racing became an international pastime many race cars body styles were similar in appearance thus difficult to tell exactly who was who. Colors were agreed upon in the early days of auto racing and standardized in the Code Sportif International (International Sporting Code), Appendix I, of the Federation Internationale de L'Automobile (FIA). The color was associated with the nationality of the car's owner; hence, an Italian car raced by an Englishman would be painted British racing green.

This was a way for the cars to be identified as to country of origin, and here are just a few examples.

Red = Italian (Think Ferrari)
Green = British (Think Jaguar)
Silver = Germany (Think Mercedes)

The FIA no longer requires that race cars follow this color code. Their web site states explicitly that Formula 1 cars, for example, are exempt from national colors.

At the time, white with blue stripes was considered to be the American road racing colors in international racing so when Peter Brock came on with Shelby it was determined that all the 1965 GT 350's were to be painted white in color. Brock had an idea... One of his first cars was painted white with two wide blue stripes. It was painted this way as a tribute to the Briggs Cunningham road race cars of the 1950's, which also raced in Europe. This is where Lucky's white base body color with twin blue Le Mans stripes that are forever linked to the 1965 GT350 came from and we will proudly wear those colors to represent the United States.

CA

Interesting, because if I ever bought a Jag, I'd definitely want it to be British Racing Green, if I ever got a Ferrari, I'd want it to be red, and I prefer Silver BMWs (which are German), and this was always subliminal. I never had any idea there was an actual standard code in place at one time.

chris328 01-14-2013 06:03 AM

looks nice. what are those red lines in the front vents, m sport? youre the second person ive seen with those.

MonkeyCMonkeyDo 01-14-2013 07:16 AM

At least you are mineral white. If you had alpine we would have had a problem ;)

David must have laughed. After my car he is suddenly inundated with stripes and red whiskers and eyebrows.

Oh yeah. Obviously I like it ;)

captainaudio 01-14-2013 07:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by krash (Post 7311713)
Interesting, because if I ever bought a Jag, I'd definitely want it to be British Racing Green, if I ever got a Ferrari, I'd want it to be red, and I prefer Silver BMWs (which are German), and this was always subliminal. I never had any idea there was an actual standard code in place at one time.

That is why the colors are referred to as Italian Racing Red, French Racing Blue and British Racing Green, etc. Pre war German Grand Prix cars were called Silver Arrows. In those years Mercedes and Auto Union (Audi) were very dominant.

Strangely when Jaguar released the XKR-S it was only available in a few colors. British Racing Green was not one of them but French Racing Blue was.

American racing cars in international competition were originally white bodies with blue chassis but when cars developed to the point where the chassis components were no longer visible they went to blue stripes on a white body.

Although the old FIA color standards are no longer in effect Ferrari race card have almost always been red. A notable exception is a green ex Stirling Moss Ferrari 250 GTO that sold last year for over $30,000,000.

CA

boltjaM3s 01-14-2013 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris328 (Post 7311792)
looks nice. what are those red lines in the front vents, m sport? youre the second person ive seen with those.

It's the standard Sport line whiskers but the chrome set has been replaced with red ones.

BJ

chris328 01-14-2013 09:57 AM

right, i could tell that. at first I thought MOnkeyCMonkeyDoo just had it done himself. But now I see both his and the OP's cars are almost identical. Are the red whiskers and racing stripe some kind of prepackaged mod thing?

MonkeyCMonkeyDo 01-14-2013 10:07 AM

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...1&d=1358519651
Quote:

Originally Posted by chris328 (Post 7312333)
right, i could tell that. at first I thought MOnkeyCMonkeyDoo just had it done himself. But now I see both his and the OP's cars are almost identical. Are the red whiskers and racing stripe some kind of prepackaged mod thing?

Vinyl wrap. I tried to remove anything chrome or silver from the car, thus the red whiskers, blacked eyebrows and black rims. Not sure what the OP's reasons were :)
White black and red all over is the design and chrome and silver have no place in that scheme.

Just for contrast here is basically the same thing in Alpine White :D

chris328 01-14-2013 10:32 AM

looks good.

chris

Leslierc 01-14-2013 12:02 PM

I'm not a fan of racing stripes, but that is undeniably some brilliant work on your car! Enjoy!

335if30 01-14-2013 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leslierc (Post 7312656)
I'm not a fan of racing stripes, but that is undeniably some brilliant work on your car! Enjoy!

Thanks! Credit goes to the vinyl shop who did it for me.

I'm going to be full wrapping my car in a matte color not sure yet if what color, I want to protect the paint, also I might go with matte red so that my interior match.

335if30 01-14-2013 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MonkeyCMonkeyDo (Post 7312360)
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...1&d=1358519651

Vinyl wrap. I tried to remove anything chrome or silver from the car, thus the red whiskers, blacked eyebrows and black rims. Not sure what the OP's reasons were :)
White black and red all over is the design and chrome and silver have no place in that scheme.

Just for contrast here is basically the same thing in Alpine White :D

Your car looks awesome.

sayzar 01-15-2013 07:27 PM

Why size rim are they and did you drop it?

335if30 01-15-2013 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sayzar (Post 7316461)
Why size rim are they and did you drop it?

No drop yet.

-=Hot|Ice=- 01-16-2013 08:16 AM

We have three of those cars in stock. The don't seem to be selling. Sitting on the lot for ages now.

boltjaM3s 01-16-2013 09:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by -=Hot|Ice=- (Post 7317468)
We have three of those cars in stock. The don't seem to be selling. Sitting on the lot for ages now.

I like the way it looks, but I'd never buy one.

BJ


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