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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 06-10-2010, 09:44 PM
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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...




Step Dos...

Obtain an empty spray bottle and empty it...

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

Label thusly...




Step Tree...

Take your vinyl and with swift hands lay that sh*t down...




Step Floor...

Take your soap n' water and spray the roof liberally to prevent sticking...




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...




Step Sicks...

When you're done getting the white paper off...respray the roof with soap and re-apply vinyl..
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Step Slevin...

Apply squeegy working your way from the middle to the out...




Step Ate...

With precise precision and ultra sharp razor blade, trim the excess vinyl...


Perfect form is a must...




Step Nein...

Almost done




Step 10...

Fail at getting the ends to stick leaving you with Evo Style spoilers...




Step 11...

Initiate test drive mode...




LOL at the flapping vinyl...






Step 12...

With hand, re-apply vinyl...




Step 13...

Accept defeat and peel off vinyl, crumple into spherical shape and apply onto roof.




Step 14...

While eating Pita Chips...contemplate deeply (DEEEPLY) on how much fail that was...






YAY!

The End...




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Old 06-10-2010, 09:50 PM
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BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!


Funniest DIY I've seen in a long time!
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:52 PM
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BWAHAHAHA


Sama takes the best pics lol

I'm kinda glad that it didn't work out, blackroof=panda_fail
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:54 PM
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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
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:59 PM
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Best part... "With hand re-apply vinyl"


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


And Alan... yes, i didnt like the black roof look
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:01 PM
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awww haah funny DIY tho!
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:01 PM
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Yeah you never know until you try it. Amanda and I were literally LOL-in at the write up! Nice work guys
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:02 PM
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:04 PM
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Sorry it was fayle, but man, that was funny!
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:13 PM
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Beautiful. Well played. Looks great.



The invisible vinyl mod is FTW!
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:13 PM
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Nothing like some Pita chips and fail with some Palmolive to wash it all down.

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Old 06-10-2010, 10:14 PM
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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

Dammit
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:18 PM
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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

Dammit
'Dat's easy Sama! Just stop biting, blinking or sentencing :batting eyes:
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:18 PM
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HAHAHAHHA Best failed DIY as of yet. Must be stickied.
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:20 PM
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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
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:23 PM
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Hahaha best ever!

But sama you shoulda kept the vinyl on the sunroof only
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:24 PM
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Alan... those pictures anger me severely...
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:28 PM
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:29 PM
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Sama, where/who did you buy your vinyl from? Also, what brand was it?
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:33 PM
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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...
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:35 PM
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Glad the car could act as the guinea pig for the project
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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
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It was fail, so we jus ripped it off. Plus didnt look too great
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I like this!


You could also paint...
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