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Old 04-12-2012, 05:41 PM
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Plasti Dip or Vinyl Wrap

Hey guys, I am in a small confusion. For my 7 series grills and other trip pieces, i want to have them in matte black. I have 2 options, the new stuff called Plastidip or vinyl wrap them in flat black. i heard plasti dip is very cheap and easily removable so iam confused between those 2. What do you guys suggest?
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:02 PM
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What about paint? My grill is painted and is still perfect, even after running into a bush or two.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:59 PM
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painting is fine but i wanted something reversible in the future incase i want it back to stock.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:48 AM
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Plasti dip on a 7? Go vinyl!
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:58 AM
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plastidip has been around for ever - I used it to dip tool handles. I'm not certain it is UV resistant - might deteriorate quickly in hot sun
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:56 AM
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for paint, I was quoted $300 for the rear trunk lid strip alone....pull the strip....prime.....paint.....clear, etc.

I have shadowline trim so the chrome looks terrible to me. the vinyl wrap I got was from bmwshadowline.com. it is gloss and looked like crap....all kinds of imperfections and bumps. pulled it off the car.

any help on better vinyl or better ideas for painting where they don't have to pull the whole trunk apart to remove the strip? help!
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Take it to Maaco, no reassembly needed.
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Try the dip, if it looks bad you can always peel it off. It's probably a pain in the ass to wrap a grill but you can always try that next. Usually i paint my grills at my body shot. Charges about 40-50 bucks
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:27 PM
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Thank You guys for the input. i will vinyl wrap it first and if i dont like it i will get it painted.
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Vinyl will start peeling off the grill in 1-2 months.
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I just got these for mine... they look really good. havent installed them yet but they are a nice satin/matte finish.

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-11...ive-760li.aspx
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:52 AM
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Vinyl will start peeling off the grill in 1-2 months.
The grill looks hard to vinyl wrap too, and probably won't fair well long term.
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I've read good things about PlastiDip, try it, worst case, remove it - no harm, no foul. I don't buy into the hype that just because you drive a 7 it means that you must do everything professionally. On all of my cars, including both of my Ms, I have done things myself to give it that personal touch. I'll do the same when our 7 arrives!
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