BMW X5
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-25-2019, 11:16 AM   #1
Leotno
Registered
3
Rep
3
Posts

Drives: BMW X5
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Texas

iTrader: (0)

Satin Dark Graphite Metallic

Howdy!

Just wanted to post some photos of my new car. First time BMW owner. Just got this 50i a month or so ago, it was someones order but they ended up not wanting it so I got a good deal on it.

First two photos are the original paint color and the last few are with it wrapped in a full body satin clear bra.

Im still figuring out what to do with the grill/exhaust trim. I had some silver pieces vinyl wrapped when they did the clear bra but I think I'm going to keep the wheels so not going to a completely dark look.

Also, I hate the running boards and will replace them once I find regular side skirts.
Attached Images
      
Appreciate 2
      09-26-2019, 12:46 PM   #2
champkindwhammy
ChampKind
champkindwhammy's Avatar
United_States
42
Rep
69
Posts

Drives: 2016 550iM
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Fort Lauderdale

iTrader: (0)

Black out the grille and the exhaust pieces. Color looks awesome.

How much was the wrap? (Is it a wrap I'm not clear)
Appreciate 0
      09-26-2019, 06:00 PM   #3
VTENGR
Lieutenant
163
Rep
589
Posts

Drives: 2020 X5 M50i [Ordered]
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Atlanta

iTrader: (0)

wondering how high maintenance this will be. I know some ppl with with satin paints hate it b/c it's so hard to keep water spots off of it and they look dirty all the time.
Appreciate 0
      09-26-2019, 06:53 PM   #4
Leotno
Registered
3
Rep
3
Posts

Drives: BMW X5
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Texas

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by champkindwhammy View Post
Black out the grille and the exhaust pieces. Color looks awesome.

How much was the wrap? (Is it a wrap I'm not clear)
I got 3 quotes in the Dallas and they ranged from 5-10k. I paid on the lower end. I did pay extra for the black out and protecting the headlights. It is a wrap, but it's the thicker film that you'll normally see people use to protect the front bumper and hood of the car, I just had the film put on all over and in a satin finish. So I would be protected from door dings and whatnot. It's thicker than your usual vinyl wrap.

Quote:
Originally Posted by VTENGR View Post
wondering how high maintenance this will be. I know some ppl with with satin paints hate it b/c it's so hard to keep water spots off of it and they look dirty all the time.
Its not even a week and I somewhat already regret it. Haha. ITS SO HARD TO KEEP CLEAN. I think i'm going to Ceramic coat the film. On my past vehicle I ceramic coated it, and hit it with he water hose and it managed to get most of the dirt and water spots off.
Appreciate 0
      10-01-2019, 10:22 PM   #5
robby818
Second Lieutenant
78
Rep
213
Posts

Drives: M2
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: L.A.

iTrader: (0)

The running boards are crap in my experience. They are too narrow to assist with getting in. Most people step around them rather than use them. They might work for children.

Looks very sharp. I think you got it right. I wouldn't black out any more. A little bit of chrome in a few places looks good.
Appreciate 0
      10-04-2019, 07:56 PM   #6
PARTS@STBMW
PARTS@STBMW's Avatar
United_States
1326
Rep
6,151
Posts

Drives: ALL BMW MODELS
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Camarillo, CA

iTrader: (4)

Well done, looks great!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      10-27-2019, 09:22 PM   #7
motex
2020 Mineral White 30d MSport
motex's Avatar
Costa Rica
324
Rep
1,937
Posts

Drives: 2020 Mineral White 30d MSport
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: San Jose

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Wow, that's a great looking color result!
Good luck keeping it that way
I was thinking on doing the same on my mineral white to turn it satin white, but there are no good wrappers down here in Costa Rica, so it's a no-go
__________________
....Life is too short to drive boring cars
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 02:52 AM.




xbimmers
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