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      04-21-2019, 12:04 AM   #1
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I know you can change it but I don't want to go through all that work , I seen someone tinted there rear lights on a g05 was wondering is anyone ever tinted the reflectors without removing them , and what to use , I already spending to much on this vehicle on aftermarket crap ,ceramic coat and the display key and it's a lease, I'm done spending money
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I know you can change it but I don't want to go through all that work , I seen someone tinted there rear lights on a g05 was wondering is anyone ever tinted the reflectors without removing them , and what to use , I already spending to much on this vehicle on aftermarket crap ,ceramic coat and the display key and it's a lease, I'm done spending money
I hear ya! It's becoming a bottomless pit. The good thing is you can take your mods to the next one ( LCI).
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I know you can change it but I don't want to go through all that work , I seen someone tinted there rear lights on a g05 was wondering is anyone ever tinted the reflectors without removing them , and what to use , I already spending to much on this vehicle on aftermarket crap ,ceramic coat and the display key and it's a lease, I'm done spending money
My wrap guy did it for me with dark 3M tint...
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I know you can change it but I don't want to go through all that work , I seen someone tinted there rear lights on a g05 was wondering is anyone ever tinted the reflectors without removing them , and what to use , I already spending to much on this vehicle on aftermarket crap ,ceramic coat and the display key and it's a lease, I'm done spending money
My wrap guy did it for me with dark 3M tint...
Man that looks good I ordered carbon black and I was also thinking of doing the emblems black also could you post a picture of the back for me I would appreciate it thanks good luck looks great, and yes that's the way I wanted to go just to tint them
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I know you can change it but I don't want to go through all that work , I seen someone tinted there rear lights on a g05 was wondering is anyone ever tinted the reflectors without removing them , and what to use , I already spending to much on this vehicle on aftermarket crap ,ceramic coat and the display key and it's a lease, I'm done spending money
My wrap guy did it for me with dark 3M tint...
Man that looks good I ordered carbon black and I was also thinking of doing the emblems black also could you post a picture of the back for me I would appreciate it thanks good luck looks great, and yes that's the way I wanted to go just to tint them
Thanks, I actually told him not to wrap the rear ones, I liked the red on the rear reflectors as it matches the rear lights
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I know you can change it but I don't want to go through all that work , I seen someone tinted there rear lights on a g05 was wondering is anyone ever tinted the reflectors without removing them , and what to use , I already spending to much on this vehicle on aftermarket crap ,ceramic coat and the display key and it's a lease, I'm done spending money
My wrap guy did it for me with dark 3M tint...
Man that looks good I ordered carbon black and I was also thinking of doing the emblems black also could you post a picture of the back for me I would appreciate it thanks good luck looks great, and yes that's the way I wanted to go just to tint them
Thanks, I actually told him not to wrap the rear ones, I liked the red on the rear reflectors as it matches the rear lights
Would love to see the black emblems on the rear I'm 50/50 on decision
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I know you can change it but I don't want to go through all that work , I seen someone tinted there rear lights on a g05 was wondering is anyone ever tinted the reflectors without removing them , and what to use , I already spending to much on this vehicle on aftermarket crap ,ceramic coat and the display key and it's a lease, I'm done spending money
My wrap guy did it for me with dark 3M tint...
Man that looks good I ordered carbon black and I was also thinking of doing the emblems black also could you post a picture of the back for me I would appreciate it thanks good luck looks great, and yes that's the way I wanted to go just to tint them
Thanks, I actually told him not to wrap the rear ones, I liked the red on the rear reflectors as it matches the rear lights
Would love to see the black emblems on the rear I'm 50/50 on decision
I took off the badge that says M performance and left only the 50i
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We wrapped ours with minerial white vinyl. was really easy, but matching it was much more difficult. photo doesnt show a contrast, but at certain angle, its way off.
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I know you can change it but I don't want to go through all that work , I seen someone tinted there rear lights on a g05 was wondering is anyone ever tinted the reflectors without removing them , and what to use , I already spending to much on this vehicle on aftermarket crap ,ceramic coat and the display key and it's a lease, I'm done spending money
Too bad you spent your money on the stuff that didn't matter much if you are leasing
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We wrapped ours with minerial white vinyl. was really easy, but matching it was much more difficult. photo doesnt show a contrast, but at certain angle, its way off.
How much does that vinyl cost you?
Is it pre-cut?

My customer mentioned me about it, but it doesn't available in pre-cut.
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How much does that vinyl cost you?
Is it pre-cut?

My customer mentioned me about it, but it doesn't available in pre-cut.
its was a 24"x 60" roll... its super easy to cut and install. I cut a rectangle piece (size that covers the entire reflector), peel/stick on to the reflector. Following the edge of the reflector with an xacto blade to trim it, doesnt need to be perfect. anything over, tuck it into the crease. heat gun slightly over it and it will shrink to form. hope that made sense.
took me less than 10mins and i never dealt with vinyl wrapping before.
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its was a 24"x 60" roll... its super easy to cut and install. I cut a rectangle piece (size that covers the entire reflector), peel/stick on to the reflector. Following the edge of the reflector with an xacto blade to trim it, doesnt need to be perfect. anything over, tuck it into the crease. heat gun slightly over it and it will shrink to form. hope that made sense.
took me less than 10mins and i never dealt with vinyl wrapping before.
Good to know.
I may give it a try and see how it works when I get another car.
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My wrap guy did it for me with dark 3M tint...
Do you have a decal going along the side? It looks like the frozen black decals ive seen online, could you take a closer shot?

I wonder if it will do much on black sapphire paint, it looks so cool!
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My wrap guy did it for me with dark 3M tint...
Do you have a decal going along the side? It looks like the frozen black decals ive seen online, could you take a closer shot?

I wonder if it will do much on black sapphire paint, it looks so cool!
They are, got them on ebay...they look nice but yeah don't think they'd pop out on a black car...will take a pic for u when I get to the car
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Anyone know of a wrap color that's close to Carbon Black Metallic? In the past, I've wrapped my Black Sapphire Metallic BMW's front reflectors with BSM wrap a number of times and they come out great and so inexpensive. I was thinking about using left over black sapphire wrap to wrap my carbon black M50i, but I think it might look stupid.
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Anyone know of a wrap color that's close to Carbon Black Metallic? In the past, I've wrapped my Black Sapphire Metallic BMW's front reflectors with BSM wrap a number of times and they come out great and so inexpensive. I was thinking about using left over black sapphire wrap to wrap my carbon black M50i, but I think it might look stupid.
Why don't you do the replacement?
On this G05 is very easy compared to the F15 X5.
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Why don't you do the replacement?
On this G05 is very easy compared to the F15 X5.
Bc I'm too cheap! You should know that Ben. Remember me with my X5M and complaining about the price of black grills/gills!! I decided to give BSM wrap a try, and it came out pretty good despite my current X being CBM
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Why don't you do the replacement?
On this G05 is very easy compared to the F15 X5.
Bc I'm too cheap! You should know that Ben. Remember me with my X5M and complaining about the price of black grills/gills!! I decided to give BSM wrap a try, and it came out pretty good despite my current X being CBM
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Why don't you do the replacement?
On this G05 is very easy compared to the F15 X5.
Bc I'm too cheap! You should know that Ben. Remember me with my X5M and complaining about the price of black grills/gills!! I decided to give BSM wrap a try, and it came out pretty good despite my current X being CBM

Where does one purchase BSM wrap?
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Where does one purchase BSM wrap?
I would have given it to you n/c had you bought my 22" wheels!
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I would have given it to you n/c had you bought my 22" wheels!
My offer isn't looking so bad now.....you know what they say, your first offer is usually....
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My offer isn't looking so bad now.....you know what they say, your first offer is usually....
No, still bad
And do they really say that...I think you're confusing one's first choice, not offer
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