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      12-17-2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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My attempt at replicating the m perf front splitter look with plasti dip

I think it gives a similar look without the clearance issue the actual splitter would give me in the city.
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      12-17-2012, 04:03 PM   #2
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I'm thinking of doing same thing on my... Where can I buy it???
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      12-17-2012, 04:09 PM   #3
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Lot of places, got mine at Home Depot
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      12-17-2012, 04:46 PM   #4
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Amazon carries pretty much all the colors too.
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More pics! looks great!
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      12-17-2012, 07:08 PM   #6
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Looks cheap to me. Same for the black and white BMW emblem
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Looks cheap to me. Same for the black and white BMW emblem
Well, it is cheap. 550$ cheaper than the real thing to be exact however those carbon fiber black n grey emblems were not cheap
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I'm glad you did this. I was thinking about putting vinyl wrap exactly where you plastidipped. Definitely need more pics and also I'd like to see more pics of the carbon fiber emblems and a link to where you got them?
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      12-17-2012, 10:37 PM   #10
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It's become apparent ill need the side skirt stickers to balance this look out.
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After plasti dip is dry, took a ride in the rain no problem
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I'm glad you did this. I was thinking about putting vinyl wrap exactly where you plastidipped. Definitely need more pics and also I'd like to see more pics of the carbon fiber emblems and a link to where you got them?
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      12-18-2012, 01:46 AM   #13
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maybe if you added a coat of gloss it'd look OEM!
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maybe if you added a coat of gloss it'd look OEM!
The plasti dip has a frozen matte look which is very nice, I was actually thinking of dipping the grills too to match
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So are those just stickers you put on there?
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So are those just stickers you put on there?
Yeah, its a thin piece of carbon fiber. Can't tell it's a sticker even up close if properly installed. I had doubts too but now that I've seen it I'm a believer
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      12-18-2012, 11:00 AM   #17
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I like it. The only criticism that I have is the inner edge, which you taped off. I think it would look better if it were taped down to the horizontal axis instead of the vertical. I think it would look a little more factory. When I wrapped our shop 135i, I left those blades un-wrapped for a similar effect.

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did mine but wrapped. it looks better but I just ordered the Lip because... well.. in the end... it does look kind of cheap
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Why would someone do something this cheap to a 50K+ car? Stop being cheap and do it proper. Plastidip is for the Hyundai crowd.

I like the roundel though.
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Why would someone do something this cheap to a 50K+ car? Stop being cheap and do it proper. Plastidip is for the Hyundai crowd.

I like the roundel though.
As I mentioned in my first sentence, the reason: with the splitter I would lose my bumper on the first pothole in NYC. $550 won't even get you 3 days rent in this city and definitely won't be worth putting my own time in of itself.
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looks pretty good to me
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      12-21-2012, 03:11 PM   #22
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I think it looks good.
How easily can u take it off ? Can u reverse to original color without damage ?
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