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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:58 pm    Post subject: Honest opinions... Reply with quote

Ok,

So today I've just added the black pin stripes and spray painted a original Alpina badge black - plus with the roundels i put on a while back Very Happy

(i want to get the front bumper pin stripe done at some point too, but need to find some)

I know im setting myself up for a beating on here, but whats everyones thoughts on this now - im really pleased how its turned out! Laughing



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black badges ok
Alpina rondel not for me or a lot of people
Pin stripe too wide would be ok with a kit from spa
Sorry Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree about the roundels - I added them when I brought it, as from behind there was no evidence (apart from the spoiler) of it being a alpina until today putting the black badge on.
I would change them back to the originals but they are so faded (theyíre 10years old lol) may just buy a new set to put on! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would it will freshen it up
Re the stripes I'd look to change for the correct width ones then it will look sweet
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's a no from me I'm afraid, don't like the roundels and I don't think the stripes suit the car (or is it because they look like they're too high up the side of the car). But thats purely my opinion.

Although looking at others online the stripes would appear to be set where they should be? But I'm not totally sold on the look.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok - Iíve put the original roundels back on, an it doesnít suit due to the fact that itís a silver car with black detailing on the front, and now rear, so I know this is going to irritate you guys even more... Iíve ordered the black and white roundels (to match the engine and the car itself... arrive early next week)
I know itís not keeping to the original alpina style, but Iím matching to what I have available!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can go back to silver decal and rear badge ?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Alpina ronudels but am not to sure about the black pinstriping and badging on silver. But it's your car so have it as you want it. The only time i would ask for advice is if you were looking for total originality.

Whats the other badge to the bottom left of the number plate?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm nonplussed about the roundels but something isn't right about those side stripes. From an earlier comment I guess they are not OEM size? They look too heavy. Alpina is all about subtlety. If I had a silver car I'd go for the graphite stripes. Just my honest opinion Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iíve seen these kits on eBay, I always thought the pinstripes were too thick and how the sections are finished either side of the front wheel arch looked awkward to my eyes.
Go OEM or donít bother when it comes to Deko kits (unlikes Simon starts supplying again of course).
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that rear Alpina badge looks familiar! Sorry again mate that the D3 badge got bought by a chap from the US.

For record keeping sake, hereís a picture of where your badge came from!!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fitted them ok spanny as where they shud be?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All good hap, bmw fitted them in the end after a bit of a mishap from
My body shops side, so all correct as far as I can tell?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You asked for feedback, so here goes but please don't shoot the messenger ....

Black on silver is a strong look and not necessarily to everyone's taste. Graphite is a more subtle look but each to their own.

The stripes look the right size but I think they are mounted just a bit too high. I believe the top stripe should sit just below to door handle recess and certainly not running within the recess (as it appears in the photo once zoomed in).

As for boot and bonnet roundels - the car came with blue and white BMW ones and any others are fake. However, it's your car and black stripes are not OEM either, so make your own choices. The point is, non-OEM is likely to antagonise quite a few here so I'd go looking for my hard hat, if I were you.

And finally, on close inspection, the "L" and the "P" of the boot badge look wonky. It could be a trick of the light but they don't look straight and aligned with the other letters.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all for the feedback - i knew it would'nt be to everyone's taste!

As stated the reason i went black rather than a graphite was due to the front lettering being black (and was'nt exactly going to change that) Confused

When i brought it a few months back it was de-badged (apart from the enkahnz badge) http://www.enkahnz.co.uk/ ive tried to contact them to find out what work they have done but to no avail... i thought getting hold of the original Alpina D3 lettering would be easy, turns out it wasnt (but thanks to Spanny ive now got at least half of it lol)

As for the lettering being un-level, it came with the template Very Happy

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