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Old 05-03-2011, 02:09 PM   #41
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I vinyl wrapped the window trim on this E39 5 series in gloss black material. This car belongs to a fellow Orange County/Cerritos member. The owner of this car originally had the window trim painted, but it kept flaking off, and he had to reapply the paint about two or three times a year. So he asked me vinyl his window trim, for a longer lasting solution. So far so good, and this was several months ago.











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Old 06-03-2011, 09:31 PM   #42
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Can you please post up some more gloss black pictures. Thanks.
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:36 PM   #43
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I'll see what I have. Most usually go with matte black.
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:24 PM   #44
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What would be the cost roughly to CF wrap a roof w/ sunroof?
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:50 PM   #45
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I think I sent you a pm already islanq, if not, let me know.

Found some more pictures for you tuscan.

I vinyled the window trim on this E90 a while back, in my gloss black vinyl material. The owner of this car actually lived in Irvine as well, and was probably only 5 miles away from me. I don't do the gloss black vinyl for the window trims very often, but I thought it turned out nice on this car. 95% of guys go with the matte black vinyl finish for the window trims usually. Also note, my window trim wraps are seamless, all the way around.

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Old 06-24-2011, 12:57 PM   #46
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Interestingly enough, this is the first wagon that I've done the window trim on. We went with the matte black vinyl material for his window trim, for his black E46 325i wagon/touring.. The owner of this car was located around in the Garden Grove/Orange County area. I thought that blacked out/shadowline window trim changed the look of this particular car quite dramatically. I think it's partially due to the fact that it was a wagon, and that it had more chrome pieces than a sedan/coupe that I normally do has.

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Old 09-19-2011, 03:12 PM   #47
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This is a red E92 BMW 328i coupe that I vinyl wrapped the window trim in my matte black material and also tinted/smoked his tail lights with my film. The blacked out window trim really toned down the strong contrast between the bright red and bright chrome. We also decided to go with tinting the whole tail light to give it a consistent finish across the whole tail light, versus just doing the red or white part only. The owner of this car was out in the Fontana/Inland Empire area. As you can also see, everything is done seamlessly, all as a single piece.

















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Old 09-30-2011, 02:17 PM   #48
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Been blacking out quite a few window trims lately, to give it that shadow trim look. Here's pictures of an alpine white BMW E46 330(?) of a member on here. We decided to go with my matte black vinyl material for the window trim on his car. It matched the wheels and theme of the car fairly well. Really toned down the bright chrome, even on this alpine white E46.

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Old 10-10-2011, 12:13 PM   #49
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Tinted/smoked tail lights on this white Mercedes Benz CLK. This is the same film as I used in all of the other pictures in this thread. It may look a bit darker, but that's just due to the contrast with the car and lighting at the time these pictures were taking.















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Old 10-12-2011, 12:44 PM   #50
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This is a black Mercedes Benz CLS 550 that I blacked out his chrome window trim with my matte black vinyl material, which runs along the top and bottom edges of the window. Everything is done seamlessly and all in one piece, to give it that factory look. The owner of this car was somewhere closer to San Diego, and drove up to me in Orange County to have me do the vinyl work on his car for him.

If you guys want to see any specific pictures or have me take anything at a certain angle/area, let me know, and I'll do my best to get it for you next time.



















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Old 10-12-2011, 07:37 PM   #51
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Whats the cost for black out window trim on my 325CI? pm me, im local.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:25 PM   #52
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Cost to do my 330ci also please?
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I am in socal, a bit far from norcal
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Well, whenever you make an appearance up here again lol
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:48 PM   #56
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Sure, shoot me a PM.

I've had some E46 norcal members make a trip down here to get the vinyl work done as well

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you're the man don! you did an amazing job on that cls
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:10 PM   #58
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Here is a white BMW E93 M3 convertible that I vinyl wrapped the chrome window trim to give it the shadowline/blacked out look. Convertibles are a bit more tedious to do since there are so many separate pieces, but it's doable. We went with the matte black to give it a more subtle look and blend in with the rubber weather pieces that are around the window trim pieces. I believe the owner of this car was either around in Orange County or near the Los Angeles area and he came out to me in Anaheim Hills to get the vinyl work done. It was a pretty new car. Still had the red striped Euro plate on it.

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Old 12-04-2011, 01:00 PM   #59
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Haven't had much of a chance to post pictures in a while, but finally getting some time to do so again.

Here's a black Mercedes Benz C300 that came out to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange county to have his window trim vinyl wrapped in matte black. We blacked out the chrome on his car. Unlike BMWs, the Mercedes does not have the shadowline/black trim option.





















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Old 12-07-2011, 02:12 PM   #60
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It's not often I get bigger bodied cars like this E65 745il come by to have vinyl work done on their cars. However, the owner of this car contacted me to see if I could black out the chrome on his window trim, to give it the shadowline look. We ended up going with the matte black finish over the gloss black finish so that it'd match the rubber around the windows and the already matte door pillar pieces. The owner of this car was from Los Angeles area and drove out to me in Orange County to have the vinyl work done.















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