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Old 09-19-2012, 12:01 PM   #221
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The chrome / brushed aluminum on the window trims of this silver BMW E46 325i sedan was starting to fade/oxidize. So instead of buying replacement trim pieces or trying to paint them, the owner of this car had me vinyl wrap them with my matte black vinyl instead. This was a quicker, simpler, and overall better solution. We went with the matte black to match the matte finish on the wheels. I did this car while I was out over at my friend's shop in Huntington Beach / Orange County.

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Old 09-21-2012, 12:02 PM   #222
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Did the roof of this gray / silver BMW 328i E92 coupe in my gloss black vinyl material. I also vinyl wrapped the chrome / aluminum window trim of this car at the same time, but we went with the matte black finish for that instead of the gloss. The owner of this car was from around Los Angeles / Torrance and drove out to me in Orange County to get the work done. The combination of both the black roof and blacking out the window trim really changed the looks and dynamics of the car quite a bit, even with just those two simple things.

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Old 09-25-2012, 02:01 PM   #223
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I had this black Mercedes Benz C63 coupe black series come by to have me tint the clear portion of his tail lights and also black out the chrome / brushed aluminum window trim on his car. For the window trim we went with my matte black material to give it that contrast and more aggressive look and for the tail lights I only tinted / smoked the clear portion of the tail lights. Tinting / smoking only the clear portion gives it a very factory look. Even though my tint / smoke film is already fairly light, this is even a further step closer for being an OEM+ type look for those who are trying to achieve that look.

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Old 09-27-2012, 12:47 PM   #224
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I held off using these pictures for a while, since they weren't the best pictures ever, but they are a bit different, so I figured I might as well post them. I am going to post two different cars. The first car, a 2012 black Honda Accord, the owner wanted me to wrap the top chrome grill piece in carbon fiber. Just to make note, the owner supplied their own carbon fiber vinyl material, and I have no idea who the make/manufacturer is. I just know the quality was fairly poor and the adhesive was separating itself from the vinyl from me just sticking it on the surface of the grill once and picking it up again to readjust.

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This second car is quite a bit different from most of the standard set of cars that I am used to having come by. I believe this was something like a 1992 black Acura Legend. The owner of this car wanted me to vinyl wrap the roof of his car with the 3M di-noc matte carbon fiber vinyl material. The roof had some slight paint imperfections/oxidation, and he wanted me to cover over those and also provide a slight change in the look of the car at the same time (originally we were just going to wrap the roof in gloss black). I took these pictures during overcast, so you can't see much details in the weave. However, this kind of provides you guys with an idea of how the vinyl material looks like in low lighting. From further away it looks more matte/flat and then as you get closer you start to see the weaves.

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Old 09-27-2012, 01:45 PM   #225
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how much for just enough to wrap my e46 side markers in imola red if you have that color? thank you
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:46 PM   #226
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Sorry, I do not have imola red or know of a vinyl that'd be close to matching it unfortunately.

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Old 09-28-2012, 02:27 PM   #227
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What vinyl brand do you use for the gloss black? I went to a local shop here in cincy and there glossy wasn't all that shiny. Also, what kind of tint did you use on the black series' tail lights, that looks sick.
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:08 PM   #228
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For comparison sakes, here's pictures of gloss black on this white F10 550i BMW. Been starting to get more of these, as people start purchasing more of these cars. As you can see here, this is my gloss black vinyl material. If you want to go with as close as you can to a panoramic/glass/gloss black paint look, then this is your best option. Owner was around orange county and came out to me in Anaheim Hills to have the roof wrap done.













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That looks really good, Don.

For those that haven't experimented with this stuff...you are in for a treat! It's amazing to work with! Even on small intricate areas like my MS-8 display frame, below.
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:15 PM   #229
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Please PM me with a price for glossy CF, >=50"x12". I want to (possibly) wrap my M-Technik bumper insert.
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Do you think that the heat from the exhaust would wrinkle or otherwise compromise the vinyl? I'm not sure...

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Old 09-28-2012, 04:18 PM   #230
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:12 AM   #231
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Here is a new white Toyota / Scion FRS that I vinyl wrapped the roof with my gloss black vinyl material. We went with the gloss black finish to give it a factory look. The owner of this car drove out to me in Anaheim Hills / Orange County to get the roof wrapped.

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Old 10-03-2012, 11:03 PM   #232
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Some of you may notice, I don't necessarily post pictures in any particular order. I just go through what I have and pick from random unless requested otherwise by the owners of the cars or people who want to see something specific.

I worked on this car when I was up in norcal / Bay Area last time. This grey / silver Mercedes Benz came by to have me wrap the chrome / brushed aluminum window trim and rear trunk handle piece with my gloss black vinyl material. In addition to the window trim, I also tinted / smoked the tail lights lightly with my film specifically made/designed for use on exteriors. The lighting kind of makes it hard to really notice the gloss finish on the window trim, but hopefully you can still make it out and get an idea of how it looks like.

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Old 10-05-2012, 11:11 AM   #233
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I don't just tint / smoke lights. I also have clear / transparent vinyl film materials that can be used such as red, yellow, etc. I believe the owner of this white Hyundai Genesis coupe was from around Riverside county and drove out to me in Orange County to get his tail lights tinted with my red clear film. He wanted to get rid of the chrome area in the center of his tail lights and to make the tail lights look like they came from the factory a solid red. The end results made a big difference in the appearance of the car. It's probably the simplest and easiest solution that you can do to matching the red of the tail lights.

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Old 10-07-2012, 11:14 PM   #234
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Another car that I did while up in norcal / Bay Area. The owner of this red BMW E90 325i sedan had me vinyl wrap his roof in the 3m di-noc matte carbon fiber material. After doing the roof, he decided to have me also lightly tint / smoke his tail lights. Took some pictures of the tail lights inside and also outside to give you an idea of how it looks in different lighting conditions. Everything is custom cut / trimmed to the car, to make sure fitment is perfect and covers the whole / full area unlike pre cut pieces, which usually end up being a bit short around the edges.

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Old 10-09-2012, 11:53 AM   #235
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This customer was referred to me by his brother whose car I had also wrapped the roof in gloss black. The owner of this new white Porsche Carrera 2 also wanted me to wrap his roof in my gloss black material to give it that panoramic two tone look. He drove out to me in Anaheim Hills / Orange County from around Riverside / Corona area. Unlike most cars, the Porsche has a non glass sunroof, so that piece had to also be wrapped along with the rest of the roof. I think the end results looked awesome and it really made this Porsche look even sportier without giving it too much of an aftermarket / overdone feel that other modifications can cause.

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Old 10-11-2012, 11:22 AM   #236
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Here is a brand new white Audi B8 A4 that I blacked out the chrome / brushed aluminum window trim with my gloss black material. The owner of this car went with gloss black over the matte black so it'd blend in with his tinted windows. The chrome is a small detail, but even on a lighter colored car like this white Audi, it still makes an immense difference in the overall look of the car. I believe the owner of this car was from around Orange County or Los Angeles. The gloss black window trim makes the car look sportier and classy at the same time, without ruining the factory look.

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Old 10-13-2012, 12:53 AM   #237
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Your work looks awesome man. Do you ever come to the East Coast?? I'm looking at some wrapping for my roof because clear coat is starting to peel off. What work do you think I would need to do regarding the clear coat?? Its not completely off, so I'm assuming that the "ridges" would leave an impression under the new wrap. I'd appreciate whatever help you got.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:23 AM   #238
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Sorry. I do not have any planned for the east coast right now.

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Old 10-16-2012, 11:11 AM   #239
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The owner of this car was also in Orange County and brought me by his CLS63 to have me lightly tint / smoke the clear section of the tail lights. I had previous blacked out his chrome / brushed aluminum window trim in matte black, which you can kind of see in the corner pictures and on the rear trunk handle piece. Even though this car was fairly blacked out, we only tinted the clear portion of the tail lights instead of the whole thing, which gave it a nice subtle touch. For comparison, if you look in the background, my X5's tail lights are completely tinted with the same shade/material.

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Old 10-18-2012, 11:20 AM   #240
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This is probably my shortest picture post ever in recent times. I had worked on this car probably 1-2 years ago, but I haven't posted any pictures my work on Subarus in a while, so I decided to use these pictures anyways. The owner of this white Subaru hatchback / wagon actually lived right down the street from me in Irvine / Orange County, so I just came by his place to vinyl wrap his roof in my gloss black vinyl material. Part of the reason for him wanting to wrap his roof was to also protect it for when he had a roof rack on and put snowboards, etc, on there. Pictures aren't the best, but hopefully you guys can still see and get an idea.







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