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Old 11-18-2012, 05:49 PM   #21
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Why not vinyl it gloss white.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:53 PM   #22
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I'm debating whether or not to wrap my car in matte white. It's something I've been wanting to do however from reading some reviews it's an nightmare to take care of. Does anyone have experience with them?

I'm not OCD about keeping it spotless all the time, the car is my daily driver so I wash my car at least once a week. Already got a set of gunmetal wheels to go along with it too...

Attached a pic of a matte white SL and the wheels I got
Plastidip it. Will look just as good if not better, cost 1/6th of the price, and can be removed or touched up in 15 minutes. I did my s2000 last year in flat red.

Go here, they have everything you need to know and buy....they did aston martin's, GTRs, etc...not just rice rocket CRX Hondas.

http://www.dipyourcar.com

Watch the how to videos.

My s2000....it was my first time doing it, and I did it on a very cold morning, so the results were not perfect, but it still looked awesome. Protected the paint from bugs, rockchips, dirt, etc, and when I got home (took it for a week at the dragon) I peeled it all off. My Jeep I have my front done for over a year now, without a scratch, and it has been through salt, snow, rocks, leaves, branches, mud, dirt, etc.







MY front grill is dipped, and takes more punishment (damn near vertical at 90 degrees) than anything most cars take.

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Old 11-18-2012, 08:02 PM   #23
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Some matte dips for you to check out...






























Color spectrum is endless. You can buy off the shelf colors or mix your own.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:20 PM   #24
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Pretty neat idea thanks for the heads up. How long did it take to do your s2000?
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Ok no offense but plastidipping your car seems stupid because I found plastidip to be a total pain in the ass to remove
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:45 PM   #26
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Lol I don't think I would dip my car, rather something to play around with for smaller accessories (fenders, grill, etc)
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:49 PM   #27
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In my opinion, if I was driving a Mercedes and especially any AMG, the absolute last thing I would do would be to wrap it in matte white vinyl. That is just a horrible trifecta of trendy bs. White is hard enough to keep clean. Matte white? Impossible. And to top it off - vinyl, you say? I guarantee your AMG rolled its eyes as soon as you posted this thread. Road grime, bugs, scratches - everything is gonna immediately show. Not worth multiple thousands of $ to turn your car into a detailing nightmare. Worst case is you immediately regret your decision. Best case is, you take the vinyl off a year later after the fad dies. Either way you are out $2-4k to look cool for a little while.

Just my opinion.
Yeah I bet, no use spending that type of money for something that will be a hassle to take care of

I'm leaning towards leaving the car as is and see how the wheels look with the car as is, I'm going to go ahead and put the new wheels on tomorrow and see how it works
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:46 AM   #28
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In my opinion, if I was driving a Mercedes and especially any AMG, the absolute last thing I would do would be to wrap it in matte white vinyl. That is just a horrible trifecta of trendy bs. White is hard enough to keep clean. Matte white? Impossible. And to top it off - vinyl, you say? I guarantee your AMG rolled its eyes as soon as you posted this thread. Road grime, bugs, scratches - everything is gonna immediately show. Not worth multiple thousands of $ to turn your car into a detailing nightmare. Worst case is you immediately regret your decision. Best case is, you take the vinyl off a year later after the fad dies. Either way you are out $2-4k to look cool for a little while.

Just my opinion.
Just FYi, Mercedes actually offers quite a few matte colors from the factory now for their AMG cars.
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Just FYi, Mercedes actually offers quite a few matte colors from the factory now for their AMG cars.
Yup. I was actually inspired by the color when I first saw the IWC AMG last year





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Ok no offense but plastidipping your car seems stupid because I found plastidip to be a total pain in the ass to remove
If you put it on properly, and the proper amount of coats, it comes off easily and in one big piece.
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Pretty neat idea thanks for the heads up. How long did it take to do your s2000?
About 5 hours. Most was taping off and waiting for it to dry.
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About 5 hours. Most was taping off and waiting for it to dry.
Are the results like this upclose or was this considered a bad job

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What if I told you matte and vinyl are the two gayest fads of the century
another douche comment. way to keep up the rep. no one here likes you.

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Are the results like this upclose or was this considered a bad job

Thats not even a bad job...that's a sh!t job.

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Matte black=Sh*t...can't stand it makes me sick.

Matte white...eh? Cant really see a difference from regular white unless you look close. But thats just my thoughts

Matte gray....love it!


Guess its really a personal opinion thing?
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Just plastidip your whole car, it's cheap and if you don't like it, it's easy to remove.
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