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Old 12-23-2012, 02:27 PM   #261
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The owner of this new black BMW F10 528i sedan wanted me to complete the black out look for his car. I vinyl wrapped the chrome / brushed aluminum window trim on his car with my matte black material. We went with matte black over the gloss black since it matched the B pillars and it stood out a bit more than the gloss black would have. Overall, it makes a big difference, especially on a car that is as blacked out already as this one was. The owner of this car was from Orange County also and drove out to me in Anaheim Hills to get the work done.

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Old 12-25-2012, 01:54 PM   #262
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Here is a red Mitsubishi Evo 8 that I did probably a year and a half ago now. Just found the pictures while going through my old stock. The owner of this car had me vinyl wrap the top portion of his rear trunk spoiler in the 3M Di-noc matte carbon fiber material. The original carbon fiber piece that I was wrapping over had faded and yellowed out over time so he wanted me to wrap over it to give it to cover it up but still preserve that cf look. The owner of this car was around Malibu.









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Old 12-25-2012, 07:01 PM   #263
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Looking to cover roof with matte black on M3 E46. How much shipped to 33411? Thx.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:21 AM   #265
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I typically do a lot of newer / brand new cars, but that doesn't mean I don't work on older cars as well. Here is a white Mercedes E500 that came by to have me vinyl wrap the roof of his car with my gloss black material. I had also tinted his lights previously, which you can also see in the pictures. The owner of this car drove from south Orange County to me in Anaheim Hills to get the work done. The black roof really gives the car a new updated look without going overboard in my opinion.

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Old 12-31-2012, 10:49 PM   #266
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Hey Don, looking for a 6 foot by 2 foot strip of silver or titanium (or similar color). Do you have something that small for sale?
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:51 PM   #267
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Sorry, but I do not have that color.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:50 PM   #268
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Looking to do my roof on my E46 coupe with Gloss black. How much would it cost with shipping to 06379. Also would the vinyl come with a cutout for the sun roof or will I need to cut that out? Thanks!
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:24 AM   #270
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This is not your standard car you see me working on, but I do not discriminate. I work on all types of cars, even if I mainly work on Euro cars typically. The owner of this silver Toyota Corolla came by to have me tint the tail lights on their car. The owner drove out from around Los Angeles / West Covina area to have me to do the work. Even on a stock car, the light tint / smoke on the tails still adds a nice overall touch to the car without making it look overly done or out of place. I took some before pictures, but they weren't that great, due to the direction of the lighting.

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Old 01-13-2013, 11:54 AM   #271
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I can't believe it's already been almost half a year since I've been up to norcal to do my vinyl wraps up there in the bay area. Anyways, I still have a ton of pictures from my last trip that I haven't posted up yet. Here is a silver / gray Infinity G37 sedan that came by to have me vinyl wrap the chrome window trim on his car with my gloss black material. We went with the gloss black over the matte black finish for this car and I think it turned out great. The car was fairly stock, but even with just the window trim done, it completely changed the look of the car while maintaining a nice classy factory look.

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Old 01-22-2013, 03:38 PM   #272
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Had the owner of this gray / silver E46 330i coupe come by to have me vinyl wrap the roof of their car. The owner opted to have me do only the center roof section and not the roof rails. I was able to wrap around the antenna without any issues, just like any of the other cars that also have antennas that I have done. For this car, we went with my gloss black vinyl material. The gloss black gives it a nice clean factory look. The owner of this car drove out to me in Orange County / Anaheim Hills to have the work done.

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Old 01-22-2013, 03:39 PM   #273
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Had the owner of this gray / silver E46 330i coupe come by to have me vinyl wrap the roof of their car. The owner opted to have me do only the center roof section and not the roof rails. I was able to wrap around the antenna without any issues, just like any of the other cars that also have antennas that I have done. For this car, we went with my gloss black vinyl material. The gloss black gives it a nice clean factory look. The owner of this car drove out to me in Orange County / Anaheim Hills to have the work done.

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Old 01-22-2013, 03:54 PM   #274
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How much for a gloss black roof piece for a E46 325i shipped to 30236?
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:38 PM   #275
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Sometimes it doesn't take much to set off a car. In this case, the owner of this black Nissan 350z came by to have me vinyl wrap the two side door vertical pillars in the 3M 1080 gloss carbon fiber finish. In addition to those, he also had me lightly tint / smoke the front bumper ambers to tone them down, but not completely black them out. The owner of this car drove out to me in Anaheim Hills / Orange County. Overall small / minor things done to the car, but sometimes it's those small minor details that really makes the car.

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Old 01-28-2013, 10:56 AM   #276
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The owner of this black Mercedes Benz E550 sedan came to me in Anaheim Hills / Orange County to have me black out his chrome / brushed aluminum window trim and also had me lightly tint / smoke the tail lights on his car. He was overall going with a darker theme with his car, so these two changes really help tie that theme together. I took some pictures of the tail lights inside and outside to show how it looks like in different lighting scenarios. Also, for the trim, we went with the matte black finish over the gloss finish for his car.

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Old 01-30-2013, 11:15 AM   #277
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This is not exactly what I normally post, but for some reason I had two cars come in on the same day to have me do the same thing on both cars. Both cars had roof rails that were starting to corrode / fake / peel, and they wanted me to wrap them in vinyl to cover up the imperfections and give the pieces a consistent finish again. Ideally, the pieces should be smooth for the best results, but worse comes to worse, even if they aren't smooth, at least they are one color/finish again after being wrapped.

First car had silver / chrome roof rails and they wanted me to wrap it in gloss black. Second car had factory matte black roof rails, and they wanted me to just rewrap them in my matte black vinyl finish. The pictures aren't the best, since I was fairly busy that day and I wasn't even sure if I was going to be using these pictures later on as well.

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Old 02-03-2013, 11:23 AM   #278
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I had this brand new white BMW F30 335i sedan come by to have me vinyl wrap their car's roof in my gloss black vinyl material. I think this is the first mod that the owner of this car did. Just goes to show that getting a black roof done looks good by itself or as finishing touches to a car that already has other modifications done to it. I believe the owner of this car was around Orange County as well and drove out to me in Anaheim Hills to get the work done. We went with gloss black on this car to match his already factory gloss black mirrors and window trim pieces.

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Old 02-12-2013, 12:41 PM   #279
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how much would be needed to wrap the interior of a 330ci coupe? and also how much would the come out to? 3m di noc black carbon fiber
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:12 PM   #280
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I'm gonna be wrapping my car soon, could you PM me if you get anything blue?
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