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Old 02-14-2013, 01:20 PM   #381
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I forgot to take some before pictures of this car, but I am sure you guys can imagine what it might have looked like before/stock. The owner of this car had me vinyl wrap the roof of his white BMW E92 335i coupe with my gloss black material. In addition to his roof, I also wrapped his chrome / brushed aluminum window surround in my gloss black vinyl material as well to match the roof. Small changes, but it really made the car pop a lot more. I thought with the addition of the black roof and window trim, it really made the car a lot cleaner and everything flows nicely even with the contrasting roof. He drove out to me in Orange County / Anaheim Hills to get the work done. I believe the owner of the car was from around Los Angeles area/county or something like that.

















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Old 02-19-2013, 10:49 AM   #382
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The owner of this silver E46 M3 coupe came by to have me vinyl wrap the roof of his new-to-him car with the 3M di-noc matte carbon fiber vinyl finish. The owner of this car was from around LA and drove out to me in Anaheim Hills / OC to get the work done. The matte roof went well with his gunmetal / darker grey colored wheels. The owner wanted to go for that CSL style look, so this is what the results were:

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Old 02-21-2013, 01:22 PM   #383
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This is one of my favorite mods to do on cars. My other favorite is getting rid of the chrome on cars. Tinting the tail lights light like this really gives the car a OEM+ look. It's good for cars that want to change up the look of the car a bit, without making it very obvious or noticeable what was done. However, that doesn't mean that this won't work or look good on modified car as well. I also like the light tint because it's less likely to get you pulled over, since so many cars come with slightly darker tail lights from the factory already as it is (IE BMW blacklines for their tail lights, etc).

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Old 02-28-2013, 10:53 AM   #384
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Starting to get more of the new BMW 3 series F30 bodies come in like this white 328 sedan. I vinyl wrapped the roof on this car in my gloss black vinyl material. This car was pretty interesting because it did not have a sunroof, which most newer cars always comes with. Turned out nice. Mirrors were already black from the factory as well as the shadowline window trim on the car. The owner of the car drove out to me in Orange County / Anaheim Hills to get the work done.

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Old 04-16-2013, 03:45 PM   #385
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The owner of this brand new black Porsche Cayenne Hybrid had me vinyl wrap the chrome window trim/surround on his car with my gloss black vinyl material. We went with the gloss black to match the B pillars of his car, which were also already gloss black from the factory. It really changed the look of the car, especially with the tinted windows and black wheels that he had. The owner of this car was also in Orange County.

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Old 04-16-2013, 03:45 PM   #386
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The owner of this brand new black Porsche Cayenne Hybrid had me vinyl wrap the chrome window trim/surround on his car with my gloss black vinyl material. We went with the gloss black to match the B pillars of his car, which were also already gloss black from the factory. It really changed the look of the car, especially with the tinted windows and black wheels that he had. The owner of this car was also in Orange County.

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Old 04-22-2013, 03:14 PM   #388
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The owner of this white Audi R8 was getting other work done on the car and he decided to have me tint his headlights with my light smoke/tint film as well. The owner of this car was from around the Los Angeles county area and drove out to me in Orange County to get the work done. I took some pictures of the car with the headlights off and the parking lights on to show how the light transmission looked like after the install was done. Over, it gave it a nice meaner look without reducing overall light output by anything too much.

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Old 04-29-2013, 03:48 PM   #390
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For the roof of this white Nissan 370z, I vinyl wrapped it in the 3M dinoc matte carbon fiber material. I did not take before pictures, since time was against my side, but I am sure you can imagine how it probably looked like before. I think the cf went well with the overall styling of the rest of the car. The owner of this car was from around Redlands or Riverside county and drove out to me in Orange County/Anaheim Hills to get the work done.











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Old 05-04-2013, 05:00 PM   #391
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The owner of this grey/gunmetal colored Mercedes Benz C63 AMG had me vinyl wrap the chrome / brushed aluminum window trim/surround on his car with my matte black vinyl material. The owner wanted the shadowline look. In addition to the window trim, I also vinyl wrapped the b pillars and trunk handle on his car with the 3M dinoc matte carbon fiber material. It's a nice little finishing touch on the car and I think it went well with the overall theme and color of the car.

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Just as a side note for those who are keeping track or paying attention when my next Norcal trip is going to be. I am probably going to be going back up there in about 4-6 weeks. When I have an exact date down, I'll make a dedicated thread for it for those who are interested to sign up.

The owner of this silver BMW E39 540i sedan came by to have me vinyl wrap the roof of his car with my gloss black vinyl material. We went with gloss black over matte black for his car. Overall, it went very well with the look and styling of his car fairly well.

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For this new white Mercedes Benz CLS550 sedan, I vinyl wrapped the tail lights with my light tint/smoke film material. On this car, I we decided to do the whole tail light. I didn't take pictures of it before, but the first picture does show the driver side as tinted/smoked (left) and the passenger (right) untinted. The lighting of it inside kind of makes it hard to gauge, but in the other pictures where I took them outside will help you better see the differences. As you can notice, as the lighting changes, the appearance of the darkness of the shade changes as well.









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Old 06-03-2013, 09:59 PM   #394
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Here is a white VW Mk6 that had me vinyl wrap the roof of his car with the 3M dinoc matte carbon fiber vinyl. I wrapped the material around the antenna and did the top rear hatch part as well. The carbon look adds a nice touch to the car. The owner of this car drove out to me in Anaheim Hills / Orange County to have the work done. I took a picture of the side of the roof where the material end, since people usually ask what it looks like for cars that do not have rails/etc.























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The owner of this car had me black out the chrome/brushed aluminum window trim on his brand new white Mercedes Benz E350. We went with the matte black finish for around the window trim area. In addition to the window trim, he also had me wrap the middle center section of his front bumper in my gloss black vinyl material. He drove out to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange County to have the vinyl work done.

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Here is an example of a stock white Mercedes Benz C300 sedan that came in to have me vinyl their roof in my gloss black vinyl material. Even though the owner of this car was going to leave his car relatively stock, the black roof was still a nice addition to the car, which gave it an OEM+ look. The owner of this car drove out to me in Orange County / Anaheim Hills to get the vinyl work done. The only thing I would have suggested him to also get done was to black out the chrome window trim around the doors and the chrome trunk handle piece in the back. That would have really set the car off fairly nicely.

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I've had a couple of people ask me to post some more pictures of the 3M 1080 gloss carbon fiber finish, so here is a white Lexus IS350 sedan that I vinyl wrapped the roof with in that material. Also note, the roof spoiler is a real carbon piece, so this will also help give those an idea of how the vinyl material compares/contrast against real carbon. The owner of this car drove out to me in Anaheim Hills / Orange County to get the work done. We went with the 3M 1080 gloss carbon fiber vinyl finish over the 3M di-noc matte carbon fiber finish to closer match real cf and go with his roof spoiler better.

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People usually ask me if they should go with gloss black or matte black for the window trim on their black cars, so here is an example of matte black on this brand new BMW F10 sapphire metallic 5 series sedan. With the black wheels on the car, it made the chrome window trim stand out even more. So you can see the differences of the before and after are quite drastic, even for such a small detail. The owner of this car was also around/from Orange County and drove out to my shop in Anaheim Hills. I liked the end results and how this car turned out with the black vinyl trim.

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Tinted / smoked the center clear portion of the tail lights on this brand new white Mercedes E350 sedan. In addition to tinting the tail lights with my light film material, I also wrapped the trunk spoiler in the 3M 1080 gloss carbon fiber material and blacked out the chrome trunk handle with my matte black vinyl material. Overall, the light shade of tint was a nice slight change in the look of the car, without making it too dark and is still visible during the day/night.

Most spoilers aren't practical to wrap, but this one happen to work out.

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One year later and my roof and trim still look great. Roof hasn't even faded much despite many washes and lots of sun, when I remove sunroof deflector difference in shade is very minimal. Worth every cent if you're thinking about wrapping some parts, thanks Don.


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