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Old 08-12-2009, 04:12 PM   #1
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Can't decide on Gloss/Matte Vinyl!!!!

Hey guys

First of all I have looked over 30 + posts on here and also on E90 to see which vinyl looks better

Car: 2003 BMW 325I black on black (Sapphire Black)

Want to Mod: window trim around the windows plus pillars
I'm thinking Matte Black Vinyl

Want to Mod: Side moldings around the car
I'm thinking Gloss Black Vinyl to match (Sapphire Black)

Vinyl from: bmwshadowline.com

Question: do the whole car in Gloss or Matte Vinyl
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:06 PM   #2
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:20 PM   #3
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Matte on window trim and gloss on door/bumper trim.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:24 PM   #4
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^+1 to what he said. I just did my exterior window trim and made it matte black with shadowline vinyl, and damn does it make a huge difference!
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:27 PM   #6
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I went with matte on my windows and roof.

Gloss black scratches easily btw so keep that in mind for large surfaces.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:34 PM   #9
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I have matte on my window trim right now but am redoing it to gloss(like zhp trim).
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:30 PM   #10
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I went through the same decision, matte or gloss black for the window trim on a jet black car, and I ended up going with matte black.
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:50 PM   #11
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I just ordered couple rolls of Matte and Gloss...as soon as I get them I will put them on and post pics...

I'm doing the following:
Window Trim
Bumper Trim
Side mirrors
Pillars
Strip above the license plate
Anything else?

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