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Old 05-09-2011, 02:14 PM   #221
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Well, I guess there's a first for everything. This is the first American car that I've installed a gloss black vinyl roof on. Even though it's not the typical BMW or Euro car that I normally do, at least it'll give guys with red cars somewhat of an idea of how it'd look like, with this color combination. The owner of this car was from south Orange County.

I didn't notice how blurry some of the pictures were when I was taking them.













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Old 05-16-2011, 03:41 PM   #222
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I'll be coming up to norcal in about two weeks (26th - 31st/1st), if anyone up there is interested in getting some work done. PM me, as I am already taking appointments for some of the days that I am going to be there for. I'll make a new thread for this later, once I get a chance.

Another white car, I know, but there was just something about this car that I really liked about it with the black roof. It's a BMW E92 335i coupe that I vinyl wrapped the roof in a gloss black material. The owner of this car was actually all the way out in the Los Angeles county, but I happen to be in the area already, so I dropped by to do his roof. I had some requests from people to take pictures of the car with the sunroof open, so hopefully this will help those who asked me about it out.





















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Old 05-16-2011, 09:39 PM   #223
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i think you should take a business trip to tri state area!!! Get some dates, and take appointments on those days?
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:39 PM   #224
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Trying to get you norcal guys excited for when I come up there this week to do some vinyl wrapping. I still have some spots available, for those who haven't heard and are interested. I'll be up there between the 26th and 1st of this week and next week.

BTW, any suggestions on what to do up there will be appreciated as well. I've been up there enough now to not need to do the touristy stuff, so some local suggestions will be nice. I'll be in SF and San Mateo areas.

I've been wanting to post pictures of this car for a while now. I thought the car looked awesome before, and the black roof really sets it off just ties in with the car very nicely. It is a red Mercedes Benz C63, and I vinyl wrapped the roof in a gloss black finish material. I actually drove from Orange County to the owner of this car in San Diego to do his car, two days before he left for the east coast. Hopefully once he moves/comes back over here, we can vinyl wrap his window trim in matte black. Great car and the owner was a very cool person as well.



















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Old 05-26-2011, 03:30 PM   #225
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Do you have any pictures of a e46 that did glossy black roof with matte black roof rails? Possibly on a tiag so I get an idea?
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:42 AM   #226
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There's probably a couple floating around somewhere in this thread. I don't keep tabs on color of the rails, only car color/make and what kind of job I did on it.
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:13 AM   #227
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Here are some quick pictures of just some of the cars I've done already. I still have some openings here and there if anyone's still interested.

Gloss roof, tinted tails/turn signals:




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Old 05-27-2011, 05:37 PM   #228
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:57 AM   #229
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Here's a white BMW E90 335i sedan's roof that I did a while ago with gloss black vinyl. This will help those who have roof spoilers already painted/body color and want to get black vinyl roofs to see how it'll look if they left it. The owner of this car was from Garden Grove/Orange County, I believe.

I ended up wrapping his roof spoiler later on, but wasn't able to take pictures of it with it on the car.











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Did you have to take the roof spoiler off to vinyl it?
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:28 AM   #230
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It'd be ideal.
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:08 PM   #231
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Here's a white Audi B8 that I vinyl wrapped the roof, hood, and bumper in my matte black finish/material. The owner of this car wanted to continue the theme down from the roof to the center raised section of the hood and the center section of the bumper. I thought it looked pretty cool, and it actually ended up making the car look wider. The owner of this car was in San Diego, and I happened to be down there in the area already from Orange County, so I dropped by and did some work on his car.

















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Old 06-07-2011, 03:16 PM   #232
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what is your method to tackle the rubber strip around the window at the front and back of the roof? do you just trim right up to it or do you lift it and cut the vinyl under it?
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:09 PM   #233
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what is your method to tackle the rubber strip around the window at the front and back of the roof? do you just trim right up to it or do you lift it and cut the vinyl under it?
wondering this also ^^^
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:11 PM   #234
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I've done it both ways. Whatever happens to work the best for that particular situation/car.

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Old 06-08-2011, 10:20 PM   #235
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Can you PM me pricing to do my roof, E46 coupe

also my sisters 2008 C300

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Old 06-09-2011, 01:26 AM   #236
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Got any pics of this done on a Steel Blue e46 by any chance?
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:31 PM   #237
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I don't think I have any of it on that color unfortunately.

Here's pictures of the first car that I did when I made my trip up to norcal/san francisco area to do some vinyl wraps and visit some friends. This is a white 350z that I vinyl wrapped the roof in my gloss black material and also tinted/smoked his rear tail lights and turn signals in the rear bumper.











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Old 06-13-2011, 01:13 PM   #238
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This is probably a first. Here's a Mazda 6 that I vinyl wrapped the roof in my gloss black material. I thought it changed the way the car looked completely, and this is coming from someone who sees this on cars all the time daily. Most of the cars that I work on have sunroofs, but since this car didn't, it really gave a nice smooth look/flow over the entire roof. The owner of this car was in Garden Grove/Orange County area, so those of you near by might see/recognize the car.



















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Old 06-27-2011, 12:32 PM   #239
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I don't get around to posting too many pictures of matte finishes, so here's one I did a while back. So here's a VW GTI MkV that I vinyl wrapped the roof in my matte black material. Did the roof and the small extension of the roof that extends onto the top hatch area. The owner of this car was actually out in the Los Angeles county area, so quite a bit of a distance from me in Orange County/Irvine, but luckily I was already in the area getting some other things done at the same time, so it wasn't too bad.

It was a bit dark, so the pictures aren't the greatest. I also got a bit carried away with the amount of pictures, but it's also partially because I haven't posted any pictures of the matte finish in a while, so I am trying to make up for lost time, haha.



















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Old 06-30-2011, 11:14 AM   #240
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Trying to figure out which pictures to edit and post can be hard sometimes. I have some pictures that date back to almost 12 months ago now that I still haven't had a chance to post yet.

Either way, here are some pictures of a car that I actually did recently sometime last week. The owner of this car was around/in Orange County as well. The car is a white Mercedes Benz C350 that I vinyl wrapped the roof in my gloss black material, and also did a border around his tail lights with my gloss black vinyl material as well. Everything was done freehand. I thought the tail lights turned out awesome, and changed the way the car looks completely, with something even as minor as that. Really gives the car a more aggressive look from behind. It's always fun when my customers bring me new ideas and challenges to try and do.














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