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Old 06-27-2012, 10:43 AM   #301
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:13 PM   #302
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I forgot to take the before pictures of this car before wrapping the roof, but you guys can probably imagine what it looked like before/stock with the white roof. The owner of this alpine white BMW E60 5 series came by to my shop in Anaheim Hills / Orange County from around Los Angeles to have the roof wrapped in my gloss black vinyl material. Went with the gloss black to give it a clean factory look, similar to what the car would have looked like if it came with a panoramic roof. Also took some close up pictures around the sunroof, edges, rails, etc for you guys to see the details that goes into my installs.

















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Old 07-25-2012, 07:48 PM   #303
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This car was the very last car that I did during my trip in norcal / Bay Area. The owner of this car drove out to me in San Jose from San Francisco. I was almost not able to get to this car, but luckily on my last day up there, I finished all of my other appointments early enough to leave just enough time to do one more car. He decided to have me vinyl wrap the roof of his Alpine White E46 M3 with the gloss black material to give it a factory / panoramic roof look. I think the black roof really makes the red interior pop even more.













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Old 08-06-2012, 10:15 AM   #304
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The owner of this car drove out to me in San Jose from Vallejo when I was up in norcal last time doing vinyl wraps. For this white Acura RSX, we went with the gloss black vinyl finish over the matte black to give it a more factory look. It gives it a nice continuous finish from the front windshield to the rear windshield. The black roof also sets off the black wheels fairly nicely as well.











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Old 08-15-2012, 10:25 AM   #305
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Even as much as I have seen it, I still think black roofs on white or lighter colored cars always looks great. Provides great contrast and in this case, it goes fairly well with the black wheels on the car. The owner of this white Subaru STI sedan brought his car to me to have the roof wrapped with my gloss black vinyl material. The owner of this car was also from around San Jose / Bay area, so he was fairly close to where I was doing the vinyl installs at while up in norcal. Subarus are one of those cars that could pull off the matte black or gloss black look fairly well. So even if the owner had decided to go with my matte black vinyl material, I think it would have looked just as good.

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Old 08-22-2012, 11:47 AM   #306
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Here's one of the cars that I did some vinyl work on the other day up here in norcal / Bay Area / San Jose. The owner of this white E46 325i sedan brought his car by to have me vinyl wrap his roof with my matte black vinyl material. It's not as often that BMW or Euro guys in general go with the matte black finish, so this is a good example for those who were thinking or considering getting it done on your cars. The roof was plastidip before, but the vinyl provides a much smoother end result and finish, and is just as easily reversible.













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Old 08-29-2012, 12:33 PM   #307
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Thanks for everyone who was able to make it out to me while I was up in norcal / Bay Area doing vinyl wraps. I only had one car that cancelled on me without any notice (which is a first out of all of my trips that I have been/gone up there), but other than that everything went good as usual.

This was one of the last cars that I did while up there, and I was a bit excited, so I forgot to take some before pictures of it. The owner of this white Subaru STI wagon / hatch brought his car to me to have me vinyl wrap the roof of his car with my gloss black vinyl material. Subarus are one of those cars that can pull off the matte or gloss black look. Since there is no sunroof on this car, it gives it a very smooth and continuous result / look.















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Old 09-08-2012, 11:46 AM   #308
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Here's one of the 350z's that I did some vinyl work on while up in the bay area / norcal. The owner of this silver 350z wanted me to vinyl wrap his roof in my gloss black material. His windshield, side windows, and rear windshield were also tinted. He wanted to give it a continuous flow / look from the roof to the front/rear windshield, which is what we got with the final results once everything was done. It looked good. The gloss black matched nicely with the glass.

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Old 09-14-2012, 10:35 AM   #309
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:56 AM   #310
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Did the roof of this gray / silver BMW 328i E92 coupe in my gloss black vinyl material. I also vinyl wrapped the chrome / aluminum window trim of this car at the same time, but we went with the matte black finish for that instead of the gloss. The owner of this car was from around Los Angeles / Torrance and drove out to me in Orange County to get the work done. The combination of both the black roof and blacking out the window trim really changed the looks and dynamics of the car quite a bit, even with just those two simple things.

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Old 09-24-2012, 09:15 PM   #311
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This is random, but might as well post it in here.

Here are some pictures of my matte white vinyl (for those who have asked me about pictures of this) that I used to wrap my Macbook with.





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Old 09-24-2012, 10:50 PM   #314
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:14 PM   #315
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awesome work

do you ever wrap the shark fin too? i think it sticks out too much leaving it unwrapped.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:14 PM   #316
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Most people end up leaving it or getting it painted.

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Old 10-01-2012, 10:11 AM   #317
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Here is a new white Toyota / Scion FRS that I vinyl wrapped the roof with my gloss black vinyl material. We went with the gloss black finish to give it a factory look. The owner of this car drove out to me in Anaheim Hills / Orange County to get the roof wrapped.

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Old 10-09-2012, 10:52 AM   #318
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This customer was referred to me by his brother whose car I had also wrapped the roof in gloss black. The owner of this new white Porsche Carrera 2 also wanted me to wrap his roof in my gloss black material to give it that panoramic two tone look. He drove out to me in Anaheim Hills / Orange County from around Riverside / Corona area. Unlike most cars, the Porsche has a non glass sunroof, so that piece had to also be wrapped along with the rest of the roof. I think the end results looked awesome and it really made this Porsche look even sportier without giving it too much of an aftermarket / overdone feel that other modifications can cause.

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Old 10-18-2012, 10:18 AM   #319
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This is probably my shortest picture post ever in recent times. I had worked on this car probably 1-2 years ago, but I haven't posted any pictures my work on Subarus in a while, so I decided to use these pictures anyways. The owner of this white Subaru hatchback / wagon actually lived right down the street from me in Irvine / Orange County, so I just came by his place to vinyl wrap his roof in my gloss black vinyl material. Part of the reason for him wanting to wrap his roof was to also protect it for when he had a roof rack on and put snowboards, etc, on there. Pictures aren't the best, but hopefully you guys can still see and get an idea.







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How much should one to pay to vinyl wrap their window trim and pillars?
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