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Old 06-21-2010, 04:44 PM   #21
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Installed gloss black vinyl on the window trim of this E46 M3 and tinted his tail lights:













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Old 08-02-2010, 03:55 PM   #22
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Had someone request me post some pictures of blacked out window trim and misc chrome parts.

I did the window trim on this C63, along with his chrome trunk lid handle and the top half of his side mirror blinkers.

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Old 09-26-2010, 12:17 PM   #23
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Here are pictures of a white E92 window trim that I did (plus interior in cf, which you can see slightly on the dash in some of the pictures):









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Old 09-27-2010, 12:08 AM   #24
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don did my trim,, its been holding up just fine.. its like a different car..
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:14 AM   #25
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Just wondering but any of your customers ever asked to carbon wrap their window trim? If so, you got pictures?
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:08 PM   #26
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Vinyl'd his window trim with matte black to cover up the chrome window trim.





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Old 12-11-2010, 12:42 PM   #27
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Blacked out the window trim on this E60 5 series with some matte black vinyl. They were originally chrome, and the owner wanted to get rid of them, to go with a more blacked out/murdered out look for his car. Everything is done in one piece, no seam lines anywhere, even on the rear doors where it curves downwards.

I forgot to take some before/after pictures, until I was half way done, so here's the best I have of a comparison of the chrome (bottom trim) compared to the trim that I wrapped (top trim) already in matte black.





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Old 12-12-2010, 01:09 AM   #28
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Looks amazing! i just did my E46 and its a small change but makes a huge difference of the whole car!
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:44 PM   #29
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I had a car come by (E92 BMW 3 series coupe), to have me vinyl wrap his window trim with black vinyl to cover the chrome/aluminum finish. He had done one side, but decided that he wanted me to finish/wrap his other side. He had originally purchased some "matte black" vinyl from another competing vendor.

Note the differences in the finish between my vinyl and my competitors vinyl, and how my material actually has a black sheen/finish to it compared to theirs, which is almost a faded black or greyish color (this was brand new material, that the owner had just purchased/put on a week before). Also note, I did not do the install on this side of the window trim, as I do all of my window trim installs in a single continuous piece, without any seams.

Luckily for the owner of this car, I have several shades of black that I keep on hand, and was able to match the material he had already used. This saved him from having two different shades on either side of the car, or having to completely redo the window trim that was already done.









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Old 12-20-2010, 02:45 PM   #30
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Although I vinyl/black out window trims fairly often, it's not too often/common that I have someone request or ask me to wrap their window trims in gloss black (instead of matte black).

So for those who are curious what it looks like, this is what a gloss black vinyl wrapped window trim looks like. Did this on an E46 BMW 325i black coupe. Owner drove from Fullerton/Orange County.











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Old 01-15-2011, 01:46 PM   #31
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so the "gloss black" you use maybe has a bit more "gloss" to it than say what the zhp's get stock?
i was considering "gloss black" like what the zhp have for my steel blue color but maybe i should stick with matte?
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:29 PM   #32
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I wouldn't say the gloss on my vinyl is any different than the ZHP. However, I have not compared them side by side. It's just like gloss black paint, there's nothing mysterious about "gloss black"

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Old 01-15-2011, 07:58 PM   #33
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Don did my roof yesterday, looks sick!

Ill be messaging you soon enough for the window trim! Thanks again!
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Glad to hear you liked the work and are happy with the new way your car looks now

Some quick pictures of a BMW E60 530, I believe, that I vinyl wrapped (bmw shadowline) the chrome window trim on in a matte black finish. The owner of this car came out from Long Beach to me in Orange County to have it done. Everything was done seamlessly, even around the rear door's curves, just like all of my wraps.







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Old 02-07-2011, 02:57 PM   #35
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Here's pictures of the same 1 series that I vinyl wrapped the roof in gloss black vinyl in. These are closer/more detailed pictures of his window trim that I also vinyled in a matte black material/finish, to cover up the old chrome/aluminum finish.











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Don, can you wrap my kawk in carbon fiber vinyls? I wanna be able to move faster cuz my sh!t is big and heavy.
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Really want to do this to my car but scared to tackle it on my own. Wish you were local!
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Do you remove the trim or no when you do this? Would be really interested if removing the trim isn't a requirement
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Then you're in luck. Shoot me a PM

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Don, you didn't answer my question. I'm serious.
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