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Old 10-21-2012, 12:46 PM   #241
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Here is a silver E92 328i coupe that I blacked out the chrome / brushed aluminum window trim with my matte black vinyl material. The car was relatively stock, but getting rid of the chrome still made a big difference on the overall look of the car. We went with the matte black over the gloss black to match the other matte pieces that were already around the window trim. The owner of this car drove out to me from around Long beach to Anaheim Hills.

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Old 10-21-2012, 12:46 PM   #242
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Here is a silver E92 328i coupe that I blacked out the chrome / brushed aluminum window trim with my matte black vinyl material. The car was relatively stock, but getting rid of the chrome still made a big difference on the overall look of the car. We went with the matte black over the gloss black to match the other matte pieces that were already around the window trim. The owner of this car drove out to me from around Long beach to Anaheim Hills.

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Old 10-23-2012, 11:32 PM   #243
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I had done this white Honda Insight before, but in gloss black. The owner decided to change it up and had me redo his roof in the 3M di-noc matte carbon fiber material this time around. The owner of this car was from around Long Beach and drove out to me in Anaheim Hills / Orange County to have the vinyl work done. The roof was fairly big and had an antenna and rear windshield nozzle right next to it that I had to work around, but everything came out looking good. I've had people ask me if I can wrap mirrors. Yes, I can wrap mirrors, however, it's not so much if I can wrap them, but if the material can can maintain that shape/contours of the piece being wrapped.

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Old 10-24-2012, 12:03 AM   #244
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I need some carbon fiber pattern to do a whole interior wrap on my 02 e46
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:31 PM   #245
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Do you have any 3M 1080 series gloss black available?
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:43 AM   #246
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:09 PM   #247
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I do like these new E coupes and C coupes that have been starting to show up on the roads more. The owner of this white E class coupe wanted to have me tint / smoke their tail lights with my light film. In the pictures, the car/surrounding may seem under exposed or over exposed, but that is done on purpose, since the focus is on the tail lights. Each of the pictures represents how the tail lights look exactly at that moment in person in those lighting conditions. The owner of this car was from around south Orange County and drove out to me in Anaheim Hills to get the work done.

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Old 10-25-2012, 01:20 PM   #248
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:26 PM   #249
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:38 AM   #250
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Had this blue Subaru STI hatchback / wagon come by to have me wrap the roof of his car in my gloss black vinyl material. I had also done his brother's Subaru's roof, but in the 3M dinoc matte carbon fiber, a couple of years earlier. The owner of this car was from around Westminster or so and drove out to me in Anaheim Hills / Orange County to get the work done. Subarus are one of the cars that I think can pull off a matte black roof look, but I think that gloss black on this car and color turned out fairly nice.

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Old 11-01-2012, 12:47 PM   #251
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This black Audi A4 B8 came by to have me black out the chrome / brushed aluminum window trim that came with his car. The owner of this car was also around in Orange County and came out to me in Anaheim Hills to get the work done. In the before pictures, you can see my X5 in the background with black window trim, so that may also kind of give you an idea of how chrome and non chrome window trim looks like side by side on black cars. For this car, we went with my gloss black vinyl material over the matte black material and I think it turned out fairly nice. The car had a metallic finish to it, so the gloss black still stood out against it even though it was gloss black as well.

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Old 11-01-2012, 10:43 PM   #252
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May I please get a quote for some vinyl (jet black/matte/not shiny) to cover the exterior bumper and side trim on an e46 sedan? Probably add a tiny bit more just in case I screw up. Shipped to WI.

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Old 11-05-2012, 12:12 AM   #253
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Wrapped the trunk of this black 4 door Honda Civic in the 3M di-noc matte carbon fiber material. The owner of this car was also in Orange County. The indentations on the top of the trunk, which look like bubbles, are actually holes in the trunk from the spoiler that used to be on there. This is not the perfect solution to covering up the holes in the trunk of the car, but it's a cheaper and reversible alternative that will allow you to go back to factory if needed.









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Old 11-07-2012, 11:23 PM   #254
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This is the first bug I have done. The owner of this new body silver VW Bug came by to have me vinyl wrap the roof of his car with my gloss black material. He drove out from Los Angeles to me in Orange County / Anaheim Hills to get the work done. Unlike most roofs, the roof of this VW Bug had two separate sections that had to be wrapped. Overall, I think the black roof really made this rather normal/regular looking VW Bug a bit sportier.

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Old 11-10-2012, 01:55 AM   #255
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Hey Don,
Do you have (can you get)a satin black that has metallic in it? Like the Mercedes-Benz ice metallic black? Want to wrap an entire w203 c320. Thx
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Gloss black e46 rook sized shipped to 30236? I also want to to the black door and bumper trim, and i need a gloss white, how much shipped to 30236>
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:21 AM   #257
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Sorry, I do not have any gloss metallic vinyl.

I also do not have gloss white.

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Old 11-11-2012, 10:50 PM   #258
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Had this new white E class E350 come by to have me lightly tint / smoke the tail lights on his car. The owner of this car drove out to me in Anaheim Hills / Orange County to have the work done. Since the tail lights over lap onto the rear quarter/side a bit, I also took a side picture to give you guys an idea of how the tinted / smoked tail lights looks like from a side profile.

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