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Old 12-10-2010, 12:43 PM
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Here are pictures of the tail lights that I tinted with a red vinyl film for on this Subaru WRX. I cut out the reverse/turn light pieces for him as well.

For those who don't know what these tails looked like before I tinted it, here's a stock picture for reference.

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Old 12-11-2010, 10:45 AM
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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 12-13-2010, 01:11 PM
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Been doing quite a few tail lights. Here are some pictures of the tails that I tinted/smoked with a vinyl/film on this BMW E60 5 series.







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Old 12-16-2010, 01:33 PM
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Another fellow Orange County member on another forum that I am on came by with his white E60 BMW M5 to have his roof vinyl wrapped with the 3M di noc carbon fiber.

Here are some pictures that I took of it. Let me know what you guys think.

















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Old 12-18-2010, 01:47 PM
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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, 12:49 PM
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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 12-22-2010, 11:38 AM
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Ran across pictures of this car that I did several months back. The owner of this car drove up from San Diego area, or around Carlsbad, to me in Orange County to have me vinyl wrap his roof in gloss black material. It is a Mercedes E55, and I think the color of the car is called pewter. I think the gloss roof and the color of the car went nicely together.









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Old 12-22-2010, 11:38 AM
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Ran across pictures of this car that I did several months back. The owner of this car drove up from San Diego area, or around Carlsbad, to me in Orange County to have me vinyl wrap his roof in gloss black material. It is a Mercedes E55, and I think the color of the car is called pewter. I think the gloss roof and the color of the car went nicely together.









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Old 12-27-2010, 11:12 AM
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Pictures of this silver 7th(?) gen Honda Accord that I vinyl wrapped the roof with in gloss black. Note his hood is real carbon fiber, so it's a good comparison for those who are trying to figure out what they want to go with, who have either a cf hood and or trunk. The owner of this car came from Pasadena out to me in Orange County to get it done.

Cool car, with mods/styles that you don't see anymore these days, like you did back around ~2000.









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Old 12-29-2010, 07:42 PM
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Here are pictures of Joe @ Trinity's E60 M5 that I vinyl wrapped the roof with in the 3M di-noc carbon fiber material. A fellow Irvine/Orange County car, so he was right down the street from me, almost quite literally. Didn't have much room to take the pictures, but I tried doing what I could.













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Old 12-30-2010, 05:27 AM
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vietnam is where the sun rises now. Excellent work Don.
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:49 AM
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Installed gloss black vinyl on this white IS300. Car was from Anaheim/Orange County. The car had a carbon fiber trunk that was tinted/painted lightly black, to give the weave a more subtle effect.

These pictures will show those of you who've asked how a black roof looks like with a roof spoiler that's not black and still left body colored.











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Old 01-03-2011, 12:08 PM
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Here are some pictures of a white E92 BMW 335i that I vinyl wrapped the roof in gloss black vinyl. The car came up to me in Irvine from south orange county. Don't mind the antenna, I didn't put the antenna cover for it back on yet when I took these pictures.











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Old 01-07-2011, 09:02 AM
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Here are pictures of tail lights that I tinted on a darker graphite colored C230 mercedes benz. The owner came from Glendale down to me in Orange County. I tinted the white turn signals on the tails, the turn signals on the side mirrors, and the amber reflector/light on the front bumper.











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Old 01-11-2011, 10:40 AM
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Here are pictures of the tail lights on a black E60 BMW 535XI that I tinted/smoked with a vinyl/film. Pictures are with the parking lights on, to show you how much light still shows/shines through the material. Owner of the car drove out to me in Orange County to get it done. Let me know what you guys think.















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Old 01-13-2011, 11:30 AM
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Here's a C300/C350 (don't remember which one it was exactly) that I did some tail light work on. I did a gloss black outline on his tail lights, similar to the tail lights that comes on the Brabus C classes. The owner of this car was from Long Beach, and I happened to be out in that area from Orange County, so I dropped by to do his tail lights for him. I also applied gloss black vinyl over his chrome rear trunk handle to add to the gloss/black theme.

Here's a stock photo of the tail light, to give a better side by side comparison of how it looked before/after.

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Old 01-15-2011, 10:59 AM
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Here are pictures of this white Nissan 350z that I vinyl wrapped his roof in gloss black. I think the owner of this car came up from San Diego to me in Orange County to have it done. The gloss black vinyl on his roof went well with his black face wheels and other black accents on the car, like the front lip/bumper.











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Old 01-17-2011, 01:51 PM
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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 01-19-2011, 12:06 PM
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Here are pictures of a silver E55 AMG Mercedes that I vinyl wrapped the roof with in gloss black material. The owner of this car came down from Malibu to me in Orange County to have it done. It's good to know that gloss black vinyl roofs don't just look good on white cars only, but on other colors as well









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Old 01-22-2011, 09:06 AM
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Here are pictures of some tail lights that I tinted with my vinyl/material film in a gunsmoke shade on a blue E60 530i I believe. The owner of this car drove from Fullerton out to me in Orange county to have it done. The tint really toned the tail lights down to flow with the rest of the car fairly well.









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Old 01-23-2011, 01:44 PM
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:47 AM
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Here are pictures of an Lexus ISF that I vinyl wrapped the roof in the 3M Di-noc material. As you can kind of see in some of the pictures, from a distance away, the material will almost give you a matte/flat black look. However, as you get closer to it, you'll be able to see the design and weave of the cf vinyl appear. The owner of this car came out to me in Irvine/Orange County. Hopefully these pictures will also help give an idea of how the 3M di noc carbon fiber material looks like on darker car and cars with sunroofs.













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Old 01-31-2011, 08:34 AM
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Some pictures of a white E46 M3 that I vinyl wrapped the roof in gloss black. The owner of this car lived around Westminster/Orange County. The owner of this car parks it outside quite a bit, so with the vinyl roof, it'll end up help protect the roof/paint from weathering. Don't mind the pictures. It was a bit dark when I took the pictures, so that's why some of the pictures may look a bit different/off.









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Old 02-02-2011, 12:59 PM
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Here's pictures of a car you don't see too often, or at least I don't. I applied a gloss black vinyl roof on this 1 series BMW E82. The car belonged to a fellow Irvine/Orange County resident. I also did his window trim in matte black vinyl, which I'll post up some more detailed pictures of those later. Also don't mind the antenna cover, I didn't put it back on yet before I took the pictures.

Let me know if you guys have any other specific requests, and I'll see if I have any of those kinds of pictures, of if I can take them the next time I do it.











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