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  #101  
Old 02-05-2011, 09:30 AM
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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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Old 02-07-2011, 01:00 PM
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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. Everything is done seamlessly in as a single piece.











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Old 02-10-2011, 11:37 AM
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Here's an Audi B8 tail lights that I tinted/vinyled in a smoke tint shade. I also cut out the reverse light portions for him. Come to me in Orange County to get it done.

I thought it turned out very nice and went fairly well with the rest of his car.











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Old 02-12-2011, 01:24 PM
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Every once in a while, I get a car that's not white, haha. I did this Subaru WRX for Puente Hills Subaru, to get it ready for SubieFest (that tells you how long it takes for me to post some of these pictures), which was in November.

I wrapped the roof in the 3M di-noc carbon fiber material. It turned out very nicely. This is for those of you who were asking me how the black 3m dinoc carbon fiber vinyl looks like on a roof with cars that have a sunroof.

Let me know if you have any questions.











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Old 02-14-2011, 01:24 PM
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Forgot to post the pictures of the tail lights to that Puente Hills Subaru WRX that I also did that day. I vinyled/tinted the tails in a red film, with the reverse sections cut out.

Just as a visual, this is what they looked like, to show how drastic the improvement is.

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Old 04-21-2011, 12:03 PM
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It's been a while since I posted some pictures. Been busy getting some of my own stuff done lately, but I am starting to finally have time again.

Here's pictures of an E46 that I vinyl wrapped the roof in the gloss black material. I believe this car belonged to a fellow Irvine/Orange County person as well. This is a change of pace from the 95% of white colored cars that I do. It'll give you guys a slightly better idea of how it looks on different/darker colors. It's noticeable, but still subtle at the same time from different/various angles.







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Old 04-25-2011, 12:08 PM
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I have so many pictures to go through, and a lot of cars that I did that I really like. I guess I have to start somewhere. This car was another fellow Irvine/Orange County enthusiast. I vinyl wrapped his roof in gloss black material. His rails were already matte black, so we left those alone. I think I did this car earlier this year in January, just to give an idea how far back some of my pictures that I still have yet to post goes, haha.













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Old 05-02-2011, 11:57 PM
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how much would it be to vinyl my hood, roof, and my trunk for my e39? i want gloss black
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:26 AM
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The gloss black material is not wide enough to do your entire hood with in a single piece, unfortunately.

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Old 05-03-2011, 11:14 AM
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I vinyl wrapped the window trim on this silver E39 5 series in gloss black material. This car belongs to a fellow Orange County/Cerritos member. The owner of this car originally had the window trim painted, but it kept flaking off, and he had to reapply the paint about two or three times a year. So he asked me vinyl his window trim, for a longer lasting solution. So far so good, and this was several months ago.











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Old 05-04-2011, 12:10 AM
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how about just the roof and the trunk?

you cant put two pieces of vinyl next to each other?
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:32 PM
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Sure, but then you'd have a seam line.

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Old 05-06-2011, 12:10 PM
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I am going to go a bit out of order here, and try to post pictures of cars other than white, just to keep things interesting

This is a grey Z4 that I vinyl wrapped the roof with in the 3M di noc carbon fiber material. I did his roof and the center areas/portions of his front and rear bumper in the carbon. Don't mind the weather stripping around the top of the front windshield. It seems like it has just deteriorated from age and over time. I've seen this happen on a lot of BMWs that I work on, which is quite unfortunate, since it's really only on the newer more recent models that I've seen this have happen to. I believe the owner of this car came out to me from Los Angeles to Orange County to get his all of that work done.













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Old 05-06-2011, 05:12 PM
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Just curious. I applied black out tape on my e39 window trim. How much for your services to redo my trim to something a little more professional looking?
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:25 PM
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What kind of car? Did you PM me before?
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:20 PM
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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, 01:53 PM
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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 06-07-2011, 01:17 PM
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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, 11:01 PM
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Hey Don, how much is it to do gloss black roof on a e90?

also, can the vinyl be removed without any damage? reason I ask is because the car is leased.
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:10 PM
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Yes, it can be removed. That's actually the main selling point of vinyl over paint and the reason why I do it.

I'll shoot you a PM.

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Old 06-09-2011, 11:55 AM
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I vinyled the window trim on this E90 a while back, in my gloss black vinyl material. The owner of this car actually lived in Irvine as well, and was probably only 5 miles away from me. I don't do the gloss black vinyl for the window trims very often, but I thought it turned out nice on this car. 95% of guys go with the matte black vinyl finish for the window trims usually. Also note, my window trim wraps are seamless, all the way around.

Let me know what you guys think.









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Old 06-09-2011, 12:36 PM
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How much for a 2008 e92 coupe window trim- black...DIY

PM the price please
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:47 AM
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PM sent.

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 from down here in Orange County, 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, 11:23 AM
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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 06-14-2011, 08:35 PM
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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.





Finished result:





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Don I am trying to black out the window trim on my car - 2011 E93 M3, Jerez Black, I want to have them gloss black since I have the BMW performance black front grilles which are gloss black and also bought the black side gills, I sent you an email today asking you if you serve the Miami area, send me an email if you are available in Miami so we can get together to arrange this job
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