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Old 11-01-2012, 10:51 AM
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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 11-04-2012, 10:13 PM
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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, 09:26 PM
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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 11-11-2012, 08:52 PM
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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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Old 12-23-2012, 01:32 PM
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The owner of this new black BMW F10 528i sedan wanted me to complete the black out look for his car. I vinyl wrapped the chrome / brushed aluminum window trim on his car with my matte black material. We went with matte black over the gloss black since it matched the B pillars and it stood out a bit more than the gloss black would have. Overall, it makes a big difference, especially on a car that is as blacked out already as this one was. The owner of this car was from Orange County also and drove out to me in Anaheim Hills to get the work done.

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Old 12-25-2012, 01:03 PM
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Here is a red Mitsubishi Evo 8 that I did probably a year and a half ago now. Just found the pictures while going through my old stock. The owner of this car had me vinyl wrap the top portion of his rear trunk spoiler in the 3M Di-noc matte carbon fiber material. The original carbon fiber piece that I was wrapping over had faded and yellowed out over time so he wanted me to wrap over it to give it to cover it up but still preserve that cf look. The owner of this car was around Malibu.









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Old 12-27-2012, 10:28 AM
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I typically do a lot of newer / brand new cars, but that doesn't mean I don't work on older cars as well. Here is a white Mercedes E500 that came by to have me vinyl wrap the roof of his car with my gloss black material. I had also tinted his lights previously, which you can also see in the pictures. The owner of this car drove from south Orange County to me in Anaheim Hills to get the work done. The black roof really gives the car a new updated look without going overboard in my opinion.

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Old 01-08-2013, 10:27 AM
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This is not your standard car you see me working on, but I do not discriminate. I work on all types of cars, even if I mainly work on Euro cars typically. The owner of this silver Toyota Corolla came by to have me tint the tail lights on their car. The owner drove out from around Los Angeles / West Covina area to have me to do the work. Even on a stock car, the light tint / smoke on the tails still adds a nice overall touch to the car without making it look overly done or out of place. I took some before pictures, but they weren't that great, due to the direction of the lighting.

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Old 01-13-2013, 11:03 AM
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I can't believe it's already been almost half a year since I've been up to norcal to do my vinyl wraps up there in the bay area. Anyways, I still have a ton of pictures from my last trip that I haven't posted up yet. Here is a silver / gray Infinity G37 sedan that came by to have me vinyl wrap the chrome window trim on his car with my gloss black material. We went with the gloss black over the matte black finish for this car and I think it turned out great. The car was fairly stock, but even with just the window trim done, it completely changed the look of the car while maintaining a nice classy factory look.

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Old 01-22-2013, 02:43 PM
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Had the owner of this gray / silver E46 330i coupe come by to have me vinyl wrap the roof of their car. The owner opted to have me do only the center roof section and not the roof rails. I was able to wrap around the antenna without any issues, just like any of the other cars that also have antennas that I have done. For this car, we went with my gloss black vinyl material. The gloss black gives it a nice clean factory look. The owner of this car drove out to me in Orange County / Anaheim Hills to have the work done.

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Old 01-24-2013, 05:43 PM
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ETA is possibly mid to late March.

Sometimes it doesn't take much to set off a car. In this case, the owner of this black Nissan 350z came by to have me vinyl wrap the two side door vertical pillars in the 3M 1080 gloss carbon fiber finish. In addition to those, he also had me lightly tint / smoke the front bumper ambers to tone them down, but not completely black them out. The owner of this car drove out to me in Anaheim Hills / Orange County. Overall small / minor things done to the car, but sometimes it's those small minor details that really makes the car.

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Old 01-24-2013, 09:01 PM
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:01 AM
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The owner of this black Mercedes Benz E550 sedan came to me in Anaheim Hills / Orange County to have me black out his chrome / brushed aluminum window trim and also had me lightly tint / smoke the tail lights on his car. He was overall going with a darker theme with his car, so these two changes really help tie that theme together. I took some pictures of the tail lights inside and outside to show how it looks like in different lighting scenarios. Also, for the trim, we went with the matte black finish over the gloss finish for his car.

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Old 01-30-2013, 10:21 AM
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This is not exactly what I normally post, but for some reason I had two cars come in on the same day to have me do the same thing on both cars. Both cars had roof rails that were starting to corrode / fake / peel, and they wanted me to wrap them in vinyl to cover up the imperfections and give the pieces a consistent finish again. Ideally, the pieces should be smooth for the best results, but worse comes to worse, even if they aren't smooth, at least they are one color/finish again after being wrapped.

First car had silver / chrome roof rails and they wanted me to wrap it in gloss black. Second car had factory matte black roof rails, and they wanted me to just rewrap them in my matte black vinyl finish. The pictures aren't the best, since I was fairly busy that day and I wasn't even sure if I was going to be using these pictures later on as well.

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Old 02-03-2013, 10:27 AM
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I had this brand new white BMW F30 335i sedan come by to have me vinyl wrap their car's roof in my gloss black vinyl material. I think this is the first mod that the owner of this car did. Just goes to show that getting a black roof done looks good by itself or as finishing touches to a car that already has other modifications done to it. I believe the owner of this car was around Orange County as well and drove out to me in Anaheim Hills to get the work done. We went with gloss black on this car to match his already factory gloss black mirrors and window trim pieces.

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Old 02-14-2013, 11:25 AM
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I forgot to take some before pictures of this car, but I am sure you guys can imagine what it might have looked like before/stock. The owner of this car had me vinyl wrap the roof of his white BMW E92 335i coupe with my gloss black material. In addition to his roof, I also wrapped his chrome / brushed aluminum window surround in my gloss black vinyl material as well to match the roof. Small changes, but it really made the car pop a lot more. I thought with the addition of the black roof and window trim, it really made the car a lot cleaner and everything flows nicely even with the contrasting roof. He drove out to me in Orange County / Anaheim Hills to get the work done. I believe the owner of the car was from around Los Angeles area/county or something like that.

















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Old 02-19-2013, 08:51 AM
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The owner of this silver E46 M3 coupe came by to have me vinyl wrap the roof of his new-to-him car with the 3M di-noc matte carbon fiber vinyl finish. The owner of this car was from around LA and drove out to me in Anaheim Hills / OC to get the work done. The matte roof went well with his gunmetal / darker grey colored wheels. The owner wanted to go for that CSL style look, so this is what the results were:

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Old 02-21-2013, 11:28 AM
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This is one of my favorite mods to do on cars. My other favorite is getting rid of the chrome on cars. Tinting the tail lights light like this really gives the car a OEM+ look. It's good for cars that want to change up the look of the car a bit, without making it very obvious or noticeable what was done. However, that doesn't mean that this won't work or look good on modified car as well. I also like the light tint because it's less likely to get you pulled over, since so many cars come with slightly darker tail lights from the factory already as it is (IE BMW blacklines for their tail lights, etc).

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Old 02-28-2013, 09:00 AM
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Starting to get more of the new BMW 3 series F30 bodies come in like this white 328 sedan. I vinyl wrapped the roof on this car in my gloss black vinyl material. This car was pretty interesting because it did not have a sunroof, which most newer cars always comes with. Turned out nice. Mirrors were already black from the factory as well as the shadowline window trim on the car. The owner of the car drove out to me in Orange County / Anaheim Hills to get the work done.

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Old 04-16-2013, 01:56 PM
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The owner of this brand new black Porsche Cayenne Hybrid had me vinyl wrap the chrome window trim/surround on his car with my gloss black vinyl material. We went with the gloss black to match the B pillars of his car, which were also already gloss black from the factory. It really changed the look of the car, especially with the tinted windows and black wheels that he had. The owner of this car was also in Orange County.

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Old 04-22-2013, 02:32 PM
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The owner of this white Audi R8 was getting other work done on the car and he decided to have me tint his headlights with my light smoke/tint film as well. The owner of this car was from around the Los Angeles county area and drove out to me in Orange County to get the work done. I took some pictures of the car with the headlights off and the parking lights on to show how the light transmission looked like after the install was done. Over, it gave it a nice meaner look without reducing overall light output by anything too much.

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Old 04-29-2013, 01:57 PM
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For the roof of this white Nissan 370z, I vinyl wrapped it in the 3M dinoc matte carbon fiber material. I did not take before pictures, since time was against my side, but I am sure you can imagine how it probably looked like before. I think the cf went well with the overall styling of the rest of the car. The owner of this car was from around Redlands or Riverside county and drove out to me in Orange County/Anaheim Hills to get the work done.











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Old 05-04-2013, 03:08 PM
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The owner of this grey/gunmetal colored Mercedes Benz C63 AMG had me vinyl wrap the chrome / brushed aluminum window trim/surround on his car with my matte black vinyl material. The owner wanted the shadowline look. In addition to the window trim, I also vinyl wrapped the b pillars and trunk handle on his car with the 3M dinoc matte carbon fiber material. It's a nice little finishing touch on the car and I think it went well with the overall theme and color of the car.

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Old 05-29-2013, 06:55 PM
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Just as a side note for those who are keeping track or paying attention when my next Norcal trip is going to be. I am probably going to be going back up there in about 4-6 weeks. When I have an exact date down, I'll make a dedicated thread for it for those who are interested to sign up.

The owner of this silver BMW E39 540i sedan came by to have me vinyl wrap the roof of his car with my gloss black vinyl material. We went with gloss black over matte black for his car. Overall, it went very well with the look and styling of his car fairly well.

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Old 05-31-2013, 09:51 AM
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For this new white Mercedes Benz CLS550 sedan, I vinyl wrapped the tail lights with my light tint/smoke film material. On this car, I we decided to do the whole tail light. I didn't take pictures of it before, but the first picture does show the driver side as tinted/smoked (left) and the passenger (right) untinted. The lighting of it inside kind of makes it hard to gauge, but in the other pictures where I took them outside will help you better see the differences. As you can notice, as the lighting changes, the appearance of the darkness of the shade changes as well.









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