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  #102  
Old 11-23-2010, 11:50 AM
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Smoked/tinted the tails on this new Mercedes E class. Trimmed out the reverse/turn signal portions as well for him.

Let me know what you guys think.









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Old 11-29-2010, 12:29 PM
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Vinyl wrapped the roof of this E60 BMW 550i in gloss black material.

I know almost all of my pictures of white cars, but I must admit, they do look the best on white cars. Although, I do wish cars of other colors would come by to get it done, and add a little bit more of variety, haha.













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Old 12-01-2010, 12:42 PM
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Vinyl wrapped this white E92 2-door BMW 3 series's roof in gloss black vinyl.















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Old 12-04-2010, 10:26 AM
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Here's a white C300 Mercedes that I vinyl wrapped the roof in gloss black for. Note, the roof/side rails were already black, and so was the antenna.



















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Old 12-06-2010, 01:25 PM
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I may mildly regret posting these pictures, but I had some people ask me if I've done it before, and to post pictures if I do/have. Well, here are pictures of an aftermarket Mercedes C class front grill that I vinyl wrapped in the 3M Di-noc carbon fiber material.

Now note, it's not really possible...actually let me rephrase that...it's not really practical to wrap some of the grills that are out there, due to its design and shapes. However, this one is one of those exceptions.

Sorry for the pictures, I didn't have much lighting, and had to use a flash to even get the weaves to show. Let me know what you guys think.





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Old 12-08-2010, 11:34 AM
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Here are some of the pictures of the tail lights that I vinyled over this weekend. Smoked/tinted the entire tail light on this BMW E60 535i. Yes, it is a film that I use, not spray/paint/etc.









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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.





Finished result:





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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, 01:34 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 12-27-2010, 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 12-31-2010, 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, 09:03 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, 11:00 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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