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  #126  
Old 01-17-2011, 02:51 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, 01:05 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, 10:06 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, 02:44 PM
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:48 PM
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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, 09:34 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, 01:59 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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Old 02-05-2011, 10:28 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 02-10-2011, 12:37 PM
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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, 02:24 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, 02:24 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, 01:02 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, 01:08 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 05-03-2011, 12:15 PM
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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 05-06-2011, 01:10 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 05-09-2011, 01:20 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, 02:54 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 05-24-2011, 01:44 PM
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Trying to get you norcal guys excited for when I come up there this week to do some vinyl wrapping. I still have some spots available, for those who haven't heard and are interested. I'll be up there between the 26th and 1st of this week and next week.

BTW, any suggestions on what to do up there will be appreciated as well. I've been up there enough now to not need to do the touristy stuff, so some local suggestions will be nice. I'll be in SF and San Mateo areas.

I've been wanting to post pictures of this car for a while now. I thought the car looked awesome before, and the black roof really sets it off just ties in with the car very nicely. It is a red Mercedes Benz C63, and I vinyl wrapped the roof in a gloss black finish material. I actually drove from Orange County to the owner of this car in San Diego to do his car, two days before he left for the east coast. Hopefully once he moves/comes back over here, we can vinyl wrap his window trim in matte black. Great car and the owner was a very cool person as well.

Had some people ask for some indoor shots and outdoor shots for comparison, so here they are.



















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Old 06-07-2011, 02:17 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 06-09-2011, 12:55 PM
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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 06-11-2011, 11:47 AM
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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, 12:24 PM
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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 06-15-2011, 12:25 PM
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I am starting to make a list of cars that are interested in getting some vinyl wrap/work done up in norcal/bay area again. So shoot me an e-mail to donathon@gmail.com if you're interested, and I'll give you the details and info.

I know I've been getting a lot of picture requests for the new gloss 3M carbon fiber material. Well, I finally got around to getting it and my first chance/time using it was when I made my last trip up to norcal and the bay area to do some vinyl wrapping. The weave is slightly smaller than the 3M Di-noc vinyl, so it's a bit harder to photograph and show you guys how the weave and design looks like on this material. Either way, here's a black E46 series that I vinyl wrapped the hood in with the 3M gloss carbon fiber material.

Let mek now what you guys think of it.











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Old 06-22-2011, 12:47 PM
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Here's another car that I did while I was up in norcal doing some vinyl wraps. This car was around the Hayward area. The car is a white IS250, and I did his roof in the 3M 1080 gloss black carbon fiber material. It was the first car that I actually had used the material on for the roof. These pictures will also give those who have other cf parts a good idea of how the carbon fiber 3M 1080 vinyl looks compared to it. Don't mind the uneven marks, those were just water streaks from when I wiped the roof down in the heat. The camera picked those up more than how it looked like in person, or else I would have cleaned it better

I am already started taking cars who are interested in getting some vinyl work done the next time I am up in norcal. So if you're around the bay area, shoot me an e-mail, and I'll keep you on tab and notify all of you when I do.

Let me know what you guys think.











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Old 06-24-2011, 11:06 AM
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Interestingly enough, this is the first wagon that I've done the window trim on. We went with the matte black vinyl material for his window trim, for his black E46 325i wagon/touring.. The owner of this car was located around in the Garden Grove/Orange County area. I thought that blacked out/shadowline window trim changed the look of this particular car quite dramatically. I think it's partially due to the fact that it was a wagon, and that it had more chrome pieces than a sedan/coupe that I normally do has.

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Here's the after results.














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