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Old 01-19-2013, 10:00 PM
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:22 PM
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Seems like a lot of coin you'll never see again but to each their own. Kudos for the color at least--beats the pants off of matte black!

However....
This, x20. Every car I have seen on the road with black wheels, without exception, looks like it's riding on cheap steelies and has had its hubcaps stolen. It's not a good look.

Once again, to each their own, but you should know what some of your fellow gearheads are thinking when they see it.
Exactly. That's why I haven't blacked them out. I really love those stock wheels and don't want to do anything permanent to 'em.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:23 PM
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I paid $2,300 for the matte red and glossy black, "roof,wishkers, rear defuser in carbon fiber, roof rails.

I'm concern on what color wheels. Not sure how high gloss black wheels will look or maybe satin.
Love that Matt Red color!! How much did the glossy black wrap on ur roof cost u?
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:32 PM
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man i love this vinyl stuff...and you can go back to the original colour whenever you want?

Is the carbon fibre diffuser wrapped as well?
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Love that Matt Red color!! How much did the glossy black wrap on ur roof cost u?
That's the first thing I did to my car when it was white. I paid $225
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:24 AM
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man i love this vinyl stuff...and you can go back to the original colour whenever you want?

Is the carbon fibre diffuser wrapped as well?
Yes. Diffuser is a CF wrap.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:19 AM
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:25 AM
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:28 PM
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I guess I'm the contrarian. I'm not a fan of the wrap, matte or the Roundel defiling.
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Ditto. Seems a little south LA/OC/Mira Mesa (San Diego) to me.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:54 PM
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The car looks nice, however, I'm not a fan of wrapped matte cars. I think it's the new phase out now. Remember those spinning rims? Although I would say it's much classier than spinning rims. Enjoy your car.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:06 PM
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The car looks nice, however, I'm not a fan of wrapped matte cars. I think it's the new phase out now. Remember those spinning rims? Although I would say it's much classier than spinning rims. Enjoy your car.

I wouldn't say vinyl wrap is anything like spinning rims. If you had spinning rims, people knew it because they could see them. Vinyl wrap might as well be paint. And It's not like everyone will do it matte or some crazy colour. Vinyl wrap is a way to make your car Black if you bought a white one.

I will definitely consider it with my car, if I ever get tired of the colour.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:49 PM
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I'm not comparing spinning rims to vinyl wrap. I said, to me, it's the new thing out now. The way spinning rims were a few years ago, now you don't see them.
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I'm not comparing spinning rims to vinyl wrap. I said, to me, it's the new thing out now. The way spinning rims were a few years ago, now you don't see them.
spinning rims were stupid and hurt performance. the wraps are just cool looking
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I'm not comparing spinning rims to vinyl wrap. I said, to me, it's the new thing out now. The way spinning rims were a few years ago, now you don't see them.
Where oh where have all of the spinners gone?
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I agree, OP car looks good.
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That's the first thing I did to my car when it was white. I paid $225
Nice!! I'm gonna do that when I get my 335i m sport. Thanks!! where do I go to get the wrap done at?? Should I go to a sign decal shop to do it??
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:00 PM
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As far as the pricing goes: OP says he paid $2300, poster above paid $225.. $225 can't be right given that a good tint job costs between $200 and 400

BTW, I personally would never do this to my car. If I didn't want white - I would have gotten it in red to begin with..
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As far as the pricing goes: OP says he paid $2300, poster above paid $225.. $225 can't be right given that a good tint job costs between $200 and 400

BTW, I personally would never do this to my car. If I didn't want white - I would have gotten it in red to begin with..

I think is a common sense type of thing. the more you wrap the more less you will pay.
If you just want the roof or a hood or fender I bet pricing is based in a single item.

What tint has to do with car wraps.... you don't get the point of why wrapping a car.

Read the whole thread before this statement "If I didn't want white - I would have gotten it in red to begin with" or what a car wrap is.
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Spoke to SpeedPro Imaging in NJ, their pricing seems in line with what the OP paid. I think the are considerable benefits of wrapping the car. Apart from the obvious different look (personally I LOVE the matte finish) you are preserving your paint. For those of us who are intending to keep their cars for a longer period of time this does matter. I wish I had done something similar for my current E90. I never protected the paint in any way and now after almost 6 years it has more than a few dents and scratches that are not so easy to remove. The hood is the worst - apparently it takes a lot of small rock and similar damage with normal use (but then I am above average - almost 150K miles on this car). Suppose I had the foil wrap on it - I would have taken it off last year and have a car that looks like new. It still drives like new too btw

If you hate the look or the idea in general - ok, we all have our preferences. To me there is something very appealing about the matte look. If I have the money I may do it! OP - thanks for the inspiration!
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Stupid question, but do you have your car registered as white or red with the dmv? How does that work since it is temporary?
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Stupid question, but do you have your car registered as white or red with the dmv? How does that work since it is temporary?
Stupid? Naah, I think it's smart to think on those lines... there must be a provision for wrapped cars in the registration process.. OP, care to shed light on this one?.. this post is getting more and more interesting
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OP, the matte red looks beautiful... the finish is a crimson red in color, right?

And, you need to change your tail lights.. they're killing the show... IMO... either make them brighter or darker..

I like the color coordination between the hood and the roundel .... though it hurts to see the roundel color being tweaked.. I'd have said defiled, had I not liked the matte red wrap..
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Spoke to SpeedPro Imaging in NJ, their pricing seems in line with what the OP paid. I think the are considerable benefits of wrapping the car. Apart from the obvious different look (personally I LOVE the matte finish) you are preserving your paint. For those of us who are intending to keep their cars for a longer period of time this does matter. I wish I had done something similar for my current E90. I never protected the paint in any way and now after almost 6 years it has more than a few dents and scratches that are not so easy to remove. The hood is the worst - apparently it takes a lot of small rock and similar damage with normal use (but then I am above average - almost 150K miles on this car). Suppose I had the foil wrap on it - I would have taken it off last year and have a car that looks like new. It still drives like new too btw

If you hate the look or the idea in general - ok, we all have our preferences. To me there is something very appealing about the matte look. If I have the money I may do it! OP - thanks for the inspiration!
Xpel clear bra for me. Saved a couple rock chips in my M3 and 335i. Not to mention the lights would be way expensive to replace because of a rock hit.
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Clear bras for me too on my Porsche and other cars I plan to keep.

One question that I have for the OP. At the car show, I saw numerous cars that were wrapped in the tuner section. Most had numerous scratches in the flat wrap. It looks like the wrap scratches easily. What do you do then, have that section of wrap replaced, or?
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Stupid question, but do you have your car registered as white or red with the dmv? How does that work since it is temporary?
Haha, I asked the same question. so far I haven't heard about issue with wraps.
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