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Old 10-30-2014, 01:28 PM   #61
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In addition to vinyl wrapping, I have started offering plasti dipping services.

I did quite a bit of work on this Black Mercedes Benz E350 blutech. I blacked out the chrome/brushed aluminum window trim, lower chrome door pieces, and rear trunk chrome bar with my gloss black vinyl material, lightly smoked/tinted the tail lights, plasti dipped the wheels, rear badges, and front grill. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the front grill after I was done. The owner of this car came from San Diego up to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange County to have the vinyl work and plastidip work done on his car.

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Old 11-07-2014, 06:36 AM   #62
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I am not sure who asked me, but someone on this forum asked about how my tint/smoke film that I typically use on tail lights would look like if it was applied over a chrome finish, to give it a gunmetal chrome or hyper black type finish/look to it. What I did for this car is probably going to be close or similar to that as it is going to get for the moment, unless someone does come by to actually have me apply the film over their chrome pieces.

This is something different and new that I havenít done before. I had blacked out the chrome trimming on this Lexus IS350 sedan in the past, but this time the owner of the car had me apply my tint/smoke film, which is what I normally use on the tail lights Iíve posted, to the front center emblem of the car to slightly tone it down. The pictures I took of it inside arenít the best, since the lighting was pretty dark. However, you can still get an idea of how it looks like before/after the film was applied.

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Old 01-08-2015, 09:17 PM   #63
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The owner of this black Audi A4 B8 sedan had me black out the chrome window trim on his car with my matte black vinyl material. There was a small fire somewhere after the car was done, so it caused the pictures to have a weird hue in them, so donít mind that. Either way, I think the matte black finish over the chrome completely changed the look of the car on this black Audi. It gave the car a sporty look while still looking OEM and like it came from the factory that way. The owner of this car came out to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange County to have the vinyl wrap work done.

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Old 01-13-2015, 09:28 AM   #64
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Had this white Audi a4 sedan come in a bit late, so the pictures arenít the greatest, since I had to take the pictures inside. For this car, we went with the gloss black vinyl finish for the roof of the car, to give it the panoramic roof look and so that itíd match the glass sunroof as well. The car already had blacked out the majority of the other chrome pieces on the car, so the gloss black roof really tied everything in very well. The owner of this car was from around Los Angeles I believe and came out to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange County to have the vinyl work done.

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Old 01-15-2015, 04:37 PM   #65
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This is a repeat customer of mine from one of my norcal/bay area trips. I typically make trips up there 2-4 times a year, depending on how busy I am down here in socal. I have had people in other areas, such as the east coast ask if I will be making a trip out there, and I do have some future plans in the works for that. For this silver/grey Audi A8, he had me wrap the chrome trim/accent on the rear bumper with the 3M 1080 gloss carbon fiber finish, to give it a slightly different look. Itís a small subtle change, but it does give the car a slightly more aggressive and sportier look, to an otherwise larger luxury styled car.

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Old 01-22-2015, 04:28 PM   #66
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I blacked out the chrome window trim on this black Audi A5 coupe with my matte black material. For this car, we went with the matte black finish over the gloss black finish to give it some contrast with the gloss black paint on the car. This was one of the cars that I did during my trip up to norcal/bay area. The matte black trim went well with the darker colored wheels as well. Completely changed the look of the car and gave it a more aggressive/sporty look, while still maintaining an OEM look as well.

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Old 01-30-2015, 12:28 PM   #67
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The owner of this white Ferrari FF coupe has had several of his previous cars worked on by me in the past for different vinyl wrap projects. *For his Ferrari FF, we went with the my gloss black vinyl materials for the roof of his car to give it a panoramic roof look and also give it a more aggressive look. *Even though the car already stands out from other cars, the gloss black roof really changed the look of the car even more in a positive way. *The owner of this car was local to me in Yorba Linda and came out to my shop in Orange County to have the vinyl work done. *Also, the purple hue in the pictures was because this car was finished just as the sun was going down and the lighting of the sky was a bit purpleish that day, which translated over into the pictures.


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Old 02-12-2015, 07:10 PM   #68
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The owner of this brand new 2015 Audi A3 sedan came by to have me vinyl wrap the chrome/brushed aluminum window trim of his car with my gloss black vinyl material. We went with gloss black to give it a factory OEM look. The lighting made it a bit hard to take pictures of the white car, but I was able to take some close ups of the car, which showed the transformation and details better. The owner of the car came out to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange County to get the vinyl work done.

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Old 02-20-2015, 02:52 PM   #69
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Lately, more and more SUV or bigger bodied car guys have been bringing their cars by to have vinyl work done. The owner of this black Audi Q7 SUV had me vinyl wrap the chrome window trim on his car with my matte black vinyl material. In addition to wrapping the roof, I plasti dipped the grill in a matte black finish as well to match. It was a night and day difference for this car, especially with his already tinted windows and since there was no other chrome on the car other than the pieces I wrapped and dipped. The owner of this car was from south Orange County and came up to me in Anaheim Hills to get the vinyl work done.

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Old 02-26-2015, 12:43 PM   #70
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This is a bit different, but I know you guys seeing more pictures of various and different type of wrap jobs than the regular roof, trim, etc wraps. I did a partial car wrap for the top half of this 2013 white Land Rover LR4 HSE. For this car wrap, we did the top half of the car in 3M 1080 gloss black vinyl material. I believe the owner of this car said that itís suppose to resemble how the new Range Rover Autobiography editions come from the factory. I took two pictures of the during vinyl wrapping process, to show you guys how what it looks like during the transformation. The owner of this car was in Irvine and came out to me in Anaheim hills/Orange county to have the car wrap done for his car.

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Old 03-01-2015, 08:41 PM   #71
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This is a bit different, but I know you guys seeing more pictures of various and different type of wrap jobs than the regular roof, trim, etc wraps. I did a partial car wrap for the top half of this 2013 white Land Rover LR4 HSE. For this car wrap, we did the top half of the car in 3M 1080 gloss black vinyl material. I believe the owner of this car said that itís suppose to resemble how the new Range Rover Autobiography editions come from the factory. I took two pictures of the during vinyl wrapping process, to show you guys how what it looks like during the transformation. The owner of this car was in Irvine and came out to me in Anaheim hills/Orange county to have the car wrap done for his car.

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Old 04-01-2015, 09:39 PM   #72
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I did this Audi TT back in my trip to norcal in December. The owner of this car drove out to me in San Jose to have the grey portion of his rear diffuser and lower front bumper splitter in the 3M 1080 gloss carbon fiber. The pictures of the rear diffuser did not come out as good, since the car was facing towards the sun. However, in the pictures of the front splitter, you can really see the weave and pattern of the carbon fiber vinyl in the sunlight fairly well. These small changes to the car still changes the look of the car quite a bit and is nothing something that is noticeable right away, but still gives it a sportier look.

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Old 04-06-2015, 05:09 PM   #73
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For this red Ferrari 458 I plasti dipped the front, rear, and top engine lid emblems/badges. I also blacked out the amber portion on his front bumper with my gloss black vinyl. For such a simple change, it really changed the look of the car quite a bit. Since there were no other chrome pieces on the car, after blacking out those chrome badges, it gave the car a sportier and more aggressive look, while cleaning up overall look of the car as well. The owner of this car was local to me and brought his car out to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange County to have the plastic dip and vinyl work done.

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Old 05-03-2015, 08:35 AM   #74
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This is a returning customer who had me previous lightly tint the tail lights on his E92 M3. This time he had me come back to do the tail lights on his Audi V10 R8 as well. The film that I use is a fairly light shade, which is dark enough to give it a nice noticeable change and also still maintain a factory/OEM look. The owner of this car was in Irvine/Orange County near where I was so I dropped by his house to do the tail lights for his car.

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Old 05-08-2015, 08:32 AM   #75
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Doing a simple modification such as blacking out the chrome/brushed aluminum window trim on a car can make a world of a difference in the way it looks. Blacking out the chrome window trim makes the car look both sportier and also cleans up the lines of the car. Most people say black roofs look the best on white cars, but black cars look the best with their chrome pieces blacked out. For this black Audi S5 coupe, I blacked out the chrome window trim with my gloss black vinyl material. The owner of this car was from Newport Beach and came out to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange County to have the vinyl car wrap work done.

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Old 07-08-2015, 08:21 PM   #76
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The owner of this silver/grey Mercedes GTS AMG coupe came by to have me black out the chrome badges and emblems. I plasti dipped the rear emblems, front hood emblem and the star on the front grill. For the chrome horizontal slats on the front grill, I wrapped those in my gloss black vinyl, to match the gloss black grill that they were attached to already. The owner of this car was from Orange County and came out to me in Anaheim Hills to have the plasti dip and vinyl work done. I like the way the hood emblem turned out. The details in the emblem were not lost after being plasti dipped. The matte finish gives it a more interesting look.

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