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Old 07-19-2014, 08:56 AM   #41
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The owner of this blue E92 M3 has had me do several of his cars in the past before as well. This time he brought me his car to have me lightly smoke/tint the tail lights on his car. Sorry for the before/during pictures, the lighting wasnít as good, but hopefully you can see how the tail lights look like in the after pictures. The owner of this car was around Newport Beach are and came out to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange county to have the tint work done. Itís a fairly light shade, which gives it a very factory look.

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Old 07-21-2014, 08:53 PM   #42
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I did quite a bit of work on this white Mercedes Benz C class C250 coupe. The owner of the car had me black out the chrome/brushed aluminum window trim with my gloss black vinyl material. In addition the window trim, I also lightly tinted/smoked the tail lights and blacked out the center lower portion of the front bumper in gloss black as well. Even though the car was still relatively stock, these small subtle changes still changed the look of the car quite a bit, without making it look overly modified. Itís as if it could have come from the factory this way. I believe the owner of this car was from Riverside and drove out to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange County to have the work done.

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Old 07-25-2014, 01:36 PM   #43
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The owner of this black BMW 3 series E92 coupe had me black out the chrome/brushed aluminum on his window trim in my matte black vinyl. We went with matte black over gloss black on his car to give it some contrast. Blacking out the chrome makes a big difference, especially on a black car that doesnít have any other chrome accents on it. If anything, the only other thing I would have blacked out as well would have been the amber reflectors in the front bumper. The owner of this car drove out from Los Angeles to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange County to have the vinyl wrap work done.

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Old 07-27-2014, 11:30 AM   #44
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The owner of this alpine white BMW E92 M3 sedan came by to have me vinyl wrap the roof of his car in my gloss black vinyl material. The black roof really completely changes the look of the car, as you can see in the before/after pictures. The vinyl gets tucked in every where along the roof, rails, and antenna, during the installation. This makes sure that the roof holds longer over time and to the elements. The owner of this car was also in Orange County and drove out to me in Anaheim Hills to get the vinyl wrap work done.

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Old 07-29-2014, 09:03 PM   #45
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Iíve had requests from people to post some more pictures of interiors that Iíve done. This is on a BMW F10 5 series sedan that originally had brushed aluminum/silver trim accents in the car. The interior trim on this car is different than most other cars, since the interior trim pieces have an edging around the trim pieces, which you can see that I left unwrapped in the pictures. Also, most interiors Iíve done in the past were with the 3M dinoc matte carbon fiber material, however, the owner of this car wanted me a finish that was slightly glossier and blacker, so we went with with the 3M 1080 gloss carbon fiber finish. In addition to his interior trim, I also did his rear bumper diffuser piece in the same material. The owner of this car was from Pomona and drove out to me in Anaheim Hills, Orange County to have the work done.

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Old 08-01-2014, 10:17 AM   #46
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Typically people have me lightly tint/smoke their tail lights with my film, but the owner of this white Audi A4 sedan had me light smoke/tint his head lights instead. The tint is actually fairly light, so it doesnít affect the light output from the head lights onto the road by any significant amount. Iíve done this for several cars in the past, and most owners have reported to me that the light output was fairly the same or any light output difference was fairly insignificant from their perspective in the car. The owner of this car drove out to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange County to have the work done. In addition, having the film on the headlights will protect it from rock chips and also fading/hazing that typically happens to head lights over time.

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Old 08-06-2014, 09:21 PM   #47
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For those who are keep track, I may be making my last norcal trip for the year either the first or second week of September. I havenít finalized it, but once I do, Iíll make an official thread for it. However, those who e-mail me ahead of time will get priority registration for setting up appointment times with me.

The owner of this brand new white Mercedes Benz E250 sedan had me wrap his roof in my gloss black vinyl material and also black out the chrome/brushed aluminum window trim in the same finish to match. I would have also done the rear trunk bar chrome piece to match, but the owner of this car wanted to leave it I believe. The black roof and blacked out window trim sets it off from the other E classes on the road, but without making it look too modified. Itís a very factory look, in my opinion.


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Old 09-07-2014, 11:25 AM   #48
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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 09-11-2014, 09:40 PM   #49
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Here are some pictures of an Audi A4 B8 that I lightly tinted/smoked the tail lights on for the owner of this car. The owner of this car also had me cut the clear portion of his reverse lights out on his tail lights. The lights may appear slightly darker in these pictures, but I only use a light shade when tinting tail lights, to give the cars a factory or OEM+ look as I would call it. Typically on lighter colored cars, the tail lights may appear slightly darker vs darker colored cars due to the contrast.

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Old 09-13-2014, 01:17 PM   #50
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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 09-19-2014, 06:07 PM   #51
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Here is a brand new white Audi B8 A4 that I blacked out the chrome / brushed aluminum window trim with my gloss black material. The owner of this car went with gloss black over the matte black so it'd blend in with his tinted windows. The chrome is a small detail, but even on a lighter colored car like this white Audi, it still makes an immense difference in the overall look of the car. I believe the owner of this car was from around Orange County or Los Angeles. The gloss black window trim makes the car look sportier and classy at the same time, without ruining the factory look.

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Old 09-21-2014, 08:27 AM   #52
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The owner of this car had me vinyl wrap the chrome/brushed aluminum trim on his A6/S6. I had previously done his S4 as well. We went with the matte black for the trim, which I think goes well with the more modified look of the car. The matte also blended well with the rubber/weather trim that runs around along the window trims as well. It worked out that the owner of this car was able to come back another day for me to take pictures of it in the sun light, so now you guys have an idea of how the wrapped trim looks like in dim vs bright lighting.

The blacked out trim looks good on all colors of cars, in my opinion, and it really cleans up the sides of the car fairly well. Gives the car a more sporty look without looking too modified. It looks as if it came from the factory like this.

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Old 09-21-2014, 09:19 AM   #53
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The owner of this car had me vinyl wrap the chrome/brushed aluminum trim on his A6/S6. I had previously done his S4 as well. We went with the matte black for the trim, which I think goes well with the more modified look of the car. The matte also blended well with the rubber/weather trim that runs around along the window trims as well. It worked out that the owner of this car was able to come back another day for me to take pictures of it in the sun light, so now you guys have an idea of how the wrapped trim looks like in dim vs bright lighting.

The blacked out trim looks good on all colors of cars, in my opinion, and it really cleans up the sides of the car fairly well. Gives the car a more sporty look without looking too modified. It looks as if it came from the factory like this.

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Old 09-25-2014, 07:47 PM   #54
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I always enjoy getting new cars that have just come out coming by to get vinyl work done. It's like the dealership's showroom is coming to me, instead of me going to it, haha. I had this gray/silver new Audi A7 come by to have me vinyl wrap the chrome/brushed aluminum window trim with a matte black finish, which gave it a very nice touch. Matte black was definitely a good choice over gloss black for this car and color combo imo. I wish I had taken some before pictures of this car, to show the before/after, since the chrome dominated such a large area on this car. However, I think I forgot my camera that day or it ran out of batteries. Luckily the owner of this car lived down the street from me in Irvine, so I dropped by to take these pictures and did some vinyl stuff for him at the same time.

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Old 09-29-2014, 07:16 PM   #55
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For some reason I get more black Audis than anything else. The owner of this black Audi B8 S4 sedan had me vinyl wrap the chrome/brushed aluminum window trim in my matte black finish vinyl material. With the matte black finish, for a black car, it gives the trim more of a contrast versus gloss black, which would just blend in with the finish/paint of the already black car. The owner of this car came out to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange County to have the vinyl work done.

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Old 10-02-2014, 07:38 PM   #56
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You have now used most of the recent posts on this board when you scroll down the first few screens. Seems like just too much to me, and it doesn't do your business any good if it turns people off. I have actually had wrapping done before on Mini parts, but w/ all this I would lose interest.
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You have now used most of the recent posts on this board when you scroll down the first few screens. Seems like just too much to me, and it doesn't do your business any good if it turns people off. I have actually had wrapping done before on Mini parts, but w/ all this I would lose interest.
I am open to suggestions. Although, the recent posts do encompass a span of 6 months as well.

The reason why I have multiple threads is because I had someone suggest in another thread or via PM that they would rather see the pictures I post split up multiple threads instead of all in one thread.

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The owner of this new white Audi A6 had me black out the chrome/brushed aluminum window trim on the car in my gloss black vinyl material. I think the gloss black finish went fairly well with the car and changed the look of the car completely, even for such for it being a relatively simple and small piece. He drove out to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange County to have the vinyl work done.

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For this white Audi A4 B8 sedan, I vinyl wrapped the roof in my gloss black vinyl material. In addition to the roof, I also blacked out the chrome/brushed aluminum window trim, but with my matte black vinyl materials instead of the gloss black for those pieces. The gloss black roof really gave the car a sportier look without making it look too modified or aftermarket. It looks like as if it is something that could have came from the factory like this. The owner of the car drove out to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange County from Los Angeles to get the vinyl work done.

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For this black Audi SQ5 SUV, I blacked out the chrome/brushed aluminum window trim, roof rail racks, side mirrors and the grey center sections in the front area of the grill. We went with the gloss black to have it blend in and match the already gloss black finish and color of the car. For the mirrors, I wrapped the gloss black material up until the line/indentation on the mirror caps themselves. The owner was local to me in Orange County, and we were able to figure something out where I came to his shop location and did the install there for him.

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