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      06-07-2011, 06:14 PM   #1
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Glossy Black Trim Wrap

Hey guys, been a while since I posted anything of substance, but here goes..

Went up to Richmond today to get my trim wrapped by XYR03. Great day for the drive up and back and so far I'm super pleased with how everything turned out.
First off, Rich is a great guy and very serious about making sure everything comes out the way you want it to. If you've ever considered getting your trim wrapped
he is definitely the best (maybe only) guy around to hook you up.

So here is the car before hand


Some tools of the trade. Why a pink hair dryer...why not?


Left side in work


Right side in work


Right side completed


Left side completed


Left side completed from the front


All in all I'm very happy with how the wrapping turned out. It is definitely an awesome look for the car. Only drawback is that the glossy vinyl that gets
supplied to Rich has a slight tendency to produce small bubbles/ripples - to be fair Rich did warn me that this seems to happen to a small degree with the
glossy and not the matte. There are some small bubbles, but I fully expect that everything will be nicely smoothed out in a few days after some more
sunshine and extreme heat that is expected this week. The great thing is that because Rich is such a stand up guy he has already said that if for some
reason it doesn't come out exactly how I want he'll be sure to hook me up with another attempt or a switch to the matte vinyl.

For anyone questioning his experience here is a quick shot of his matte black E92 that was COTM a little while ago...
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Looks great!
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      06-07-2011, 09:22 PM   #3
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it looks amazing
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      06-07-2011, 11:23 PM   #5
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Nice work!
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      06-08-2011, 08:27 AM   #6
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Thanks guys! I'm glad I can provide a cheaper alternative to the expensive trim swap.
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Thanks guys! I'm glad I can provide a cheaper alternative to the expensive trim swap.
Out of curiosity, what do you charge? Unfortunately I'm too far away to have you do it, but I'd like to know whether or not I'm getting screwed price-wise once I take my car somewhere to have it done. Judging by the photos and lack of seams, I take it you're using one tall solid sheet of vinyl to cover the whole trim?
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      06-14-2011, 10:54 PM   #8
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He did a great job on mine as well! I'm happy with quality and time he put into it. Great guy, great price.
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      06-16-2011, 07:12 AM   #9
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Rich does a very nice job. I owe him some photos (I promised, but I also told you I am SLOW). Coming soon : )
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Does this pill off or wear with time and washing? Especially the trim pieces.
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      06-23-2011, 04:40 PM   #11
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Love the works.

Any chance to come up here to Maryland, I can host a party.
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Is that Richard? PM me man, its Jon back from the VCU days
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Rich gets my vote. Extremely nice guy and good at what he does.

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Blah - this looks great. wish i had a garage to get it done at
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Thanks guys! I'm glad I can provide a cheaper alternative to the expensive trim swap.
So how much do you charge? You can send me a PM if you prefer. It looks great btw.
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would love to have you perform this on my car. the matte vinyl is fine with me. just PM me a price and we'll go from there. thanks!
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      08-11-2011, 11:24 AM   #18
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does this stuff wrap behind the upper trim or does it just cut off at the top of it?
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      08-11-2011, 01:14 PM   #19
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I havnt been on for awhile but it seems like everyone's bringing back the trim wraps topic again so I figure I'll answer any questions that u guys have.

Yes the vinyl wraps around the back and tucks between the weather strip underneath.
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