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      11-15-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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Project: Wrapping my car Matte White

Hey everyone I just ordered the film to wrap my car matte white. I should be getting it sometime mid next week. Does anyone know of any good techniques that might help me out? I have done my roof before and the side mirror covers. Also I have enough wrap for two cars hopefully I wont mess up and end up using it all, so when I am done, the rest could be for you guys if you would want to wrap your car as well.

Would I have to remove any parts on the car?
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      11-15-2012, 12:49 PM   #2
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Yes you need to remove quite a few, Dibs on extra vinyl
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      11-15-2012, 12:55 PM   #3
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Yes you need to remove quite a few, Dibs on extra vinyl
What parts would need to be removed? I heard that leaving the bumpers on makes it easier to install.
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tail lights,door handles, side markers, sure theres more this is just first things that came to mind its been awhile since a wrapped a e9x.
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if you're not too far from oc i'm down to help if you need help, i've always been curious to learn how to do this and maybe do it to my car one day too
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if you're not too far from oc i'm down to help if you need help, i've always been curious to learn how to do this and maybe do it to my car one day too
Im actually looking for someone just like you. I am in north hollywood. if you can google, im near vanowen and coldwater canyon in 91605. let me know if you are down to come by and hopefully we can start it together. If you chip in some for the vinyl, I paid 415 for 2 cars, we can also wrap your car.
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      11-16-2012, 01:23 PM   #7
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Im actually looking for someone just like you. I am in north hollywood. if you can google, im near vanowen and coldwater canyon in 91605. let me know if you are down to come by and hopefully we can start it together. If you chip in some for the vinyl, I paid 415 for 2 cars, we can also wrap your car.
i just replied to your pm
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What material did you choose?
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3m is extremely easy to work with. Start from the middle and work your way outward. Use a low friction squeegee too since it can scratch easily. The trunk and front bumpers are two pieces or more, just do the stitching technique.
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I believe mirror caps, front and rear bumper, handles, side skirts(?), exterior trim pieces (?), and side markers and roundels. That's all I think?
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thanks guys i just got my tracking number and i should be receiving it on the 21st, hopefully it wont get stuck till after thanksgiving, since i will have some days off for that and would probably be able to start it off.
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i just did the same wrap. I had 3m matte white vinyl. 50 x 5 ft was enough but I cut way to short on the door and had to order another set to finish the trunk. Hardest part was removing the door handles for the lci and wrapping the front bumper.
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I live in Tarzana if you need help I have a few friends who can help install it I'll PM you
sure thing let me know who they are and how I might be able to get a hold of them.
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sure thing let me know who they are and how I might be able to get a hold of them.
Well I'm saying my friends and I, did you get my PM? We're in tarzana woodland hills area.
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New project Matte Silver

So I had purchased matte white off eBay and long story short it was shit. Didn't work out. I decided to do matte silver instead and this time I made sure to get 3M. Lets see how this will work out.
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Let me get on in this wrapping session hahaha.
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So I had purchased matte white off eBay and long story short it was shit. Didn't work out. I decided to do matte silver instead and this time I made sure to get 3M. Lets see how this will work out.
If you wrap your car a different color than the paint will it affect your insurance at all? Say if you get pulled over and your papers don't match your car
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If you wrap your car a different color than the paint will it affect your insurance at all? Say if you get pulled over and your papers don't match your car
dont think so bockerom. Unless you paint the car, you dont have to change any of the papers for it.at least in cali.
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I'm thinking about doing my car in matte white. Where did you order the new vinyl from and how much was it for a cars worth?
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