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      03-02-2013, 10:37 PM   #23
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Appt booked for tomorrow at 5. Anyone gonna be there that time?
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      03-03-2013, 10:48 PM   #24
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Appt booked for tomorrow at 5. Anyone gonna be there that time?
How'd it go? Did you get the side rails wrapped in black as well?
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      03-04-2013, 09:59 AM   #25
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How'd it go? Did you get the side rails wrapped in black as well?
Turned out really good. They wrapped the sharkfin without any wrinkles or exposed edges.

I'll take some pictures and post it here.

As for the rails, they do not wrap it and I think it looks better that way (keeping the rails clean).

These guys also sell plastidip in a variety of colors for those interested.
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      03-04-2013, 10:21 AM   #26
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As for the rails, they do not wrap it and I think it looks better that way (keeping the rails clean).
They dont wrap the rails?!?! Hmmm I dont know about that. I would want them wrapped.

EDIT: Just saw your FS thread for a roof rack ok well if you plan to use it, then yeah its ok not to wrap it.

EDIT 2: Realized your roof rack is already black, so does not need to be wrapped lol.

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      03-04-2013, 10:29 AM   #27
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to get everything done in 45 minutes, i wouldn't think they can wrap the rails. However, when I had my roof wrapped last year, I paid additional 20 for each side to get it done. I think it looks much better with the rails wrapped, took them a good 30-40 minutes though. Raj, post some pics if you have any!
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      03-05-2013, 09:19 AM   #28
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Here are some pictures of the finished product.
I am happy with the end results. Can't wash car for 1 week and cant use touchless car washes for 1 month
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      03-06-2013, 12:07 AM   #29
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Here are some pictures of the finished product.
I am happy with the end results. Can't wash car for 1 week and cant use touchless car washes for 1 month
Looks great! What did he say about rain, snow and cold weather. Would that mess it up?
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Got my roof wrapped today as well by these guys. To answer everyone's questions:

They are able to wrap the side rails but it cost me $15 extra for each side and it takes an extra 20 minutes. An extra $30 just for the rails was eh.. I thought it'd be included but considering I was already paying half the going rate for the project I went for it - I think it looks cleaner and my car is also white so the break in the lines from the front/back windshields to the roof would've been more noticable.

As for the cold/weather, he said as long as the vinyl is applied in a temperature-controlled area (ie. not in the frigid, ball-shriveling cold, which it is - they have a nice garage) it'll do just fine. They did stress the no car wash thing for at least a week though. I'll never take my car through a touchless because I'm paranoid and don't feel like testing what those cleaning chemicals will do to the vinyl. Unless someone volunteers to be the Guinea pig lol

To remove the shark fin, they used a very thin blade to cut through the 'oem' glue and the fin comes right off - it's just a plastic shell. The actual antenna underneath is only secured by a single torx screw which is easily removed. To replace the antenna they used double-sided tape (not sure what brand) - it's very secure though, no wobbling or wiggling. They wrapped the shark fin as well, no extra charge.

Overall these guys are good. Friendly and they seem knowledgeable. My only complaint really is that the work took twice as long since they didn't budget their materials and ran out of the gloss back vinyl, using the last bit on the previous customer just before I came in. They also broke one of the small clips on one of the side rails when they removed it - not a huge deal since there's like 6 other clips holding the thing down but still a point loss for me. Last thing - after they finished I noticed a lot of scuff marks (equivalent of swirls) on the vinyl from the squeegee - he reassured me that they could be buffed out by 'standard car wax' (eg. meguiars), and the vinyl won't be stained by any wax. I'll have to wait a month or two to test that.

Again, overall I'm very pleased with the results, especially considering the great price. I can post pics if people want to see it. I'd recommend them to anyone looking for a wrap. They apparently do window tinting as well. Haven't seen the quality of their tint work yet though. And yes they also sell plastidip for $14 a can in a variety of colours/finishes, which is one of the best prices I've seen in Canada lol.

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Got mine done last week at GTA Wrapz, good guys, highly recommend them, 45 minutes no harm no foul 100 bucks, looks really good I think, we will see how it holds up!

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Got my appointment for this Saturday morning, the results look good and the price even better. Going to be doing it gloss black. Should I do my side mirrors / rails too, thoughts? I can't wait!!!!

My car is Alpine White and going to have gloss black wheels.

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Got my appointment for this Saturday morning, the results look good and the price even better. Going to be doing it gloss black. Should I do my side mirrors / rails too, thoughts? I can't wait!!!!
Good stuff. Go for the side rails imo, especially if your car is a lighter colour. Extra $30 is worth it imo with their promo. I'm completely indifferent on the side mirrors though lol, black wrapped or stock looks good either way on any colour car.
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Good stuff. Go for the side rails imo, especially if your car is a lighter colour. Extra $30 is worth it imo with their promo. I'm completely indifferent on the side mirrors though lol, black wrapped or stock looks good either way on any colour car.
Damn it! They charged me $20/rail - LOL!
I did mine yesterday, very pleased with end result. Price can't be beaten.
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Got my appointment for this Saturday morning, the results look good and the price even better. Going to be doing it gloss black. Should I do my side mirrors / rails too, thoughts? I can't wait!!!!

My car is Alpine White and going to have gloss black wheels.
Jason, what time is your appointment? I have Saturday at noon.
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Good stuff. Go for the side rails imo, especially if your car is a lighter colour. Extra $30 is worth it imo with their promo. I'm completely indifferent on the side mirrors though lol, black wrapped or stock looks good either way on any colour car.
I guess I didn't realize the siderails are painte the body color. for some reason my rails were black..so that is why I didn't opt for the rails.

But looks clean wrapping the rails if you have a non black rail.
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Sweet mother of pearl! Just saw this post now and will give these guys a call tomorrow and book an appointment....I've been on the fence about the vinyl roof but the pics look great and happy to hear about the great reviews! Thanks again guys.
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That looks amazing!
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May be roof racks too?
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check out our roof works, might be more convenient for bimmer lover who live at west side. we providing 130 roof wrap promotion start at the end of March
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Can GTA Wrapz do the aluminum trim around the windows?

If yes does anyone know how much they charge?
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Wolf, they did mention that they've done the window trim before on bmw's but they didn't say anything about the price to get it done.
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