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      10-14-2010, 02:37 PM   #1
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Vinyl Top

Hey Fellas! I want to apply a Vinyl to the top of my e92. It's so difficult to decide what to apply exactly though!? It's Monaco Blue with Chrome window trimming if that makes a difference in what shade of black or material appearance. Pics, suggestions, ideas.....
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I think gloss black or matte black would be too dark. If you must wrap it I would do it in carbon fiber vinyl.

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personally i like the gloss black look - kind of resembles the glass top you see on the new benz's

I wrapped the top of my Arctic Metallic E92 with Gloss black and i love it!
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go with gloss black, matte seems too dull and doesn't look that good
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I think gloss black or matte black would be too dark. If you must wrap it I would do it in carbon fiber vinyl.

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Go gloss man, CF vinyl is so cheesy. Everyone is going to think it looks cheap when you have a knockoff CF roof.
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The more and more that I see Di-Noc vinyl I keep noticing its best looking on light colored cars. I'm about 99.9% sure I''m going gloss black with my top, to go with the stealth look of monaco blue at night.

Thanks for the feedback fellas!
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I've been thinking about this for a long time. I finally decided on doing a gloss black roof (my car is also monaco). Just make sure you change your window trim to gloss black to keep it consistent.. otherwise it'll look like ass
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I'd go with the gloss black. The CF is fake.
The matte black will show every single little scrape and blemish.
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LOL! I've been eye ballin' your car checking out how everything looks. Not to many people with Monaco, so when you spot one it's like "Uuuh! Let's see!"...LoL! Yea I get what your saying, the whole chrome window trimming and all... Do you have any pics Chris? Or if your ever in LB area give me a heads up, I'm off of Ocean Blvd between Alamitos Ave & Orange Ave (or I can always drive out to check yours out sometime?)
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Yea good point Mr. 5, thanks for pointing that out. I'm convinced! Gloss Black it is! Now....where shall I go? Ha Ha Ha! I stay in Downtown Long Beach near the Pike! NOON question: How easy is it to remove? Will it damage the paint at all?
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Yea good point Mr. 5, thanks for pointing that out. I'm convinced! Gloss Black it is! Now....where shall I go? Ha Ha Ha! I stay in Downtown Long Beach near the Pike! NOON question: How easy is it to remove? Will it damage the paint at all?
Not if you get the good stuff.
3M makes a really good vinyl that will last about 5 years and will peel off really easy.
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Not if you get the good stuff.
3M makes a really good vinyl that will last about 5 years and will peel off really easy.
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