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    VINYL EXPERTS PLEASE COME

    I was toying with the idea of adding a little flare to my car.

    Since my car is silver I think the Tii stripes would look pretty good on it.

    Who can direct me on how to do this? I want black stripes the exact dimensions and spacing of the Tii concept car. And, I want it to be removable.
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    Lots of tinting/3M shops can also cut vinyl -- anywhere that has a cutting plotter should be able to do it.

    But .. you'd need somebody to design the stripes in a vector format (using Illustrator or similar), at the exact sizes needed.

    .. and vinyl is easily removable using a heat gun, and lots of elbow grease Click here to enlarge
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    But how about applying it? Is this something I can do myself or do I need a 'pro' to do it?

    Isnt is just sticky tape kinda stuff?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    But how about applying it? Is this something I can do myself or do I need a 'pro' to do it?

    Isnt is just sticky tape kinda stuff?
    No reason why you can't apply yourself, as most vinyls are just a sticky film.

    I had a spell installing 3M film on cars, and installation was done with soap .. but I believe the vinyl stuff just sticks straight on.

    You'll need to remove any wax first, using isopropyl alcohol or similar .. and you'll also need a squeegee:

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    Other tools you might need include a heat gun, and a small syringe to pop any tiny bubbles left over.

    As a guess you'd position the graphics with the backing still on, and use a painters masking tape to mark out where they go.
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    Click here to enlarge This has me thinking now...lol i'll vinyl Bimmerboost.com on my car Click here to enlarge

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    Thanks for the advice bigup, can you point in the right direction on where to get the vinyl and techniques for positioning? Im a newb when it comes to this.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    Thanks for the advice bigup, can you point in the right direction on where to get the vinyl and techniques for positioning? Im a newb when it comes to this.
    I will ask our supplier on Monday... I'll see if I can get a rough estimate of costs.
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    I got my vinyl through these guys.
    http://www.stickercity.com/

    Little tutorial on vinyl wrapping.





    Bigup hit the nail right on the head.
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    Debating on wrapping the car now.. how hard is it to maintain? what can you use on it to clean it?

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    $#@! im not gonna wrap the whole car, just want some stripes... Wrapping is a little too much work for me lol

    I just wanted a sunday project.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    $#@! im not gonna wrap the whole car, just want some stripes... Wrapping is a little too much work for me lol

    I just wanted a sunday project.
    Is this the look you want:
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    Debating on wrapping the car now.. how hard is it to maintain? what can you use on it to clean it?
    If you go with the good brands like Avery or 3M and if you wash your car atleast twice a month then it wont be a problem. I didn't wash my car for 2 months and the Matte black roof got dirty and some idiot decided to write wash me with big letter and it got engraved on the vinyl (scratches) Click here to enlarge
    I then took off the vinyl and then later found out you can actually buff the vinyl. You can use regular car wash products. I use to wipe it down armorall and it looked great.

    Now I got the Matte White and waiting for the right weekend to dedicate some time to fully wrap the car.
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    im debating this:

    with me new wheels i think i can pull it off
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    There is a distinct difference between Matte Black and Satin Black. I personally like Satin Black better. It has a little bit more shine. I have seen a lot of Matte Black cars and some of them look horrible.

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    This car definitely pulled it off.

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    Wrap it in rainbow vinyl.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Karo Click here to enlarge
    There is a distinct difference between Matte Black and Satin Black. I personally like Satin Black better. It has a little bit more shine. I have seen a lot of Matte Black cars and some of them look horrible.

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    This is sexy:

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yomama69 Click here to enlarge
    Wrap it in rainbow vinyl.
    Perfect for Jersey.
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    This is sexy:
    That RS4 Avant is soo sexy.

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    I think I prefer the deep shine of my paint vs a matte stealth film.

    I wouldn't say no to some well-designed subtle vinyl graphics, however.
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    any uncorrected pics of satin black?

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    The best will be to actually get samples and see in person. I actually went to a vinyl shop and saw couple of their samples. I was originally going to go with matte black but heard wrapping matte black on a white car isn't a good idea because all those rock chips are gonna show. Then I saw Satin Black and felt in love but then decided to go with Matte White. Hit up shops and see if they will send you small samples. Also colors from different companies vary (satin from 3m is different than satin from Avery or satin from oracal) and stay away from those no name stuff. Avery offers 8 year protection on their vinyl but 3M offers 10 years but cut the number in half if you always park in direct sunlight and if you don't wash your car weekly. When vinyl heats up it stretches and when it cools it goes back to its normal size. When vinyling a car you want it to be snug but don't stretch too much or else you will get glossy oil spots. Also if you stretch too much when it's hot it will shrink back to it's size and then it'll be too small. My friend did this on his roof on a real hot day, under sunlight and it shrunk and on the sides you could see his silver paint. If you get it done you're looking around 3-4k depending but if you have patience and time you can get it done for 700 buck and food and drinks for you and your buddies.

    Here is a comparison of a white M3 and a matte white M3.

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    first step is the suspension and wheels.

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    Here's a site you might be interested in:
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