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View Poll Results: What color shall I wrap my vehicle?
Matte Grey 6 18.75%
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
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Contemplating Wrapping The Vehicle..

At the present moment I am contemplating wrapping my vehicle with 3M vinyl instead of repainting my vehicle. With that said, if any of you have recommendations for an installer with a few hundred miles of Nashville, Tn, than I am all ears. I would rather shell out the money for quality work versus the cheap way out and being unhappy with their workmanship. I am considering three colors at present in the matte department: grey, silver, or black. Below I am including links to vehicles that in which have influenced the above considerations thus far, I am all ears and open to criticism. Granted it will not suit the interests of many, I am ultimately make the decision for ME. Your input is greatly appreciated, thank you!

Matte Silver Cayman

http://www.planet-9.com/attachments/cayman-boxster-chat/2068d1179272405-sorry-if-its-repost-neez-cayman-sis11qa5.jpg

Matte Black GT2

http://www.jwhubbers.nl/ring/trip31/img/img_1596.jpg

Matte Gray 986 Boxster

http://jonsibal.com/blog/2009/10/flat-box/
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:20 PM   #2
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if you can achieve the silver effect like that cayman it would be severly dope.
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:23 PM   #3
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IMO, matte black is played out, silver matte is peaking, matte gray is dull in many ways.
My vote in this case was for Matte/Satin Silver.
Materials and proper installation cold cost nearly as much as a proper paint job but with the bonus of being reversible (albeit a major pain to remove depending on how long the vinyl is on the car).
Very interested to see the final result is you go forward with this.
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:30 PM   #4
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Damn you for showing me those pictures. Now I want this too. lol
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:06 PM   #5
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if you can achieve the silver effect like that cayman it would be severly dope.
Exactly, the execution is extremely key! Which is why I am willing to search high and low for right shop to do the task for me. I would be disheartened by a job that in which I am not happy with after shelling out 'X' amount of dollars.
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:09 PM   #6
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IMO, matte black is played out, silver matte is peaking, matte gray is dull in many ways.
My vote in this case was for Matte/Satin Silver.
Materials and proper installation cold cost nearly as much as a proper paint job but with the bonus of being reversible (albeit a major pain to remove depending on how long the vinyl is on the car).
Very interested to see the final result is you go forward with this.
In all honesty, I am not too keen on vinyl wrapping my vehicle matte black, been there and done that on running all black. After seeing the matte silver Cayman with the Neez wheels I was sold. Only time will tell and money will tell! i will keep you all posted as the time and ideas progress.
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:11 PM   #7
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Recommendations are greatly appreciated. I will drive as far as a few hundred miles for the right job to be conducted. As a point of reference I live in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:21 PM   #8
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Couple of quick questions....

1. Do you still have to wax a wrapped car or is it maintenance free beyond washing and drying?

2. If I were to paint my car flat black, would I have to wax it?
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Couple of quick questions....

1. Do you still have to wax a wrapped car or is it maintenance free beyond washing and drying?

2. If I were to paint my car flat black, would I have to wax it?
I do have an answer for #1. Quoted by a gentlemen on 6speedonline whom had his E90 335 wrapped matte/flat black in vinyl.

"Vinyl that is washed/taken care of by using a mixture of water & baby shampoo & a micro fiber because there is no ammonia in baby shampoo."
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Dont forget this one... one of my favorite matte cars!
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I am also looking for someone to wrap our ITR race car.. The design I have is awesome! Anyone know someone around Atlanta?
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Apparently, there is a whole site dedicated to pics of Matte cars: http://www.mattecars.com/
Looks to be some wraps on there, too.

Matte is generally not my cup of tea, but that silver cayman looks very nice.
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Here's a nice link:

http://www.modernimage.net/_e/page/1053/RennTrack_Porsche_997s_Wrapped_Matte_White_with_Cu stom_Graphics_Decals_and_Stickers.htm


Or maybe the chrome look ;-)

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Those chrome wraps are pretty cool. I think a Boxster would look great in one.
Maybe with some gunmetal color wheels.

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When I had a small business, I looked into custom wraps for my Honda Element.
I talked with FastSigns.com in San Jose, CA. They quoted approximately $5,000 for a full car custom designed wrap. Even the windows could be wrapped.

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When I had a small business, I looked into custom wraps for my Honda Element.
I talked with FastSigns.com in San Jose, CA. They quoted approximately $5,000 for a full car custom designed wrap. Even the windows could be wrapped.

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I am not surprised seeing that a shop in Dallas, Texas vaguely quoted me they charge between $2,500-$5,000 for vinyl wraps, and matte finishes are on the lower end of the spectrum.

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Those chrome wraps are pretty cool. I think a Boxster would look great in one.
Maybe with some gunmetal color wheels
I could not agree more. As much as I would want to pull off a job to that degree, I feel that it would be better reserved for when I pull a trigger on a 997 in 2012. Thank you for the input!

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Or maybe the chrome look ;-)

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Monobonic's vehicle is absolutely stunning! White holds my heart due to the fact my first Porsche was a 1999 2.5L in Glacier White that I miss dearly.

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Apparently, there is a whole site dedicated to pics of Matte cars: http://www.mattecars.com/

Looks to be some wraps on there, too.

Matte is generally not my cup of tea, but that silver cayman looks very nice.
I had stumbled over the website yesterday afternoon. There are a few wild cards in there alongside a handful of vehicles that were tastefully modified. Unfortunately, it appears the website/blog has not been updated since 2008.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:41 PM   #17
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If you voted for other, please specify in the thread the color you voted for.

Decisions, decisions.. Either I opt for the vinyl wrap next month or the TPC turbo kit in September. In any regard, I will have them completed in time, but it is a matter of choosing the lesser of two evils!
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This has a bold look.
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Though, I would stay away from this !
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I wonder how a wrapped car would respond to rock chips and such, seems it would protect the car better than a painted surface but what if you did get some small dings and needed it repaired?
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