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      01-18-2013, 07:04 AM   #1
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Thoughts please

Hi all, I'm due to get my roof and mirrors wrapped in gloss black in a week or so and then I'm going to get the wheels powder coated but don't know weather to get them gloss black of matt black???
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      01-18-2013, 07:43 AM   #2
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I had gloss black wheels on a red mk5 golf gti. Tbh they always looked dirty. Personally I'd go for a gun metal grey colour.
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I would choose neither. Go for something in between, half-glossy. Thats what I did with these style 199 on my old E90, and I will do this with my 403s as well.

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100% glossy will look plasticy when clean, the matt just looks off n to dirty even when clean. As he said, they will quickly have a layer of dust on them them which will matte them out anyways.
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Nice, i actually posted asking if anyone did this w those rims, pls post pics once you do it
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I'd start by taking the M badge off. It's not a "M" car, despite protestations to the contrary. Dental floss, 5 minutes, done. Then I'd leave the roof, mirrors AND wheels alone. In this case, less is more.
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How does gloss black vinyl wrap look? Does it appear to be clear coated paint, and will it fade more than paint?
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How does gloss black vinyl wrap look? Does it appear to be clear coated paint, and will it fade more than paint?
I believe not, but having spoke to an installer he recommended I go with a semi gloss wrap as the full gloss scratches easily..
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I'd start by taking the M badge off. It's not an "M" car, despite protestations to the contrary. Dental floss, 5 minutes, done. Then I'd leave the roof, mirrors AND wheels alone. In this case, less is more.
Could not agree more.
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I'd start by taking the M badge off. It's not a "M" car, despite protestations to the contrary. Dental floss, 5 minutes, done. Then I'd leave the roof, mirrors AND wheels alone. In this case, less is more.
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Don't wrap anything it looks gay, just like your M badge.
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With the red I would look at a dark gun metal and if not that then matte black.
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what's the point of getting it wrapped? I don't understand this process...is it paint on top of paint? Or...? Sorry I'm really ignorant, just want to understand what it is...
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what's the point of getting it wrapped? I don't understand this process...is it paint on top of paint? Or...? Sorry I'm really ignorant, just want to understand what it is...
It's a vinyl covering some people do the whole car for a full colour change...
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With the red I would look at a dark gun metal and if not that then matte black.
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that's my preferred choice as well
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Don't wrap anything it looks gay, just like your M badge.
Wrap the M badge in red so no one can see it.
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Wrap the M badge in red so no one can see it.
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I'd start by taking the M badge off. It's not a "M" car, despite protestations to the contrary. Dental floss, 5 minutes, done. Then I'd leave the roof, mirrors AND wheels alone. In this case, less is more.
Plus 1 for me! Your car looks great - leave it alone. Its your money to waste but you are wasting it.
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So I am going to play a little bit of Devil's advocate here. The M Sport has wheels that have the M logo, the door sills have the M logo,, the steering wheel has the M logo, And the shift knob has the M logo, oh and the foot rest too. And so the OP puts a little ///M on the trunk and everybody wants to beat the shit out of him. WTF???
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So I am going to play a little bit of Devil's advocate here. The M Sport has wheels that have the M logo, the door sills have the M logo,, the steering wheel has the M logo, And the shift knob has the M logo, oh and the foot rest too. And so the OP puts a little ///M on the trunk and everybody wants to beat the shit out of him. WTF???
Yup that sums it up.

There's getting a car that comes done up like an M and then there's.....Actually I don't need to finish the sentence as "done up like an M" says it all. Putting that M badge on the back is going too far as it implies the car is an M. Ask any M owner if the M-Sport is an M... you'll get the right answer.
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So I am going to play a little bit of Devil's advocate here. The M Sport has wheels that have the M logo, the door sills have the M logo,, the steering wheel has the M logo, And the shift knob has the M logo, oh and the foot rest too. And so the OP puts a little ///M on the trunk and everybody wants to beat the shit out of him. WTF???
Yup that sums it up.

There's getting a car that comes done up like an M and then there's.....Actually I don't need to finish the sentence as "done up like an M" says it all. Putting that M badge on the back is going too far as it implies the car is an M. Ask any M owner if the M-Sport is an M... you'll get the right answer.
I never had any intention to try and make it look like a M3 just a M sport which it is...
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I never had any intention to try and make it look like a M3 just a M sport which it is...
Yeah, that's cool. We're distracting from you thread. This is the internet after all so just ignore us. Opinions are a dim a dozen, although it is true - I'm hater for that type of stuff. Anyway, just make sure you enjoy your car and... DRIVE. Remember, DRIVE first, looks/cosmetics second

Go with matt for the wheels, unless you wash your car every 2 days...
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So I am going to play a little bit of Devil's advocate here. The M Sport has wheels that have the M logo, the door sills have the M logo,, the steering wheel has the M logo, And the shift knob has the M logo, oh and the foot rest too. And so the OP puts a little ///M on the trunk and everybody wants to beat the shit out of him. WTF???
Trust me if I could take out the M badge from that M sport I would. But there is an indentation in there after you remove the M badges from the wheels etc.
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