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      04-27-2013, 09:14 AM   #1
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Roof wrap suggestions

Need suggestion on getting my roof wrapped. Alpine white M-Sport. Matte black or gloss black? Thanks for any comments...positive or negative.
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plasti dip + metalizer or glossifier??


I was thinking about doing that too. I would think gloss would look better since the moon roof will be glossy. It will really stick out with matte.
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plasti dip + metalizer or glossifier??


I was thinking about doing that too. I would think gloss would look better since the moon roof will be glossy. It will really stick out with matte.
You might be able to wrap the moon roof with satin clear bra material to match a matte black roof... But I agree with most others; go with the gloss wrap. And for humanity's sake, please don't plastidip.
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plasti dip + metalizer or glossifier??


I was thinking about doing that too. I would think gloss would look better since the moon roof will be glossy. It will really stick out with matte.
You might be able to wrap the moon roof with satin clear bra material to match a matte black roof... But I agree with most others; go with the gloss wrap. And for humanity's sake, please don't plastidip.
I'm curious, what is the reason that your against plasti dippin?
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I'm curious, what is the reason that your against plasti dippin?

Haha, me too. I have never used it or even seen it in person, but i am definitely going to try using it on at least my rear reflectors. If it looks good at all in person it seems like a great product, I could see it looking like ass though.
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Haha, me too. I have never used it or even seen it in person, but i am definitely going to try using it on at least my rear reflectors. If it looks good at all in person it seems like a great product, I could see it looking like ass though.
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Nice, looks like you did your grills also? I'm assuming thats not with the glossifier?
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I'm curious, what is the reason that your against plasti dippin?
On big panels, the streaks are really noticeable. The black plastidip is not really "black"... it's more dark gray and looks cheap and grainy.

Of course, you can spray the plastidip through a professional-grade paint gun. But you'd probably have to buy one yourself because I don't know any bodyshop owner in their right mind that would let plastidip run through their gun. So buying your own paint gun set up would defeat the purpose of saving money. At that point you might as well pay a couple hundred for a good wrap job instead. Not only is it just as reversible, it will look smoother and no streaks.



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      04-28-2013, 07:38 PM   #12
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Nice, looks like you did your grills also? I'm assuming thats not with the glossifier?
Tbh, i just applied Electric tape on it, because it was hard for me to take it off

even though i followed the steps on praying it out. Really hate how BMW

designed the access to the grille. If i spray dip in it, i would need at least a

paper cardboard to protect the Radiator behind it from over spray which i cant fit it.


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On big panels, the streaks are really noticeable. The black plastidip is not really "black"... it's more dark gray and looks cheap and grainy.

Of course, you can spray the plastidip through a professional-grade paint gun. But you'd probably have to buy one yourself because I don't know any bodyshop owner in their right mind that would let plastidip run through their gun. So buying your own paint gun set up would defeat the purpose of saving money. At that point you might as well pay a couple hundred for a good wrap job instead. Not only is it just as reversible, it will look smoother and no streaks.




I could see the problem why his came out like a Zebra like.

1.When spraying plasti dip it is really temperature sensitive

2. Probably the person that spray the car brought the full strength Black Gallon and thinned it himself, therefore the Black Tint (gives the color ) is divided into half.

3. He needs to apply more coats thus requiring more paint . Since his stock color is White.

4. He sprayed it too far, his spraying technique is not consistent.


On the Audi, there is nothing wrong with it, since it is done right.


I personally Plasti Dipped my car i have all the equipment do to it, especially the paint gun, and other several full body cars that my

friends own. Of course. If your are new to this and doing it by yourself, there

is guaranteed to be alot of trial and errors. Me on the other hand have

learned and form my own technique over a year.
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i am in the same boat as you. I was thinking matte would only work if other things on the car were matte black, ie: grill or whatever else. I am leaning towards gloss. I do like the CF look on the M3 Coupes.. but don't know if that's too much cf on a 4 door.
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A gloss black 3M wrap will match the trim better, which is what I did which is also Alpine White.


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I was thinking of wrapping my roof as well; my top two choices are glossy black and carbon fiber. But I'm mostly concerned about long term repercussions; I've heard that the paint will become damaged if the wrap remains applied for consecutive years (I wasn't given an exact timeline) but I don't know how reliable that source was. Anyone have a take on the matter?
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I was thinking of wrapping my roof as well; my top two choices are glossy black and carbon fiber. But I'm mostly concerned about long term repercussions; I've heard that the paint will become damaged if the wrap remains applied for consecutive years (I wasn't given an exact timeline) but I don't know how reliable that source was. Anyone have a take on the matter?
i had my roof vinyled with 3M vinyl, 3 years ago on my E92 before I turned it when my lease was up..it was on the car about 32 months. no paint damage at all and was extremely easy to remove.

and currently my friends shop wrapped my new car gloss black, it looks awesome..i'll be posting better pics next week
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I vote plastidip. I did my jeep WK roof and it came out fantastic. Matte black on silver. The roof is easy because it's mostly flat and doesn't run so the spray dries evenly which is the most important part. I'm going on over a year without it even peeling a bit as long as you tell the car wash not to rub it when they dry the car. Plastidip first for about $30 worth of cans and see if you even like the black look. If you do but really want the best quality, then go invest in something more professional but you might be surprised how impressed you'll be with a black roof and a full wallet (less $30).

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