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      09-26-2020, 10:13 PM   #45
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Damn that came out great! I'm still on the fence about doing mine.. might pull the trigger next spring
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      10-12-2020, 10:55 PM   #46
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The only downside to a gloss black wrap is the damage it'll eventually take - I rewrap mine every 12-16 months because of staining and swirls (no matter how safe your wash procedure is it'll still happen).
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Replacing the wrap every 12-18 months seems like wayyy too frequently. Are you doing anything unusual with it? Also what are you paying for it cause wraps tend to cost alot. I guess only doing the roof wouldn't be as bad but once a year adds up.
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      10-20-2020, 08:14 AM   #47
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Sick shot + car + lowkey flex with the Aston in the background

Replacing the wrap every 12-18 months seems like wayyy too frequently. Are you doing anything unusual with it? Also what are you paying for it cause wraps tend to cost alot. I guess only doing the roof wouldn't be as bad but once a year adds up.
Haha, it's a bit of garage queen always photo bombing my shots.

Yeah it is a bit, however with it being a big flat surface the birds love to make a mess all over it, plus just recently a lot of dried water marks have stained it (I try to keep up on waxing it but it doesn't help). The worst I've had is a leaf from the tree above the driveway managed to bake itself onto the vinyl which has left an imprint with all the leaf vane lines.

Having a roof sprayed can't be too much, surely gloss black can't be much more than 250/350? A roof wrap at my local place is about 150, but then you're left with swirls and orange peel from the vinyl texture, which unlike clear coat you can't polish out
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      10-20-2020, 09:51 PM   #48
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Sick shot + car + lowkey flex with the Aston in the background

Replacing the wrap every 12-18 months seems like wayyy too frequently. Are you doing anything unusual with it? Also what are you paying for it cause wraps tend to cost alot. I guess only doing the roof wouldn't be as bad but once a year adds up.
Haha, it's a bit of garage queen always photo bombing my shots.

Yeah it is a bit, however with it being a big flat surface the birds love to make a mess all over it, plus just recently a lot of dried water marks have stained it (I try to keep up on waxing it but it doesn't help). The worst I've had is a leaf from the tree above the driveway managed to bake itself onto the vinyl which has left an imprint with all the leaf vane lines.

Having a roof sprayed can't be too much, surely gloss black can't be much more than 250/350? A roof wrap at my local place is about £150, but then you're left with swirls and orange peel from the vinyl texture, which unlike clear coat you can't polish out
Have you tried ceramic coating the wrap?
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      10-22-2020, 10:41 AM   #49
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Haha, it's a bit of garage queen always photo bombing my shots.

Yeah it is a bit, however with it being a big flat surface the birds love to make a mess all over it, plus just recently a lot of dried water marks have stained it (I try to keep up on waxing it but it doesn't help). The worst I've had is a leaf from the tree above the driveway managed to bake itself onto the vinyl which has left an imprint with all the leaf vane lines.

Having a roof sprayed can't be too much, surely gloss black can't be much more than 250/350? A roof wrap at my local place is about 150, but then you're left with swirls and orange peel from the vinyl texture, which unlike clear coat you can't polish out
That's fair. I would definitely be ok with that as garage queen.

I guess you don't have room in the garage to keep the bmw? I def understand it getting run down faster if it's always outside... especially if you're somewhere (in the UK it seems) where the weather is a bit aggressive.

Just the roof wouldn't be too bad $$ wise in that range, but still seems really annoying lol. Yea when you skimp on the material/install you get what you pay for though.

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      10-25-2020, 02:15 AM   #50
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Wow that looks really good to me. Anybody know a good shop in Cali (NorCal or SoCal) that they recommend for this?
Look into Sfg wraps in NorCal. Great people / shop
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