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      09-09-2011, 01:41 PM   #45
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The wrapped cars I have seen look great from 10 feet away. Once you get closer, you can find seams and imperfections usually. I love a matte finish on a car, and I would consider it if it were just a bit cheaper.
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      09-09-2011, 02:22 PM   #46
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The only thing that puts me off about a wrap job is that part of the enjoyment of car ownership is the carring of one's car. ie waxing and polishing. IF I could nopt do that weekly ritual... that is kind of a deal breaker for me. You know? Its kind of like my weekly or bi-weekly theraphy. I would miss that too much with a wrapped car.
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It will proabably look something like this:

Actually not bad.

OP, go for it, might as well be individual, especially if tastefully done. Keep us updated and G/L!
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thats what i am hoping it looks like... basically with the 3M Protective Wrap when he takes the wrap off in 2 years the paint underneath is brand new, improved value on the car, and the new owner has the choice of Matte Grey or BSM. I think its a good idea to make it a little unique and protect the paint for a good cost. I cant wait much longer for the pics.!! Monday I hopefully get a few snaps and Tuesday the car back!
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      09-09-2011, 02:45 PM   #49
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I's with Dackelone on the weekly ritual..I LOVE to detail my car..Looks are subjective, but not a fan of the wrap..Nor i see no sense in keeping the car pristine for the next owner...Part of the beauty of the BMW's are the finish and quality and the looks, etcetcetc and to enjoy it fully while i/you own it...The 1M IS A STUNNING BEAUTIFUL CAR....enjoy it for yourself!!!!!!!.
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I's with Dackelone on the weekly ritual..I LOVE to detail my car..Looks are subjective, but not a fan of the wrap..Nor i see no sense in keeping the car pristine for the next owner...Part of the beauty of the BMW's are the finish and quality and the looks, etcetcetc and to enjoy it fully while i/you own it...The 1M IS A STUNNING BEAUTIFUL CAR....enjoy it for yourself!!!!!!!.

One question. If you buy VO and have the car wrapped in this matte grey, what is listed on your registration? Do you have to change it with dept. of motor vehicles? I can imagine getting into trouble if one gets pulled over.
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thats what i am hoping it looks like... basically with the 3M Protective Wrap when he takes the wrap off in 2 years the paint underneath is brand new, improved value on the car, and the new owner has the choice of Matte Grey or BSM. I think its a good idea to make it a little unique and protect the paint for a good cost. I cant wait much longer for the pics.!! Monday I hopefully get a few snaps and Tuesday the car back!
How much do you think it'll cost to install the Wrap?
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The only thing that puts me off about a wrap job is that part of the enjoyment of car ownership is the carring of one's car. ie waxing and polishing. IF I could nopt do that weekly ritual... that is kind of a deal breaker for me. You know? Its kind of like my weekly or bi-weekly theraphy. I would miss that too much with a wrapped car.
You still can wash it.
It's just like sex with condom. or
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      09-09-2011, 02:56 PM   #53
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thats what i am hoping it looks like... basically with the 3M Protective Wrap when he takes the wrap off in 2 years the paint underneath is brand new, improved value on the car, and the new owner has the choice of Matte Grey or BSM. I think its a good idea to make it a little unique and protect the paint for a good cost. I cant wait much longer for the pics.!! Monday I hopefully get a few snaps and Tuesday the car back!
Do it because YOU like the looks, but protecting the paint for the next owner isn't a good argument. If it was $200, maybe. But $3000? :loco:

Say, do you also wrap your remotes with Saran Wrap?
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      09-09-2011, 03:55 PM   #54
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Do it because YOU like the looks, but protecting the paint for the next owner isn't a good argument. If it was $200, maybe. But $3000? :loco:

Say, do you also wrap your remotes with Saran Wrap?

Who said it costs 3K ???

I said a good wrap job costs 1/3 of a good paint job over here in Germany. Most wrap jobs are under 1,200 euros. But I know the more curves the harder it is to wrap. I was told the new Beetle is a hard car to wrap. For a Beetle you can pay 1,800 euros or so. I think the 1M bumpers might be hard to master wrapping.
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      09-09-2011, 04:01 PM   #55
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It would be more cost effective to strip the clear and have them spray a flat clear on it to give it matted look given that the color of the car is what you want it to be.

It takes a bad ass installer for it to be perfect and seamless.

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Who said it costs 3K ???

I said a good wrap job costs 1/3 of a good paint job over here in Germany. Most wrap jobs are under 1,200 euros. But I know the more curves the harder it is to wrap. I was told the new Beetle is a hard car to wrap. For a Beetle you can pay 1,800 euros or so. I think the 1M bumpers might be hard to master wrapping.
You, in post #23.
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One question. If you buy VO and have the car wrapped in this matte grey, what is listed on your registration? Do you have to change it with dept. of motor vehicles? I can imagine getting into trouble if one gets pulled over.
Thats a good point...

on that note what do the 'RED BULL" wrapped cars ( mostly Mini's ) register as... Bull's ???? yellow, red , blue ?????? LOL
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Thats a good point...

on that note what do the 'RED BULL" wrapped cars ( mostly Mini's ) register as... Bull's ???? yellow, red , blue ?????? LOL
As it's only a temporary colour change there is no need to notify a colour change only if you repaint a different colour do you need to.
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This is a very popular way to change car colors here in Dubai.

one of the leading shops is called Fibrafoil. and they dont only foil matt foils, they also do glossy/shiny ones, graphics, etc.

This is an idea of how its done...


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      09-10-2011, 02:08 AM   #60
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One question. If you buy VO and have the car wrapped in this matte grey, what is listed on your registration? Do you have to change it with dept. of motor vehicles? I can imagine getting into trouble if one gets pulled over.
In the EU, Car stays registered under its original color, I recently rented a Europcar with a green panther theme, that on paper was beige. Kids loved it!

When it comes to showing/proofing that color, one just opens the hood.
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This is a very popular way to change car colors here in Dubai.

one of the leading shops is called Fibrafoil. and they dont only foil matt foils, they also do glossy/shiny ones, graphics, etc.

This is an idea of how its done...
The brown doesn't do much for me but the concept and execution of the film work was very impressive. Talented film director.
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Do you guys know how much it costs to paint a car?

3K to 5K euros - so I hear. Most good wrap jobs run under 1.5K euros.


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You, in post #23.

What I said was...

paint job in Germany = 3K to 5K euros
wrap job in Germany = 1.5K euros = $2250 in USd.
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      09-10-2011, 10:35 PM   #63
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Wait, so the color would have made you buy it? Not the performance and handling? Are you sure you want to admit that publicly? Not even my wife is that bad!
Yup... I do not care for any of the 3 choices. So much so that I would not consider this vehicle...
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The only thing that puts me off about a wrap job is that part of the enjoyment of car ownership is the carring of one's car. ie waxing and polishing. IF I could nopt do that weekly ritual... that is kind of a deal breaker for me. You know? Its kind of like my weekly or bi-weekly theraphy. I would miss that too much with a wrapped car.
Yeah, I could definitely do without that.

This thread should have anyone with color and pristine paint issues run to their 1M dealers. Looking forward to more Matte Grey (or any original color in foil) pictures
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This is a very popular way to change car colors here in Dubai.

one of the leading shops is called Fibrafoil. and they dont only foil matt foils, they also do glossy/shiny ones, graphics, etc.

This is an idea of how its done...


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http://www.facebook.com/FibraFoil

VERY cool video! Just goes to show you how much work is involved in a wrap job. Just look how many times that front bumper came off/on. This shop looks very baren/sparse... why do the employee's work on the floor? (left rear corner of the video) I think they could afford a few work benches/tables.
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Yup... I do not care for any of the 3 choices. So much so that I would not consider this vehicle...
I do not care for any of the 3 colours either, but boy am i glad that didnt stop me being smart enough to buy the car anyway
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