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      06-28-2012, 09:43 AM   #111
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I don't think that sanding the clear "off" is how they achieved this effect....yes.....you need to sand the original clear , but then you need to apply a semi gloss clear on top of the original surface....I think a better and cheaper way to get the same results is to have the vehicle wrapped with a flattened clear film....it's less money,you don't have to disassemble the whole vehicle and it's easily reversible....jmo....
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      06-28-2012, 11:03 AM   #112
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^^Agree. Clear matte wrap is the easiest and a popular wrap. Converts any color to matte/frozen finish.
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Maybe you should consider making this car a "frozen VO"

Did you see this VO 1M .....
PS: keep your crash pics coming... we all love this thread!
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^^Agree. Clear matte wrap is the easiest and a popular wrap. Converts any color to matte/frozen finish.
Is this a 3M material? Never heard of it..

Wish I knew about this before spending oogles of money wrapping half my car with clear protective film
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      06-28-2012, 11:56 AM   #114
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Awesome thread and thanks for sharing so much detail. It's nice to see that these 1M's are getting a second chance. It sounds like you are keeping at least one for yourself. Are you planning on selling the other three or making them into various project cars? If only I had a little extra pocket change...
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      06-28-2012, 12:02 PM   #115
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the center section of the roof is cut off to expose cross supports and headliner....
This car should definitely get a CF roof since you are replacing it anyways! JMO
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      06-28-2012, 01:57 PM   #116
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i do think that 3m makes all these films.....i have a good friend of mine who does this and the results are impressive.....i'm seeing more and more of this locally......seems like the new fad....
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      06-28-2012, 03:24 PM   #117
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i do think that 3m makes all these films.....i have a good friend of mine who does this and the results are impressive.....i'm seeing more and more of this locally......seems like the new fad....
If you could PM me his info it would be greatly appreciated. I know 3m makes a lot of great stuff but have been having a hard time finding the clear matte.

Fad? Maybe. Easy, relatively inexpensive, reversible, and great way to change the color of your vehicle? YES!
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      06-28-2012, 09:00 PM   #118
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Is this a 3M material? Never heard of it..

Wish I knew about this before spending oogles of money wrapping half my car with clear protective film
Several companies make it. 3M, Avery, Hexis, etc.
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Several companies make it. 3M, Avery, Hexis, etc.
Figured that but have been having a hard time finding any online. Everything else is VERY easy to come by
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Figured that but have been having a hard time finding any online. Everything else is VERY easy to come by
Check this link . Answer to 3rd question:
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Q: What is colors do you have in matte finish?
A: Generally black and white are the only colors produced in matte from manufacturer, but any color can be converted to matte finish just by laminating it with clear matte lamination.
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      06-29-2012, 12:57 AM   #121
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Figured that but have been having a hard time finding any online. Everything else is VERY easy to come by

FYI I was quoted something like $7800 to do a matte wrap (its a PPF though not a vinyl)
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      06-29-2012, 08:48 AM   #122
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Check this link . Answer to 3rd question:
Its the clear lamination that I have for some reason not been able to find.


Damn paps I figured full wraps were expensive but WOW.
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      06-29-2012, 11:35 AM   #123
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FYI I was quoted something like $7800 to do a matte wrap (its a PPF though not a vinyl)
I was quoted $2400 for vinyl.
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      06-29-2012, 01:42 PM   #124
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$2400 sounds more like it......my friend charges $2500.....$7k sounds a little pricey.......
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      06-29-2012, 02:14 PM   #125
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$2400 sounds more like it......my friend charges $2500.....$7k sounds a little pricey.......
Exactly what I was thinking. 3K i can see, but $7+, no way.

Glasso you guys open after the 4th or taking any vaca? I will be working back home on the island later next week and would love to stop by if I can make it out!
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      06-29-2012, 07:43 PM   #126
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Won't know till Tuesday of next week if well be open Thursday,Friday and Saturday but if we are your more than welcome to come by...
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      06-29-2012, 08:12 PM   #127
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FYI I was quoted something like $7800 to do a matte wrap (its a PPF though not a vinyl)

Sounds about right. Though the pricing may seem high to most, any shop able to charge the high number in my experience is the higher quality shop... especially with regards to wraps...

But either way, all wraps have their flaws.

The paint protection film is much more $$$ than a vinyl for starters and clearly has its benefits over just laying down vinyl.

After seeing the German car pics (frozen vo) I strongly considered wrapping in matte clear, had my vendor order me a sample sheet and wrapped the hood.... I liked it, but not enough to do the entire car... so i took it off. The frozen vo car in the pics looks great but, being that was what i expected... it was hard to settle for the outcome of the matte clear wrap.
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      06-30-2012, 04:20 AM   #128
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This thread is awesome, it's cool to see the quality repair work of these cars. It also looks like you have me beat with 4 1M's, I thought I was the only person to own multiple 1M's with 2.

Looking at these pictures really makes me want one of these cars and do all kinds of custom work and a custom color.
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      06-30-2012, 02:50 PM   #129
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Are you willing to sell any of these cars once they are repaired?

I'd be interested in the AW that was not rolled over. - vp76122
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      06-30-2012, 03:33 PM   #130
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Thanks for the offer to buy but as of now none are for sale....what I will do is post some pics of vp76122 getting put back together....this one had the least amount of damage and was finished in about 2 weeks...this coupe was no were near being a total loss....I can't understand why the insurance wrote it off.....
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      06-30-2012, 03:47 PM   #131
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... and the after photo of vp76122......what do you guys think of the stripes.......?
I think you badly need to post more pictures cause this looks much better than I though it would.
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vp76122 before any work is carried out....damage is accessed and disassembly begins.....


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