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Old 03-10-14, 08:02 PM   #76
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The owner of this new jet black Lexus IS250 sedan had me vinyl wrap the chrome/brushed aluminum window trim. The blacked out trim makes a huge difference on dark colored cars, as you can see in the pictures below. For this car, we went with the gloss black vinyl finish for the material, to have the window trim of the car blend in with the black paint on the car. The owner of this car drove out to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange County to have the work done.


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Old 03-12-14, 01:55 PM   #77
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The owner of this car was from out of state and brought in his car to me in Orange County/Anaheim Hills to get some vinyl work done on it. He had me vinyl wrap the roof in the 3M dinoc matte carbon fiber finish and also had me light smoke/tint his rear tail lights on his white BMW 128i coupe. The owner of this car was trying to replicate the look that the M3 E92 coupes have on roofs stock carbon fiber from the factory. This is as close as youíre going to get to that effect/look without actually changing out the entire roof.

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Old 03-17-14, 12:23 PM   #78
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DON, do you have any other examples of tinted tail lights on a lexus? I heard they are hard to do because of the curves
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Old 03-17-14, 01:45 PM   #79
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Post #62 in this thread are of a Lexus's tails that I tinted.
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Old 04-01-14, 09:03 AM   #80
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This is a previous car that I had worked on. The owner of this white VW Golf R sedan had me vinyl wrap his roof in the 3M matte carbon fiber vinyl about a year. He came back because he wanted me to wrap his side window pillars and mirrors in the same 3M matte carbon fiber material. Note - Typically it is not practical or possible to wrap mirrors, due to their shape/curves, but it worked out in this case due to the design of the mirrors on this car. Most mirrors that you see wrapped in pictures are either done in multiple pieces or only show how it looks like right after it is wrapped, which doesnít show how it holds up over time.

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Old 04-03-14, 09:28 AM   #81
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The owner of this car was from Irvine as well and brought their car to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange County to have me vinyl wrap their brand new white Lexus IS350 sedan. I did the roof in my gloss black vinyl material. In addition to the roof, I also did the body line in the rear right under the tail light in the same gloss black as well as right under the front head light, between the headlight and turn signal in the bumper, with gloss black as well. It was interesting doing something different/custom on this car, although it may not be most peopleís style.

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Old 04-03-14, 10:20 AM   #82
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Don, do you do vinyl overlays for interior wood trim?

I actually have carbon fiber vinyl overlay for my SC430 interior, but it's old and needs either touch-up or replacement. I mean, the designs of the CF may be different from the ones you have, so I don't know if I will need to fix one panel or do all of them.

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Old 04-03-14, 10:25 AM   #83
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I only use 3M for the carbon fiber finish, so as long as it is 3M, it'll match.

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Old 04-08-14, 09:15 AM   #84
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I am considering doing a group buy on tinted/smoked tail lights. If I can get around 5-10 people together, I can give a group discount. If youíre interested in this, e-mail me directly at donathon@gmail.com

This brand new white Mercedes C250 sedan came in to have me wrap his roof in my gloss black vinyl material and also tint/smoke his tail lights. I took several comparison pictures of the tail lights before/during/after and inside/outside, to show you guys the progress and how it looks like in different lighting. The owner of this car brought his car in to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange County to have the work done.

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Id be down to do a group buy if others are down & price is right.
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^ Same here, just sent you an email Don

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I'm in for the group buy. I emailed you a couple weeks ago about setting up a time but haven't heard back.
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What was your e-mail.

I won't be able to trace your e-mail from a forum screen name.

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