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Old 11-07-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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To do a black roof wrap or not to..

That is the question? What do you guys think about doing a matte black roof wrap or maybe a carbon fiber roof wrap?


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Old 11-07-2012, 10:47 PM   #2
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No.

Just no.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:02 PM   #3
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Its been done, first some one tried with plastidip but that was too much of a pain, then they went with a black CF vinyl wrap, looks interesting, but its still not the same as an actual carbon fiber panel. So on balance I'd say its not a good look unless you were going for the two tone effect. Its your car so do what ever you want. Just expect a bunch of resistance from people who do not like this idea.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:04 PM   #4
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It was just an idea I've been throwing around cause I'm running out of stuff to really do lol
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:36 PM   #5
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A black wrap has been a debate I've been having for months. One concern of mine is that vinyl doesn't look as good as actual paint, but it's still really good. I think on your colour it could work really well, especially with a hatch.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:50 AM   #6
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How about the American Flag? The car is built in Michigan.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:27 AM   #7
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In my opinion, roof wraps look very good. It's not the most noticeable part of the car, so when you finally notice, it's like, "huh... I like that" :P

Go with the plain black vinyl
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:01 PM   #8
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I vote no
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:17 PM   #9
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I think they look kind of cool too... except I have dark blue so it's kind of pointless. Unless I went all FJ Cruiser and got a white roof....
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:17 AM   #10
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If done correctly with the right colors, Ive seen it look good. But thats pretty rare.
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