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      07-30-2014, 12:50 AM   #1
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Does 3M vinyl wrap 'fade'? (Need to re-do a couple panels)

Does anyone know if 3M 1080 vinyl wrap fades from the sun?

I would like to get 1 panel + front bumper + a few other small bits re-done as they are damaged / needing to be redone.

I have found a reputable shop in my area to do the work, but am uncertain if the color will match due to it being about 1 year old.

a) 3M 1080 Pearl White vinyl
b) About 1 - 1.25 years old
c) Aside from regular daily use, the car for the most part (lets say 75% of the time) was garage parked. So except for when the car was in use, most of the time it was stored in a sheltered (eg: no direct sun) environment.

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      07-30-2014, 07:46 AM   #2
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Why not ask the reputable shop who's gonna do the work?
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      07-30-2014, 08:13 AM   #3
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because i posted this before going there in person.

he said, yes, there may be a tiny color difference.

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Why not ask the reputable shop who's gonna do the work?
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      07-31-2014, 02:12 PM   #4
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I doubt there'd be a drastic color change if the car doesn't sit in direct sunlight that much. 3M vinyl is fairly robust. When I had to re-wrap a panel on my M3 2 years after it was initially wrapped I couldn't tell the difference at all. Color was matte blue FYI.
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