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      10-04-2012, 06:26 PM   #1
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Exclamation HELP: Anyone wrap their full car in 3M gloss black?

Hey Everyone,
I've been on the forum on and off for the past few years, I just sold my previous car (E90 335i with full bolt ons) and have an offer for a pretty good deal on a fully loaded 1M.
Only problem is, its orange. Now, I have nothing against the color and I think its pretty awesome actually. It just grabs too much attention and I like keeping my cars relatively low key. (from a styling perspective)

I don't want to repaint the car, but I'm now considering just wrapping it in 3M 1080 gloss black.

I've heard that the gloss black material isn't the best for a full car wrap because it scratches easily and will be hard to maintain... is this true?
I spoke to the guys at 90210 wrap over the phone and they said that they've only wrapped roofs in gloss black and not a full car so they can't tell me from experience.

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

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I think you've already answered your own question. I suspect that your suspicions are correct.

I say rock it as it is. With lime green Ford Fiestas and bright orange Prius Cs cruising around these days, VO is not a crazy color. I mean hell, I see Chevy Cobalts in a similar color all the time!
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I would stay away from the gloss black. It will indeed scratch easily.
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I think you've already answered your own question. I suspect that your suspicions are correct.

I say rock it as it is. With lime green Ford Fiestas and bright orange Prius Cs cruising around these days, VO is not a crazy color. I mean hell, I see Chevy Cobalts in a similar color all the time!
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I would stay away from the gloss black. It will indeed scratch easily.
Thanks for your responses guys, what do you think of satin black or matte black?
I've always had an itch to wrap my car in that color, even with my E90. I just don't want to seem like a douche driving that around
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I dislike wraps personally. Most of the places locally don't do a very good job either. I've seen some members cars up close who have had them done and they've been far from good. It's a lot of money that I think could be spent elsewhere for accents or other mods.
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I love my matte black wrapped 1 by 90210. I'm currently converting it to a 1M and will be wrapping it again in matte black. It's one of the few colors that looks really good on the 1 series!
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