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      09-18-2012, 11:37 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Matte craze

I've been thinking about about matte lately.. I'm really worried its getting over done, like black wheels and murdered out rides.. Now, I like matte, i like black wheels on occasion, and all black every now and then as well. but the question remains, will matte be an overplayed 10 and out route? I admit I like it and would try it but man its common now.. I keep seeing matte G35's, matte stang's and matte 335s in this region.. In Houston, it was matte everything instead of matte when it "works". What a great time period for wrap shops though.. they have to be killing it..

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Matte is overplayed NOW imo.
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your too late my friend MATTE is getting old. not the thing anymore.
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your too late my friend MATTE is getting old. not the thing anymore.
Yeah, maybe you are right.. I will give it credit that I have seen some rides and thought, "not bad...", "bold...", " can't believe he wrapped that..." and "yep, that looks good in matte black"..
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Who cares? Do what you like, and don't worry about what's "out-played", and what's not. Nothing is ever really out-played since forum members make-up a small fraction of M3 owners
+ 1 Good point..
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Do what you like as long as it makes you happy.

That being said, I hate the matte look. IMO it makes every car look cheaper/uglier/unfinished.
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Yeah, maybe you are right.. I will give it credit that I have seen some rides and thought, "not bad...", "bold...", " can't believe he wrapped that..." and "yep, that looks good in matte black"..
Yea dont get me wrong but some do look nice.. with regular white or matte black just not attractive anymore. ive seen other once that are matte but in time they just not attractive i guess the gloss make the car look good.
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Stock cars are played out. I see thousands of them on the road every single day. When is this craze of keeping cars stock going to end?
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You know it's over when the OEM starts making it an option - ha!
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Matte thing is over.

But it is your car so do what makes you happy with it. Great thing about a wrap is if/when you're done with it one can pretty easily remove it.

And you should be able to get a great deal on a wrap though, they prob have rolls of it sitting around.
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You know it's over when the OEM starts making it an option - ha!
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Matte thing is over.

But it is your car so do what makes you happy with it. Great thing about a wrap is if/when you're done with it one can pretty easily remove it.

And you should be able to get a great deal on a wrap though, they prob have rolls of it sitting around.
I think the benefit of wrap is messing around with colors basically, although not a necessarily cheap process, its rather easy to do and undo, so I've thought about it.. For now I'll stick with Space Gray... love the color and graphite shiny..
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Matte is getting REALLY played out. As everyone on here knows, I am a very serious driver and serious drivers always have to learn about the latest and greatest cosmetic mods for the obvious associated hp gains.

THIS is going to be the new fad everyone. Get it while you can.

http://jalopnik.com/5941397
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Matte is getting REALLY played out. As everyone on here knows, I am a very serious driver and serious drivers always have to learn about the latest and greatest cosmetic mods for the obvious associated hp gains.

THIS is going to be the new fad everyone. Get it while you can.

http://jalopnik.com/5941397
haha... This!
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Matte is getting REALLY played out. As everyone on here knows, I am a very serious driver and serious drivers always have to learn about the latest and greatest cosmetic mods for the obvious associated hp gains.

THIS is going to be the new fad everyone. Get it while you can.

http://jalopnik.com/5941397
Nah, Ford already killed that one 10 years ago.
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Nah, Ford already killed that one 10 years ago.
Good ole 'mystic cobra'. They were pretty sweet back in the day!
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Nah, Ford already killed that one 10 years ago.
10 or was it 16? (1996/1997)

man we are old...
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10 or was it 16? (1996/1997)

man we are old...
LOL they had it on the 98's and 03 or 04 (maybe both)
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You know it's over when the OEM starts making it an option - ha!
I saw a matte E350 convertible yesterday! Sheesh!
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matte is not that great. However Frozen is sweet.
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