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Old 02-25-2012, 07:57 PM   #1
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Montreal Vinyl Wrapping - Photos and information

Hello everyone,

I decided to make a dedicated thread detailing my vinyl wrapping work with, but not limited to, BMW's in the Montreal area.

I'll be posting photos in regards to FAQ I receive such as information pertaining to vinyl's weathering capabilities, the different colours and varieties of vinyl available to the automotive market and of course, photos of customers cars that I deal with!

So if you're in the Montreal, Ottawa area and are interested in some Vinyl wrap for your chrome trim, interior trim, or full car, please don't hesitate to contact me! I'll also post your photos (at your discretion) on the forum as well as my website for customers to see!

For more information and customer photos, check out my website - www.nelsonmx.com


Check back soon to see our featured photos of a fully wrapped E92, C2S and C63 Photos to come!

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Old 02-25-2012, 07:57 PM   #2
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I'm going to start by answering a few questions that I've received over the last week..

Question; Does the carbon fibre 3M vinyl REALLY resemble carbon, or will it look cheesy for interior trim?

Answer; A lot of people ask me to cover their interior trim with carbon fibre vinyl – had this been 2 years ago when Di-Noc was the craze, I would have frowned upon the idea, but nowadays its virtually impossible to tell the difference.. One of the biggest issues with Di-noc is that it required a catalyst / adhesive spray to adhere to heavy curvatures, often ruining the piece underneath - this is no longer the case with 3m's new product line!

If you know about our company’s background, we have been dealing with composites for some 30 odd years, and so we’ve had our fair share of interaction with the “real-deal”. But when it comes down to vinyl, 3M has definitely got something going..

This picture speaks for itself. Of course understand that under different light conditions you will notice a bit of variation, but for the price, you simply can’t go wrong!

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Old 02-25-2012, 07:58 PM   #3
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Question; Is it reversible? If I remove the vinyl for whatever reason, will it damage my paint or leave a gooey, pain in the ass residue??

Answer: NOPE

This stuff is quite simply amazing. Even at 45 degrees celsius, you won't have a hitch peeling this stuff off. There is no residue leftover, nor does it damage the paint in any way. Quite simply put, vinyl is a two tiered process - it enables a relatively inexpensive way to change the color of your car, AND it provides long lasting and durable protection, even throughout the harsh winter.

This is after 6 months of use - Fall, mid winter and up until now.

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Old 02-25-2012, 07:58 PM   #4
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2008 128i


Chrome window trim delete - matte black 3m 1080





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Old 02-25-2012, 07:59 PM   #5
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Vinyl roof - 3m 1080 matte black







Sun roof enclosure - Note no waves, bunches or rough edges.



I always wrap material underneath the window trim. Gives a cleaner look, and prevents any lifting etc for a longer lasting finish.



Vinyl kidneys - 3m 1080 matte black

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Old 02-25-2012, 08:00 PM   #6
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Redid the trim on this 325i from brushed silver to matte black.

Looked at doing the gloss to match the piano black trim in the newer model BMW's Benz's but the matte finish catered to the centre console's already matte finish.

Did this in situ, and so no removal was necessary.. Means no extra bunching of material behind to prevent from fitting like OEM!









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Old 02-25-2012, 08:00 PM   #7
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Exterior - window chrome moulding to matte black
Interior - door sills, dash trim, center console to carbon fibre


Before ;





After;






Interior

Before;




After;




I think it made a big difference overall, and i truly hope Oliver enjoys it! He has some big plans coming up for this spring that I'd like to help tackle!



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Old 02-27-2012, 11:09 PM   #8
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That looks pretty good. Do you sell just the vinyl? If so, what's your price for the 1080 Dark Grey (the matte one)
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:03 AM   #9
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looks cool, do you do entire cars?? always wondered what wrapping my e30 would cost.. any rough estimate?
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:53 AM   #10
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pretty cool -- how much would something like the e46 interior cost?
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:06 AM   #11
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Thanks for the comments everyone!

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Old 02-28-2012, 09:26 AM   #12
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I wonder... could I wrap my E30 instead of repainting it???
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I wonder... could I wrap my E30 instead of repainting it???
Absolutely.

The only thing I caution here is that - if it's primed, make sure it has been wet sanded down to near perfection. If there are any imperfections in the paint, it will be picked up by the vinyl (Matte, not so much and rarely shows imperfections, the same is not true for gloss however).

So if the surface is 99.9%, and you're happy with it, it can be wrapped. Sticks to primer without an issue.

If you check out my website, there is a photo of a 2001 Prelude roof, done in gloss. That roof was primed.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:57 AM   #14
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price to wrap a e46 hood in CF ?
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:01 PM   #15
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PM'ed.

Just for reference. Carbon fibre wrapping will be more costly overall, as the material is nearly twice the price of standard vinyl..

A lot of people are deterred by the price, and so i figured i'd throw that out there. Anyone looking to DIY, just be aware that material costs ARE high, and that messing up often means unnecessary expenses :S
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