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I'm considering doing a roof wrap on my Monterey Blue 370z in black. I plan to black out my tint and spray the fangs/grille to have more black components. What

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Old 05-08-2011, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm considering doing a roof wrap on my Monterey Blue 370z in black. I plan to black out my tint and spray the fangs/grille to have more black components.

What do you guys think about this? Any MB drivers with a black roof wrap?
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The black roof looks great on the z. It will look great against mb.
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+1 do gloss black. Should look very good. Stay away from DiNoc CF vinyl on the roof. It looks too fake. Already tried and removed.
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My thoughts are; what will it look like in 18 to 24 months? How will it stand up to the elements?
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My thoughts are; what will it look like in 18 to 24 months? How will it stand up to the elements?
probably pretty much the same as most other vinyl wrap jobs.
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My thoughts are; what will it look like in 18 to 24 months? How will it stand up to the elements?
If you use high quality vinyl and keep it maintained with sealants it shouldn't affect it much for at least 3-4 yrs. Then peel back, wrap again...or leave it off. Its imo much more convenient than painting just the roof.
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+1 for the black roof wrap. I just finished painting my fangs and rear valance. The windows are getting tinted Wednesday and then I'm going to order some black vinyl from Bat (WWW.BLUEBATOVERLAYS.COM) later this month.
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If you can afford it, I would paint it...will look better and last longer.
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I have a MB and did the black vinyl top. I did it locally twice. The first time we covered the antenna and the results weren't great. So I had it done again but left the antenna blue. Im happy with it I payed $150 installed with 2 year warranty. I like it and also like the fact that I can simply peeled it off whenever I get tired or it gets too much wear. Which it will cause my car sees it all 8-10 hrs of sun, snow, rain, hail, wind, dust, tree sap. Its been through alot and will see more. I thought of painting but I told myself $150 first paint and if I dont like it or want to change back it will be another 150. So I went with the sticker.

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yah, plus dont forget black aftermarket paint swirls very easily so use vinyl as much as possible especially on a dd. it can also work as paint protection.
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I have a MB and did the black vinyl top. I did it locally twice. The first time we covered the antenna and the results weren't great. So I had it done again but left the antenna blue. Im happy with it I payed $150 installed with 2 year warranty. I like it and also like the fact that I can simply peeled it off whenever I get tired or it gets too much wear. Which it will cause my car sees it all 8-10 hrs of sun, snow, rain, hail, wind, dust, tree sap. Its been through alot and will see more. I thought of painting but I told myself $150 first paint and if I dont like it or want to change back it will be another 150. So I went with the sticker.

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Looks really nice, thanks for the pictures! I like the idea of wrapping things as it's not as permanent. My local paint guy does a lot of show cars and uses House of Kolor so every job I've had turned out well. Considering wrapping or painting the roof and hood, then blacking out the black window with 5% tint.

I need to get photoshop rocking to see how it might look.

Btw, never thought about painting the rear valance. Anyone have pictures on a MB?
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I painted the rear diffuser on mine. I really like how it turned out. I did paint that cause I knew I wouldnt regret it.

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+1 do gloss black. Should look very good. Stay away from DiNoc CF vinyl on the roof. It looks too fake. Already tried and removed.
i was really thinkin about doing it with CF DiNoc.. Does it really look that cheesy?
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i was really thinkin about doing it with CF DiNoc.. Does it really look that cheesy?
yes... otherwise i would've kept it. it looks like canvas... reminded me of my dad's olds 98' back in the early 80's with faux vert roof thingie.
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yes... otherwise i would've kept it. it looks like canvas... reminded me of my dad's olds 98' back in the early 80's with faux vert roof thingie.
LOL! i started searching and found that matte black vinyl looks pretty awesome.. Really thinking about doing that instead. From my search, its about $650 to do a full body wrap.
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