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      04-01-2015, 11:44 AM   #1
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Vinyl Materials / DIY:
- Pre cut vinyl (IE: Pre cut roof, window trim pieces, tail lights, etc)
If you are interested in me developing pre cut pieces for your car to make your DIY installations easier, I would need a minimum group of 5-10 people interested in the same pre cut materials. Contact me at Don@WannabeRacer.com for more information.
- Custom cut stickers / decals
- Vinyl sheets and rolls
- DIY materials and instructions
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Installation Services:
- Gloss and matte black roof vinyl (other finishes/colors are available upon request)
- Carbon fiber vinyl wraps
- Black out chrome/brushed aluminum window trim vinyl
- Interior and exterior trim
- Head / tail light tinting
- Full car wraps
- Graphic / vinyl installations
Gloss and Matte Black Roofs:



3M Carbon fiber Vinyl Roof Wraps:



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Let me know if you guys have any questions or if you are interested in getting some work done.

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For this red Ferrari 458 I plasti dipped the front, rear, and top engine lid emblems/badges. I also blacked out the amber portion on his front bumper with my gloss black vinyl. For such a simple change, it really changed the look of the car quite a bit. Since there were no other chrome pieces on the car, after blacking out those chrome badges, it gave the car a sportier and more aggressive look, while cleaning up overall look of the car as well. The owner of this car was local to me and brought his car out to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange County to have the plastic dip and vinyl work done.

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      04-08-2015, 02:30 PM   #3
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This is one of the cars that I did during my last trip up in norcal/bay area in March to do some vinyl wraps. The owner came out to me to have the vinyl work done that I was doing in San Mateo at the Fatlace warehouse. For this dark metallic green BMW E92 328i sedan, I wrapped the roof and chrome window trim of his car in my gloss black vinyl material. The gloss black roof is a subtle touch to this darker colored car. The chrome window trim on his car was fading and oxidizing, so the gloss black wrap really cleaned up the look of the car and hide the old faded chrome window trim pieces fairly well.

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The owner of this alpine white BMW E9- M3 sedan came by to have me vinyl wrap the roof of his car in my gloss black vinyl material. The black roof really completely changes the look of the car, as you can see in the before/after pictures. The vinyl gets tucked in every where along the roof, rails, and antenna, during the installation. This makes sure that the roof holds longer over time and to the elements. The owner of this car was also in Orange County and drove out to me in Anaheim Hills to get the vinyl wrap work done.

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      05-01-2015, 04:49 PM   #5
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      05-02-2015, 01:20 PM   #6
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This is a returning customer who had me previous lightly tint the tail lights on his E92 M3. This time he had me come back to do the tail lights on his Audi V10 R8 as well. The film that I use is a fairly light shade, which is dark enough to give it a nice noticeable change and also still maintain a factory/OEM look. The owner of this car was in Irvine/Orange County near where I was so I dropped by his house to do the tail lights for his car.

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      05-05-2015, 12:57 PM   #7
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Originally the owner of this silver/grey BMW F06 650i gran coupe sedan came by to have me lightly tint/smoke the tail lights of his car with my vinyl car wrap material. He had previously had his roof wrapped by another company. I asked him if he opted to leave the roof rails unwrapped or if the company who did his roof simply did not wrap it for him. He told me that he didn't even know it was an option that you could wrap the roof rails, since the other wrap company said it was not possible. So in addition to lightly tinting his tail lights, I also wrapped the two side roof rails in gloss black to match the rest of the roof. The owner of this car drove from Los Angeles out to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange county to have the vinyl car wrap work done.

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      05-07-2015, 09:23 PM   #8
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The owner of this car actually had me work on his car twice on the same day. He originally brought his white BMW 535i F10 sedan to have me black out the chrome/brushed aluminum window trim on his car with my gloss black vinyl material to give it the sport package/shadow trim look. After he saw how the gloss black window trim looked, he actually came back and ended up having me wrap his vertical B pillars in gloss black as well, to match the rest of the gloss black window trim. The owner of this car was from Pasadena/Los Angeles and came out to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange county to have the vinyl car wrap work done.

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It's been several months seen I have had a chance to post some pictures. Been extremely busy, so haven't had a chance to post some of the work/cars that I have been doing. The owner of this white Lamborghini Hurrican brought his car by to black out the amber reflectors on the front and rear bumpers of the car. In addition to blacking those pieces out, I also plasti dipped the rear Lamborghini badge in matte black to basically get rid of the only chrome piece on the vehicle's exterior. Overall, the work done was fairly simple, but these small changes still changed the look of the car up and gave everything a nice black and white color scheme. The owner of this car brought his car to me in Anaheim Hills/Orange County to have the vinyl and plasti dip work done.

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There are a lot of people out there that would say gloss black roofs look the best on white cars, due to its contrast. Well, the same can almost be said for darker colored cars that get their chrome / brushed aluminum window trims blacked out.

I forget the exact name of the color of this metallic blue BMW E92 328 coupe, but as you can see in the before/after pictures. Simply blacking out the chrome window trim changes the look of the car completely. I used my gloss black vinyl material for the window trim, to give it the factory sport package look. The owner of the car came out to me in Anaheim Hills / Orange county from Cerritos to get the vinyl work done.

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      02-22-2016, 12:17 AM   #11
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I do not get to post as many installed interior car wraps mainly because actually most of my interior wraps are from non-local members who ship me their interior trim pieces to wrap.

However, in this case, the owner of this E90 328i sedan came by to have me take care of every part of the process of the interior wrap for their car. Every piece that is being wrapped is removed from the car and individually wrapped. I take special care and attention to the rounded corners and edges of every piece, to make sure the vinyl will hold up over time.

For the interior of this car, we went with the 3M gloss carbon fiber finish, to give it that factory BMW carbon fiber interior look thatís typically available as an option or more commonly seen on E90 and E92 M3s. The owner of this car came out to me in Anaheim Hills / Orange County from near Mission Viejo to have the vinyl car wrap done on the interior.

I tried to take some pictures of the interior indoors and outdoors to give a better perspective of how the material looks in different lighting. However, some of the pictures didnít come out as well as I had hoped, but hopefully you guys are still able to see the details of the wrap.

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      02-23-2016, 11:59 AM   #12
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Surprisingly, this is becoming more of a common occurrence, even on fairly new cars (5-7 years old). I used to see this kind of issue more on Hondas and Acuras, but apparently a lot of black BMW E60 5 series have been showing up with similar issues in their paint. This black BMW E60 550 sedan had me wrap the roof of his car in my gloss black vinyl material to help cover up the oxidizing and fading factory paint. The gloss black wrap is a fairly close match to the gloss jet black finish of the BMW's factory paint, making this a cheaper alternative to having to repaint the whole roof. The owner of this car came out to me in Anaheim Hills / Orange County from Oceanside / San Diego to have the vinyl wrap done on his roof.

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The owner of this silver/grey Mercedes GTS AMG coupe came by to have me black out the chrome badges and emblems. I plasti dipped the rear emblems, front hood emblem and the star on the front grill. For the chrome horizontal slats on the front grill, I wrapped those in my gloss black vinyl, to match the gloss black grill that they were attached to already. The owner of this car was from Orange County and came out to me in Anaheim Hills to have the plasti dip and vinyl work done. I like the way the hood emblem turned out. The details in the emblem were not lost after being plasti dipped. The matte finish gives it a more interesting look.

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      02-25-2016, 01:12 PM   #14
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I think I have some guys on here ask me about "redding" out their clear portion of their tail lights to completely make the entire thing read. I don't have pictures of it on an BMW, but hopefully this will still be able to give you guys a general idea of how the red vinyl over the clear portion looks.

Did something slightly different on these tails than most of the pictures you guys usually see of me tinting/smoking the tails. For this silver Mercedes Benz C32 AMG sedan, I applied a transparent red film over the white portions of the rear tail light blinker areas, so that the white/clear portions matched the rest of the red on the tail lights. It's a subtle change that changes the way the car looks and is still reversible for if the owner decided to go back to factory later on when selling the car or if they just want to change the look up again. I did this car during one of my norcal/bay area trips.

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      03-01-2016, 01:45 AM   #15
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Here's one of the cars that I did some vinyl work on the other day up here in norcal / Bay Area / San Jose. The owner of this white E46 325i sedan brought his car by to have me vinyl wrap his roof with my matte black vinyl material. It's not as often that BMW or Euro guys in general go with the matte black finish, so this is a good example for those who were thinking or considering getting it done on your cars. The roof was plastidip before, but the vinyl provides a much smoother end result and finish, and is just as easily reversible.













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The owner of this car is actually coming back to have me tint his head lights lightly as well, but I figured Iíd post pictures of what I already have of the car and post the other pictures later.

The film that I use for tinting or smoking the head / tail lights is a fairly light shade. Itís suppose to give a fairly OEM look and almost appear as if it was like that from the factory. I tinted his tail lights, lower rear bumper lights and also the small turn signal lights on his front fenders. It must have been bad timing with the sunlight, but it was fairly bright out that day and there was quite a bit of glare coming off of the tail lights.

Hopefully you guys are still able to get somewhat of an idea of how the slightly darker tinted lights look. The fender light pieces are not as noticeable in the pictures, cause they got washed out from the bright light. However, in person they are a lot more noticeable.

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Trying to figure something out hopefully within the next two months or so.

I have had some people ask for some pictures of the film that I use on head lights, after seeing me post pictures of it primarily on tail lights, so here are some pictures of an Audi R8 that I did. I'll post pictures of the M6's head lights from the pictures above once I get a chance to resize them.

The owner of this white Audi R8 was getting other work done on the car and he decided to have me tint his headlights with my light smoke/tint film as well. The owner of this car was from around the Los Angeles county area and drove out to me in Orange County to get the work done. I took some pictures of the car with the headlights off and the parking lights on to show how the light transmission looked like after the install was done. Over, it gave it a nice meaner look without reducing overall light output by anything too much.

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I thought I had taken more pictures of this car, but three is all I have I suppose. This is a car that I did for Hyundai for last year's SEMA, just to give you an idea of how some old some of my pictures can be or take before getting uploaded. They wanted to do a real carbon roof, but did not have enough time to do it before SEMA, so having me vinyl wrap it with the 3M dinoc matte carbon fiber vinyl material was the next alternative. I wrapped both the painted and glass part that's on the Veloster.







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Not many people know that I use/have other colors of head/tail light film in addition to the normal tint/smoke films that most people typically have me use on their cars. The owner of this Mini Cooper brought his car by to have me tint his head lights yellow and his tail lights with red. I know the yellow headlights isnít for everybody, but the owner of this Mini wanted to do something different, and itís always possible to go back to stock/reversible with vinyl. The owner of this car drove out from Inland Empire to me in Anaheim hills/Orange county to have the work done.

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I originally made these flags over 10 years ago as a homage to the original BMW E36 M3 LTW cars that came with these flags. I had stopped making decals/graphics for a while, but recently have started offering decals and stickers again.

Anyways, I know this was mainly an E36 thing, but I just wanted to see if maybe any of you guys on here might be interested in something like this as well.













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The owner of this blue F10 BMW 550i contacted me to see if I could vinyl wrap the diffuser on his car with the 3M 1080 gloss carbon fiber material. He brought his car out to me in Orange County from around Riverside, for me do to the work on his car. Usually a lot of diffusers are not very practical to wrap due to their shapes/curves, which makes it hard for the vinyl to stick and stay conformed to over time. However, this one was fairly flat and there wasn't too much heat from around the exhaust areas on this car so that was a good thing as well.

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I have had lots of requests from people to start offering pre cut vinyl pieces for those who are non-locals or that simply want to DIY it.

However, I want to get a general idea of what kind of pre cut pieces people would be interested in.

I most likely will create a new thread for this, but decided just to post this in here first.

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