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    Matt white or gloss white car wrap?

    Hi, thinking of getting my car wrapped in white....
    what would look best, matt or gloss white?

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    Matt white or gloss white car wrap?

    Tough decision! Both would look good. U got any pics of both wraps so we can compare??
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    Stick a pick up of your car too!

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    Gloss white
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    matt silver.
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    +1 for gloss white
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    I was told by a wrapping place that matt white is very difficult to keep clean... might be a consideration?

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    As above hard decision, I had the same dilemma when doing my window trims, gloss or matte. If you are going to the expense of having the whole car done, why not wrap a wee bit in each and see, maybe the drop of the bootlid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rastamouse View Post
    Tough decision! Both would look good. U got any pics of both wraps so we can compare??
    nope I just up the company I'm doing it with for a quote.
    i was gonna go for gloss white, but then someone poisoned my head with the matte white idea.... So hmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whopper View Post
    Stick a pick up of your car too!
    i am gonna take some pics of before and after, as I'm making a few changes.
    but how do I put the pictures up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjmurphy21187 View Post
    I was told by a wrapping place that matt white is very difficult to keep clean... might be a consideration?
    never thought about that, but then again I get the car washed every 3 4 days so shouldn't be a problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iadejusto View Post
    never thought about that, but then again I get the car washed every 3 4 days so shouldn't be a problem
    im a every 3-4 weeks

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    This is one done in gloss.....

    Case Study Details -

    How much have you been quoted to wrap yours?

    I guess if you want it to look something special go matte, otherwise if you want it to look oem factory finish then gloss.

    I chose matte grey for mine, don't really see that colour about.

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    Matt white or gloss white car wrap?

    How much?

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    most matte white cars ive seen, tend to fade to a light pinky hue colour

    stick with gloss

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    Matt white or gloss white car wrap?

    How long is a wrap supposed to last if looked after? Surely little bits will start to peal and falter? How long does it take them to wrap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gruf View Post
    im a every 3-4 weeks
    lol no o couldn't do that. When it comes to my baby I'm a clean freak lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by g12 View Post
    This is one done in gloss.....

    Case Study Details -

    How much have you been quoted to wrap yours?

    I guess if you want it to look something special go matte, otherwise if you want it to look oem factory finish then gloss.

    I chose matte grey for mine, don't really see that colour about.
    thats the company who is going to do mine. They charged me 700 odd quid to wrap the car, I thought that was kind of reasonable, seen as though they seem to be a reputable company.
    Yeah I do want something different, but at the same time i don't wanna be too out of the ordinary, I think I'm gonna have to see one physically to make my decision

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    Quote Originally Posted by READER84 View Post
    How much?
    700 odd quid

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    Quote Originally Posted by g00se View Post
    most matte white cars ive seen, tend to fade to a light pinky hue colour

    stick with gloss

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    really? Wow that's made me think.
    Might have to stick with gloss then

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    Quote Originally Posted by READER84 View Post
    How long is a wrap supposed to last if looked after? Surely little bits will start to peal and falter? How long does it take them to wrap?
    thats something I've not asked them or researched. They said they need the car for 2-3 days.
    But I'm guessing that if you take good care of it it'll last you a long time. It's more or less the same as big supermarket use on they're home delivery vans. If you look at them the wrap is always spot on, and I doubt that those vans are very good looked after cosmetically.

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    I heard that the matte wraps the RS500's come in have to be washed carefully to keep their matte appearance. Go gloss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrath View Post
    I heard that the matte wraps the RS500's come in have to be washed carefully to keep their matte appearance. Go gloss.
    yeah I think I'm just gonna go with gloss white now

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    Hi,

    I'm having similar thoughts and looking at companies and options. Would be very keen to hear/ see how it worked out for you?

    Best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iadejusto View Post
    really? Wow that's made me think.
    Might have to stick with gloss then
    Try bez mate, he's just had his done
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    matt white you wont be disopointed

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    Quote Originally Posted by henr!k View Post
    Hi,

    I'm having similar thoughts and looking at companies and options. Would be very keen to hear/ see how it worked out for you?

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    matt and theres no specail washing to it
    its just fairy liquid and a good dry

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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    matt and theres no specail washing to it
    its just fairy liquid and a good dry
    That's what I like to hear. Thinking of doing on an 09 A4 avant. And potentially getting the roof rails and the chrome surround on the front grille done in matt black at the same time.

    Bez, do you have any pics you can throw up? I haven't seen very many matt white and most pics I can find online are fairly poor resolution.

    You say there's no special washing to it - would you say it's fine to leave in hands of forecourt washer type guys? With their pressure washers etc? Or is it hand wash only?

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    no chemicals on the wrap
    and i leave mine with them but they know me and they stand well back with the preasure washer

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    you will see im no david bailey

    in the flesh its realy bright but matt
    next to our FW st3 the st looks dull


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    Looks great! Very surprised to see that the wrap goes all the way inside the doors. I always thought you'd be able to tell if a car was wrapped when the doors were open as you would see the original color. Who did this for you (and how much was it) if you don't mind?

    I've been in touch with a couple of places around London and quotes for car alone runs around 850-950 and with the matt wrap details included it's around 1,100.

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    i had the inside of doors done as i wanted it to look right
    cant comment on price as he is a very good friend of mine
    its extra £££ to have the insides done
    pm me and ill give you his number hes in leedsaround a 3 day job

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    If your going down the matt wrap look you can get a wax for matt wrapped cars. Luminosity by Angelwax has been specifically formulated to protect your matt wrap......good stuff apparently.....oh and I have some too.
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    Ah, I see. I guess insides are now on my wish list as well - this project keeps getting more expensive

    Will send you a pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brodster View Post
    If your going down the matt wrap look you can get a wax for matt wrapped cars. Luminosity by Angelwax has been specifically formulated to protect your matt wrap......good stuff apparently.....oh and I have some too.
    Good to know, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brodster View Post
    If your going down the matt wrap look you can get a wax for matt wrapped cars. Luminosity by Angelwax has been specifically formulated to protect your matt wrap......good stuff apparently.....oh and I have some too.
    have you use it yet ?

 

 

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