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Matt white or gloss white car wrap?

Iadejusto Feb 3, 2013

  1. Iadejusto

    Iadejusto Member

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

    2.0 tdi cabrio
     
  2. Rastamouse

    Rastamouse Welsh Audi Nut

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    Tough decision! Both would look good. U got any pics of both wraps so we can compare??
     
  3. Whopper

    Whopper Active Member

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    Stick a pick up of your car too!
     
  4. V6 Quatt

    V6 Quatt Well-Known Member

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    Gloss white
     
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  5. gruf

    gruf Member

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    matt silver.
     
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  6. lukey baby

    lukey baby Member

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    +1 for gloss white
     
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  7. Joe_Murphy21187

    Joe_Murphy21187 S-Tronic

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    I was told by a wrapping place that matt white is very difficult to keep clean... might be a consideration?
     
  8. Macdoon

    Macdoon Well-Known Member Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi A4 S-line owners group

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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.
     
  9. Iadejusto

    Iadejusto Member

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    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
     
  10. Iadejusto

    Iadejusto Member

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    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?
     
  11. Iadejusto

    Iadejusto Member

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    never thought about that, but then again I get the car washed every 3 4 days so shouldn't be a problem
     
  12. gruf

    gruf Member

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    im a every 3-4 weeks
     
  13. g12

    g12 Member

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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.
     
  14. READER84

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    How much?
     
  15. g00se

    g00se Active Member

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

    stick with gloss

    goose
     
  16. READER84

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    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?
     
  17. Iadejusto

    Iadejusto Member

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    lol no o couldn't do that. When it comes to my baby I'm a clean freak lol
     
  18. Iadejusto

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    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
     
  19. Iadejusto

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    700 odd quid
     
  20. Iadejusto

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

    Iadejusto Member

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    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.
     
  22. Wrath

    Wrath Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  23. Iadejusto

    Iadejusto Member

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    yeah I think I'm just gonna go with gloss white now
     
  24. henr!k

    henr!k New Member

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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,
    Henrik
     
  25. rizzini7

    rizzini7 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Try bez mate, he's just had his done
     
  26. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    matt white you wont be disopointed
     
  27. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    matt and theres no specail washing to it
    its just fairy liquid and a good dry
     
  28. henr!k

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    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?
     
  29. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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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
     
  30. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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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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  31. henr!k

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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.
     
  32. hades-

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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
     
  33. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis VCDS Map User Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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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.
     
  34. henr!k

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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
     
  35. henr!k

    henr!k New Member

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    Good to know, thanks :)
     
  36. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    have you use it yet ?
     
  37. Stotz_10

    Stotz_10 New Member

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    Thanks for sharing this information on car wraps. Few months ago, hired one of popular local graphic designers for vehicle wraps. They did an amazing job and created totally awesome and cool designs which I loved them.
     

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