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#1 Nismo.PK1 Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:14 PM

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Im really thinking about pulling the trigger on this. im just worried that it will look nice and then the start peeling and Im going to wish i never messed with it. so for those who have done it. please be honest and tell me your real expiriances how long have you had it on, the wear and tear and would you do it again?


im thinking of doing a dark grey revington color. with a black roof

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#2 B2StealthGTR Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:25 PM

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My car is black and i was also thinking about the same thing....Please let me know how it comes out. And please post images. thanks


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#3 Ev0H8t3r Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:33 PM

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BLAHHHH I was about to do it to my Gray car lol, but from what I know its good, safe and secure, no worries about washing it, it stays on firm much like a clear bra...


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#4 Harrison Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:35 PM

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I am thinking about putting vinyl in my car also.  but everytime I am about to do it, I buy other parts instead.  I personally think it will look excellent.  Do it.  :cheers:


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#5 7racer Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:49 PM

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still have mine on the car and it's held up super super well.  Washing a black car is a PITA.  However, with the matte, it's just a simple wash a dry.

I am super glad I did it.



#6 Wantone Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:57 PM

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I followed 7racer not too long ago and glad I did it too. The attention I get is HUGE! The drawback is that you really need to be careful when people grab door handles, park behind you, when you park in front, watching road debris like simple cardboard on the road. These will ultimately scuff your matte and as a result will require re-application. I've had to rewrap a few panels already and now that it's hot, there will be some shrinkage here and there.  Overall, I'd do it again.


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#7 1Day Posted 22 March 2010 - 04:27 PM

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View PostWantone, on Mar 22 2010, 01:57 PM, said:

I followed 7racer not too long ago and glad I did it too. The attention I get is HUGE! The drawback is that you really need to be careful when people grab door handles, park behind you, when you park in front, watching road debris like simple cardboard on the road. These will ultimately scuff your matte and as a result will require re-application. I've had to rewrap a few panels already and now that it's hot, there will be some shrinkage here and there.  Overall, I'd do it again.

I would love to do a matte red or a matte orange but I think i much rather get that kind of money into mods for now. this would be one of the last things on my list. I want to be in the 140-145mph range in the quater, some kick ass aero mods, swap out the suspension/brakes, some interior cf mods, wheels and then finally a respray or cover it.

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#8 VEGASGTR Posted 22 March 2010 - 04:31 PM

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View Posttkac9375, on Mar 22 2010, 12:14 PM, said:

Im really thinking about pulling the trigger on this. im just worried that it will look nice and then the start peeling and Im going to wish i never messed with it. so for those who have done it. please be honest and tell me your real expiriances how long have you had it on, the wear and tear and would you do it again?


im thinking of doing a dark grey revington color. with a black roof

Thanks guys for all your help and advice

thats the color that i want to do!!  I say you do it :).. if it looks good ill follow your lead


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#9 pi-man Posted 22 March 2010 - 05:37 PM

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I have a white Geo Prizm that I've only washed about 4 times in the past 14 years so it's got a matte finish now. Does that count? This approach takes a really long time but it's much less expensive than doing vinyl (and I don't have to worry about the shrinkage issues in the heat).  :)

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#10 autowerks racing Posted 22 March 2010 - 05:54 PM

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I have had painted matte cars for a few years now.  I ran a matte black painted sti for a few years through chicago winters with never an issue.  That car eventually went matte orange and is now matte white.  My hummer is matte white/matte black paint and has held up fantastically.  My GTR is matte pearl white paint and gets driven frequently and washed rarely.  

All my matte paint finishes have held up very well.  We have been spraying matte for three-four years now and have never had any complaints even from the early cars.



#11 rgo808 Posted 22 March 2010 - 06:07 PM

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View Postpi-man, on Mar 22 2010, 07:37 PM, said:

I have a white Geo Prizm that I've only washed about 4 times in the past 14 years so it's got a matte finish now. Does that count? This approach takes a really long time but it's much less expensive than doing vinyl (and I don't have to worry about the shrinkage issues in the heat).  :)




#12 James Posted 22 March 2010 - 06:22 PM

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there is a member i believe that has a matte white GTR with lambo green calipers he is from utah, and his avatar is patron so hit him up a message and find out, but he is rarely on the forums so. ill find the name and let you know


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#13 James Posted 22 March 2010 - 06:24 PM

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FOUND IT!


his name is : SLCGTR

heres his post

http://www.nagtroc.o...showtopic=38072

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#14 jerome88 Posted 22 March 2010 - 07:44 PM

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any word on the price. I heard its about 5k to do an entire car?


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#15 VEGASGTR Posted 22 March 2010 - 08:54 PM

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View Postjerome88, on Mar 22 2010, 08:44 PM, said:

any word on the price. I heard its about 5k to do an entire car?


A company in vegas said the would do it for 2500 .. i heard the going rate is  no more then 3k....


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#16 James Posted 22 March 2010 - 09:53 PM

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i see are you sure about that?


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#17 James Posted 22 March 2010 - 09:53 PM

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it is very time consuming...


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#18 ShahulX Posted 22 March 2010 - 10:13 PM

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i don't really understand ...matte? like a matte black? non luster paint? is that desireable?




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#19 nist7 Posted 22 March 2010 - 10:33 PM

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umm...is that desirable?  Only like the hottest thing in car cosmetics right now.

I introduce you to matte(flat) black:

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#20 James Posted 22 March 2010 - 11:24 PM

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wow all of those photos are amazing!!! but we want to know where we can do it!!


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