Roof Wrap Black: Gloss vs. Matte

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  1. plstc007

    plstc007 Rookie

    Nov 27, 2015
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    I just got a white 458 coupe and thinking of wrapping roof.
    Any opinions of gloss vs. matte black?
    Opinions appreciated.
    Thanks
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  2. Alamps23

    Alamps23 Rookie

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    What are ur wheel color


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  3. Alamps23

    Alamps23 Rookie

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    Get a racing strip. Looks way better. [​IMG]

    This guy does the best work and he sends u the strip kit.


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  4. plstc007

    plstc007 Rookie

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    #4 plstc007, Mar 19, 2017
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  5. Az458

    Az458 Karting

    Apr 24, 2015
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    You live in AZ? I remember seeing this at ferrari Scottsdale. Gloss car matte Roof matte car gloss Roof.


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  6. spiders

    spiders Formula Junior
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    gloss wrap - ugly plastic

    matte wrap - freaking ugly plastic. Like an old Buick with a fake vinyl top

    Factory black paint is beautiful on the top of a white Ferrari. Aftermarket plastic wrap looks like aftermarket plastic wrap.
     
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  8. plstc007

    plstc007 Rookie

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    #7 plstc007, Mar 19, 2017
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    Not wrap the roof?
    Yes I live in Arizona.
    Traded a California T for it and took major haircut...was spec'd beautifully
    Not going to dwell upon it, much happier in the 458.
    What I traded out of:
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  9. plstc007

    plstc007 Rookie

    Nov 27, 2015
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    Thats a $27K paint option.
    Im such a ******bag
     
  10. spiders

    spiders Formula Junior
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    The white top will keep the car cooler in the Arizona sun. Your paint is a $27K option? Is that Fuji white?... all the better reason not to put black plastic on it.

    Your 458 is gorgeous!
     
  11. plstc007

    plstc007 Rookie

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    The Cali T was Fuji white.
    No, the 458 is just white.
    Unbelievable car.
    Had no idea what I was missing.
     
  12. Alamps23

    Alamps23 Rookie

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    I got my red 458 fro Leasefax. Barry and Phil say Hi.


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  13. plstc007

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  15. saraojo

    saraojo Formula 3

    Mar 9, 2015
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    Nice looking Cali t and 458. I would personally go with a gloss black wrap on your avus. If you go to a really good installer the wrap won't look cheap.
     
  16. spiders

    spiders Formula Junior
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    It will look like plastic wrap. It won't look like paint. Cheap.
     
  17. 95spiderman

    95spiderman F1 Veteran
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    Gloss please

    painting roof will make resale harder. Wrap it
     
  18. Viperjoe

    Viperjoe Karting
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    Leave it as it is. You can't improve upon perfection.
     
  19. 05011994

    05011994 Formula 3
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    +1 It is beautiful as it is, 2 tone is 1990s NSX and Camaro. Your car is one of the most beautiful 458s already, no need to do anything but enjoy one of the best cars ever created.
     
  20. plstc007

    plstc007 Rookie

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    Virgin it stays!
     
  21. 488inVegas

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    #19 488inVegas, Mar 20, 2017
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    Here is a pic of my new 488.

    Let's see who can guess if the roof is a wrap or factory paint?

    Can anyone guess the roof color?

    Personally if a wrap is done well...it looks great.
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  22. Stockmarketman

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  23. Stockmarketman

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    Above is my car with factory gloss black.


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  24. Shadowfax

    Shadowfax Formula Junior

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    Matt doesn't look that great imo. Gloss is the look!
     
  25. woody byrd

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    I had a white 2016 488 GTB and asked the dealer to put a Black Gloss wrap on it without looking at the material. It looked like a cheap plastic finish that had Orange Peel, and looked awful. I then rewrapped it with a Semi Gloss. This looked perfect, plus was an excellent match for the black trim around the tail lights. It looked even better each time I Waxed it. That lesson cost me $1200 which I am happy to share with you. Do it, you will be very happy.
     
  26. Spareparts

    Spareparts Rookie

    Oct 14, 2016
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    The 458 coupe has a beautiful roof line. Blacking it out loses the line, and it looks a little... Honda CRX? Show off those Pininfarina lines with the body colour!
     
  27. Shadowfax

    Shadowfax Formula Junior

    Jun 10, 2016
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    I kinda agree with this. The wrap tends to cheapen the car. If your preference is going to be the two tone look then desirably better to get the black painted roof. Anything else will take on the look of an after thought - of not acceptable at a distance.
     

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