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    So a friend of mine wants to turn his silver Polo matte black because he thinks it looks cool. Well I suppose we were all young at one stage...

    What's the best, most cost effective way to do this?

    What's the ballpark for a vehicle wrap?

    Compared to how much for a respray?

    Also I believe if you change the color you need to re-register the car?

    Any advice welcome!

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    If it were me I'd wrap.

    Matte is an acquired taste at best and even then it doesn't suit every vehicle. Come time to sell (it's a Polo, you aren't going to drive it for 10+ years, lets be honest), you'll likely regret the spray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanSlabbert View Post
    So a friend of mine wants to turn his silver Polo matte black because he thinks it looks cool. Well I suppose we were all young at one stage...

    What's the best, most cost effective way to do this?

    What's the ballpark for a vehicle wrap?

    Compared to how much for a respray?

    Also I believe if you change the color you need to re-register the car?

    Any advice welcome!
    You can wrap a car for less than a proper respray! You only need a flat finished off surface to wrap over no paint needed.

    Ball Park for a small vehicle is around the R8000 to R12000 using the correct materials so you have a proper lifespan no lifting and and easy removal later on when you decide to ditch the wrap.

    You just need to change the colour at the license center but most people don't to that.

    Due to maintenance and keeping the wrap clean I personally would never suggest a matt wrap but rather satin or gloss.
    Last edited by MARIUSJNR; 2017/03/16 at 09:25 AM.

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    And this advice comes from a man who made a Lambo orange. He has all my respect.
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    A matte spray is very difficult for some reason. A wrap makes more sense to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by MARIUSJNR View Post
    You can wrap a car for less than a proper respray! You only need a flat finished off surface to wrap over no paint needed.

    Ball Park for a small vehicle is around the R8000 to R12000 using the correct materials so you have a proper lifespan no lifting and and easy removal later on when you decide to ditch the wrap.

    You just need to change the colour at the license center but most people don't to that.

    Due to maintenance and keeping the wrap clean I personally would never suggest a matt wrap but rather satin or gloss.
    Excuse my ignorance, but would you care explaining the difference between matte and satin?
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forest Fab View Post
    A matte spray is very difficult for some reason. A wrap makes more sense to me.


    Excuse my ignorance, but would you care explaining the difference between matte and satin?
    Thanks.
    Satin is between matt and Gloss

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    Here is a picture with the difference in matt satin or gloss black


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    Here is another picture of the whole range of black available. Left to right

    Brushed
    Metallic
    Matt
    Satin
    Gloss
    Carbon


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    Quote Originally Posted by MARIUSJNR View Post
    Here is another picture of the whole range of black available. Left to right

    Brushed
    Metallic
    Matt
    Satin
    Gloss
    Carbon

    Thanks, pictures speak a 1000 words!
    Satin is nice and will be considered if it's easier to maintain than matte.
    I like the brushed too
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    Love the brushed as well just expensive

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    May I ask for a pic of a satin grey/blue-ish, similar to the US Navy boats? Maybe a touch darker? To let my imagination roam free



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    I don't have my colour swatches with me now so will take a pic a bit later here is as close as I can get to of them off the Internet I'll check the books for better confirmation




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    Thank you sir, much appreciated!

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    camo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    camo?

    Can do that

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    A bit much in my opinion, but I could like it I'm sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forest Fab View Post
    A bit much in my opinion, but I could like it I'm sure!
    There are definitely better looking camo options. Also don't forget colour shift vynil

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARIUSJNR View Post
    I don't have my colour swatches with me now so will take a pic a bit later here is as close as I can get to of them off the Internet I'll check the books for better confirmation
    3M has actually got a Satin Battleship Grey (1080-S51). I think that's what I had in mind.
    Now for some sleeping tablets

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARIUSJNR View Post
    There are definitely better looking camo options. Also don't forget colour shift vynil
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