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Having spent a few thousand dollars installing clear bra protection on the front half of my previous cars, I decided to invest that money into getting the whole car covered/protected. At the same time, I would be able to add a custom look to it.

I know there are hundreds of vinyl wrap color choices, but I wanted to use something that would draw emphasis to the sexy lines of our Karma's.

3M makes a brushed steel, textured wrap in a few colors. I went with a brushed metallic black finish with some tasteful carbon fiber accents.

I have been working with Tommy and Tyler from 360 Wraps (here is Dallas) to get a design that would truly set my car apart. They are one of the top custom/commercial car wrap companies around here. I have been very pleased with their attention to detail and artistic capabilities.

The pictures do not do it justice. The video under natural sunlight will reveal more of the metallic/texture characteristics.

When describing the finish to people, I basically say it is like a black Delorean...only better!

What do you think? And yes, I know...customs are not for everyone...but then again, neither are Karmas!



I will post more pic and a video soon.
 

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Need4Speed said:
Having spent a few thousand dollars installing clear bra protection on the front half of my previous cars, I decided to invest that money into getting the whole car covered/protected. At the same time, I would be able to add a custom look to it.

I know there are hundreds of vinyl wrap color choices, but I wanted to use something that would draw emphasis to the sexy lines of our Karma's.

3M makes a brushed steel, textured wrap in a few colors. I went with a brushed metallic black finish with some tasteful carbon fiber accents.

I have been working with Tommy and Tyler from 360 Wraps (here is Dallas) to get a design that would truly set my car apart. They are one of the top custom/commercial car wrap companies around here. I have been very pleased with their attention to detail and artistic capabilities.

The pictures do not do it justice. The video under natural sunlight will reveal more of the metallic/texture characteristics.

When describing the finish to people, I basically say it is like a black Delorean...only better!

What do you think? And yes, I know...customs are not for everyone...but then again, neither are Karmas!



I will post more pic and a video soon.
Looks neat. Congratulations!
 

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Need4Speed said:
Having spent a few thousand dollars installing clear bra protection on the front half of my previous cars, I decided to invest that money into getting the whole car covered/protected. At the same time, I would be able to add a custom look to it.

I know there are hundreds of vinyl wrap color choices, but I wanted to use something that would draw emphasis to the sexy lines of our Karma's.

3M makes a brushed steel, textured wrap in a few colors. I went with a brushed metallic black finish with some tasteful carbon fiber accents.

I have been working with Tommy and Tyler from 360 Wraps (here is Dallas) to get a design that would truly set my car apart. They are one of the top custom/commercial car wrap companies around here. I have been very pleased with their attention to detail and artistic capabilities.

The pictures do not do it justice. The video under natural sunlight will reveal more of the metallic/texture characteristics.

When describing the finish to people, I basically say it is like a black Delorean...only better!

What do you think? And yes, I know...customs are not for everyone...but then again, neither are Karmas!



I will post more pic and a video soon.
Interesting! I'd love to see it in person sometime. I live in Cedar Hill and work close to downtown Dallas. Maybe we should have a Dallas area Fisker meetup soon.
 

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Very awesome! Might I ask how much a wrap like that costs, installed? I'm thinking if it really doesn't do any damage to the paint, it could be a very cool way to spice up the Karma after a year or two if one wants a change of scenery... and then peel it off when one gets tired or misses the DiamondDust...
 

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Looks badass. I hope they didn't have to put it in a paint drying booth to do it. If so...say good bye to your high voltage battery.
 

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Thanks for the feedback.

WOJO, I promise to take some pics outside and post by Saturday.

BMW, no paint drying booth was needed, nor were any batteries harmed during the installation.

The wrap material by 3M is specifically made for automobiles and can be easily removed without any damage to the paint (up to 5 years from installation, I think).

If you are interested in checking out in person, I will be taking to the monthly Cars and Coffee meetup

My Fisker sales rep from Frank Kent Fisker will be up there with me with a couple of other Karmas. He may be bringing a matte black wrapped Karma, with black wheels that was done by another wrap shop.

If you can't wait that long, just PM me and we can plan to meet up. I don't mind spending the "charge" if you cover the Starbucks!

As for pricing, there are many factors involved. Material, coverage options, location, and most importantly - quality of the install. Call Tyler over at 360 wraps ( 214.432.9029 ). He is a great guy and they have a national network of installers they partner with for out of town work. I believe they plan to open a ship in CA, soon.
 

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Very cool! I'm so glad you posted this, as I am planning to have the entire painted portion of my car wrapped, and it is good to hear from a vetern of the wraps that you decided to have the entire car done.

I'm sorry you decided not to share pricing, although I understand. My dealer was not enthusiastic about covering the entire painted surfaces, so I think we got a high quote.
 

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EVer1 said:
Very cool! I'm so glad you posted this, as I am planning to have the entire painted portion of my car wrapped, and it is good to hear from a vetern of the wraps that you decided to have the entire car done.

I'm sorry you decided not to share pricing, although I understand. My dealer was not enthusiastic about covering the entire painted surfaces, so I think we got a high quote.
EVer1,

The only reason that I did not post any pricing, is that it really depends on the material and techniques used. Since I have received a few PM's about pricing, I will go ahead and offer this as a ballpark range to cover our huge Karma's: You are looking at somewhere between $4-5k. I say this based on the estimates that I had received from the top install shops around. Of course, there are cheaper (and more expensive) films that are also available.

It is best to find an installer you trust, as most of the price is the labor - and not the materials. This is in the same lines as Clear Bras, Tinting, and Custom Audio work.

If you have any technical questions about the films / process, I really would encourage you to contact 360 Wraps. Even if they are not the ones that do yours, they are passionate about that industry and will be able to give you great advice and referrals to shops that are near you.

I hope this helps address your questions/concerns. I don't mind the questions. As a Fisker owner, I have been accustomed to answering many of them when I am driving my car....I am sure you all can relate. :fisker:
 

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Saw this one on the Facebook wall:









 

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It's unique. :s
Yeah, you have to do something to differentiate your car from the other 629 Karma's that are out on the road. :rolleyes:
 

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Good point Dennis. I'll stick with my factory color. No apologies and it gets plenty of looks.
 

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I think its cool to have the option to do that for relatively low cost. If you get tired of your color in a few years (or just due to natural fading/scratching after normal use of the paint), you can breathe new life to your Karma (without permanently damaging it) with one of these wraps. Very cool idea!
 

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I think its cool to have the option to do that for relatively low cost. If you get tired of your color in a few years (or just due to natural fading/scratching after normal use of the paint), you can breathe new life to your Karma (without permanently damaging it) with one of these wraps. Very cool idea!
The matte black makes the car look even more like a Bat mobile. I like the idea of wrapping the car rather than repainting it for a change of looks or to repair wear and tear from daily commuting. It's an interesting option.
 

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Not a fan of the green!
 
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