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Old 08-07-2020, 05:59 PM   #2971
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Wow I just looked up what Porscheified Audis go for. Jeeezus.
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Old 08-07-2020, 06:28 PM   #2972
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Get the 928, sell the boxster and turn that into an e46 for your daughter. When it comes time for her to go to college sell the 928 and use the profit you made on it to pay for room and board. Everybody wins.

The idea of a wrap is interesting to me.... Our e46 is a hot mess aesthetically, and if it makes it 2 more years for my son to learn to drive on, he wants it red. Obviously i won't let him paint it, but a wrap might be interesting.

I've also had deluisonal thoughts about wrapping the 911 in Aventurine Green. That is my new favorite car color, and I wonder if
A) you can get a wrap that looks decent and mimics the look of a painted car (professionally done, of course)
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B) does a wrap act in any way like XPel to protect the original paint from chips.
Wrap is generally like a thin paint protection film, protective, but not as much.

The big challenge is that it isn’t going to solve a fucked paint situation. Paint chips will show through and may even be highlighted.

Net-net, you can make a car look really good with a wrap, but the underlying surface comes through.
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Old 08-07-2020, 09:04 PM   #2973
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Wrap is generally like a thin paint protection film, protective, but not as much.

The big challenge is that it isn’t going to solve a fucked paint situation. Paint chips will show through and may even be highlighted.

Net-net, you can make a car look really good with a wrap, but the underlying surface comes through.
And wraps age faster than paint, they’re a paint to remove, and you’ll probably want to replace it again or do the repaint you probably should have done to begin with.

Wraps are great when you have a super smooth surface to being with, but want to make it look different for a while.
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