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  • tron
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    It's normally a full vinyl wrap of the car body. Protects the paint and looks fancy / odd depending on your point of view.

    tracknicko
    Member

    half assed attempt at rat look is it?

    Protects the paint

    I have never got this – people who put seat covers on or those damn stupid bonnet protectors (see lots of American cars with them).

    I mean, who benefits? All you do is drive around looking daft/having uncomfortable seat covers scrunching up etc but it doesn't help you at all, just the person who eventually buys the car from you.

    Very odd.

    coffeeking
    Member

    I quite look it, sort of stealth look, but it's not to everyones tastes. Aftermarket AFAIK, never seen it done via vinyl wrap but theres no reason why not.

    Surf-Mat
    Member

    Quite an "in" look.

    If you're blind. Saves polishing I guess.

    tracknicko
    Member

    i have a bonnet cover and a seat cover.

    seat cover stops my muddy biking arse ruining me van. bonnet cover looks badass and stops stone chips (allegedly)

    Premier Icon myheadsashed
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    Looks like you had a prang and it been painted with primer and waiting for the final coat – it says more 'sh1t driver' than 'gangster' to me.

    LHS
    Member

    Well I hope it looks good as I have ordered a Focus in Matt Black. 😐

    Surf-Mat
    Member

    LHS – RS500 by any chance?!

    LHS
    Member

    shhhh, the STW police will not approve and I will be flamed off the forum.

    dooosuk
    Member

    Vinyl wrap of an F430:

    theflatboy
    Member

    yes please, although 345bhp through the front wheels only… hope you've got good insurance and a friendly tyre dealer, LHS!

    and stops stone chips

    But who benefits from your car not having stone chips on but looking like it has an oversized panty liner on?

    bonnet cover looks badass


    Half-assed

    joolsburger
    Member

    I was at the Dorchester the other day and parked outside was a Lamborghini in matt black – Looked good to me.

    Surf-Mat
    Member

    LHS – not quite my cup of tea but one hell of a car!

    don simon
    Member

    I've seen a Chrysler 3000 in matt black and I think it looks good, and not in a gangster way!

    Pigface
    Member

    In the States it is a protection against bugs which can weld themselves to car paint after being squidged and baked in the sun.

    tracknicko
    Member

    But who benefits from your car not having stone chips on but looking like it has an oversized panty liner on?

    brilliant.

    incidently i dont drive a bmw. and it isnt a half bonnet bra. covers the WHOLE thing.

    bikemonkey
    Member

    Seen a Nissan GTR with it. Looks like a batmobile which can only be a good thing (unless the Joker sees it)

    Surfr
    Member

    I thought it was more to do with the number of unsurfaced roads in North America. Car Bras are very good at protecting a car from massive stone chip damage.

    Thats my brothers, aparently its the "in" thing to do, but on the plus side i can write ****t in chalk on it.

    Surf-Mat
    Member

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    No

    Car Bras

    I didn't know that was what they were called.

    An equally daft name for a daft thing in the first place.

    My point is – you drive a car with the damn stupid thing on – it doesn't look in any way cool or useful. It just looks daft. Then you sell the car and the new owner takes it off, throws it away and has a nice chip-free car. And I don't believe the residual price would be any higher for it being 100% chip free anyway.

    IMO.

    coffeeking
    Member

    And I don't believe the residual price would be any higher for it being 100% chip free anyway.

    On a normal POS car, probably not. If your car is worth anything or at all a classic then maybe its worth keeping protected so it still looks good at shows or on resale as a minter.

    Premier Icon piha
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    I've got a job in Marylebone and quite often there is a Dubai plated CLS Merc and 911 Turbo both in matt black, parked in the same carpark I use. Both look good and the paint finish seems excellent.I would guess they have both had some serious money spent on them as when the owner starts them up the sound of the engines is amazing and far from standard. I think the finish looks very good on the right car and I am liking the look of the Focus.

    On a normal POS car, probably not. If your car is worth anything or at all a classic then maybe its worth keeping protected so it still looks good at shows or on resale as a minter

    Fair point

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    A nice chip-free car, with a nice foot-deep strip of paint that hasn't sun-bleached at the same rate as the rest of the car…

    Surf-Mat
    Member

    Bras are for women not cars.

    Whatever next – eyeliner for the edges of the windscreen? Tampons for the exhaust?

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Tampons for the exhaust

    The logic there being that 4×4 drivers tend to be stuck up ****ts?

    bristolbiker
    Member

    Whatever next – eyeliner for the edges of the windscreen?

    Audi are pretty much there with their fairy-lights……

    The logic there being that 4×4 drivers tend to be stuck up ****ts?

    (High 5s Cougar) 😆

    Surf-Mat
    Member

    Audi are pretty much there with their fairy-lights……

    Merc and Porsche seem to be following this "trend" too – looks like they've crashed into a Halfords store.

    All cars'll have 'em soon (in one style or another) when DRLs becomes compulsory on all new cars.

    Seeing a lot of them about. Is this something that manufacturers offer as a 'factory' option or is this an after market thing?

    Around London recently have seen BMW X5's, Porches, Bentley, Range Rover as well as a Ford Focus. All looked/were plated as 'new' rather than anything that would be in need of a respray.

    Looks interesting but far too 'drug dealer' for my tastes. Seems to be popular with young middle eastern men predominantly.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Daytime Running Lights

    (Obviously they don't need to be a string of fairy lights, but some form of dipped beam that remains on day and night).

    Surf-Mat
    Member

    Errrrmm – most cars can be programmed to have lights on all the time anyway. We don't need gay fairy lights.

    Errrrmm – most cars can be programmed to have lights on all the time anyway. We don't need gay fairy lights.

    I agree they don't have to be, they are just the 'thing' at the moment so I can imagine more manufacturers will start designing them into the clusters. Anyway, LED lights consume less power too.

    Surf-Mat
    Member

    LED lights are fine for the rear but not so good (at the moment) for the front.

    Every time I see an A5 I think – that is almost very attractive apart from those gay chav lights.

    Even 911s have gone for them – not good.

    Premier Icon mangoridebike
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    so far my favourite looking car of all those posted is tracknicko's. its just got something about it.

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