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post #1 of 19 Old 12-26-2008, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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Foiling

I got this info off another forum & thought it was interesting, so decided I'd share. For those of you wondering how they got the satin black GenCoupe to look that way, it's called foiling.

It's a protective 3M type covering that can be gotten in any color that lasts about 3-4 years & is designed to protect the paint from chips etc. It's similar to vinyl decals, but is used to cover the entire car & can be purchased with logos or designs already implemented.





here is 3M website for those interested...
Products for cars trucks and buses from 3M in the US

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So that's not a paint then? it's a vinyl covering?
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So that's not a paint then? it's a vinyl covering?
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humm...that might be the ticket for my rally beater.
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im confuzled?! is the car white or black lol casue the flat black and matching rims lookin all murdered out looks pretty bananas!
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So whats the cost to do this? I wonder when it starts coming off?
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So whats the cost to do this? I wonder when it starts coming off?
From what I under stand it costs aroud $1300-$2000 & lasts about 3 years before it starts fading. Have not heard of any problems with it coming off though. May get chipped up a little over time in the front like your paint would. Although, that's part of its purpose - to protect paint from chips etc...

But keep in mind, that you can have designs or logos made into it & to have a paint job of that caliber would cost at least $5 grand.

The BMW is black getting foiled to white, but the GenCoupe was foiled flat black.

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Auto Wraps

Now I know everyone has seen a Scion with "Big Al's Poodle Wash" all big on the side of it, with bubbles all over the rest of the car lol But I think that using a car wrap to 'skin' your car with the graphics you want instead of repainting it would be a economical way to make a unique car. I dont think I've seen any show cars or non-business cars using these but I think I would. What do ya think?

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Do you have any links to cars with wraps on them or any places that do it?
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Foiling Anyone?

Here's a link to a 3M website regarding foiling:
Products for cars trucks and buses from 3M in the US

Here's also a link to a thread where we talked about foiling:
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