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Offline trev0006

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BMW owner tapes black car to white
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When a BMW 335i owner in Munich became bored with his black coupe, he hired a team to wrap it in white tape. Two days later, he drove home in his refreshed "Alpine White" coupe (with an M3-appearing black roof). No, it's not normal tape. It's a special 3M wrap, and the process is known as "foiling." Apparently, the German military has been using the process (with an olive drab tape) for some time now. Likewise, the process is popular with race teams and taxi companies. Available in countless colors, the tape itself is thick enough to protect the paint from minor chips and nicks, and it can be left adhered to the surface for 3-4 years without damage (!). Adhesion isn't a problem either, as the tape can even withstand an automatic car wash without peeling off. Thanks for the tip Frank.
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Offline flamestone

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Ingenious.

Now I wonder what can be done about the horrid brown interior...    :D



Offline jim501

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And they think this is new, there may very well be a gallardo driving around London in camo colours. Has been for years.



Offline mhh

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Neat trick but give it a month or two and the tape will start to show a little peel here and there. 

Great idea for an event though - choose a fun colour or pattern and get some protection from road debris as well.  :thumbsup:



Offline AshSimmonds

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And they think this is new, there may very well be a gallardo driving around London in camo colours. Has been for years.

That was only for Gumball, was fun watching the process though.



Offline S4Simon

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Wonder what it's speed rated to... :scratchchin:
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Offline jim501

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That was only for Gumball, was fun watching the process though.

Last I saw (which was a long time ago as he disappeared) was that he was thinking of leaving it there. I did see a photo a while after that of it driving around Trafalgar Square.



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