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Someone I met and know from my MINI days (known as a purveyor of the finest MINI decals and wraps) is now lead designer at a company who do vehicle graphics of all shapes and sizes - Digital Deadline

Yesterday he posted up some photos on Facebook of a vehicle they have in the shop for a bit of an overhaul... a White BMW i8.

Said white BMW i8 is now more than half way to being a dark metallic blue BMW i8.

Here's some photos of the transformation as it took place...

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Is the i8 not available in blue direct from BMW? o_O
 

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I like the wheels on that one. Wonder where they stole the idea from ;) Actually prefer the i3 ones as they are a bit more geometric.
 

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So here's a response re: bonnet etc.

Bonnet was open but not taken off. We tried to remove the rear wings to get to the top of the rear quarter panels but its bonded on...so was a tuff area to do but it was sorted really neatly...then all windows where tinted
 

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Wrapping is the way to go. Dont know why dealers dont offer it.
You get a white car that will sell.
you ALSO get another colour car to sell.
Your white paint is protected(will gurentee trade back value for them- White and unmarked)
They also get two colours to sell.
You get the EXACT colour you want.
They get to offer thier cars in EVERY colour.(insted off the 4 shades of 5 boring colours)
The wrap is warrantied and financed as part off the sale.
 

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I liked the idea originally for the reasons mentioned above.

It Doesn't last though does it? Wheel arches and wing mirrors go first. I wouldn't have one done again. In the case of my old R35 GTR I only realised there was a serious issue Two and a half years after the wrap went on, when corrosion underneath caused by the installer's knife started bubbling the wrap off the Driver's door.

The wrap was stripped off the door, the corrosion was treated, door was resprayed and then I had to find a matching wrap. The original installer had vanished like a thief in the night. A poor match was found. Actually it looked perfect until it was fitted Boom - a grand for that and a poor job to boot.

In the end I had the whole lot removed and the car detailed. Which cost another couple of grand!
 

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THAT'S why dealers should offer it, they can use thier clout to make sure the installer isn't a cowboy... And therefore warranty it...

Making your situation irrelevant.
 
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