Because now it's being used everywhere and by everyone it will definitely get dated. The sun glare reduction is something I haven't thought about before though, that could make some sense there !In the photo it looks too shiny. The original idea with the 1970's 124 Abarth's matte black hood was to reduce sun glare for the driver.
I might be dead wrong, but the carbon fiber look has been such a longstanding trend that I have this vibe that it will start to look dated soon.
I've definitely been more about not faking the funk. I would rather go with a matte black vinyl, ideally matte black paint though.Agree. Maybe it's because of the cars I see it applied to, but it always looks try-hard (but fail) to me. I'll do exposed carbon fibre when it's exposing real carbon fibre. Keep the Abarth hood authentic I think. Don't think that matters if it's a wrap or paint though.
Have a Southern California quote for a matte black vinyl wrap for hood and trunk for $330. and an extra $80 for a red wrap on the lower front bumper.Carbon doesn't suit the character of the 124, IMO. Matte black looks sporty and timeless.
The Dealer did the exact wrap to my car before I purchased it. I guess it worked because it caught my eye at once. It looks good on the pearl white...Has anyone thought of going through with a carbon wrap design for the hood and mirrors ? Opposed to getting the factory options ?