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Considering getting this done and have a few questions, for those that have it:

The shark fin XM antenna: how was this handled? It looks like too complex curves for wrap;
The 124spider chrome badge: removing is likely straight forward, but did it get reapplied after wrapping?
It the spoiler removed from the trunk, and wrapped separately to fill the gap?
How easy is it to remove the front Abarth badge?

Any recommendations in the Detroit area? I was looking at Motor City Wraps.
 

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I can't answer your other questions, but can say that an experienced applicator will have no problem wrapping the antenna! :)
 

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Not sure about removing the badges and then reapplying after the wrap, but the installation guys should be able to work around it and cut out a hole for the badge.
 

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if you go to an experienced vinyl guy, they'll have 0 issues getting everything installed and looking like it was meant to be that way. It would be WAY cheaper than getting the factory option as well (and its removable later if you decide you don't like it or you sell it and they don't like it.
Agree. The wrap shop I used did an amazing job on the fin, although they did have to take it off. They left the two giant Abarth badges attached though, and just wrapped around them. The chrome "124Spider" badge was removed and I was told to just get a new one for best adhesion, which I did for $25. Regarding the spoiler gap, they just wrapped into the crease without removal. Probably best to review all these points when getting estimates, as I'm sure approaches vary. My wrap was only $650 and I'm pleased. But if you want insane Ferrari level OCD perfection expect to pay up to $3K.
 
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I'm planning on having some wrap done, but not in the Heritage stripe style. I want to wrap the hood and trunk lid in matte black.
 

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Thanks. I guess as long as I get a good company, they'll do the right thing.
 

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Thanks. I guess as long as I get a good company, they'll do the right thing.
One last suggestion. Be sure and clay bar your car before you send it in, as surface imperfections in the paint might become visible through the wrap.
 

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I think I'm going to get this done within the next week or two. Can anyone tell me exactly what type of material to ask for? Is it matte or satin or other? What about color for wrapping the mirrors? Is there a specific red to ask for?

Also, what kind of maintenance is required for wraps? Anything special like soaps or avoiding washing seams or something? I'm new to all this, but I love the look of the euro abarths. Any more tips would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Considering getting this done and have a few questions, for those that have it:

The shark fin XM antenna: how was this handled? It looks like too complex curves for wrap;
The 124spider chrome badge: removing is likely straight forward, but did it get reapplied after wrapping?
It the spoiler removed from the trunk, and wrapped separately to fill the gap?
How easy is it to remove the front Abarth badge?

Any recommendations in the Detroit area? I was looking at Motor City Wraps.
Check out Pro-Tint & Graphics 2757 E Michigan Ave. Ypsilanti they did hash strips on my Perla white Abarth! Great people to work with!
 
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Check out Pro-Tint & Graphics 2757 E Michigan Ave. Ypsilanti they did hash strips on my Perla white Abarth! Great people to work with!
thanks for this. I was hoping to go in person, as a couple of places have not got back to me. Today, I was fighting a front sway bar install, so maybe next week. Appreciate it!
 

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Did you use matte or satin finish on your wrap?
I used flat black on mine after comparing their flat and satin black wrap sampler to actual European 124 Abarth photos
 

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I used flat black on mine after comparing their flat and satin black wrap sampler to actual European 124 Abarth photos
Same. 3M flat black. They had samples, and the satin was nice but a bit too shiny than what I wanted.
 

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I am using 3M 1080 Satin Black. I prefer a bit of luster, but no shine. I wrapped my mirrors after work tonight in 3M 1080 Carmine Red Gloss. I hope to have the hood and trunk done this weekend. The wrap guys wanted $700 and even though I have never "wrapped" before, I am pretty certain that I can do a reasonably good job and the materials were only about $100. Even if I screw up, it is only $100 and I may learn a new skill. The white dot in the picture is a reflection of the moon - not a defect.

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Jeff
 

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