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Anyone have any recommendations in the Bay Area for a shop that does this?

Blacking out the chrome window trim via vinyl wrap will be the last step for me as far as exterior appearance mods (until we get some front lip and rear diffuser options months from now)...never had anything wrapped before but the few shops i've called around in the bay are charging roughly ~$400 on average!

I feel like at this point, it'd be cheaper to just have someone paint the dang trim instead, but not sure I want the trim to be permanently blacked out quite yet....

PS: plasti-dip is NOT an option for me, been there done that and really don't want to do it again. >:)
 

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I have a buddy that went to King of Wraps in San Jose and they did nice work.

Not sure how far you are from there but just a suggestion.

$300-$400 sounds about right. I was quoted the same here in Chicago.

If you have some spare time I would ordered the wrap and do it yourself. It's surprisingly pretty easy
 

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****. $400 for just the window trim seems steep. Thought prices in New England were high, but I got full chrome delete, lower bumper and tint on the rear reflectors done for $500 in Maine.
 

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My fault, I was thinking you were trying to get more than just the window trim wrapped.

I was quoted $400 for the window trim, grill, side vents and fog light bezels
 
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My fault, I was thinking you were trying to get more than just the window trim wrapped.

I was quoted $400 for the window trim, grill, side vents and fog light bezels
Lol, no worries...i'm still shopping around. Full chrome delete for $400+ makes sense...but for just the window trim? No thanks... :mad:
 

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Anddddd found a place that will do all chrome window trim for $250...lowest i've been quoted so far! Bringing the car in tomorrow...they estimate 90 minutes to do the install. Will let everyone know how it goes and post pictures as well. :)
 

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I would most likely guess around $200 for window trim. If it looks like a clean job I would pay $250.

I've wrapped a couple previous cars though so I am doing it myself when I get some free time. The vinyl was just delivered today!
 

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I've had a handful of clients use Vinyl Styles in San Carlos. I was curious, so I had them wrap the chrome on my door handles. They did a great job. Its still holding up well, despite plenty of car washes, a couple trips to Tahoe, and the fact that they had to cut a special piece for the little lock button. They are definitely not the cheapest. But from what I've seen, you get what you pay for in this sort of art work.
 
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I've had a handful of clients use Vinyl Styles in San Carlos. I was curious, so I had them wrap the chrome on my door handles. They did a great job. Its still holding up well, despite plenty of car washes, a couple trips to Tahoe, and the fact that they had to cut a special piece for the little lock button. They are definitely not the cheapest. But from what I've seen, you get what you pay for in this sort of art work.
Yup, that's exactly where i'm going tomorrow....Vinyl Styles in San Carlos! Super convenient as it's just a few exits up on 101 from my work. Guy I spoke to looked up some pics of the Q60 on Google, gave me a quote and told me in confidence it could be done in a little over an hour tomorrow...now that you mention the chrome on the door handles I may have to to have them done as well, but that depends on the price.... :p
 

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Maybe they'll be nice enough to throw the handles in for dirt cheap or free. Sinecure seems to have high praise for the company, does it extend to their customer service too?
 

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Maybe they'll be nice enough to throw the handles in for dirt cheap or free. Sinecure seems to have high praise for the company, does it extend to their customer service too?
Yeah, hopefully they will throw it in for free...that said, i'm actually having second thoughts about blacking out the chrome on the door handles...the handle just isn't really a place I want or need to draw attention to. Lol. Maybe i'll try to see if he has a white that will match with the body color or something...otherwise i'll probably leave it chrome for contrast.

The way I see it, with tinted windows and carbon fiber fender vent covers and vinyl wrapped gloss black window trim, along with the black portion of the mirrors....there's already enough black contrast on the center of the car...since i'm leaving the engine badges on the side in chrome the door handles in chrome actually works to balance out the chrome contrast in the middle (in the front of the car the Infiniti emblem adds the chrome contrast and in the rear the other Infiniti emblem and lettering adds chrome contrast there, so the middle actually could use some chrome for balance).

Personally I think blacking every single thing out is a bit too rice, lol. :D
 

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I haven't had to go back for customer service. They did it perfectly the first time.
 

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Looking forward to seeing some pics. I had a shop in the Chicago area quote this as well - $600 just for the chrome delete. That's insane.
 

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Got my Q60's window trim wrapped at this afternoon; job took a little under two hours...the gloss black looks FREAKING AMAZING in person!!

The wrap was perfect and Lyle (shop owner I believe, he did the work) did the rear window segment with the curve/swirl entirely by eye/hand as it's not something that they could use a template/cutout for. Very impressive and well worth the $250 I paid, so if you're in the Bay Area as mentioned before, Vinyl Styles in San Carlos is the place to go for a truly quality wrap job. :)

I will take proper pictures this weekend but I wanted to get on the road so these two are all I took (bonus pic of the OEM Carbon Fiber fender vent cover as well lol). Any areas that seem 'off' or not smooth is just the reflection off the vinyl (I took a very careful look all around the trim for quite a few minutes to make sure I was happy with it). For this round, I opted to skip having the handles wrapped in gloss black as well as I did not want too much concentrated black in the middle of the car; right now, I feel like the handles flow just fine with the badges I left in chrome and accents the light portion of the mirrors pretty well in a linear way. If I change my mind on the door handles I might just make that my own personal attempt at a vinyl wrapping project.



 

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Looks sharp. Lyle is the owner. Nice guy and really cares that stuff gets done right.
 
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Nice!! That looks awesome. I cant wait to do mine now
 
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