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Matte Black: Wrap or paint job?

I'm in the Orlando, FL area and looking to get my boyfriend's cougar painted as a Christmas present. He's been wanting a matte black and has mentioned getting the wrap done. Has anyone had any experience with this? What would you recommend?

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Matte Black: Wrap or paint job?

Reply #1
Make sure the body is in good shape, no dents or rust holes, have it painted Hot Rod black (kind of a satin black). Done deal.
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Matte Black: Wrap or paint job?

Reply #2
depends on the existing paint.

if the current paint is quite good, i'd probably go with a wrap.
easier to undo it at a later date and still looks real nice.

a cheap satin/matte black paint job won't last, it'll fade and be difficult to clean. more expensive paint jobs will improve things.

if the current paint is average at best, a re-paint would be the go.
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Matte Black: Wrap or paint job?

Reply #3
Agreed based on my second hand knowledge.