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Oh Man! That roof is AWESOME! I love your car!

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Yes they did!! I pretty much only drive mine to the gym and back a few days a week and it's funny, the treadmills are in front of the windows and I get a kick out of watching people stop and check out my car in the parking lot. Another member has the regular V and it's amazing how different they look side by side.

I'm thinking about trying out the black wrap on my roof of my blue car, bad idea?
 

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Yes they did!! I pretty much only drive mine to the gym and back a few days a week and it's funny, the treadmills are in front of the windows and I get a kick out of watching people stop and check out my car in the parking lot. Another member has the regular V and it's amazing how different they look side by side.

I'm thinking about trying out the black wrap on my roof of my blue car, bad idea?

No! It's a very good idea. Already saw it and love it just as much!

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That is good to hear, I was afraid I'd be dodging rocks at the black roof idea on the blue car, I personally think it'd be cool, especially after I add black wheels:smile:
I think the performance blue is light enough that you could totally get away with it, and it would look great. If I was you I would do only the roof and not the pillars, I think you want to bring that blue up around the doors. Just my opinion. If you do it then know that the shark fin has to be removed, and you need to do a little extra separate bit where the wing and trunk break for the hatch.
 

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I think the performance blue is light enough that you could totally get away with it, and it would look great. If I was you I would do only the roof and not the pillars, I think you want to bring that blue up around the doors. Just my opinion. If you do it then know that the shark fin has to be removed, and you need to do a little extra separate bit where the wing and trunk break for the hatch.

I was going to ask about the pillars, I think you are right, just the roof only and the extra portion you mention by the trunk. I had concerns about the shark fin, that's the only deal breaker, I could leave it blue maybe or spray it with plasti dip, not sure yet. Thanks for the tips!
 

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I was going to ask about the pillars, I think you are right, just the roof only and the extra portion you mention by the trunk. I had concerns about the shark fin, that's the only deal breaker, I could leave it blue maybe or spray it with plasti dip, not sure yet. Thanks for the tips!
I can't speak for everyone and their ability. But we could not get the vinyl to sit right until we took off the headliner and unbolted the shark fin. The side benefit is of course that it then makes it easy to wrap the shark fin before you put it back on. All our attempts to cut around the fin left a gap when we tried. The fin was wrapped in two pieces (one up the back and one on the other three sides), there are touchable seems but they are not visible to the eye even when standing directly next to the car (they are visible if you get on a ladder and got on the roof close up directly).

My advice wold be to open the headliner up, un-bolt the fin, do the thing right the first time and then never worry about lift off or bubbling because you decided to take shortcuts, but that's just me. Also it's not exactly expensive to get it done properly at a shop that will take care of the fin for you, I would go that way (just because of the fin).
 

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I can't speak for everyone and their ability. But we could not get the vinyl to sit right until we took off the headliner and unbolted the shark fin. The side benefit is of course that it then makes it easy to wrap the shark fin before you put it back on. All our attempts to cut around the fin left a gap when we tried. The fin was wrapped in two pieces (one up the back and one on the other three sides), there are touchable seems but they are not visible to the eye even when standing directly next to the car (they are visible if you get on a ladder and got on the roof close up directly).

My advice wold be to open the headliner up, un-bolt the fin, do the thing right the first time and then never worry about lift off or bubbling because you decided to take shortcuts, but that's just me. Also it's not exactly expensive to get it done properly at a shop that will take care of the fin for you, I would go that way (just because of the fin).
Makes total sense, I appreciate the info!!
 

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Love the look of the wrapped roof. I was thinking about doing my in a carbon fiber wrap and also doing the mirror caps. Might just do mirror caps in the carbon and do the roof in plain black. Too much fake carbon might be tacky.
 

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What did you do to your car for detailing? It looks unbelievable. Is this just wax, or did you go for a ceramic coating? Or is it just some incredible lighting, haha
I won't go through the specific products because they are changing constantly as I experiment and I can't remember what I used that time, but I always use a wash and foam spray, then carefully mitt-wash the entire car, use a hydrophobic drying agent and hand dry the entire car with microfiber towels then wax. I also wash the interior/exterior of the windows separately with glass cleaner (useful tip- clean the inside going up and down, and the outside ones going side to side, its really easy to see where the streaks are this way). I always drive the car around the block afterwards because otherwise whatever brake dust I failed to fully clean off oxidizes brown, but hitting the brakes a few times tends to shake that off.

When I finished all that... well the prairie skies do most of the heavy lifting.

No ceramic coating. I do a full wash every week or two (at most) and as many maintenance washes as possible (I use waterless car wash with wax whenever there is visible dirt on the car, it might take 15 minutes total to maintain if that). I also get all my cars professionally detailed before and after every winter.
 

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No ceramic coating. I do a full wash every week or two (at most) and as many maintenance washes as possible (I use waterless car wash with wax whenever there is visible dirt on the car, it might take 15 minutes total to maintain if that). I also get all my cars professionally detailed before and after every winter.
Awesome write-up, and seriously - that is the glossiest, sexiest VN photo I've ever seen. Not gonna lie, I pressure wash, mitt, then spray wax only and I'm already exhausted. First thought I had was "****, he must wash a ton of microfiber towels" :grin:
 

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Came out of a shop the other week and found a woman taking photos of my car from all sides expressing how much she loved it. It was quite funny. When the base regular veloster came out, it really didn’t catch my interest styling wise. The N with the rear wing, side skirts, etc just seem to have transformed it and pulled me in. I know they’re subtle, but they’re effective.
 

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Awesome write-up, and seriously - that is the glossiest, sexiest VN photo I've ever seen. Not gonna lie, I pressure wash, mitt, then spray wax only and I'm already exhausted. First thought I had was "****, he must wash a ton of microfiber towels" :grin:
SO MANY! My other new car is arriving off the truck today, and I am worried my wife will leave me if I insist on keeping two cars at this level of shine.
 

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Came out of a shop the other week and found a woman taking photos of my car from all sides expressing how much she loved it. It was quite funny. When the base regular veloster came out, it really didn’t catch my interest styling wise. The N with the rear wing, side skirts, etc just seem to have transformed it and pulled me in. I know they’re subtle, but they’re effective.
I know what you mean. I saw a base earlier when I was looking around for a car. They just didn't have the aggressive yet sleek look the N does. This is the only veloster I have ever been interested in. I have always been a die hard Honda fan. I was even considering the type R or a new accord before I found this.
 

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I know what you mean. I saw a base earlier when I was looking around for a car. They just didn't have the aggressive yet sleek look the N does. This is the only veloster I have ever been interested in. I have always been a die hard Honda fan. I was even considering the type R or a new accord before I found this.
There’s something about the rear wing helping out the visual flow of the roofline. As you said, aggressive yet sleek! I was considering the Golf R (test drove twice, definitely fun), GTI (also quite fun, I like the plaid seats), WRX (drove two different ones on a very hot day and left unimpressed due to heat soak issues), Mini Cooper s (drove both 2 and 4 door versions - and actually had the 2door in a 4 wheel drift on an off ramp - unintentionally), and I suppose any other hot hatch available with a manual. Love the seats in the type R, just don’t love the styling. I consider myself an “old school” Honda fan for cars such as the CRX, integra, RSX, S2000, as well as the 8th gen civic si sedan with the screaming 2.0 liter. To me, new Honda is just not the same. My first Hyundai, so hoping it does me well.
 

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I know what you mean. I saw a base earlier when I was looking around for a car. They just didn't have the aggressive yet sleek look the N does. This is the only veloster I have ever been interested in. I have always been a die hard Honda fan. I was even considering the type R or a new accord before I found this.
My other new car is a Honda. I've always dreamed of owning one and it arrived on Friday to -15c weather. Now I have two cars I love and a very skeptical wife.
 

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