In an earlier post we plastidipped the front grille and emblem on the Infiniti G35 coupe. But the G35 was seeing further paint wear issues as seen in Figure 1 and 2. The roof was looking pretty bad and starting to rust.
So I took a couple of quotes off Facebook Marketplace and Instagram for local installers who would install a carbon fiber wrap on the hood, roof and trunk. In the end I went with A. B. Wraphouse who did a fantastic job. He is just a young guy doing this from his home garage and is just into doing car cosmetic changes.
Figure 1. Roof paint is peeling
Figure 2. Hood paint looks worn out too
I dropped off the car for a few days, and he completed the wrap in a couple of days. He also used a clay bar on the car to remove the contaminants and cleaned it up further than what I had done. I had just hand washed the car with soap and water, no wax or polish, before dropping the car off for a wrap.
In all, it cost me around $1000 to get all of it done including material and labor. It was not as cheap as I had thought it wouldbe but it looks great and I am happy. I could have fixed the roof paint peel better but I let it be and chose the carbon fiber wrap to hide imperfections.
Below are some photos of what the car looks like now. The plastidipped Infiniti emblem was pasted back on the trunk.
There is also a video made by A. B. Wraphouse below for you to see. More videos are available on his Instagram.
Figure 3. Front view of the wrapped hood
Figure 4. Wrapped trunk
Figure 5. Top-front view of the wrapped roof
Figure 6. Top-rear view of the wrapped roof
Figure 7. Side view of the car with the hood and roof wrapped