Cars have always been an opportunity for fashionable self-expression. Fluffy black and white cowhide seat covers and frangipani stickers tell us a lot about who you are. Like all fashion trends, there are automotive based fashions which come and go. One such trend is the desire to coat every panel matte black.
Much like making Chanel work with grunge, the matte black trend requires a certain irony to work. Matte black is the flannel shirt and ugg boots of the automotive fashion world. If you are on Centrelink hanging out at the local pub playing the pokies, then wearing a flanno and uggs is not a fashion statement. If you wrap a base model Toyota Camry in matte black vinyl you haven’t magically transformed your daily driver into a super cool car.
If you do have an urge to be one of the cool kids and join the matte black fashion trend there is one basic rule I recommend before you decide if the investment in vinyl is going to be credible or laughable. I could talk about the car being particularly expensive or particularly fast but those are odd guidelines to work with and relative to the world you drive in.
The basic rule to abide by before you decide to wrap your car is this… Spend a week driving around and if you see another car like yours DON’T WRAP IT. Look in the shopping centre car parks, inspect the street you live in, see what cruises down the main street of town. If you see another car identical to yours then it isn’t special and it shouldn’t be matte black.