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Looks pretty good. I’m actually thinking about updating my configuration to remove the premium paint color I selected with the thought that I could get the vehicle wrapped in a color of my exact liking with the added benefit of having the factory paint protected. Would anyone agree that would be a good idea? I don’t know a ton about vehicle wrapping.

Also, is anyone else kinda concerned that the color choice they selected may not appear as you thought it would in real life once your vehicle arrives? I wish Rivian had customer experience centers to allow physical viewing of colors and materials.
 

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Just know that wrapping a vehicle is expensive. Definitely more than the upgraded paint color. For a large truck or SUV I'd guess it would start at about $5k.
 

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Gotcha, I read somewhere the a good quality 3M Wrap on a truck could cost about ~2k, I guess that’s not right? Also, anyone know if wrapping actually does a good job protecting the factory applied paint color as often advertised?
 

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Looks pretty good. I’m actually thinking about updating my configuration to remove the premium paint color I selected with the thought that I could get the vehicle wrapped in a color of my exact liking with the added benefit of having the factory paint protected. Would anyone agree that would be a good idea? I don’t know a ton about vehicle wrapping.

Also, is anyone else kinda concerned that the color choice they selected may not appear as you thought it would in real life once your vehicle arrives? I wish Rivian had customer experience centers to allow physical viewing of colors and materials.
You’ll want to get paint color as close to your wrap color as possible. There will be places that don’t get wrapped and still expose the original color.

supposedly we’ll be able to view and test drive before we finalize our orders. Given the variance I’m seeing between different pictures or renderings of the same colors, I definitely plan to take advantage of this.
 
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You’ll want to get paint color as close to your wrap color as possible. There will be places that don’t get wrapped and still expose the original color.

supposedly we’ll be able to view and test drive before we finalize our orders. Given the variance I’m seeing between different pictures or renderings of the same colors, I definitely plan to take advantage of this.
If the shop can't wrap everything you are in the wrong place.
 

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Looks pretty good. I’m actually thinking about updating my configuration to remove the premium paint color I selected with the thought that I could get the vehicle wrapped in a color of my exact liking with the added benefit of having the factory paint protected. Would anyone agree that would be a good idea? I don’t know a ton about vehicle wrapping.

Also, is anyone else kinda concerned that the color choice they selected may not appear as you thought it would in real life once your vehicle arrives? I wish Rivian had customer experience centers to allow physical viewing of colors and materials.
I believe a wrap has to be removed after about 3 years or you could hurt the pain underneath. It kind of depends on how much you leave it out in the sun.
 

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Looks pretty good. I’m actually thinking about updating my configuration to remove the premium paint color I selected with the thought that I could get the vehicle wrapped in a color of my exact liking with the added benefit of having the factory paint protected. Would anyone agree that would be a good idea? I don’t know a ton about vehicle wrapping.

Also, is anyone else kinda concerned that the color choice they selected may not appear as you thought it would in real life once your vehicle arrives? I wish Rivian had customer experience centers to allow physical viewing of colors and materials.
Wrapping is an option, it's gonna cost you about $4,000 and unless you have garage to park it in, it may only last you 2-4 years depending. I just got my Tesla Model Y in white, which was the standard paint, and I also am thinking about a color change wrap. This new color does look great. I ordered my R1T in Red Canyon with Ocean Coast interior. I have not seen one in red yet.
 

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Gotcha, I read somewhere the a good quality 3M Wrap on a truck could cost about ~2k, I guess that’s not right? Also, anyone know if wrapping actually does a good job protecting the factory applied paint color as often advertised?
I just had my 2021 Tesla Model Y wrapped with a PPF film (Personal Protection Film I believe). This is a clear film and does not change the color. This is the film you want for the best protection. They charged me $5000 and I can see where they cut corners a little, so the better shops might charge a little more. I am not sure if this is available in a matt finish. To get a color change wrap, it will cost you a little less, between $3,000 and $4,000 depending on a lot of stuff. It is not promoted as a paint protector, but will help a little.
 

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Matte colors could be nice looking. Just depends on the shape of the vehicle. The matte finishes on M-Bs and Porsches only serve to make the cars lines more exotic. AFA a matte black truck, my mind still thinks that it should have shared a cameo roll for screen time in the Hunger Games.
 
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