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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Going Green the Wrong Way Will Hurt Your Retina

Ah, yes. Car wrapping. The easy way of making your car look silly when you're not entirely convinced it's what you want.
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Before car wrapping became a thing, such decisions as to turn a harmless medium-sized SUV into what looks like a giant running shoe would have given the owner sleepless nights. He would turn from one side to another thinking if investing large sums of money into a fluorescent paint job really was that high on his priority list.

It took a lot of time as well, as the car had to be prepped, sprayed and then the paint would have had to dry out before he was able to show it to the world. That meant having your car stuck in a shop for longer than any of us like to.

And then there's the fear of failure. What if the simulations you ran in your head don't prove to be that accurate, and the result is bad? Or what if they mix up the colors and it comes out yellow instead of lime-green? So many problems... and all you really wanted was to make your car less mundane.

Luckily (or not, in some cases), auto wrapping came along and now everyone can go bananas on their car with minimum risk and also relatively low costs. You want the picture of your pooch printed on the hood, no problem, it can be done in one hour. Want your vehicle yellow so you can start ferrying people around for money? Sure thing, boss, just leave the keys here for a few hours and go walk the pooch.

What you see here is a Mercedes-Benz GLC covered in a lime-green wrap by the specialized German outfit called SchwabenFolia (literally GermanWrap). We don't question the quality of their execution - actually, we'd even like to salute it - but the owner's choice of color. Unless this is an emergency vehicle of some sorts or the driver knows he's likely to hit things so he wants other people to see him from afar, it makes no sense.

The only situation where we feel wrapping a car makes perfect sense is when going for a matte effect. Matte paint is so overly-pretentious that it quickly becomes a real pain in the butt, so wrapping the car is the sensible solution. And if you happen to be in Germany when you decide to do that to your ride, give these guys at SchwabenFolie a try. If not for something else, at least for the creativity behind their name.

 
 
 
 
 

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