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Old 03-25-2017, 03:35 PM   #1
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Vinyl Wraping your car.

First off I looked for this before I posted and didn't find anything second I hope its in the right place.

So I am realy considering doing a full wrap on my SVT.
One: Is because it needs some touch up work done to it to make it perfect. Hatch has some chemical burns to the clear that discolored it and the glass.
Two: Is because I am tired of black and I really want to do Digital Urban Camo or Matte Silver or Blue on it.

I want to know what you all think about it?
If you have did you do a Full or just certain parts or spots?
Can I do it at home? If so how hard is it to do or should I just pay for it?

Like to see some pics of your ride and was it worth it to you?



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Old 03-25-2017, 07:57 PM   #2
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I wouldn't recommend wrapping a car yourself. It's a lot of work & takes experience to do it right. I've seen full car wraps professionally done & yes, they look nice, however I have no idea how they hold up longterm. I would compare the cost a wrap vs a new paint job first & then see which direction you want to go.


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It is hard. Tried it a couple weeks back...expensive to pay to have it done, not much less than repaint.
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Builds & showroom section includes pics/comments from one member who's done the car entirely, fancy variable color vinyl like a top cost special paint type job.

Doing it again for a change last time I saw it pop up.
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It's definitely a 2 man job to lay the wrap out over the car. You need a heat gun, razor blades, and a ton of patience. It is not easy. Can think of a way to wrap parts of the car that will cover the chemical burns?
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I've seen wrapped cars that you can't even tell that it's wrapped. It can look amazing done well. Forget about doing it yourself, it's a nightmare to work with. As a much cheaper alternative you could always PlastiDip. Check out Dip Your Car on YouTube, some great outcomes. That you can do yourself.
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I did my car by myself one panel at a time. I had wrapped small parts and lights before but this was my first car. It was ~$450 in material not including the roof. Of course a professional job would have had finishing touches I couldn't do. It was worth it to me. The quote I got was $2800.
Avery is by far the easiest to work with.

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Here is one I did on the hood of my speed3 when the 3m cf first came out.
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It's definitely a 2 man job to lay the wrap out over the car. You need a heat gun, razor blades, and a ton of patience. It is not easy. Can think of a way to wrap parts of the car that will cover the chemical burns?
Yea more or less the reason. I tried to use some thinner to wipe the stuff off and nothing, then tried to buff out a spot and still nothing.
I noticed that its on the roof, both side of the rear quarter panels and all over the bumper. It might explain the paint coming off the bumper.


Paint and Body is what I wasted a college education on and I like doing it.
I call my paint supplier and got a quote on the price for Primer, Paint, Clear. Both in the economy line and higher end line of PPG. In Black and a Matte Clear. I am looking between $800 and $1500 in supplies plus I am also down a vehicle for 3 to 4 weeks as I would just do it myself, but with no place to do the work, I am looking more like 3 to 4 months before its all done. I don't have that long to wait.
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What about doing a Plasti-Dip?
I was crusing youtube last night was like, OH I could do that instead.
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Look into the halo fx. I might do that next instead of wrapping the car again. Dip looks ok. The halo looks exactly like paint. It can even be wheeled out like real paint.
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