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      06-24-2013, 08:13 AM   #1
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My Vinyl Experience

I decided to give vinyl wrapping a shot this weekend; it turned out horrible. I have the utmost respect for the people that have patience and get good smooth jobs done. Mine came out being a 50/50, as in 50 feet away or 50 mph it looks good haha. Going to take it off and just spray the covers (vinyl was basically to ensure I'd like the finished product) as the mirrors are too advanced in curvature for me to attempt. After about 4 tries per side, this was the result:





Also painted engine cover but that's not completely finished yet





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      06-24-2013, 08:28 AM   #2
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yeah, it's tough. (I have also tried and failed on the mirrors). Doesn't look that bad to me though.
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      06-24-2013, 11:06 AM   #3
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Doesn't look to bad
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mirrors are the hardest part lol
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yeah, it's tough. (I have also tried and failed on the mirrors). Doesn't look that bad to me though.
thanks, still might try the carbon fiber wrap before paint--not sure.

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Doesn't look to bad
haha-next update i'll take close ups before I strip them down and start over. Its to the point of embarrassing work but for a first timer at a distance its solid I think.

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mirrors are the hardest part lol
lesson learned.
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What issues did you run into?

Wrapping around curves is hard, did you clay bar them, before you wrapped?
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Wrapping around curves is hard, did you clay bar them, before you wrapped?
washed, alcohol prep pads, terry cloth clean -per 'instructions'

like I said first time playing around with the stuff, had no idea how to tell what it was suppose to look like other than youtube videos and trying to mimic them. I don't think my heat was correct throughout the whole process but it kept thinning out when I would try to get it to stretch more to release air and sit smooth.

I'm definitely going to take a few more cracks at it down the road, but start with easier pieces. a few coats of 350z red (left over from previous paint job for a buddy) will have them looking nice and smooth and I can practice on other parts for wrapping in the mean time.
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      06-24-2013, 09:23 PM   #8
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hey i saw this on instagram! ha ha ha
nice work buddy!
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hey i saw this on instagram! ha ha ha
nice work buddy!
yup-that's me. Saw your car is for sale? Hopefully the buyer knows what they are getting and respects it!
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yup-that's me. Saw your car is for sale? Hopefully the buyer knows what they are getting and respects it!
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Welp, the red inspired mirrors are off. Just didn't grow on me the way I thought it was going to. Going to attempt CF this weekend but may just leave it white. Had planned on powder coating wheels to match but decided that I'm not set enough on red wheels to leave it.

Might do it again in the future depending on wheel choice down the road-but just mirrors looked to out of place for the time being.
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      06-28-2013, 10:28 AM   #12
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When I wrapped my old car, I had two buddies helping and it made a huge difference. Soap water and a heat gun were life savers.
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