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Old 02-28-2013, 06:19 PM   #1
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So this summer I want to wrap my entire care in vinyl before my senior year so that I have a big last hoorah before college. I consulted a very well known and awsome auto vinyl shop near by who told me that 3m, oracle, or avery are all going to in reality be similar except for cost. So It looks like for around $300 i can wrap my entire car!!! Anyways, I'm posting to ask if you guys think going matte blue with possible matte black accents would look good on my car (black side moldings would stay flat black). Also, anyone who has done this have links to fully wrapped fozzys or to anywhere that wholesales vinyl pretty cheap? Gonna start pannel by pannel this summer between work. Below is a pic of my car and i think blue and black would go good with my car's interior and soon to have sti seats. Thanks guys! Car now has gunmetal rims with blue lugs too. And soon 35% tint all around.

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Old 02-28-2013, 10:24 PM   #2
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:10 PM   #3
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:28 PM   #4
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It's a matter of opinion dude. You may like it, other may hate it. Up to you. Are you wrapping it yourself or having someone do it professionally? I know my clear bra on the front end was $600 professionally done. I'm stumped by the panel by panel. And if you're doing it, do you have any idea how to wrap your car. I was astonished at the process.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:32 PM   #5
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$300 seems very low to me. Materials alone I've heard is up past $700, plus labor, or a alot of wasted vinyl if you're doing it yourself.

I don't think matte black would go well with the old black plastic molding.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:25 AM   #6
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Yeah I was going to go matte blue, ordered a few samples to see the colors. And since I do not have to do the black plastic bumpers that cuts out 1/3-1/2 of material needed plus all the panels I have to do now are flat. And I have not done any vinyl before but I have thoroughly researched it and have a matte black roll that I am going to use to wrap center console and various interior parts for practice. Lastly on metro stylings you can get 150 square feet for 280 of 3m 1080 vinyl and I'm gonna measure but hopefully that will be enough!
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:28 AM   #7
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You'll probably need more. I could be wrong though.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:15 AM   #8
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I'm just saying be prepared to mess it up real bad, lots of soapy water, heat, and patience.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:24 AM   #9
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30' is cutting it close and leaves no room for ****ing up. You might not have enough to do the bumpers and rear hatch.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:32 PM   #10
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Yeah I just realized that with a 20% off coupon I can get 5x40 feet for same price may do that!
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:54 PM   #11
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Yeah I just realized that with a 20% off coupon I can get 5x40 feet for same price may do that!
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:03 PM   #12
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Doing a whole car wrap is not easy man. I'm in the print industry, and we had a guy who had to be certified to do this for installs. It may look easy in the videos, but believe me, it's not as easy as it looks. Remember, these guys in the videos, that's what they do for a living. It's an art to get it really looking good.

I did my own hood with 3M 1080 Scotchprint carbon fiber. That was a 4' x 5' sheet, and actually was a bit small for the hood. That cost me $85 just for that sheet at autovinylsolutions.com. It came out well but I took my time and I've also got some experience laying down vinyl because of my print industry background.

Good luck if you decide to do it. It can be done, but it won't be as easy as you think...
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:23 PM   #13
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The panels on the car aren't hard at all but the bumpers are going to be extremely tricky! You will likely ruin those pieces trying them the first time. But as long as you take your time, take it a panel at a time like you said then you will be ok. I would use a hair dryer and not a heat gun too, just my .02. You dont need much heat to form it and its very easy to overdue it with a heat gun. Ive wrapped several cars and a whole mess of hood/roof/trunks in CF wrap for people.

http://www.backyardturbo.com/nick/cobalt/ss_wrap.JPG

http://www.backyardturbo.com/nick/cobalt/ss_wrap1.JPG

http://www.backyardturbo.com/nick/cobalt/ss_wrap2.JPG
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:41 PM   #14
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I just helped a friend wrap his bumpers on his e36 325. Wasn't easy, but it really wasn't hard either. Just be patient, take your time, and it helps to have a few friends around to pull the material tight. Also, don't keep going if you see a single bubble. Pull it back, put tension on it and lightly heat the wrinkled area, it will come out looking great if you just measure twice, cut once and go SLOWLY.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:48 PM   #15
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See the awsome part is that I don't have to do a single bumper! my forester has black under trim and I'm just gonna leave it
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:42 AM   #16
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The panels on the car aren't hard at all but the bumpers are going to be extremely tricky! You will likely ruin those pieces trying them the first time. But as long as you take your time, take it a panel at a time like you said then you will be ok. I would use a hair dryer and not a heat gun too, just my .02. You dont need much heat to form it and its very easy to overdue it with a heat gun. Ive wrapped several cars and a whole mess of hood/roof/trunks in CF wrap for people.

http://www.backyardturbo.com/nick/cobalt/ss_wrap.JPG

http://www.backyardturbo.com/nick/cobalt/ss_wrap1.JPG

http://www.backyardturbo.com/nick/cobalt/ss_wrap2.JPG
can i ask a stupid question as im thinking of doing this on my car, when you did the bonnet did you only do the top then leave a little bit under it or did you do underneath it as well.. also the rear spoilers on wagon i want to do, what about when you join together , do you just go over the top...
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:38 PM   #17
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can i ask a stupid question as im thinking of doing this on my car, when you did the bonnet did you only do the top then leave a little bit under it or did you do underneath it as well.. also the rear spoilers on wagon i want to do, what about when you join together , do you just go over the top...
You do the top and leave a little to tuck under, and for a spoiler you would just cut anywhere where there is a crack and tuck it. (I.e. between roof and spoiler)
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:03 PM   #18
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i wrapped my car myself with a group of my friends. you're definitely going to need extra hands. it makes it a TON easier, whether or not they have experience.
just make sure to give everything a good cleaning, wherever the vinyl is going to tuck in to.
doing the curvier parts is easier if you have someone stretching/pulling slightly while another person heats and lays down the film.
make sure you go with whatever vinyl that has the air release channels. it makes it 10 times easier.

also i paid about $460? or so, for a 55ft x 5ft long roll. 3m scotchprint matte grey (ebay)
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:40 PM   #19
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hate to be that guy but if your going for matte blue and the car is already blue why not go the matte clear plasti-dip and not worry about vinyl and it is still reversible?
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:13 PM   #20
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Hexis is a good brand for vinyl wrap
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hate to be that guy but if your going for matte blue and the car is already blue why not go the matte clear plasti-dip and not worry about vinyl and it is still reversible?
Actually leaning towards plastidip now but not clear because i want it to not show the scratches.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:50 PM   #22
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I would wrap the lower flat moldings a glossy gray.
like the lexus
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:42 PM   #23
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I got a 31'x5' roll of Avery Matte Black for $300 if interested.


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