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Old 07-28-2012, 10:29 AM   #76
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Hey beach, how did you make that STI
stencil for the Tmic or where did you get it?
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:54 PM   #77
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Hey beach, how did you make that STI
stencil for the Tmic or where did you get it?
Search the member "Thought" and shoot him a pm. He'll take care of you

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Old 07-31-2012, 04:53 PM   #78
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which part was the hardest so far?
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:19 AM   #79
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I'd say that the door handles are my least favorite part. Not very hard, just a PITA. Should be getting more work done tomorrow if i get up early. I will keep you you all posted!

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Old 08-09-2012, 09:03 AM   #80
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This is so sick. I have a SWP and I want to start with just the roof for now, can't decide if I want matte black or gloss. Probably gloss cuz I have a sunroof..I don't want it to not match or look weird..
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:25 AM   #81
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Wow, I really like...
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:22 AM   #82
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This is so sick. I have a SWP and I want to start with just the roof for now, can't decide if I want matte black or gloss. Probably gloss cuz I have a sunroof..I don't want it to not match or look weird..
Yeah i hear you man that's how i felt about matte black... Gloss looks much cleaner with a sunroof. Look at the '11-'12 picture thread in the members gallery. A member just recently posted a pic of his hatch with a sunroof and wentwith matte black. Doesn't look right in my opinion. I'm happy with what i went with! Thanks for the compliments guys!


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Old 08-09-2012, 11:58 AM   #83
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Yeah i hear you man that's how i felt about matte black... Gloss looks much cleaner with a sunroof. Look at the '11-'12 picture thread in the members gallery. A member just recently posted a pic of his hatch with a sunroof and wentwith matte black. Doesn't look right in my opinion. I'm happy with what i went with! Thanks for the compliments guys!


-Beach

yea if i can afford it one day i want to do the whole car matte black, but i think for now ill stick with gloss on the roof. i LOVE matte black, but its just enough to look off with the sunroof. i want to CF wrap that chrome piece on the trunk too for now. keep up with the pics man, one of the best looking STIs ive seen for sure!
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:46 PM   #84
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Subscribed! Looks killer, I've worked with a lot of vinyl and know how time consuming it can be. Did you use a heat gun or hair dryer for the curves, or just stretched it out?
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:07 PM   #85
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Everything looks great but IMO, for the badge that you made matte black, i would try to find a way to make the stars matte white instead of silver. Maybe that would give it the clean look that you want. Either way, everything looks great!
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:49 PM   #86
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This thing is freaking cool. Can you run wrapped cars through carwashes and such? With the new STi my wife has...we can't run it through the carwash for fear of scratching or swirling the OBP paint. Without fear of scratches and swirls...does the wrap hold up well to this?

Also, you think it's harder to do a textured wrap? I have been wanting to do CF wrap on the roof of my bugeye forever...i'm actually scared to try it myself.

What kind of Prep did you do for the wrap?

Awesome project man! Thanks for sharing it with us!
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:10 PM   #87
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yea if i can afford it one day i want to do the whole car matte black, but i think for now ill stick with gloss on the roof. i LOVE matte black, but its just enough to look off with the sunroof. i want to CF wrap that chrome piece on the trunk too for now. keep up with the pics man, one of the best looking STIs ive seen for sure!
I considered Matte black with gloss black accents but living in the desert would make it very difficult to keep clean. I think matte black everything and gloss the roof and your car would look glorious!

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Subscribed! Looks killer, I've worked with a lot of vinyl and know how time consuming it can be. Did you use a heat gun or hair dryer for the curves, or just stretched it out?
Your not kidding my friend. With everythin else going on day to day its extremely hard to fit in this project of mine! I used a heat gun where i needed to.

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Everything looks great but IMO, for the badge that you made matte black, i would try to find a way to make the stars matte white instead of silver. Maybe that would give it the clean look that you want. Either way, everything looks great!
I was thinking of painting the stars but didn't because of two reasons:
1 - It's a pain in the a$$ as far as how much time is involved and i'd rather spend that time wrapping.
*2* - I'm going to eventually wrap a different color once i'm sick of Matte White and the white stars would look odd on say orange? Lol. Chrome stars + Gloss Black backround can go with everything.

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This thing is freaking cool. Can you run wrapped cars through carwashes and such? With the new STi my wife has...we can't run it through the carwash for fear of scratching or swirling the OBP paint. Without fear of scratches and swirls...does the wrap hold up well to this?

Also, you think it's harder to do a textured wrap? I have been wanting to do CF wrap on the roof of my bugeye forever...i'm actually scared to try it myself.

What kind of Prep did you do for the wrap?

Awesome project man! Thanks for sharing it with us!
I'm sure you can run them through car washes but i wouldn't recommend it for a few reasons. I had an OBP '11 Wrx and was the same way as you are with yours lol. I never even considered going to an auto car wash! All I will do once the wrap is complete is go to a self serve car wash bay and give a quick rinse, then soap power wash (from a good distance), then use a wash mitt to quickly go over the car, Rinse again, Then dry! It's very easy to maintain and cleans up well. Only thing is that the gloss black vinyl scratches easier than paint so you want to be careful when hand wiping over it.
I don't believe the carbon wrap would be any more difficult than a regular style wrap. Other than having to pay closer attention to stretching so you don't mess up the look of the pattern.
Prep work
-Wash with dawn dish soap, rinse, dry.
-Clay Bar
-Clean off all clay bar solution
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:22 PM   #88
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Thanks for the quick reply! I really, love this project. Need to come into this forum more often...have forwarded it to like 15 people so far.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:17 PM   #89
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Thanks for the quick reply! I really, love this project. Need to come into this forum more often...have forwarded it to like 15 people so far.
Lol thanks man...

Badge update:
I just wrapped the chrome ring on the grill emblem gloss black to compare it with the rear being matte black. I am definitely going with gloss black! Here's a *****ty pic for comparison!



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Old 08-09-2012, 08:09 PM   #90
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This whole thing is really looking great. Can't wait to see the final pics!
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:17 PM   #91
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Rear Badge wrapped and installed Perfection!

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I have an Like New Xbox Elite to trade for a decent camera that'll take better pics than these if anyone is interested! Lol



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Old 08-09-2012, 11:50 PM   #92
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Yea that would be pretty nasty to keep clean in the desert, that would be an amazing combo, gloss black roof everything else matte black. Plus smoke the lights and nice rims. I'd be golden.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:32 AM   #93
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Did you use tape primer during your prep?
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:12 AM   #94
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Did you use tape primer during your prep?
I use Primer 94


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Old 08-10-2012, 01:27 PM   #95
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Primer? Was that just before the install...after the clay bar?
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:41 PM   #96
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Looking sharp dude!

Couple of questions:

1. How much did it cost to buy the wrap/wrap you full car?
2. How would you like to drive down south 2 hours and help with mine?
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:09 PM   #97
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Squidz - That's correct


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Looking sharp dude!

Couple of questions:

1. How much did it cost to buy the wrap/wrap you full car?
2. How would you like to drive down south 2 hours and help with mine?
1. 700+, i don't know an exact number because of tools supplies etc etc.
2. I wouldn't mind if the price is right i could really use a vacation.... Also sucks the further south you go the hotter it gets lol it's barely tolerable here!


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Old 08-10-2012, 11:18 PM   #98
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Squidz - That's correct




1. 700+, i don't know an exact number because of tools supplies etc etc.
2. I wouldn't mind if the price is right i could really use a vacation.... Also sucks the further south you go the hotter it gets lol it's barely tolerable here!


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Not bad, it beats a paint job. Cool dude, I'll be in touch. I've really wanted to do matte white!
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:23 PM   #99
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Not bad, it beats a paint job. Cool dude, I'll be in touch. I've really wanted to do matte white!
Definitely beats a paint job... And this new Plastidip craze that I'm seeing take off like a missile lol. Thanks for the compliment though. Anytime you come into town hit me up to check it out, looks a ton better in person!
Btw it would cost less for you material-wise considering i purchased two colors and had to buy everything else to get started. At least I'll be set for my new color!


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Old 08-11-2012, 11:01 PM   #100
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Plastidip'd side badges! First time using Plastidip...
I'm not really liking the texture and look of the badges once it's dry. Oh well. I decided on Plastidip because of it's ease of removal when i have the time to do what i want with them. In the mean time this will work just fine. Had to get rid of that ugly silver while they were off the car!


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