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Old 05-13-2014, 08:05 PM   #1
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So I'm trying to wrap my roof. I know the specs are 5ft long and 4ft wide. Do I just need to order enough film to cover that? I know it stretches. Also, has anyone done this themselves? I'd just like to know what I need.
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:50 PM   #2
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So I'm trying to wrap my roof. I know the specs are 5ft long and 4ft wide. Do I just need to order enough film to cover that? I know it stretches. Also, has anyone done this themselves? I'd just like to know what I need.
Im sure someone has much more information on this since I havent done a roof, only trim, but...

Yes it does stretch however I wouldnt count that stretch as extra material, more as an ability to work around edges/corners when wrapping something that has... edges/corners.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:29 PM   #3
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If you have to ask if you need to order enough to cover the roof, you might not want to try this yourself.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:48 PM   #4
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Was going to do this myself on my BRZ and on paper I would have saved $40 bucks. Youtube makes everything seem easy sometimes. The shop that did it for me charged $150, did it quickly and correctly in an hour and a guarantee that if it lifted or was damaged by anything (bird crap stains, scratches, etc) for two years I got a free replacement. Sometimes the pro's are just worth it.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:40 PM   #5
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Was going to do this myself on my BRZ and on paper I would have saved $40 bucks. Youtube makes everything seem easy sometimes. The shop that did it for me charged $150, did it quickly and correctly in an hour and a guarantee that if it lifted or was damaged by anything (bird crap stains, scratches, etc) for two years I got a free replacement. Sometimes the pro's are just worth it.
What he said.

Have you ever tried to tint your own windows? Jeezus Christo, never again. Tried it one time in college when I was broke. Shouldn't-a.
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Old 05-14-2014, 01:17 AM   #6
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I don't want to encourage bad behaviors. but vinyl is 1/3 the task of tint. Just saying. I've tinted cuz' I had to in a pinch and tint sucks donkey bells. Vinyl does stretch, not like vinyl, but it does stretch, which is a mixed blessing. If you are on a roof (reasonably flat and str8) not a bog deal. but on a trunk or hatch, be careful, the edges and areas needing a stretch will distort.


i'm going to guess you are doing a carbon-fiber look, which is fine. On a roof, have 2 people extra (other than you) to hold the material up until you are ready for it.

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Thanks guys. I appreciate the advice. But I think I'm gonna buy a 6 pack and go in on it
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:55 PM   #8
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I put a vinyl strip on my windshield and it came out pretty damn good, professional almost. I wanna do my roof next, let me know how it comes out!
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It's actually not that hard. You just need to be patient and have a patient friend helping. By the way 5 x 6 feet is a good size to work with.

Here's mine in brushed black metallic:

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Old 05-15-2014, 01:56 PM   #11
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It's actually not that hard. You just need to be patient and have a patient friend helping. By the way 5 x 6 feet is a good size to work with. Here's mine in brushed black metallic:
Where did you find your vinyl and how much did you pay?!
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:29 PM   #12
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Why not get, like, a tape measure and see what the roof says?

It won't stretch as much as say, like you know, during child birth, so I wouldn't try to skimp assuming you'll get extra inches in stretch.

I wrapped my daily, eBay, metro restyling was the vendor, oracal, 3m, avery, whatever will be fine just pick what you like. People say for CF, 3M dinoc is best.

I've used cheap vinyl, no name/catpiano CF off eBay and it was eh.
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Old 05-16-2014, 12:31 PM   #13
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Where did you find your vinyl and how much did you pay?!
Autovinylsolutions.com
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I offer precut in supergloss, satin/matte, and carbon fiber finishes . Email me if interested.

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^^ I would go with Bluebatoverlays if you wanna do it right the first time!! He has excellent quality goods.
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