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 Post subject: Vinyl wrap
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:45 am 
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Ive painted my monte with JD blitz black and loved it and am in the process of building a 1985 cutlass that I won't be ready to paint for a year or so I want to get the drivetrain done first so someone suggested a vinyl wrap for the time being. Met a guy who did his own BMW with a satin black wrap and he offered to do my car for a great price.any thoughts on the wraps, pros and cons?


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 Post subject: Re: Vinyl wrap
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:58 pm 
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You could always use Eastwood's Elastiwrap
http://www.eastwood.com/elastiwrap

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 Post subject: Re: Vinyl wrap
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:30 pm 
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It looks like relabeled Plasti-Dip.


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 Post subject: Re: Vinyl wrap
 Post Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:47 am 
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I'm intrigued about the whole wrap idea, but what happens when/if you happed to scratch it somehow? I bet that'd be a disaster...

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 Post subject: Re: Vinyl wrap
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:15 am 
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I don't think it would be any more of a problem then with a scratch on a painted car


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 Post subject: Re: Vinyl wrap
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:21 am 
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malicad wrote:
what happens when/if you happed to scratch it somehow? I bet that'd be a disaster...


That is an interesting thought. I suspect you would need to rewrap the affected panel. I wonder how consistent the coloring is between rolls of different lots. Would a rewrap look like a repainted panel where the color doesn't quite match?


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 Post subject: Re: Vinyl wrap
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:03 pm 
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Friend is in the 'biz. Vinyl has 3 grades. Base ( 3 years ), Mid ( 5 years ) and Premium ( 8 years ). However it all starts to fade within weeks. He was doing the local 967-11-11 pizza chain vehicles. Instead of flames on the hood and sides they looked like they drove thru pizza sauce. He had that contract for 3-4 years. After a collision repair he would have to pull all the vinyl and re-apply as the vinyl graphic would be so faded / scratched within a few months that there was no way to match it. Its not like paint that you can buff back to a shine. Roll vinyl in solid colors holds up a little better than the vinyl print graphic


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 Post subject: Re: Vinyl wrap
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:49 pm 
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I'd advise not doing a wrap on a car that's driven. Also against plasti-dip. After a while they look horrible


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 Post subject: Re: Vinyl wrap
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:31 pm 
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For the cost of a vinyl wrap you could get a paint job from what I'm hearing cost wise.

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