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Any vinyl wrappers in here?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by graves037, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. Sep 8, 2017 at 8:22 PM
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    graves037

    graves037 [OP] New Member

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    I'm fixing to tackle wrapping my bumper ends, grille, and bulge and was looking for some good advice, tips, or helpful links before I dove in!
     
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  2. Sep 8, 2017 at 8:32 PM
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    Troynjade

    Troynjade Beast mode 5.7

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    Are you wanting to black out your chrome? I used plasti dip on my side 5.7 emblems and turn out really good. Not sure on big parts of chrome though. It took me about 3 coats.20170908_202928.jpg
     
  3. Sep 8, 2017 at 10:25 PM
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    BakNBlk2014

    BakNBlk2014 So Impossibly Black

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    BDS 4 1/2 Nitto Terra Grappler 35x12.5/18 BW Fender Flares Moto Metal 970 Wheels Leer Tonneau Bed Cover Black Plastidip Grill CF Wrap Interior AJT Shift Knob 35% Tint Weather Tech Mats Toyota Bed Mat AFE Intake
    I would definitely do the plasti dip about 6 it 7 coats on those chrome pieces. The curves on the grill are gonna be a beootch. Also rock chips and road dirt are gonna break/split the vinyl and the chrome will show through. Did mirror caps on a 5 series and looked like doo after 6 months. The dip is super easy, just watch a couple videos on how to lay down a smooth texture. Apply heavy wet coats. I went light and got a slightly textured look similar to bed liner spray, which is also another good option. Plasti dip touch up pretty easy if you need it down the road. Here's a pic of my grill and end caps. 20170730_115956-1.jpg
     
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  4. Sep 9, 2017 at 2:52 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    I did a lot of vynil rapping back in my day.

     
  5. Sep 9, 2017 at 4:24 AM
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    Troynjade

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    Ya. I didnt think about rock chips. I guess having a lifted truck and side emblems 6 ft high i wouldnt get any..lol.
     
  6. Sep 24, 2017 at 10:37 AM
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    tomsinamerica

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    i've been mulling over painting or wrapping my bumper ends - i picked up some vinyl the other day and figured i'd start easy & wrap the mirror caps... It was a really good idea, even though i do say so myself. Smaller area and easier curves was a good training exercise to learn how the film behaves under heat & so on.

    Ran out of time this weekend to take on the bumper ends but i'll give that a shot next weekend - I'm feeling more confident now i've tried something smaller & easier. FWIW, it took me longer to get the caps off than it did to wrap them.

    I used 3m vinyl from Amazon and was amazed what it can do with careful application of heat and stretching...

    Good luck!
     
  7. Dec 27, 2017 at 8:11 AM
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    jmdaniel

    jmdaniel Spending too much time here...

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    I'm getting mine rewrapped today, basically the leading edge of the hood and fender flares, grille surround, headlights. The first guy that did it over the weekend was longer on sincerity than skill, so his effort will be thrown in a garbage can, and a real tint shop will be taking care of business.
     
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  8. Dec 27, 2017 at 8:30 AM
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    Eclipsed & Floating

    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    You must have done that while you were supposed to be in school......

    It’s properly spelled like this: vinyl
     
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  9. Dec 27, 2017 at 8:50 AM
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    louscrw

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    We wrapped my entire wife's car, no issues with rock chips, scratches etc...and her car sits low to the ground. It's wrapped with 3M. But to answer the OP question, no, didn't attempt to do it ourselves.
     
  10. Dec 27, 2017 at 9:13 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Come on man. Post up a pic of that wrapped Lexus. It’s sharp.
     
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  11. Dec 27, 2017 at 9:27 AM
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    louscrw

    louscrw all jacked up on Mt. Dew

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    BEFORE:

    AFTER:
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  12. Jan 15, 2018 at 6:20 PM
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    TUNDRA375

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    That's one AWESOME ride...How much a wrap cost?
     
  13. Jan 15, 2018 at 8:05 PM
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    louscrw

    louscrw all jacked up on Mt. Dew

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    For my wife’s car....~$3.5K
     
  14. Jan 26, 2018 at 3:31 PM
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    SMK Shoe

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    For $3.5K she would have gotten it Plasti-dipped ( or been out there herself with a hair dryer):bananadance::bananadance::bananadance::bananadance::bananadance::bananadance::bananadance::bananadance::bananadance::bananadance:
     

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