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Car Wrapping (DIY)

Postby Eoghanb123 » Sat, 29 Aug 2015 2:47 +0000

Thinking of wrapping my car, not in some tacky carbon fibre wrap but just a black gloss wrap. Wondering has anyone done it themselves. Seems pretty straight forward once car is prepped, and even if it was a complete failure, unlike paint I can remove it, all the while being pretty inexpensive.
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Re: Car Wrapping (DIY)

Postby KevC » Sat, 29 Aug 2015 3:57 +0000

Doing small things like interior parts would be fine for DIY but doing a full car wouldn't be too straight forward I'd imagine unless you have a bit of experience wrapping bits. Your paint would want to be in decent nick too because I've seen wraps pull laquer off before.
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Re: Car Wrapping (DIY)

Postby Eoghanb123 » Sat, 29 Aug 2015 4:05 +0000

The aim would be to never expose the paint again. Even when it wears away I'd intend to just re wrap it. I know it wouldn't suit the next buyer if I was to sell but that's a bridge I'll cross at a later stage. Might buy a meter or so and try it on an old bumper and see how I get on. Have you done it yourself or just from what you heard?
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Re: Car Wrapping (DIY)

Postby KevC » Sat, 29 Aug 2015 7:58 +0000

I've only done small things. I did a pair of wing mirror caps and the curves caused me all sorts of problems
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Re: Car Wrapping (DIY)

Postby Eoghanb123 » Sun, 30 Aug 2015 1:15 +0000

I'll never know unless I try I suppose!
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Re: Car Wrapping (DIY)

Postby Real Rayzor » Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:45 +0000

I'm not sure it's inexpensive. Have you got a quote for the wrap.. I believe that there are different types with cheap been pretty crap. . Tearing etc.
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Re: Car Wrapping (DIY)

Postby emarkey » Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:07 +0000

Wrapping is cheaper but not by as much as you might think. You still have to has the surface flawless jus like you would if you per prepping for paint. Also, if youre DIY, wrapping can be a big bitch.
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Re: Car Wrapping (DIY)

Postby Eoghanb123 » Mon, 31 Aug 2015 1:22 +0000

200 for 13 meters and they suggest that's enough for a small car. I might just get a small bit to try and see how I get on really!
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Re: Car Wrapping (DIY)

Postby emarkey » Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:04 +0000

Go for it! post pics of your masterpiece
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Re: Car Wrapping (DIY)

Postby AndyJF » Fri, 11 Sep 2015 6:39 +0000

Go for it. I did the windscreen surrounding in black. Not a perfect job but looks ok.
Defiantly do a better job if I was to do it again.

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