car wrapping

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  1. chrisritchie

    chrisritchie Member

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    Thay look good
     
  2. Blackskylinegt

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    any more pic on gloss white? also how many white vinyl shades are there?

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    any more pic on gloss white? also how many white vinyl shades are there?
     
  3. Mik3y1987

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    as requested a few different whites

    Wow the white list there is a few

    Lapland white pure white
    Glacia white bit duller white
    Creamy white
    Matt white
    Glitter sparkle white
    Pearl white plain
    Pearl white with pink tint
    Pearl white with green tint
    Pearl white with purple tint
    Pearl White with blue tint

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  4. Blackskylinegt

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    which would be the super gloss white?
     
  5. MR.T

    MR.T DRIFT RETARDED

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    I disagree on the plastidip.
    I have been dipping cars including my own.
    If you use the cheap shit or wrong thinners then yes it can fuk your paint. I use the proper stuff with a 50/50 mix and have no issues

    If its taking ages to peel off in small bits then its to thin and needs more coats.
    I just did a 13 plate fiesta and everything that had to be peeled off was done in under 30min!
     
  6. Lucasdemoley

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    Do u have to inform DVLA about colour changes with wraps/ plastidip? Really want to do my company car, but can't if its going to cause that kind of agro.
     
  7. ragt20

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    that's very good to know, have recently done my wheels in plasti dip, just a cheap set of wheels so not bothered if they get damaged or anything, was thinking of doing it on the car as well, but will think again having read this.
     
  8. S14alan

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    Plasti dip is ok for wheels, my mate done his nearly a year ago and looks ok. I put lots of layers on my car and was far to thin to peel off, I had to use paint thinners etc to turn it back to a liquid and what a mess it made lol
     
  9. ragt20

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    cool, on the car I was planning on only using it for little touches here and there, like on the side skirts, mirror covers etc
     
  10. S14alan

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    Yeh it would be good for that
     
  11. skippy power

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    Love the wrap on the Aston Martin!! what color is it??

    Was thinking of giving it ago myself. Do you need any specialist tools?? or is it just a heat gun and squeegee thing??
     
  12. hug - lo

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    Plasti-Dip will always look like plasti-dip BUT it's significantly cheaper than a wrap/paint and looks well as long as it's done right.

    People only struggle when the dip has been done poorly, not enough layers/poorly mixed and or applied. Get someone who knows what they're doing and you'll be fine. Aerosol's will not do the job.
    Bottom priced wraps will be the same price as a good plasti-dip.

    Good wraps are good. Cheap wraps are shit. Cheap wraps done by idiots will look crap and last 24 months max. If someone is offering a wrap for less than £700 for a small car question it!

    Similarly cheap paint will be obvious, £1000 should see you a decent enough job.
     
  13. DamonS13

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    Car wrapping is quite interesting indeed but it wont be as good as painting the whole car.
    A plus with wrapping is that after a few years if you are sick of the colour of the wrap you can take it off and have another fresh new colour of paint underneath ( that is if you wrapped a new car ). Painting the car will turn out much glosier as a wrap would do. I like to polish my car and see how the colour returns and gets brighter but wrapping Always leaves a dull glow.
    Thats my opinion on wrapping
     
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    Nope you don't need to tell the dvla as dip is not a permanent colour change.

    As above if painted right with the proper stuff its fine.
    I just took the dip off my ctr and the paint was perfect
    Also to add as I did 7 thick layers that I was able to remove all the dip in one sheet off my bonnet in under 30 seconds!
     
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    I'm looking to wrap my MX5 hardtop soon, i have the vinyl and a heat gun but i seem to fail so hard when doing it, never get a smooth surface, any advice on techniques?
     
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    What does the pearl white with a blue tint look like? Any examples on a car?
     
  17. Mik3y1987

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    Blackskylinegt - the high gloss white is the first picture

    Skippy power - the colour of Aston Martin is black sparkle by Hexis

    Um pics of pearl white with blue tint hmmm not done full wrap on that colour yet as they bought out a new high gloss one but have pics of peices wrapped in it which i will upload

    Also about paint is higher gloss that is true a wrap will never beat a paint job BUT the new Arlington and avery supreme vinyl have such a high thick gloss material now i doubt you would notice the difference and spot if it was painted or wrapped. :)
     
  18. Anthony Hartley

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    What is Vehicle Wrap?

    A vehicle wrap is a piece of design or art that can be printed on a vehicle. The wrap is first laminated and then installed or wrapped on the vehicle. It completely covers the exterior of the vehicle entirely or partially by either changing the colour, finish or design of the vehicles existing panels. There is an endless choice of colours, styles and designs to choose from.

    Difference between Partial and Full Vehicle Wrapping

    A partial vehicle wrap only covers the specific areas of a vehicle such as the hood, roof or trunk. However, a full vehicle wrap will completely cover the car.

    Protects Paint of Your Vehicle

    Wrapping a car shouldn’t incur any damage to the paintwork. On the contrary, vehicle wraps protect the paint of vehicle as long as they stay on the car. It provides an additional layer of protection to the paintwork and prevents exposure to the elements. But, there are a number of factors that can affect this such as; whether the car was repainted and if it was, was it done properly and professionally? Always consider consulting a professional before going for a vehicle wrap.

    How Long a Vehicle Wrap Lasts?

    The life of a vehicle wrap depends on a number of things, including the quality of the installation and day-to-day maintenance of the vehicle. Some manufacturers offer a vehicle wrap warranty for up to 7 years. But, the average life span of a vehicle wrap is up to 4 years. Keep one thing in mind, leaving a vehicle wrap on the car for longer than advised could result in damage to the paintwork when it’s removed.

    Is it Easy to Remove the Vinyl Vehicle Wrap?

    Removal of a vinyl vehicle wrap depends on many factors, but one factor that is considered of most importance is the quality of the vinyl wrap. If it is good then removing it should be hassle-free and fairly easy. With some concentrated heat and a bit of peeling, it can be removed easily without causing any problem. But always get this job done at the hands of a professional.

    Is Getting Vehicle Wraps Worth the Price?

    Getting a vehicle wrap is one of the best investments that you can make in your car. Vehicle wraps give you a great option to go back to basics or to change designs at any time, even if you want to change or replace it partially.

    But, getting vehicle wraps or graphics is one thing; proper maintenance of vehicle wraps is required for a long lifespan.
     
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    I know that Monster Wraps offer interest free credit on their services (I work for their IFC provider DivideBuy) with a 96% acceptance rate. From what I've seen of their work its very good.
     
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    i dont like that kind of stuff
     

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