Thanks! That means a lot coming from someone who’s wrapped before!! The only experience I’d had was wrapping the hood and roof on my Dad’s car last year. I’ve also been going to the SEMA show since 2007 and have watched many skilled installers and learned a lot of their tricks and tips. Justin Pate from The Wrap Institute has helped the most. We used very little heat on the install, only on the rear bumper recess under the hatch, the door handle recesses, and recessed parts on the front bumper. The product helped a lot too, I used Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping film, which is awesome to work with!SlammedNiss wrote:DO you have experience with vinyl wrapping at all? Because that turned out really nice. I've done several vinyl wraps in the past (once a vinyl sign business owner) and I have to say that you did an excellent job. What vinyl did you use?
Thank you!! The trick I used on my headlights was more of a cheat...I just bough brand new ones . I’d polished my old ones so many times and they just wouldn’t last long before they looked crusty again. Since I knew I’d be taking off my front bumper I spent the $144 on eBay for a new pair and plan to put clear,self healing wrap over them in hopes they stay shiny and new.Caretaker wrote:Super SWEET. Congrats. Looks like the color of my friend's Karmann Ghia (I had the misfortune of sitting in the other day). How did you get those headlights so purdy? I was thinking of taking mine into Pep Boys to have the oxidation removed. As Seen on TV's Wipe New only lasts for a short while.
Thank you! Yes, I need to update my profile, I live in St. George, UT. It is very close to Las Vegas’ weather. And yes, good eye, it’s hard to tell in the pics but the roof and mirrors are black and the underside of the spoiler is 7D carbon fiber.tpollauf wrote:As others already mentioned .... VERY nice work !!! What hot climate are you in ? (update profile) . The roof almost looks black in some of the pics which if so, adds a nice touch to the car.
BAmes79 wrote:..... was more of a cheat...I just bough brand new ones .
Thanks!! Yeah I’ve loved the color so far, it’s usually the only car that color in the parking lot!vibenvy wrote:Wow ! Awesome wrap job and very nice color choice! Do you have any other plans for it?
Looks good! Can't wait to see what else you do to it!BAmes79 wrote:Thanks!! Yeah I’ve loved the color so far, it’s usually the only car that color in the parking lot!
As far as other plans, I’d like to add some very subtle red highlights like I have on my grill but I’m not sure how or where quite yet. I’m tempted to lower it maybe an inch or two but not totally sure I want to.
I did add a rubber lip to the front bumper that I like the look of:
Thank you! Yeah, the red on the grill is a bit GTi inspired , they do a cool hatchback.ImUrOBGYN wrote:Looks great if not a bit VW GTi. How much effort, time and cost did this add up to? And I know you said you got a hand from your dad but did you need it? Thanks in advance.
Thank you! Sorry I haven’t been in the forum for a while. The red on the grill is 3M Red vinyl wrap. I can’t remember the exact color name but I just cut it to the size I needed and stuck it on. It’s been on for over 5 years with zero issues.Transylvania wrote:Looks really awesome. Question: where did you get the red highlights for the front grill? It really enhances the cars look.