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Postby Kasaghn on Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:55 pm

I was talking to someone from a company specializing in wraps about doing a wrap for my car instead of painting it so I can remove and redo if I change parts or designs later. The wrap will be black on the roof hood and hatchback.

The wrap is 700 dollars for the design below the paint is 2000+

Has anyone else used wraps to do anything like this?
Do they look like paint or can you tell its vinyl?

Anyother information you have could help me with my decision.

This is what my design is:
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Postby FazFX on Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:27 pm

I'll tell you right off that wraps don't have the durability. I wanted to wrap my ride in camo, but I accidently scratched the sample they sent me, and the color came off leaving a white line. A good quality paint job, on the other hand, will look better and last longer.

Question for you though: are you going to wrap the whole car? Or are you just talking about a series of small vinyl decals? For the price I would assume it's the former.



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Postby Kasaghn on Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:59 pm

The top would be a solid black wrap on the hood roof hatchback and pillars the side would remain painted with the tuner style cross graphics on the side.

And I have never seen the material they intend to use. He said it was a vinyl designed specificaly for use in wrapping cars by 3M?!!

It just cost so much to paint the top black the bottom red and have graphics air brushed.

The paint is atleast 1700+ for the top to be painted black and the whole thing cleared. And over 2700+ with the tuner graphics. Thats why i was thinking vinyl.

This is how the the tuner graphicshould look (this ones my actual car...
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This is what the top should look like (Not my car)...Image


Now just Imagine them both on the car...

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Postby Kasaghn on Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:08 pm

And as for the price the company I spoke to wants to use the car (without their name on it) as a picture for advertising. So kind of a sponsorship without the label all over it they said that their advertising trucks and sho banners are better than turning my car into something I don't realy need or want.

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Postby BBWolf on Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:45 pm

It all depends on the wrap. If it has a good backing, then it might be ok. 3M is the best on the market. I have used other stuff from other comps, and 3M lasts longer, and stays stuck longer. As far as durability, I would think paint is stil the way to go. A wrap would, imho, be better for inside the car.

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Postby shortc4jc777 on Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:59 pm

Check out apewraps.com
They have an awsome line of designs & graphics. They will also do what you want, plus they keep a record of it. So if you bang up a fender, you can re-order just the one panel.



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Re: Car Wrap vs. Paint has anyone got an opinion

Postby bd180 on Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:27 pm

I'm having my car wraped :)
Can you guys post some pics of some nice designs I should use?

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Re: Car Wrap vs. Paint has anyone got an opinion

Postby Kasaghn on Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:03 pm

I am going paint it when the time comes it just gonna cost like 2 to 3 thousand so just gotta save my pennies for a while but I am gonna have this car for a long time so no rush.

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Re: Car Wrap vs. Paint has anyone got an opinion

Postby silvrbreez on Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:49 pm

Like BBWolf said, it depends alot on the quality of the vinyl they'll be using. Check out what material they plan to use and do some research for yourself. Although it may be cheaper now, if it's not good quality stuff (material not labor), it might look faded and crumby in a very short time.



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Re: Car Wrap vs. Paint has anyone got an opinion

Postby Angel_Gabriel on Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:23 pm

Well when we went to HIN on saturday there was a car wrap company i forgot the name but they where wrapping a car while at the show. When they where finished it looked like the car was painted. The wrap had like a pearl white background it looked sick! I unfortunately didn't take any pics of it but the other guys might have. i'll tell them about this post so if they do have them maybe then can post it.



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Re: Car Wrap vs. Paint has anyone got an opinion

Postby bd180 on Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:26 pm

cool, it's kinda expensive either way you go, but painting is more permanent. it's easier and cheaper if it's a decal

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Re: Car Wrap vs. Paint has anyone got an opinion

Postby SpdMky on Thu May 07, 2009 8:27 pm

The wrap we saw getting done, I think he told us, would only last 2 years! Plus it was a lot of money just to have last for such a little time.



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Re: Car Wrap vs. Paint has anyone got an opinion

Postby bd180 on Fri May 08, 2009 9:40 am

2 years is not long at all. My guy is gonna put a clear coat on top of it to last forever

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