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Old 03-10-2011, 03:15 AM   #1
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Vinyl Wrap

So I've decided to wrap my car in vinyl once my exams are done and the weather gets better. But I'm sorta deciding how the color should work and I'm looking for suggestions.

I have the GG 2010 GSR with performance package (BBS rims + Big spoiler)

Heres what I'm thinking:
Roof = Matte Black
The Rest = Matte White
Anything else should be matte black too? (e.g. hood, mirror covers, trunk, spoiler?)

I only have about 2meters of matte black vinyl at the moment, so I was hoping I can get started on the roof and perhaps the wing. Hopefully I would have my matte white vinyl by mid April.

I've been watching plenty of youtube tutorials lately so hopefully after a couple tries technique wouldn't be a problem anymore. However if you guys can help me out and teach me how to remove some bits and pieces or maybe removing is a bad idea and I should just work around it?
such as: door handle, side blinker lights, antenna, headlights, taillights, the vents in the hood...etc

Also I am totally clueless as to whether I am supposed to cut it up to the edge of the surface, or like for example the door or hood, leave an inch or so and wrap it towards the inside.

Lastly, any suggestions if I should respray the flat black parts to match the matte black color?
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:32 AM   #2
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always wrap around the edge. make sure to clean the whole car with degreaser then soap and water. Then wipe the whole car down with alcohol and dry thoroughly.

dont use a heat gun. Get a nice propane torch and practice with it before you do the car... the torch makes things 10x easier.

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Old 03-10-2011, 06:01 AM   #3
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Whats a degreaser? So its worth it to buy a torch?
Cause I was originally going to just use a blow dryer.
Also am I suppose to add water between the car and the vinyl?
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:32 PM   #4
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Uhhmmm, I would let a pro do that if I were you.
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:57 PM   #5
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If you have that many questions about where to even begin and you were planning on using a blow dryer... I'd definitely get this professionally installed. (Not saying that people haven't been successful doing this own their own before)

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Old 03-10-2011, 11:28 PM   #6
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yeah wraping isant as easy as it looks but just get a tourch for sure! blow dryer will work for window tint but other than that get a torch( actuily easier to use than a heat gun ) and as stated workwith some of the material with the torch before you do a big pice...learn how to stretch it and learn the limits of the film ur going to be apling.

im a painter so i dont know much about vinal a whole car but i do lay stripes for people ... take ur time it will look great.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:29 PM   #7
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2 great posts on how to DIY

http://my350z.com/forum/exterior-and...-wrapping.html

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=376442
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Whats a degreaser? So its worth it to buy a torch?
Cause I was originally going to just use a blow dryer.
Also am I suppose to add water between the car and the vinyl?
Research. It's your friend.

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always wrap around the edge. make sure to clean the whole car with degreaser then soap and water. Then wipe the whole car down with alcohol and dry thoroughly.

dont use a heat gun. Get a nice propane torch and practice with it before you do the car... the torch makes things 10x easier.

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Old 03-15-2011, 07:22 AM   #9
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I bought the heatgun now so hopefully I'll be starting on my mirror wrap soon.
Guess I'll try with just plain soap and water first since I haven't gotten to finding a degreaser yet. Do I really need the application fluid because my friend told me just using plain water is fine too. Any thoughts?
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:38 AM   #10
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If I remember correct something along the lines of "Purple power"? Is a good degreaser. Can pick it up at local store.

Never mind it's called Super Clean. It comes in a purple bottle. Says tough task cleaner, degreaser. Dissolves grease on contact. Just went to garage and found it.
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