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Hey all.. Just finished the install on my Evo with 3M 1080 Matte Grey Aluminum. :) Install took about 25 hours.





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Let me know what you all think!
 

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I think it looks awesome, how much did the vinyl end up running you?
 

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that looks great. well done.
 

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whoa, that does look awesome! how much did that set you back? Did you have to do any surface prep, or did you just apply it directly over the paint?
 

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Looks great. Now tell us how much it was already!
 

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Wow.. I didnt think I would get so many replies so fast! The car is originally silver. The car was washed (you cannot wax the car before or the vinyl will not rest), panels were then cleaned with alcohol and most of the edges were pre-treated with an adhesive accelerator to keep the vinyl edges down on some of the really deep areas for a long period of time... The vinyl was heated with propane and practically melts into place.

The vinyl on the entire car is seamless (except the wing) The installer who did mine is one of the best in the country so its a top-notch job, I have shown it to some people in town who have experience with this kind of thing and it fooled a couple of them to think it is paint. :)

The 1080 3M material is the best money can buy and the vinyl alone goes for around $4/sq ft. Total cost for this type of thing would typically run anywhere from $3000-$3700 with materials, tools and labor.. Wraps can be done cheaper but its all about the installer (skill, speed, etc) on the price. The wrap is warrantied for 3 years/36,000 miles but will last much longer than that...
 

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Sick mix of graphite grey and apex silver. I can't wait too see it
 

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Wow.. I didnt think I would get so many replies so fast! The car is originally silver. The car was washed (you cannot wax the car before or the vinyl will not rest), panels were then cleaned with alcohol and most of the edges were pre-treated with an adhesive accelerator to keep the vinyl edges down on some of the really deep areas for a long period of time... The vinyl was heated with propane and practically melts into place.

The vinyl on the entire car is seamless (except the wing) The installer who did mine is one of the best in the country so its a top-notch job, I have shown it to some people in town who have experience with this kind of thing and it fooled a couple of them to think it is paint. :)

The 1080 3M material is the best money can buy and the vinyl alone goes for around $4/sq ft. Total cost for this type of thing would typically run anywhere from $3000-$3700 with materials, tools and labor.. Wraps can be done cheaper but its all about the installer (skill, speed, etc) on the price. The wrap is warrantied for 3 years/36,000 miles but will last much longer than that...
I thought it'd be around $2500. $3000-3700 is the same as a paint job!

I wouldn't want matte/satin paint, though. That's a nightmare to maintain. Vinyls are also done quickly compared to paint jobs, and maintenance is easy. Got a tear? Just replace it.

Looks good. I think another member has a matte silver/gray finish.
 

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Very very nice sir!
 

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You could get it done for $2500 but not all installations are the same.. A person could cut corners from start to finish, it would still look awesome but the attention to detail is where it gets more expensive because it simply takes more time. :)
 

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well done!
 
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