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Problems using Vinyl wrap

Postby Lancer1993 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:28 am

I've done a few thing with Carbon Fiber vinyl wrap and still learning and while they look okay on issue I've had is edges becoming unstuck, especially on fiddly stuff where you go around bends.

They usually come unstuck after the car is left parked in the hot sun.

Is there a trick to get these parts to stick and stay on?

Also I've heard of a process call 'hydro painting', is this a viable option on some removable trim parts?
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Postby Speedie » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:26 pm

You can hydro dip any part, Mags, interior, exterior, engine bay parts. After its dipped and cleaned it gets clear coated.

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Postby Lancer1993 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:17 pm

I know a local place that does the work and have some idea of prices.

Just need some guides to remove parts like the area around the window switches and the bit around the gear change.
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Postby Zaphod » Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:04 pm

Lancer1993 wrote:...Also Ive heard of a process call hydro painting, is this a viable option on some removable trim parts?


There's a couple of places around Brisbane / GC, but it's fiercely expensive...
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Postby Lancer1993 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:24 pm

Really, I was told you can do things like wing mirror covers for about $20 each. I think it would look better than wrap even if it cost a lot more than DIY with eBay wrap.

Maybe it depends if they have to remove the part?
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Postby Speedie » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:48 pm

One told me it was $100 per square meter
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Postby Lancer1993 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:39 pm

A square meter is a lot, so $20 for a mirror cover looks expensive.

I might find out more later this week but I really need to put my efforts into getting the old coupe fixed and running. Then I need to decide if it's worth selling to fund more changes to the CJ or keeping as a weekend drive/track day car.

But this doesn't answer my original question, what's the trick to making the vinyl wrap stick in hot weather?
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Postby evil.ralliart » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:27 pm

Craig...there is no other way of putting this but you get what you pay for...Most of the wrap on ebay isnt actually wrap...its just a carbon vinyl...there is a lot of difference and is why its lifting...also the most important part is surface prep...Use prepsol or similar...you have to get every ounce of wax etc off the part. The minimum type wrap you should be using is 3M/Avery but there is a lot better stuff than that as well like respec etc. (Ive tested them all) Be aware that there are rip offs (Fake) 3M product on ebay as well.
Supercheap sell just enough 3M wrap to do a bonnet...and i mean just enough and its $300 for the piece.

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Postby Lancer1993 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:00 pm

I know quality can vary but the bit I used was from a local I know, he works on cars for a living so it was good stuff, that said I did it in a rush, just trying something so the prep could have been better.

No loss I can get them off and give it another go, which is a good thing about the vinyl wrap.

Now I asked before are there guide on how to remove bits of trim, where to find the screens and lugs and which way to pull and more important what stuff will come off easiest and might be able to be done with the aqua dip instead of wrap?
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