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black bumper vinyl

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Taco89, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Jan 27, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    Taco89

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    i just ordered the black vinyl for my front bumper, for those who have the black vinyl too, how did yall cut it out to fit the bumper perfectly?
     
  2. Jan 27, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Did you order it from sockmonkey? I'm sure he has tips on application. He's a good guy, shoot him a pm.
     
  3. Jan 27, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    yeah i bought it from him, ill prob do that
     
  4. Jan 27, 2010 at 10:39 PM
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    How much does that go for? Is it precut? or do you have to cut it yourself?
     
  5. Jan 27, 2010 at 10:43 PM
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    I believe you have to cut it yourself...Just make sure you take your time. Get the bubbles out. My friend did it for me, if I had to do it I would have likely screwed up.

    My fenders are also vinyl.
     
  6. Jan 27, 2010 at 11:07 PM
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    its is not precut nor can it be made to precut the angles are too complicated btw... its a REAL PITA!!! I had it but it looked like shit so I tore it off... I have another and I'm considering trying again, maybe I'll paint it.

    It does not stretch well cold (heat it up with a dryer to make it more flexible)
     
  7. Jan 27, 2010 at 11:22 PM
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    Agreed that is why my friend did it...did not mind paying the extra money for the install cause I know it would be done right...He uses a torch to make it flex and the vinyl I got was good stuff and does not produce air bubbles. My buddy wraps race cars for a living. Here is a Porsche he did for some rich guy.

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  8. Jan 28, 2010 at 4:30 AM
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    ^ why would somebody want to do that?



    bumper vinyl...
    yes, it is a PITA!

    gloss conforms better than the flat.

    but take your time and trim as you go.

    it may take up to an hour for the layman (and me)
     
  9. Jan 28, 2010 at 5:15 AM
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    Some Rich guy just wanted his Porsche to be different and didn't want it permanent I guess. It think it's sick, I would love to have my truck flat black...to each his own i guess.
     
  10. Jan 28, 2010 at 6:11 AM
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    Not a fan. Maybe if it is a track car but...
     
  12. Jan 28, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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    I bought some black vinyl from a hobbie store and tried it on the front- it was the biggest PITA and looked like absolute ASS! I ripped it off and will prolly just get it spray bedlined. I apparently am horrible at applying stickers.
     
  13. Jan 28, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    Flat black exotics are sick!
     
  14. Jan 28, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    Agreed!!! I want to do my truck but has to wait till mods are done.
     
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    yeah thanks sock :)
     
  16. Jan 28, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    My guess would be for sponsorship stickers if it's a race car. Would show up better on the black.
     
  17. Jan 28, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    Since it is an exotic the owner was probably trying the stealth approach to radar gun avoidance. Probably pretty tough to aim for the headlights or glass to get a reading on the gun.
     
  19. Jan 28, 2010 at 11:10 PM
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    Just take your time. You will have to cut it as you go. I found heating it up and working from one one side to the other, top to bottom worked the best. I also used a plastic pan scraper wrapped in a towel to push out any air bubbles as I worked along. If any folds do happen, it will likely be on the lower half, but it won't be seen anyways as it curves under the bumper out of sight.

    Just remember you can always do it again if you screw up bad enough. I picked up enough vinyl to do the bumper twice over for less than 8 bucks, so it's definitely not expensive.

    Good luck
     
  20. Jan 28, 2010 at 11:38 PM
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    Spray can and a roll of painters tape.

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