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Vinyl wrap?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Pickeledpigsfeet, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Nov 10, 2017 at 3:51 PM
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    Pickeledpigsfeet

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    i have a tacoma and a s2000 that both need paint. I have painted a few cars and not really feeling it for these two. Mainly cause they are not beaters, meaning I dont have much interest in pulling the motors and gutting the engine bay to spray.

    So I am thinking about wrapping the truck to learn the ins and outs so that I can do a better job on the s2000. Anyone have any experience?
     
  2. Nov 11, 2017 at 3:31 AM
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    Would you wrap inside door jams and engine bay?
     
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    I've watched it be done.

    It takes the same prep as paint to look good. All flaws under will show through.

    It's not easy. I'd think it would take a fair amount of practice (read, wasted material) to get it right.

    It's not cheap. And having a pro do it costs almost as much as paint.

    It's sorta durable, but can't be touched up/buffed out when boo boos happen.

    If I had a dedicated track/autox car and wanted it to look good to run at national levels, I'd consider it. Or a vehicle I wanted to load with ads, but be able to peel to clean paint when it was time to sell. Otherwise I'd have no interest.
     
  4. Nov 11, 2017 at 6:23 AM
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    I would Line-X Body Armour it.
     
  5. Nov 17, 2017 at 10:33 PM
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    No. But if I wrap it and like the color, I would probably end up painting the whole car in the future. Essentially it would let me live with the color change right now and not worry about the resell value. Even if I got in a pinch and ended up selling it wrapped, most buyers that would look at a wrapped car would understand that the the jambs and bay might not be wrapped.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2017 at 10:43 PM
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    They both have salvagable paint and no body damage. I could spend a day on the s2k with a buffer and have it look like new, but the honda silver is just so blah. Really want to try a super white. And really dont want to tear it down and spray it to just worry about door dings, scuffs and chips.

    I also think that if I ever sell the s2k, the oem paint job will be important to help show that it hasnt been wrecked and repaired, which is exactly what I would assume if i was shopping for one.
     

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