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Vinyl wrapped

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by thegreatwall23, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. Jun 9, 2013 at 8:07 AM
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    thegreatwall23

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    From what I have read... If you are in a hot environment, like Texas or somewhere like that and it isn't in a garage, about 7 years. My truck is only driven as a second car and stays in the garage and I live in TN, so I think it will last me double that.

    It is supposed to stop rock chips, etc... Not sure about scratches, I am going to test a spare piece later today.
     
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  2. Jun 9, 2013 at 8:25 AM
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    I just placed a spare piece of vinyl on a piece of metal and did some scratch tests. I scratched deep enough to scratch the metal and went across the vinyl. It scratched just like the metal, but when I peeled back the vinyl if protected the metal completely. I then tried some keys and it scratched the vinyl, but not underneath. I then cleaned the vinyl and the scratches weren't as visible, but still there. So, it will definitely protect the paint. Probably depends on the finish you get on how visible scratches are on the vinyl.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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    That's longer than I expected. Very cool!
     
  4. Jun 9, 2013 at 10:32 PM
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    dam great job man! looks great! I've been wanting to do this myself as my truck is scratched up bad.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2013 at 11:24 PM
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    Looks great!! I've done 5 car roofs myself and my roof on my double cab twice. I want to wrap the whole truck a different color at the end of this year
     
  6. Jun 10, 2013 at 4:47 AM
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    what color was it before? and if not grey, i assume u have to change that at the dmv as well right? did u do under the hood where all the cross brace stuff is or is it still original?
     
  7. Jun 10, 2013 at 5:17 AM
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    The original color was Silver Streak Mica. I haven't done anything with the dmv. lol... I didn't even really ever think of that. Not sure what I need to do there. I will probably just roll with it and explain if something happens.

    No, you don't do the underside... You just cut a little past the edges and tuck and fold under and stick to the bottom side.

    I didn't do behind the cab further than my hand could reach. You could take the bed off and do that, but I didn't do it. Each panel was a piece of vinyl. So, I would measure one panel, say the fender, then cut a sheet that size and put it on. Some people do over lay the entire side of the truck then cut in the creases and tuck, but I wanted to get the gaps better, so there wouldn't be any of the old color showing threw. It is very tedious... I am not sure how many hours it took me, but it was several. You just have to take your time if you want it too look good. Then again, this was the first time I had ever messed with vinyl, so someone that knows what they are doing would be much better at it I'm sure.
     
  8. Jun 10, 2013 at 5:21 AM
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    looks killer. do they offer other colors? i did a little searching already but cant find much.
     
  9. Jun 10, 2013 at 5:23 AM
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    Yeah, tons of colors and finishes...

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Jun 10, 2013 at 6:02 AM
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    Did you remove the door handles, headlights, grill, or fenders flares to wrap the area around or behind these? Also did u wrapp the inside of the doors with the same piece used for the outside of the doors. I've seen a few videos where this is done so that none of the original color is showing.
     
  11. Jun 10, 2013 at 6:05 AM
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    looks real good form hear man i love that color
     
  12. Jun 10, 2013 at 6:06 AM
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  13. Jun 10, 2013 at 6:10 AM
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    I did remove the door handles, but not the headlights. I was able to cut around the edge and tuck them around the headlights. I have an aftermarket grill and bumpers, so I only had the truck panels to do. I only wrapped the inside of the doors where it would be visible to the outside of the truck. But all of those pieces were used to cover a panel and then tucks and formed to the inside of the doors. If you open a door, you will see the old color and the vinyl line where it stops. The line isn't really straight either, I thought about going back and straightening that out to make it look a little better with the door open.
     
  14. Jun 10, 2013 at 6:11 AM
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    bump..just cause I think this such a cool mod for the truck. Sure others have done it and hopefully they chime in. Photos of your wrapped truck greatly appreciated. I plan on doing this sometime before the summer is over.
     
  16. Jun 11, 2013 at 12:24 PM
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    I use my truck in the oil field and I think this would be an awesome mod to save the paint on our trucks. Thanks for the info. I'm going to give it a shot on mine.
     
  17. Jun 11, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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    AWESOME!!! I was also thinking about a vinyl wrap, I got a quote from a local comapny with a great reputation and they wanted $2700. Needless to say I didnt go through with it. But for what you paid and some time and a buddy I would LOVE to tackle this. Your truck looks great. How do you wash it, or do you just spray it off?


    Alex
     
  18. Jun 11, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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    Yeah, same thing for me. My quote was 3k, you can do it for about 600 yourself. You wash it like a normal car. If you end up with matte or carbon fiber finish, you can't wax it! It will leave a white residue. They said any detail spray is fine on it.
     
  19. Jun 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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    I have had several people interested and asking a lot of questions, so I thought I would post this up... The place that I got my vinyl is running a 10% off sale right now on Ebay. So, it would save you 50-60 depending on how much you buy or if you have a single vs double cab. Here is the link to his store.

    http://stores.ebay.com/AutoVinylSolutions
     
  20. Jun 13, 2013 at 6:14 AM
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    Nice job! I see quite a few mods similar to mine on this truck too :cool:
     
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