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      04-09-2012, 08:17 PM   #23
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What vinyl did you use?
oracle 970ra.. just found it on ebay for 633 shipped.. comes in many different color.. i am going to wrap my s5 this summer.. i already did my 335 in matte black so might do a different color to the s5...
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Would you be interested in doing a meet up maybe with a few of the other guys who have shown interest since you have experience with it? Also the matte grey or silver would look unbelievable on the s5. That is my dream car.
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Would you be interested in doing a meet up maybe with a few of the other guys who have shown interest since you have experience with it? Also the matte grey or silver would look unbelievable on the s5. That is my dream car.
this is an all day maybe 2 days diy... not a little meet bro.. it took me 2 weeks i thnk to finish my car cause i was doing like 1 panel a day.

im willing to help but my schdule sucks.. i dont know when im free...
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ya I understand that I'm saying just to get started
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I know TaGi Designs was doing a promo for matte black full car wraps. Maybe give them a shout...

http://www.tagidesigns.com/
https://www.facebook.com/tagidesigns
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      04-23-2012, 09:03 PM   #28
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really interested in this jobs too. Where do you guys get the vinyl by the way?
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I know TaGi Designs was doing a promo for matte black full car wraps. Maybe give them a shout...

http://www.tagidesigns.com/
https://www.facebook.com/tagidesigns

Website is kind of a placeholder and I don't do facebook.
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Website is kind of a placeholder and I don't do facebook.
True. I know the owner from the local car community. Great guy, and he has done several other cars/projects already. Thought I'd mention him as a possibility for your vinyl needs.
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anyone know a good and cheap shop to wrap the roof gloss black
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anyone know a good and cheap shop to wrap the roof gloss black
Do you have the Vinyl?
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this is an all day maybe 2 days diy... not a little meet bro..
You'll be spending $600-$700 for the vinyl (more info below). Don't forget you'll need denatured alcohol to clean all of the surfaces, heat gun, very sharp blade, squeegee(s), and a heated garage that can hold at least 70 degrees at all times. If the temperature drops too low while wrapping the vehicle then the vinyl becomes as easy to work with as paper on a cold day ... you'll rip it easily.

Two experience people wrapping a sedan would take at least two full days or around 16 hours. That doesn't include prep time. To do it right you have to remove lights, some mirrors, some panels, door handles, moldings, etc.
Some shops will ask to have your vehicle for up to a week.

1 day to prep
3 days to wrap
1 day to sit
1 day to fix any issues that come up after sitting
1 day to re-install lights, mirrors, etc and return the vehicle to owner

Another reason to hire someone to do it is because of that "very sharp blade". They have experience cutting vinyl on a vehicle and if you're not careful you'll end up making one cut after another on your paint. If not the paint, you'll end up cutting some of the rubber on your vehicle.

Avery SW 900: 3.2 mil thick, "12 year outdoor durability", around $549 for a 25 yard roll.
Oracal 970ra: 4 mil thick, "10 year outdoor durability", ~ $595 for 25 yards.
3M 1080: 3.5 mil thick, "5 year outdoor durability", ~ $645 for 25 yards.

Don't think that the 3M is crap because they say only 5 years compared to the others ... the others are full of sh*t. The durability mostly depends on how you care for it just like paint. You'll get 5-7 years out of any of these manufacturers.

You will need around 22 yards (for a sedan) to wrap the whole car (with NO mistakes). At the price points they sell their rolls it would be cheaper just to bump it up to 25 yards; then you have some roof for error.

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Website is kind of a placeholder and I don't do facebook.
Send them an email anyways.
They sell vinyl too. Careful where you buy your vinyl. You get great discounts if you buy in massive bulk which is what some resellers do. The only problem is that vinyl has a shelf life and if not in the right storage space it can be ruined within a month (I've seen it). If you order off eBay or some small website its possible you'll get a crap product that has been sitting in Jim Bob's unheated garage or basement. It won't stick as well, won't conform as well, it won't last very long.
Maybe you can use their garage and have them keep an eye on you while working on a couple cars yourselves; in other words, they train you while working on your car.
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You'll be spending $600-$700 for the vinyl (more info below). Don't forget you'll need denatured alcohol to clean all of the surfaces, heat gun, very sharp blade, squeegee(s), and a heated garage that can hold at least 70 degrees at all times. If the temperature drops too low while wrapping the vehicle then the vinyl becomes as easy to work with as paper on a cold day ... you'll rip it easily.

Two experience people wrapping a sedan would take at least two full days or around 16 hours. That doesn't include prep time. To do it right you have to remove lights, some mirrors, some panels, door handles, moldings, etc.
Some shops will ask to have your vehicle for up to a week.

1 day to prep
3 days to wrap
1 day to sit
1 day to fix any issues that come up after sitting
1 day to re-install lights, mirrors, etc and return the vehicle to owner

Another reason to hire someone to do it is because of that "very sharp blade". They have experience cutting vinyl on a vehicle and if you're not careful you'll end up making one cut after another on your paint. If not the paint, you'll end up cutting some of the rubber on your vehicle.

Avery SW 900: 3.2 mil thick, "12 year outdoor durability", around $549 for a 25 yard roll.
Oracal 970ra: 4 mil thick, "10 year outdoor durability", ~ $595 for 25 yards.
3M 1080: 3.5 mil thick, "5 year outdoor durability", ~ $645 for 25 yards.

Don't think that the 3M is crap because they say only 5 years compared to the others ... the others are full of sh*t. The durability mostly depends on how you care for it just like paint. You'll get 5-7 years out of any of these manufacturers.

You will need around 22 yards (for a sedan) to wrap the whole car (with NO mistakes). At the price points they sell their rolls it would be cheaper just to bump it up to 25 yards; then you have some roof for error.



Send them an email anyways.
They sell vinyl too. Careful where you buy your vinyl. You get great discounts if you buy in massive bulk which is what some resellers do. The only problem is that vinyl has a shelf life and if not in the right storage space it can be ruined within a month (I've seen it). If you order off eBay or some small website its possible you'll get a crap product that has been sitting in Jim Bob's unheated garage or basement. It won't stick as well, won't conform as well, it won't last very long.
Maybe you can use their garage and have them keep an eye on you while working on a couple cars yourselves; in other words, they train you while working on your car.


Thanks for some good info there. I don't think this project is as simple as many people think it is. Not if you want it done right anyway. Definitely not something I'd be willing to trust myself to do to my own car. But on the other hand I wouldn't wanna spend $2k on a wrap either.
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Thanks for some good info there. I don't think this project is as simple as many people think it is. Not if you want it done right anyway. Definitely not something I'd be willing to trust myself to do to my own car. But on the other hand I wouldn't wanna spend $2k on a wrap either.
Figuring it out on your own can be beneficial if you plan to do it again in the future. You have to assume you're going to screw up a few times right off the bat and those large panels could be a big waste of vinyl. You'll spend money just trying to figure it all out ... then you'll spend more money to wrap your car.

Matte black, white, blue, etc at $2k does sound like a lot considering that you can get a car painted around the same amount. There are going to be plenty of people out there that are going to say "I can get it for a LOT less then that ........ I know someone."
If you want to save money and get your car wrapped, offer to remove mirrors, door handles, head and tail lights, trim, weather stripping, emblems, antenna, spoiler, grille, etc. You can save them a good amount of time in labor which saves you money. Some places may say you don't have to remove most of those things to wrap your car but for a real quality job that's the best way to go.

Consider some of the new vinyls that are out there. Pearls, metallics, color changing (aka chameleon), and some that paint can't even do (crocodile, snake, leather, carbon fiber, etc). If you were to do a full color change from (for example) black to chameleon (orange to yellow is hot; kind of like lambo orange) then the paint plus clear coat would run you a couple thousand dollars alone.
What I'm trying to say ....... in other words .......
You could get a matte black wrap for $2k that could look like a $2k paint job but you can also get a chameleon, pearl, or metallic wrap for $2,800 that looks like a $10k paint job.

If you have questions feel free to PM me.
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Really waiting to see the result, thats how its looks
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no but how much well you charge me ?
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for those that wrap their roof..can you post some nice pics?
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When I was looking into this before, I seen vinyl wrap kits sold online. I always like the look and it protects the factory paint.
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i am getting mine wrapped monday...An installer is coming to the house to do it. He does it professionally as his 9-5 but does side work.

if you want vinyl, hit me up and I can get pretty good deals on vinyl, (have a buddy whos a reseller)

PM me if you are interested.

Or if you guys can get a group together, maybe this installer than can come out there for a week and wrap a few cars. I can talk to him. Regardless PM if you have any questinos
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Here's my roof vinyl wrap thread on my 335is:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=690992

Tagi (De) Signs wrapped my roof.
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