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      02-04-2009, 02:19 PM   #1
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Guys with black vinyl roof overlays....

i see plenty of pics but no close ups of how these installers are dealing with the strip on either side that the ski rack access panels pop up...any close up shots?? TIA... considering doing this and obviously want it perfect as well as not being a fan of it unless its done from outer edge to outer edge!!
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      02-04-2009, 04:43 PM   #2
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I wrapped the whole thing then made cuts for the ski rack slots. Came out perfect.
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I wrapped the whole thing then made cuts for the ski rack slots. Came out perfect.
pics?
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      02-04-2009, 07:36 PM   #4
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      02-04-2009, 08:44 PM   #5
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pics in a few. old pics. but i have some on photobucket
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ok here are some pics of mine:

















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looks good.... is it 1 piece because in that 1 pic it looked like it had a seam?? My thing is i would want the 2 outer strips down as well and cut around the ski rack access points...
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i see plenty of pics but no close ups of how these installers are dealing with the strip on either side that the ski rack access panels pop up...any close up shots?? TIA... considering doing this and obviously want it perfect as well as not being a fan of it unless its done from outer edge to outer edge!!
I've since changed directions with my mods and removed it. It really wasn't too bad though. Here's the order in which I did the steps:

-start with a large single piece of vinyl enough to cover the entire roof (doesn't need to be exact, but the closer the better).
-spray and apply front of the car---> back
-cutout shark fin area
-apply vinyl around shark fin area

*After applying the whole overlay the adhesive began to back off the rubber moldings along the sides. At that point i made cuts in between the molding and tucked the vinyl underneath. Finally I cut the slots for the rack. Take your time and be patient, I can't stress this enough. You'll probably be re-aligning the piece since its so large, make sure to have extra bottles of soapy water.

Best of luck.
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      02-04-2009, 10:31 PM   #9
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heres mine i have the ski racks covered i think this is what your looking for..





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Cyphr, any pics?? I'd like to see it on Montego.
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Yeah thats how i would have it done.... what did they do with your ski rack access panels?? any close ups??
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heres mine i have the ski racks covered i think this is what your looking for..





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thanx man!!!
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I've since changed directions with my mods and removed it. It really wasn't too bad though. Here's the order in which I did the steps:

-start with a large single piece of vinyl enough to cover the entire roof (doesn't need to be exact, but the closer the better).
-spray and apply front of the car---> back
-cutout shark fin area
-apply vinyl around shark fin area

*After applying the whole overlay the adhesive began to back off the rubber moldings along the sides. At that point i made cuts in between the molding and tucked the vinyl underneath. Finally I cut the slots for the rack. Take your time and be patient, I can't stress this enough. You'll probably be re-aligning the piece since its so large, make sure to have extra bottles of soapy water.

Best of luck.
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x-noize with the nice angels too. nice vinyl work guys.
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      02-05-2009, 12:28 AM   #14
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Anyone have it done on a Space Grey?
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Cyphr, any pics?? I'd like to see it on Montego.
Sorry bro, no pics. I only had it on for about a week before I scrapped the project.
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anyone else??
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what did you guys pay for the black antenna's?? prepainted???
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You can wrap the shark fin in vinyl as well. It's a b*tch though to do in one piece
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You can wrap the shark fin in vinyl as well. It's a b*tch though to do in one piece

I want to do my roof but the shark fin looks out of place unless it's the same color as the roof.
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I want to do my roof but the shark fin looks out of place unless it's the same color as the roof.
I mean, I did it. It's just much harder than doing vinyl trims/roof since it has many more compound curves. Vinyl is cheap though and after a couple tries, it came out flawless. The other option is to get a shark fin cover but that defeated my purpose of saving money
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what did you guys pay for the black antenna's?? prepainted???
my antenna is vinyled as well as far as the ski racks when i order the vinyl i had the guy extened them so i can cover the ski racks so its 2 pieces one for the whole left side of the roof other for the whole rightside
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I have said this before but the weather here in NorCal isn't cooperating, if it is clear Sat, I will get a good detailing of the car done and put up mine here.
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