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A few of you know i'm planning on having my car wrapped next spring/summer after I complete some bodywork.

Seems like most of the stuff out there you see is all satin, matt finishes which don't do much for me except in a few select cases- but after doing a lot of searching, and watching videos on how to do it, etc i've found some cool examples of stuff in Gloss that you would never know was a vinyl wrap.

Case in point Gloss Black 3m 1080 Vinyl on this steel body ford (i'm leaning toward gloss black for mine, so have been looking for a gloss black example for a while)

 

 

 

After watching videos on this stuff, I honestly think in a few more years we will see a lot more vintage cars (driver & lower end, not ultra high end of course) being wrapped instead of painted. For $600 worth of material and a dozen or so hours you can wrap a car in your garage, or $2500-$3500 have a shop do it.

Hard to get your car painted for that kind of money anymore, much less the do it yourself possibilities.

 



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Started out like this



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or how about this one... Looks like your typical patina'd up 50's car...


Nope- its a wrap. started as a real nice looking older restoration caddy with a boring Tan paintjob.



-- Edited by Ben on Wednesday 4th of October 2017 11:29:29 AM

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I know those are a little more than just straight one color wraps... but i'm really impressed with what is possible.
Going to be buying material soon so i can experiment before having my friend help me with the real one

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I'm not loving the satin... but I like all the detail & design work that went into the stripe details...






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Writeup on the truck forums on a 72 C10 daily driver that was wrapped.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?t=624468

 

 



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Be aware that wraps will only last 3-5 years, maybe 8 for a vehicle that isn't driven a lot. So...you will be doing it multiple times. Still probably less than a paint job. I am not trying to discourage. It is a heck of a lot of detail work to get a wrap job done right; more than you think.  We do big wrap jobs on our Kenworth Marketing trucks.



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We've had the hydroplane and hauler wrapped a few times. It's amazing stuff, but I agreed on the short time frame of 8 years max.

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Since I've never had a car longer than 5 years I will welcome the need to redo the wrap after that time



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Ha damn, why didn't I think of that!!! You will probably sell it before you wrap it! "Wrap it up Ben"

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Ben wrote:

Since I've never had a car longer than 5 years I will welcome the need to redo the wrap after that time


 That's amazing(to me at least...but I hold onto things usually for a long time unless planned to sell from the beginning).  How many cars total?



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Ben will keep one at some point in time.
I've been through a ton of them. ( quit counting at 75 car/trucks, 5 motorcycles, and 1 dragster in the 90's)
Bought my first truck at 15 and went through 25-30 cars before the getting the Pontiac
He just needs to find the right one to keep.
I just got lucky and found mine early, hell I wasn't even 18 at the time so the title has been in my mothers name since 79/80.

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cobaltchev67 wrote:
Ben wrote:

Since I've never had a car longer than 5 years I will welcome the need to redo the wrap after that time


 That's amazing(to me at least...but I hold onto things usually for a long time unless planned to sell from the beginning).  How many cars total?


If I remember right the chevelle makes #23 or #24 since my first car when I was 16. 

The I had the olds for 5 years which was my longest for a "fun" car, our stupid volvo that i wrecked we had for about 10 years.  

The majority of my cars over the years, i've had for less than two years before getting something else. Some less than a year.

I like variety 

awyeah

 

I'm getting tired of starting over from scratch with my classics though- getting way too hard.

Unless a Tri-5 chevy falls in my lap on trade I don't forsee myself getting rid of the chevelle for a long time, at least not willingly anyway. 

 

 

 



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That's a lot of vehicles(and tax+licensing paid!). I've had 7, still have 4 of them...20+ years and 300 miles from 300k with the Dakota, 17+ years and only 2k+ miles with the Chevelle...

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Had Taz since 1984, he's one of 8 I've owned since 1979 when I bought the first one V8/4 spd to replace the '73 Vega I had from high school and didn't have the ability or space to V8 it.

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When i was in my 20's and had money to burn, I spent it all on cars. I made money one some, lost money on others, but I enjoyed the hell out of a lot of different cars and I learned a lot. Mechanically, financially, and practicality.

Now that I'm older and broker, I do wish I would have kept a couple of them- but if I hadn't sold them and moved onto whatever the next one was, I would not have continued learning the way I did. So based on that- I wouldn't change a thing.

Hopefully 5 years from now I'll be talking about re-wrapping the 68 or painting it for real, because that will mean I've gotten over the hump and its staying for the long haul.











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Ben wrote:

When i was in my 20's and had money to burn, I spent it all on cars. I made money one some, lost money on others, but I enjoyed the hell out of a lot of different cars and I learned a lot. Mechanically, financially, and practicality.

Now that I'm older and broker,


Hmm, my story is the opposite....I didn't have the money to burn back then since I started with nothing but a pickup really(whole different story).  Planned ahead first putting retirement(yes, even at age 20) and career/life goals ahead of the car.  Now that I'm older, wiser and more financially able the projects get to be more fun and experimental. 



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