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Old 05-20-2016, 07:23 PM
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How do you guys wrap the curvature on the rear bumper license plate area?
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Old 05-20-2016, 09:54 PM
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The easy way, 1 seam: wrap the bumper, cut the section out, and put a separate piece in.

Difficult way, no seams (I prefer this route): wrap the entire bumper, then heat up the area and slowly work it in with a glove.
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Old 05-21-2016, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by 35thaniverseryZ View Post
Should I wrap my Z from yellow to black?
Do you not like yellow? It looks great on Z's.
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:54 PM
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2nd attempt at DIY wrapping... the finished product, for now.. Won at HIN this weekend. found some great shots out there, thx to the photogs.


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Old 05-23-2016, 10:18 PM
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That's pretty awesome you got both your cars lined up at the show.
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:24 AM
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Here is the progress of my first attempt at wrapping my car... Using Hexis Glacier White 2000 series. Still waiting on my amuse style front bumper (VIS).

I'm redoing the two front fenders... My tires slightly rub up front and ripped the inside vinyl... it's starting to peel out and won't be long until I can see it from the outside. I plan to lower a tad more so I'm on the market for upper control arms to adjust the camber. Hopefully that should fix the problem... But does anyone have any solutions to prevent further ripping? I might be able to save one side if I find something to coat over it... I have 3m edge seal on the way. Will that help?


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Old 07-18-2016, 01:12 PM
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If your tire is making contact with the fender, it will just continue to tear the vinyl. No matter what you put over it, it will just burn/eat through it and rip again.
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Old 07-18-2016, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by craig12895 View Post
If your tire is making contact with the fender, it will just continue to tear the vinyl. No matter what you put over it, it will just burn/eat through it and rip again.
Thought so - thanks. Upper control arms have been ordered so I'll end up redoing both fenders.
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Old 07-18-2016, 09:50 PM
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Finished changing the wrap on my Evo.
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Old 07-20-2016, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by mr. sparco View Post


Finished changing the wrap on my Evo.
Man that looks clean! How hard was it to wrap that front bumper?
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That front bumper really doesn't look too bad to wrap. Looks like it is mostly square shaped.

But what is the white line going up the rear door?
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:39 PM
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Its the edge of the door catching the sunlight. Its satin grey chrome, highly reflective in person.

I've been wrapping since early 2012, I can wrap anything fairly easily now. The question I ask myself is, can it be done without any seams. I prefer none.

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Old 07-20-2016, 03:03 PM
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Wrapped my buddy's Evo 8.

He wanted it the same color as my 10.

I decided I didn't want to have the same white anymore. lol
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Old 07-25-2016, 06:52 AM
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Anyone have any problems wrapping this bumper (VIS Racing AMS)? I'll give it a try this week but I may take it to a professional before I waste too much vinyl.

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Old 08-30-2016, 06:01 PM
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Just read thru the last 10 pages as I'm looking to start my first, yet small, wrap job. I was recently gifted for my birthday a urethane replica NISMO lip (yes the one everyone has) it came in the black plastic, and was going to wrap it in CF wrap just to see how I like the look against my silver car.

The struggle I'm having is I don't know how much material I will need, I'd rather not by more than I have to, and like Mr Sparco says, no seams... What do you guys suggest? the common sizes I'm seeing are like 60'' x 12'' or 60'' x 24'' - not sure if either of these sizes will cover it seamlessly, but don't wanna take the big jump in price of rolls if I don't have to. After reading this thread in it's entirely I will be going with the 3M stuff as it is the "Volk" of wraps, and seems a good product for beginners.

Thanks for your help !
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:24 PM
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Why not just measure it and see how much you need?
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:14 PM
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Been meaning to comment here about Mistuh Sparco and all you other wrappers.

I am in awe at the talent and patience that produce such great looking cars. (Sparco's Z is still one of my favs on here.... how come we never see it, sir?)

Me, OTOH, can't even put a clear plastic screen protector on my iPhone without bubbles.... sigh.....
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by coletrickle74 View Post
Why not just measure it and see how much you need?
I actually just did and it measures about 7' long and about 8" of depth, so I could cut the 5' x 2' roll in half and it would be long enough but would have to have a seam somewhere high I was trying to avoid...

What do u guys suggest?
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Old 08-31-2016, 05:42 AM
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I wouldn't do a seam, they look terrible. You might just have to pay up for an 85 roll unless you can find someone selling extra. I did my car in Avery and it was easy to work with. Seems durable so far and it's a little cheaper than 3m

http://www.metrorestyling.com/Avery-...w900-194-x.htm
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Originally Posted by coletrickle74 View Post
I wouldn't do a seam, they look terrible. You might just have to pay up for an 85 roll unless you can find someone selling extra. I did my car in Avery and it was easy to work with. Seems durable so far and it's a little cheaper than 3m

http://www.metrorestyling.com/Avery-...w900-194-x.htm
Yeah, trying to avoid a seam, so essentially would need like 7' x 1' piece, maybe the guys who wrap a lot have some lying around they'd be willing to sell me, but seems as though you're right and I may have to bite the bullet
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