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Old 12-08-2015, 02:04 PM
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Ordered my vinyl today. Question regarding the hard black door/window trim. Do most remove this or is this a piece that the vinyl can be worked under? Or is it similar to the rear glass where it is a trim-to-fit... I was looking over the car yesterday and that seems to be my only question as of now.
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Old 12-09-2015, 07:53 PM
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How nice do you want your wrap to be? I like mine as good as oem paint. Follow that rule of thumb and you will know what to do.
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Old 12-09-2015, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by mr. sparco View Post
How nice do you want your wrap to be? I like mine as good as oem paint. Follow that rule of thumb and you will know what to do.
I wanted to remove it if possible, but was curious if most did. I'll look into how you remove that piece then. The name for it made it hard to find info about it

Appreciate your help by the way.
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Old 12-10-2015, 09:41 AM
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The B pillar is usually left black. It's easy to remove though, iirc it just pops off.

If you mean the A pillar, it's a little trickier to get off (make sure you remove all the screws first), some people leave it on and just tuck under, but it's not too hard to remove, so I popped it off. It is fragile though, so be careful.
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Old 12-10-2015, 11:46 AM
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I'm actually referring to the window "seal"/weather stripping piece below the window contacting the door. From what I read, it comes off easy with just one screw being removed, but mine is being difficult. Oh well, I'll deal with it when the vinyl arrives
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Old 12-10-2015, 12:28 PM
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My bad, yea I removed it. There's 1 screw and then it should slide off. You may need to lift up on the little tab the screw goes through when you first start sliding it off. It does take a little bit of force to slide off too.
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So just out of curiosity is their any part of the car more difficult to wrap then the oem spoiler? Because that was a complete ***** and only came out semi acceptable.
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Those curves were a ***** and I had to make a bunch of cuts to make the thing look even remotely decent.
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Old 12-10-2015, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Fridge Gnome View Post
My bad, yea I removed it. There's 1 screw and then it should slide off. You may need to lift up on the little tab the screw goes through when you first start sliding it off. It does take a little bit of force to slide off too.
Thanks for the reassurance. I'll pull with confidence then
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Don't force the vinyl onto a radius, cut the vinyl to the shape instead.
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Thinking bout this matte silver chrome
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starting the process of changin the wrap i just laid down last July. Time for a change.

thinking of going pearl satin white for a few months.

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MetroRestyling told me the pearl white may vary from roll to roll......not sure if that is true or if it really matters.
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It's a directional film (3M) and reflects light differently if you don't install every panel in the same direction. It's subtle but noticeable if you're ****. You can tell the bumper doesn't match on this a4.

I had to buy more than needed to maintain the directional install on my Evo.


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Originally Posted by mr. sparco View Post


It's a directional film (3M) and reflects light differently if you don't install every panel in the same direction. It's subtle but noticeable if you're ****. You can tell the bumper doesn't match on this a4.
That's horrible.
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That would drive me crazy!
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My wrapping venture starts this weekend. I figure I will start with the hood. I have a feeling this will be a learning experience. Not to concerned if it's perfect or not, just want my car to be one color
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peel back a few inches of backing and smooth it to the cowl section of the hood.. that becomes your helper hands.... then have a friend help you peel the rest of the backing off and stretch it like a super tight bed sheet from each headlight/corner across the hood..pull hard on it so it lays down w no wrinkles.. thats the easiest way to get it mostly stretched and laid out w the least amount of drama.
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That EVO tho
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Originally Posted by terrasmak View Post
My wrapping venture starts this weekend. I figure I will start with the hood. I have a feeling this will be a learning experience. Not to concerned if it's perfect or not, just want my car to be one color
If its a one man job start on a door. You may go on a rampage using the hood as a starting point to learn. The hood will turn out much better not being the first panel. Less of a gamble with the material.
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