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Old 01-06-2016, 06:33 PM
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Continued using the Avery vinyl today and am still amazed at how "workable" the material is. Even when I have an air bubble that I think "there's no way this is not going to crease", it will smooth out without needing to be lifted again. Both doors, A pillars and the hatch are done. Now onto the curvy shtuff...
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:49 PM
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Avery is very easy to work with and highly conformable. Only caveat is, its not durable, pain in *** to remove if parked outside in the elements often. Its thinner compared to 3m and other brands.
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by mr. sparco View Post
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.
Probably going to do the hood in 3 pieces, one across the cowl up front , then another down each side. I'm leaving the cowl and behind the cowl CF
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Old 01-09-2016, 02:33 PM
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Well, I've tried everything I've read online and can't figure this out. The antenna base/assembly...how do you remove it? I've tried everything on the forum (turning counter clockwise, etc) and it won't budge. The inner assembly has the metal clip as shown and turning it slightly and pulling down is halted by the outer "ring" above the base that is fixed to the threaded antenna part...so I'm lost. I'll take any advice at this point. Pictures:







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Old 01-09-2016, 02:57 PM
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You have to unscrew the top, then it should come out the bottom with a little wiggling.

By the top I mean the ring with two notches in it.

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Old 01-09-2016, 03:19 PM
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Yup just got it. Appreciate the help man. One of those days where nothing goes right
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Old 02-08-2016, 11:44 AM
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A wrap over a wrap.

Normally I would take everything apart but this is a temporary wrap. Still need to figure out the next long term color, leaning towards metallic yellow.

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Its been a few month since I wrapped the whip, but here is a little update. I've driven thousands of miles and so far everything is holding up quite well. Besides a few minor rock chips in the bumper, I really cant find anything wrong with it.... No peeling, fading or bubbling. I'm actually thinking of doing a matte gunmetal sometime next year.Official vinyl wrapping thread.-img_2619.jpg
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Originally Posted by NFAC View Post
Its been a few month since I wrapped the whip, but here is a little update. I've driven thousands of miles and so far everything is holding up quite well. Besides a few minor rock chips in the bumper, I really cant find anything wrong with it.... No peeling, fading or bubbling. I'm actually thinking of doing a matte gunmetal sometime next year.Attachment 377097
My X has been wrapped in 3m satin white pearl for over 2 years now, only issue has been staining and a few minor chips.

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Been swamped, got my pass side skirt ready to wrap and my rear add ons. Hood is ready as soon as I get the hood pins properly set.
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Some additional choices from 3m.
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:08 AM
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Sparco...is the gloss really THAT much harder than the matte/satin?

Just the bumpers that screw me up. Can't imagine if the gloss color get varied on those corners.

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This is with 3m: I'm overly detail oriented and want my wraps to look as good as paint, but most people don't care or won't notice. I just wrapped a BMW i3 in 3m metallic gloss black and didn't like the outcome due to the orange peel effect. My friend loved it and didn't notice. So its really up to the person doing the wrap and the owner of the car. Darker gloss colors are more difficult to get 100% perfect kind of like gloss black paint, flaws are more noticeable. Light colors in gloss, satin, or matte have been easier to install.

Avery gloss has been very easy to work with and have less orange peel effect, but Avery vinyl is thinner and less durable. I had no problems removing 3m wrap after 3 years but had difficulties removing Avery after less than 2 years. Color, shade, weather, sun exposure will factor into this variable.
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Just wrapped mine
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Nice ha8.
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does anyone have any pics of a z with only the roof and pillars wrapped? my pillars are fading and want to wrap them black along with the roof?
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Originally Posted by edwinperez951 View Post
does anyone have any pics of a z with only the roof and pillars wrapped? my pillars are fading and want to wrap them black along with the roof?
I don't have pics but i bet the A pillars would look good to match the top.
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Old 02-25-2016, 03:12 AM
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Originally Posted by edwinperez951 View Post
does anyone have any pics of a z with only the roof and pillars wrapped? my pillars are fading and want to wrap them black along with the roof?
all you had to do was google, very first image that showed up..... i dont think it looks good, the hatch is just sticking out like a sore thumb.... doesnt flow

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Originally Posted by travlee View Post
all you had to do was google, very first image that showed up..... i dont think it looks good, the hatch is just sticking out like a sore thumb.... doesnt flow

yea that was the first thing i did and thats the first pic i saw i agree i felt it didnt look good but i also saw this pic and thought it looked really good


thats why i wanted to see if anyone else had more pics.
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