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SkunkyMcGreen-aka-Smiffy
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PostSubject: roof wrapping??   roof wrapping?? EmptyFri Feb 05 2010, 14:49

and no i dont mean caving someones in while singin to p-diddy, lol!

i mean that vniyl/3m wrap? who does it local? or is it hard to do ur self?

i'm after my roof doing black or carbon!?!? had quotes of 60 quid all in but its a trek so would prefer local! anybody feeling upto the job if u've got the skills?

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PostSubject: Re: roof wrapping??   roof wrapping?? EmptyFri Feb 05 2010, 16:43

i would try a "sign" making company
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SkunkyMcGreen-aka-Smiffy
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PostSubject: Re: roof wrapping??   roof wrapping?? EmptyFri Feb 05 2010, 17:44

popeye wrote:
i would try a "sign" making company

yeah good call, and i've just been up to "willow signs" in ewloe and had a chat with them......they was very helpfull and supplied me with some black vinyl types stuff with a 9yr sticky warranty. the cost was 10+vat p.m. so got 2 metre of it for less than 25 and a load of knowledge too study so gonna have a bash over the weekend and see what mess i can make of it, lol!!

.........pics to follow (thats if it suits it or not Sad ) amd any tips apart from the usual ones??
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daz3883
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PostSubject: Re: roof wrapping??   roof wrapping?? EmptyFri Feb 05 2010, 18:42

ive jst wrapped my interior wooden panelin around the heater controls, stereo and drinks holder in my mk4 golf with black an white checkered vinyl, then still had tons left so have done by battery cover an engine cover, if its the same kinda stuff its a piece a piss m8, i used the missus's hairdryer to do mine, bit of heat an u can do anythin with it, bit of heat u can stretch it, if its stretched to much bit more heat will shrink it again, amazin stuff!! shouldnt b that hard to do the roof m8!! Laughing Laughing
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SkunkyMcGreen-aka-Smiffy
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PostSubject: Re: roof wrapping??   roof wrapping?? EmptyFri Feb 05 2010, 19:20

how do reckon i should approach it, start in the middle n work down the car n then the side or do the midle then sides then front/back!! i can see me having 4 creases where the pillars meet the roof as the roof curves back/front and sise to side....a perfect pain in the arse!! with it being on full view all the time its gonna have to be damn near perfect!!

i should of got the check stuff, but i'll give this ago now init!!
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PostSubject: Re: roof wrapping??   roof wrapping?? EmptyFri Feb 05 2010, 20:56

Any links for getting some of this vinyl peeps? Sounds pretty cool! I was put off initially by how easy it was at bubbling etc. Is it pretty tactile / managable?
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SkunkyMcGreen-aka-Smiffy
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PostSubject: Re: roof wrapping??   roof wrapping?? EmptySat Feb 06 2010, 22:09

dunno where u'd get in online mate, just go local with a sign maker/shop!

started to clean up the roof tonight with t-cut to get all the wax etc off ready to be wrapped 2moz....pics to follow!
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PostSubject: Re: roof wrapping??   roof wrapping?? EmptySat Feb 06 2010, 22:20

i might look in to this, how much did you pay?
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PostSubject: Re: roof wrapping??   roof wrapping?? EmptySat Feb 06 2010, 22:30

i payed 20+vat for 2m of 1220mm wide of shiny black!! (10 per metre) u can get it cheaper its just the first place i tried as it was close to me! but less than 25 to do a wrapped roof......its the bargain of the century!

just hope my skill are as bright as my ideas, lol!
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PostSubject: Re: roof wrapping??   roof wrapping?? EmptySat Feb 06 2010, 22:37

jst thought id put a pic of my roof wrap up on here to show u guys!! thoughts please!! Laughing

http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif&newest=1
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PostSubject: Re: roof wrapping??   roof wrapping?? EmptySat Feb 06 2010, 22:48

lookin good mate, well wish i had got the chequred stuff now!! i'll keep the black for ulimate then change to chequers!! so was it easy gettin the crease out over the corners or did they just fall out?
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PostSubject: Re: roof wrapping??   roof wrapping?? EmptySat Feb 06 2010, 22:56

if ur roofs similar to mine - quite flat with a bit of a curve front an back, with the seal of the door quite high, and meetin the windscreen an rear window should be a piece of piss m8, should be lot easier with 1 colour, had to work mine out so it looks even both sides and worked the squares out at the front so they dnt look silly, ive done my engine cover, battery cover an round my stereo an heater controls etc, u wouldnt believe how easy it is 2 work with m8!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: roof wrapping??   roof wrapping?? EmptySat Feb 06 2010, 23:06

yeah man, dunno if it will stay on in the engine bay though dude but i can see what u mean mate......very more-ish!!
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PostSubject: Re: roof wrapping??   roof wrapping?? EmptySat Feb 06 2010, 23:14

ferkin right its more-ish, got a taste for checkered now, done the engine cover etc jst for shows cuz theres only 3 screwy things holdin them on!! heres a pic of engine cover an heater controls, jst taken them now!!

https://2img.net/h/i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af130/daz3883/DSCF1424.jpg
https://2img.net/h/i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af130/daz3883/DSCF1426.jpg

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SkunkyMcGreen-aka-Smiffy
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PostSubject: Re: roof wrapping??   roof wrapping?? EmptySat Feb 06 2010, 23:19

u shrunk the checks man!!! where u gettin ur stuff from?

u know when u did u the roof did u use any alchol cleaner or similar or just old soap n water before u started the installation?? i'm struggling to find any isopropyl?? anyone got any ??
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PostSubject: Re: roof wrapping??   roof wrapping?? EmptySat Feb 06 2010, 23:28

you'll get some from MAPLIN electronics.
i'm sure theres one in chester.(boughton), by the old glyn web
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PostSubject: Re: roof wrapping??   roof wrapping?? EmptySat Feb 06 2010, 23:30

got the vinyl for heater controls an engine cover through a firm called vinyl-depot on ebay, u can get absolutely any vinyl off them from plain 1 colour right through to marble effect vinyl, anythin at all m8 an it was here within 2 days! got a roll of 6mm checkered 550mm wide x 3 metres in length for 99p plus bout 2 postage, now thats a bargain, wot i found was that it doesnt seem to be that sticky, as in when i offered it up to the engine cover it didnt seem to stick at all till i got the hairdryer on it, now u cant get the bastard off!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: roof wrapping??   roof wrapping?? EmptySat Feb 06 2010, 23:41

popeye wrote:
you'll get some from MAPLIN electronics.
i'm sure theres one in chester.(boughton), by the old glyn web

yeah i've been everywhere today apart from there to get it, nowhere has it!! just had a look on their site n they only do the spray, so i'll see if i can spray this on a damp wrag !!
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PostSubject: Re: roof wrapping??   roof wrapping?? EmptyMon Feb 08 2010, 14:54

well tried and failed!!!

the vinyl i had, had a defect in it so it had a small line runing all the way down the roll! so that was that knackered, but while i had it on the car i thougt i'd have a play with it, n could i fcuk get it wrinkle free, only atttempted the front part of the roof but still couldnt get it good......anybody wanna have a go if i get more vinyl?
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