Vinyl Wrap?

Discussion in 'GM Cars' started by smkdbyagrl, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. smkdbyagrl

    smkdbyagrl Member

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    There's a new company in town that does vinyl wraps for boats, cars, whatever... dont know much about the stuff but know its cheaper than painting an entire vehicle, anyone have any experience with this stuff or info on it? The camaro's paint is getting pretty bad, will probably just save up a little for a paint job but jw if anyone had good advice
     
  2. smkdbyagrl

    smkdbyagrl Member

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    Is this even in the correct spot? since I'm talking about my camaro and not truck?
     
  3. yates

    yates Stock turd

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    I have seen some wraps look good and some look like shit. IIRC the flat colors usually look best when doing wraps.
     
  4. Ginger

    Ginger Bubbles

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    wraps are decent but will not look nearly as good as paint, and will cost you almost as much as paint, i full wrap on a car is prolly between 1500-2k
     
  5. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    It depends on color and the installer. My dads old work car was fully wrapped. Couldnt even tell.
     
  6. smkdbyagrl

    smkdbyagrl Member

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    yeah the guy said 1500 for the camaro... hmm
     
  7. smkdbyagrl

    smkdbyagrl Member

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    either keep it gloss black or do a flat black, dunno
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Not Banned from GMFS

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    If you're going to do it, do a satin black, not flat
     
  9. Jared

    Jared Administrator Staff Member

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    $1500? save up a bit more for a real paint job, fuck that
     
  10. Dakota

    Dakota Dat Static 4wd

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    This
     
  11. smkdbyagrl

    smkdbyagrl Member

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    ummk will just save a little more, thanks!
     
  12. bgray

    bgray Stylish Canadian

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    lol a 2-3k paint job is gonna be fucking brutal, you guys amuse me. Id love to come see how"nice" peoples cars actually are if were rocking 3k paint jobs.
     
  13. Dakota

    Dakota Dat Static 4wd

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    I've heard of people having bad luck with the wraps starting to chip and peel after a year or two
     
  14. Oktain

    Oktain Canuck Admin Staff Member

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    That goes without saying up here B, but south of the border it's cheaper.

    I too would be interested to see... maybe go to Michigan and get my truck painted when it needs it :hmm:
     
  15. Ginger

    Ginger Bubbles

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    paint is def cheaper down here, 3k is a pretty damn good paint job around here,
     
  16. Jared

    Jared Administrator Staff Member

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    not all places gouge prices, 2-3k paint job around here is nice, not some fgt ass maaco shit! Let's not forget you are in Canada, and let's also not forget, it varies state by state, city by city.
     
  17. BOO5TED

    BOO5TED Resident Smartass

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    If you do a wrap, do satin white. There is a WS6 around me that had it done and it looks awesome :imo:
     
  18. Adjusted

    Adjusted Super Moderator

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    I havent heard of any places that do a 'nice' job for under 3k...maybe a quick original color respray yeah, but a full on in/out (door jambs, engine bay, etc.) strip, bodywork, prep, paint and clear, and finish will set you back more than 3k.

    also, wtf i thought it would be WAY cheaper than 1.5k for a vinyl wrap? damn. If you do a wrap, do one close to your OEM color, theres a truck rolling around here that was originally red - and he got a flat black wrap - looks like shit because you can see the red paint under fenders, gaps and etc. where the wrap did not cover.
     
  19. Jared

    Jared Administrator Staff Member

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    No one said a "full on" job, but you show me a quality place that wont do more than just a single stage for under $3k and turn out good work at the same time, one would assume she is just painting due to bad paint, not a color change, so no need to do all that, think about it, if she is just "wrapping" the car, she isn't worried about the jambs or engine bay or hatch area...

    I based my assumption off those facts.
     
  20. Jared

    Jared Administrator Staff Member

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    Paint job prices.

    last post

    I am aware you can't full tell how good/shitty it is...but if you look, you can find hookups as well. I actually know a painter in Balch Springs, but his last job was horrible, he has fallen ill, and let his brother take over...3 years ago I could have got you a great paint job for that price. My dad has had several cars painted by him, ones that he flips. For $3k you shit would look good, got to remember, parts alone is not expensive, it's the labor you pay for...do all the prep work and you can DEFINITELY get a good paint job for around $2k.

    she knows her way around cars, or obviously someone does, take out the motor, take the "roller" in on a trailer, and BAM
     

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