View Full Version : Vinyl wrapping

08-20-2010, 03:08 PM
Anybody do this to there cars?

I was thinking of wrapping the top(bottom of window up, including trunk lid and spoiler) of my MR2 black, I think it would look nice. A buddy of mine who did the Bull Run Lambo amongst other cars offered to do my cars for the cost of material. My hood is damaged, so instead of repainting, his offer to wrap it for free is appealing, he also has enough scrap gloss black that it would cost nothing. I have to fix and primer my hood though or the damage would show through.

I'm also thinking of wrapping my black WRC with white and doing the whole Castrol WRC ST205 paint scheme (without the names because they are copy righted) I can get a roll of white for $1000 (which is more than enough to do two full cars)

I need someone who can convert tiff to vector files and someone who can design these images. So if anyone wants to lend me their talents, please pm.

08-20-2010, 03:26 PM
I saw an MR2 that got wrapped around here localy and it came out really good.Car looked like it was painted proffesionaly and all.

08-20-2010, 03:41 PM
yeah, I like what they can do with it...check out the skyline here...went from glossy to matte black


08-20-2010, 04:16 PM
I'm personally not a big fan of wrapping, looks bizarre to me.

08-20-2010, 04:20 PM
I'm personally not a big fan of wrapping, looks bizarre to me.

I used to feel the same way, but after watching him do a few cars, Im warming up to the idea.

08-21-2010, 12:19 AM
I've really been impressed with some of the stuff I've seen. It's come a long way and looks pretty good when done right. If your buddy is doing the Lambos, I'd say he knows what he's doing. It would be good to do at least for a while.

08-21-2010, 08:22 PM
Vinyl wrapping is becoming quite popular, especially with the guys that have high dollar cars that don't want to repaint them.

08-21-2010, 08:47 PM
There is a mk2 MR2 in my area with a black top section like you suggest and I love it! The only thing I dont like is it being compared to an eclipse.

Im actually mulling the idea of a black top for my ST165. Until now I hadnt even thought about vinyl....*wheels start churning*

08-21-2010, 10:39 PM
i saw a subie at a car meet up in phoenix that was wrapped in flat black vinal. looked bomb as hell.

08-22-2010, 03:48 PM
Yeah but how easy is it to get damaged?

08-23-2010, 08:51 PM
I'm not really a fan. If you were doing something Steve, instead of wrapping white on the WRC I'd just do the Castrol based rally theme on the black. Looks awesome. But I'd do it with just the green/red vinyl. But then again, unless the car is for competition I'm more of a traditionalist style wise. :)

08-23-2010, 09:46 PM
... I'd just do the Castrol based rally theme on the black. Looks awesome. .... ..

really? I'd like to see an example if you have one?

08-23-2010, 11:48 PM
i want to do it, in matte black...but its quite exspensive...

08-24-2010, 05:21 PM
Can't find an example...but I've seen it before...will keep looking...