Vinyl Wrap Hood

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Vinyl Wrap Hood

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:49 pm

Well after doing my own paint job and messing up on the hood im thinking of just vinyl wrapping the hood and headlights.. The paint itself is a custom job with pearl and metal flake so matching it would be near impossible. Looks like the wrap would cost me a bit over 100 bucks and last 3 years. I dont have the time to repaint not to mention the rest of the car has been cut and buffed with 0 orange peel.

Car is Pure white with silver pearl and ultra fine multi color metal flake. Hood would be black carbon fiber wrapped along with headlights. Soon to be black tinted windows.

Anyone have pics of something similar someone has done? Thoughts or ideas are welcome.

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Re: Vinyl Wrap Hood

Postby Awesome-Trac » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:51 pm

A buddy of mine did the carbon fiber wrap look on his hood which looked pretty nice
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Re: Vinyl Wrap Hood

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:07 pm

wouldnt happen to have any pictures would you?

Wonder if I could get away with roof as well. :shrug:
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Re: Vinyl Wrap Hood

Postby Awesome-Trac » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:09 pm

Sure, lol he's done the roof as well but let me grab some pics
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Re: Vinyl Wrap Hood

Postby CMS-GT4 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:10 pm

Every carbon wrapped hood I have ever seen in person looks like just that... a wrap.
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Re: Vinyl Wrap Hood

Postby WarTowels » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:38 pm

^ Agree.

I would also advise against a carbon wrap. But I don't have any good suggestions either...

I think I'd rather have a matte black than fake CF.

Hmm,

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Re: Vinyl Wrap Hood

Postby tw2 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:04 am

Can you paint it a slightly different colour? I have seen a few cars where someone has used a slightly darker colour for the hood etc but it is different enough you know it had to have been done on purpose but still looks great.
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Re: Vinyl Wrap Hood

Postby celi_wabbit » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:13 pm

Here is mine...


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Re: Vinyl Wrap Hood

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:34 pm

really do like the white carbon fiber but not sure about it on a white car. I could just paint it gloss black in the same manor I was thinking of wrapping it.. :/
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Re: Vinyl Wrap Hood

Postby CMS-GT4 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:45 pm

You could always try the style that I suggested to gtfour 77 if you paint it black. (cues rolling stones)

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Re: Vinyl Wrap Hood

Postby celi_wabbit » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:44 pm

Hotrodhendrix wrote:really do like the white carbon fiber but not sure about it on a white car. I could just paint it gloss black in the same manor I was thinking of wrapping it.. :/



Well... I wanted to keep the color of my car uniformed, not all different kind of colors. So, I went with carbon wrap that blends in with my white paint job.
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Re: Vinyl Wrap Hood

Postby Terracar » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:42 pm

I would recommend not wrapping it. In pics it looks okay, but in person you know it is a wrap job, there is no way to get around it.

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