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Old 12-21-2015, 07:30 PM
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ANOTHER DIY -chrome wrap (in progress)

Not another one!!!

First time wrapping anything. Easy.

Ordered wrap 3m from online 15 bucks for 1x5 feet sheet.
Clean off area good. Dry very well. Wipe all wax off with alcohol wipe or on rag. Time to wrap.

Did a quick video. Never edited before either just did it on my iPhone.
Anyways here you are.

Fire away with questions. (Working on the grille and star next)







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Finished the front and the star. Not bad for my first time.
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How the heck can I slow the video down to see what steps you followed for both, the trunk and the grill? Great work by the way, especially for a first time. I have done wraps on my BMW several times in the past but still not confident about doing parts that are on the car and not removed.

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How the heck can I slow the video down to see what steps you followed for both, the trunk and the grill?
It's a time lapse you can't slow it.
Steps are as follows and listed. Super easy. Clean with an weak alcohol very clean the area you want to wrap. Make sure dry. No oils etc. cut shape of vynl out slightly larger all around of the area. Lay over slowly siping with something as not to scratch the vynl (I used my finger but a credit card with towel around works better). Now it's in place and you push the edges into the corner where it meets the paint. So you have a slight crease to cut along. The blade just follows it. Barely press slice away. Heat gun the edges to ensure it sucks down. Done.

If you mess up peel off and retry.

Ordered gloss black 5ftx1ft shipped with blade and everything was 14 bucks. Cheap stuff. Makes hell of a difference. I did the front grille 2 times before I had it down perfect. Just peeled the mess up off and retry
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Very nice!!

Are the exhaust tips wrapped or painted?
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Very nice!!

Are the exhaust tips wrapped or painted?
Just plasti dipped them. Don't know if wrap can withstand that heat.
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Car looks awesome man!
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Originally Posted by blackedbenzo View Post
It's a time lapse you can't slow it.
Steps are as follows and listed. Super easy. Clean with an weak alcohol very clean the area you want to wrap. Make sure dry. No oils etc. cut shape of vynl out slightly larger all around of the area. Lay over slowly siping with something as not to scratch the vynl (I used my finger but a credit card with towel around works better). Now it's in place and you push the edges into the corner where it meets the paint. So you have a slight crease to cut along. The blade just follows it. Barely press slice away. Heat gun the edges to ensure it sucks down. Done.

If you mess up peel off and retry.

Ordered gloss black 5ftx1ft shipped with blade and everything was 14 bucks. Cheap stuff. Makes hell of a difference. I did the front grille 2 times before I had it down perfect. Just peeled the mess up off and retry
Blackedbenzo, quick question if I may! When doing the grill, did you manage to get it done in one piece? If you used more than one, where did you have your joins?

Car looks ace!
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Originally Posted by Fraser Akehurst View Post
Blackedbenzo, quick question if I may! When doing the grill, did you manage to get it done in one piece? If you used more than one, where did you have your joins?

Car looks ace!
What do you mean one piece? There is 4 chrome slats. So 4 pieces were cut. Then I did another piece for the ring around the star
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That is exactly what I mean, whether or not you got all of it done in one piece of vinyl!

How noticeable are the joins? Cheers!
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Originally Posted by Fraser Akehurst View Post
That is exactly what I mean, whether or not you got all of it done in one piece of vinyl!

How noticeable are the joins? Cheers!
Oh yes of course one piece per slat. There is a natural join where the chrome meets the black paint. You need that join spot for your cutting edge. You don't even notice it. Looks like paint up against paint
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Did you wrap the window trim?
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Did you wrap the window trim?
Negative I have the night package (black accents painted) I just wrapped the last of the chrome
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Oh you're covering up the chrome trim with black vinyl, I get it now, I thought that you were going to cover the whole car in chrome film, silly me.
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great stuff..how is the plastidip on the exhaust tip holding up? i want to do that as well, did you plastidip the diffuser as well or you bought one that's black and slapped it on?
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looks AMAZING , especially with the illuminated star blacked out but the outlines shining. well done sir, im gonna go about this same route
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Can you post the link where you bought your supplies? Sick car!
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Can you post the link where you bought your supplies? Sick car!

Please and thank you. I'm having my Polar White C450 delivered Tuesday and excited to start a bit of customizing.
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Great job! Almost makes me wish I had purchased a black one. I see some nice looking rims being hinted at in your first video. Gunmetal? What type/size?
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