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DIY Vinyl Wrap

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For your first attempt, I'd give you a solid A-. Not sure if the Built To Serve look is what you were going for, but if you were, all you need is a BTS sticker on each side and you'll have a lot of people fooled.
 

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For your first attempt, I'd give you a solid A-. Not sure if the Built To Serve look is what you were going for, but if you were, all you need is a BTS sticker on each side and you'll have a lot of people fooled.

Not at all but I totally see it. Couldn't beat the price (nearly half off), just happened to be that color. It is quite the heatbag now though where I live (POP: 3500 ish). Been pulled over twice for, "creeping up on 70" in a 60 zone, and for my tint (like really? I play volleyball with a cop who murdered out his Tahoe). Both gave themselves away by mentioning basically the same, "had my eyes on you" sentiment. Flattering, sure. Annoying, very. Just let me enjoy my **** wrap in peace a**holes.
 

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Looks very nice, I’m thinking about doing my chrome front and rear bumpers.


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Reviving this thread. I came across an ad on FB Marketplace selling a full roll of 3M's 2080 Series Vinyl and well... I purchased it. Even cheaper than the last roll I got at only $400 for 25yds. That's nearly half what I paid last time!

Will probably take a lot longer on this project as I have a max steel truck so doing the bumpers is kind of necessary. I'll be sure to post pics and progress reports and I'll update my "how to" if needed/post any new advice I can give when available. I work a hectic schedule so I'll probably have mismatched panels for a good chunk of time before I can finally complete it.

Stay tuned!
 

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Reviving this thread. I came across an ad on FB Marketplace selling a full roll of 3M's 2080 Series Vinyl and well... I purchased it. Even cheaper than the last roll I got at only $400 for 25yds. That's nearly half what I paid last time!

Will probably take a lot longer on this project as I have a max steel truck so doing the bumpers is kind of necessary. I'll be sure to post pics and progress reports and I'll update my "how to" if needed/post any new advice I can give when available. I work a hectic schedule so I'll probably have mismatched panels for a good chunk of time before I can finally complete it.

Stay tuned!
Excellent! I'm really looking forward to it!
 

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Great read on this post. Thanks OP for sharing the journey and results. Also looking foward to the update. Ok, so I might go the vinyl wrap route with just my bumpers want to try and color match my granite crystal metallic body. Any one have any idea of a almost color match vinyl? Also how much material would I need for the bumpers? I found vivid vinyl candy charcoal grey on Amazon but the only sell in 5ft sizes. 1x5, 10x5, 25x5 etc. The length of the bumper is longer than 5ft. I was thinking of buying the 10x5 and splitting the 10ft length down the middle and working with 2 sections of 2.5x10. Any thoughts? Sorry not trying to steal the OP's thunder here.
 

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Great read on this post. Thanks OP for sharing the journey and results. Also looking foward to the update. Ok, so I might go the vinyl wrap route with just my bumpers want to try and color match my granite crystal metallic body. Any one have any idea of a almost color match vinyl? Also how much material would I need for the bumpers? I found vivid vinyl candy charcoal grey on Amazon but the only sell in 5ft sizes. 1x5, 10x5, 25x5 etc. The length of the bumper is longer than 5ft. I was thinking of buying the 10x5 and splitting the 10ft length down the middle and working with 2 sections of 2.5x10. Any thoughts? Sorry not trying to steal the OP's thunder here.
Personally I'd say its a good bet to have more than you think you'll need. 10×5 split down the middle lengthwise is actually pretty spot on for how much you'd need but it doesn't leave you much room for stretching the material width wise so you'd have to be pretty precise when you lay it down. 3ft width would be easier to work with IMO, but you CAN do it.

And no worries about hijacking the thread. It's an open discussion here and questions are welcome.
 

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Your journey gives me confidence to wrap my own vehicle. I have no real plans to do so- but if I did, you've certainly made the job look pleasant and worthwhile! I can't wait to see your new wrap :)
 

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Your journey gives me confidence to wrap my own vehicle. I have no real plans to do so- but if I did, you've certainly made the job look pleasant and worthwhile! I can't wait to see your new wrap :)
That's quite the compliment thank you. If a roll of wrap was cheap I'd recommend everyone give it a shot! But unfortunately not everyone can justify the price tag for the uncertainty.

I've yet to start mine as I do the shift work thing and won't be home til Tuesday. With a short vacation booked next week as well I'm hoping to get at least a couple panels done before having to work again. Debating whether I'll show it off as I go along or wait til it's complete for a big reveal🤔 I got a little excited and posted my plans to wrap once again maybe a bit early.
 

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That's quite the compliment thank you. If a roll of wrap was cheap I'd recommend everyone give it a shot! But unfortunately not everyone can justify the price tag for the uncertainty.

I've yet to start mine as I do the shift work thing and won't be home til Tuesday. With a short vacation booked next week as well I'm hoping to get at least a couple panels done before having to work again. Debating whether I'll show it off as I go along or wait til it's complete for a big reveal🤔 I got a little excited and posted my plans to wrap once again maybe a bit early.
Ah, you've gotta show it as you go! It'll be kind of like watching a show on Motortrend TV. 😁
 

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Ok so here's what I've got done so far. Completed this in about 5hrs Sunday (11th) night. That includes prep time (wash, clay bar, alcohol and removing the fender flare). Was away in the mountains all week and only had a bit of time to work on it. Going to sit like this for the next 2 weeks unfortunately but hey, gotta make do with the time you have. Took some time to get back in the groove. I don't do this professionally or anything so it can definitely be tricky.

As an FYI, not that anyone asked, but you CAN wrap vinyl over PPF. My front end is covered and wrap sticks to it no problem.

Also opted to keep the color reveal for when I finally get this all done. At this rate sometime by Q3 this year😂 My truck is Max Steel Metallic not black but that's a teaser. Wrap is a metallic satin finish. Figured this was a good compromise with keeping ya'll updated on my progress but not wanting to give away the color I've chosen.

This will be a slow process but bear with me.
 

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