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92 Volvo 240 Paint wrap...

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Banners Signs Etc., Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Banners Signs Etc.

    Banners Signs Etc. Active Member

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    I recently bought a volvo 240 for 300 bucks..it has some dings and dents but otherwise runs great and has low miles 130k (lol)

    The paint is coming off and is rusty in some areas, but could turn into a very stylish car....something for me to fiddle with on the weekends.

    My question is this..

    My initial thought this weekend was to wrap it in oracal 970 RA but looking at the price today when I got in to work,I was wondering if it would be cheaper/better to wrap it with laminated printed vinyl...

    I feel like I could go cheaper seeing as it is about as square as a car comes...would the paint wrap vinyls look that much better than printed?

    Suggestions?

    (also I've got some money to spend because I got a lot back from my previous car that got totaled)

    Here's a pic of one I got off the net
     

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  2. Banners Signs Etc.

    Banners Signs Etc. Active Member

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    or should I just wrap it in 651 and call it a day..
     
  3. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    Lower it, swap in a 350, color-wrap it and be done with it. I loooove Volvos, had 4 850s and an S70, but never a 240. Always wanted to pick one up for a project car, done up right they can be about as cool as it gets. Super easy to work on, and not hard to make quick either, surprisingly.
     
  4. heyskull

    heyskull Very Active Member

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    I want to wrap my Volvo 1992 940 wagon so it looks like a tank but it is an on going project!

    SC
     
  5. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    dipyourcar.com Thought I would throw that into the mix. Another thing my racer pals use is John Deere Blitz Black for that matte finish. Stupid cheap and looks great when done.

    I am looking to do a matte finish vehicle then cut some cool graphics out of gloss lam and apply for accent.
     
  6. Banners Signs Etc.

    Banners Signs Etc. Active Member

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    Swap in a 350 (engine?) sorry I'm pretty noobish when it comes to big changes to cars...

    It has great potential...It looks like something an African (not racist comment) dictator would love to drive...just needs some little flags on both sides of the windshield
     
  7. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    Haha! They usually drive older Mercedes!

    Yeah, swap a 350 engine in it. I've seen quite a few done, pretty awesome.
     
  8. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    nice bargain for great looking car, heck ya can not lose on that, even totaled out ya paid less then scrap value.
     
  9. Banners Signs Etc.

    Banners Signs Etc. Active Member

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    I know I was all over that deal...older woman that liked to back into poles and since quit driving...it is worth more in steel that what I paid let alone in good driving condition.
     
  10. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    You wanna' sell it? I'll give you $600 for it! That's doubling your money!
     
  11. Banners Signs Etc.

    Banners Signs Etc. Active Member

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    hehe...that's ok I've only driven it 100 miles since I got it and love it too much to part with it..everyone says they have a way of making you love them..its really odd.

    I'd hate to be driving a 92 lumina or some such
     
  12. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    Yup, you wouldn't think of Volvos being that way, but they're so unique and quirky that they're hard to part with. Once you get a good one you really start to love them. I don't know what it is, but they really grow on you.

    I haven't had one in about 4 years now and I'm really really itching to get another one. My wife and I were actually talking about how much we miss having one over the weekend. I've been keeping my eye out for a good deal on a nice clean early '80s 240 wagon, I've seen some that have been restored and fixed up and they're really killer cars.
     
  13. Banners Signs Etc.

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    so back to original question LOL

    Should I get the paint wrap vinyl or just use a cheaper print/lam solution?
     
  14. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    Yeah, the new Volvos are super nice, much nicer than I think most people expect. I still like the older ones though, they're just so quirky and strange and Swedish.

    Yeah yeah yeah, the original question... I'd go with the color change vinyl, it'll look better if you're just doing a solid color IMO. Once all is said and done and you lay down a ton of ink you're probably going to be pretty close to the same cost per sq. ft..
     
  15. Banners Signs Etc.

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    Good point...is the oracal good stuff?
    Think 60'' x 10 yards would do it?
     
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