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Suggestions Color Change Truck Wrap - cab/bed

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by Prestige, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. Prestige

    Prestige New Member

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    Wondering if I can get some recommendations! We want to wrap our company pickup, and the color of the truck is white. We haven't done a full color change wrap before, and so I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what they do where the truck bed and the cab meet. If I wrap the truck in any color other than white, I'm going to end up with white showing in the space there. What can I do to make the color change look seamless, or as close to it as possible?
     
  2. Sign Works

    Sign Works Very Active Member

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    Remove truck bed, wrap back of cab and front of bed, reinstall bed.
     
  3. CamTX

    CamTX The Granbury Wrap & Sign Guy

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    We have never removed the beds on a color change. We take a piece and wrap the area above the bed under the rear window. Another piece goes behind the seam of the door to wrap around the corner or "column" towards the rear windshield - same area you are speaking of. We will take all of the backing paper off and slide it back in between the bed and cab and start the installation from this area and work out to the door seam. If you work the other way, you will not be able to reach back in that space and pull tension or squeegee.

    EDIT: For the front of the bed, we generally will take and place a line of knife-less tape vertically 2-3" in (what we can see) and wrap the side panel in from the side of the bed to the front.
     
  4. ExecuPrintGS

    ExecuPrintGS Member

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    For color change, remove the bed. Wrap the cab and bed, reinstall bed.

    For commercial graphics, leave the bed on and create a nice symmetrical break point.
     
  5. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    if it was for a client, I would inform them of the extra costs involved in dis/re-assembly. it will save your a lot of effort during application, but body work is body work.

    Spoiler alert. I have never done this. MY trucks and other wraps for economically/timeline-minded clients, however, look just fine printing a 4-6" overlap at that seam and tuck the excess into the recess.
    also, pre-applying strips wherever I can get my hands-into allows me to trim-away any bacon-collar'd vinyl that I will get from tucking my wrap around&back.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2017
  6. Prestige

    Prestige New Member

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    Yeah, for a commercial wrap (for the sake of cost) I don't think it would be a question to just have a breakpoint rather than removing the bed. But for a color change... I think we'll be removing it. Thanks!
     
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