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Somebody at Ford is getting a kickback

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by letterman7, May 30, 2012.

  1. letterman7

    letterman7 Very Active Member

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    Has anyone noticed that the new black and white Taurus squad cars have wrapped doors and roof in white? Who's brilliant idea was this? All I can see is my guys scratching the hell out of the vinyl, like they do the paint, with their keys and belts getting in and out of the car. My locals hold onto their cars for quite a while... what's the roof going to look like in 5 years?
     
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  2. wildside

    wildside Very Active Member

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    no different then the geek squad bugs running around

    going to be very common place very soon......... not just ford
     
  3. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    Maybe they're painted?
     
  4. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    Kickbacks are illegal. Jill's cPunch, deadly.
     
  5. ColoPrinthead

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    maybe these guys who were bought out by 3M recently?
     
  6. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    nope. they shut that program down...

    for now...
     
  7. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

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    The local PD (actually the public works dept that has to get the squads
    set up for them) say that it costs $500 to have the white painted on a
    black car- and then they get less money when they sell. So pure economics.
     
  8. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    I don't care what anyone thinks, prisoners make the BEST cop logos.
     
  9. jayhawksigns

    jayhawksigns Very Active Member

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    Our local PD was quoted $1000 each to paint just the doors on their new Chargers. I think they are going the wrapped route instead this year.
     
  10. signcrafters london

    signcrafters london Very Active Member

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    :thumb:
     
  11. ProWraps

    ProWraps Very Active Member

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    its all about the resale value.

    paint for applications like this has its days numbered.
     
  12. Graphics2u

    Graphics2u Very Active Member

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    Our local PD has been getting them wrapped somewhere through a state program. probably 4-5 years now.
     
  13. ColoPrinthead

    ColoPrinthead Swollen Member

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    Whats the deal with that?
     
  14. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    You didn't really think it was going to last did you? Once 3M realized how competitive the retail market was they made up the difference by simple raising wholesale supplies across the board TWICE in one week rather than just once.
     
  15. Scott Reynolds

    Scott Reynolds Active Member

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    Really?

    "Q. Where do I get my personalized Ford Commercial Graphics installed?
    A. Everything from ordering to install is done and coordinated with your local Ford dealership. If you have any questions please call us at 1.877.236.4428.
    "

    Quote from the link below.

    http://www.fordcommercialgraphics.com/index.php
     
  16. cdiesel

    cdiesel Very Active Member

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    Nope, OW is alive and kicking full steam ahead.
     
  17. Scott Reynolds

    Scott Reynolds Active Member

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    I was out looking at trucks last week, Im going to scratch Ford off my list.
     
  18. Wiggum PI

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    geez, no conflict there..:frustrated:
     
  19. cdiesel

    cdiesel Very Active Member

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    Better not look at Chevy, Dodge, Nissan, VW, Fiat, Kia, Mini, BMW..
     
  20. letterman7

    letterman7 Very Active Member

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    Resale? Hardly. Most municipal vehicles go out to auction when their time is done. It doesn't matter how they're painted or not. But I do agree that a certain percentage is economics with the vinyl versus paint. Since I don't wrap, I can only guess that wrapping the doors and the roofline would be only marginally cheaper than paint, once labor is figured into the job. I'll have to ask the chief if he had a choice between the wrap and paint. Methinks there wasn't!

    Colorado: no, the doors and roof are definitely vinyl. The doors are even machine cut around the handles, so this was thought way ahead of time.
    Ford Taurus detail.jpg
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2012
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