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Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by KSTrooper, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. KSTrooper

    KSTrooper Wrapper, designer, illustrator

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    ...and I'm doing wraps and auto graphics work full time now, and I love it. My 'test' was a full color change on this super tuned 600hp BMW X5M. White to black, full jambs, the works. Didn't find out til later that it's the boss' s wife's car. Will be posting a few others soon.
     

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  2. XtremeXccessories

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    White to black is pretty rough for a first test, especially for someone who knows what he's looking at/for. Looks good!
     
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  3. Gino

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    Well, you're still employed, so it musta been a good job.
     
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  4. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    I'm calling BS. That's a black car, factory paint
     
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    Not sure if sarcasm or not. I do see a seam roughly in-line with the top of the grill.

    If it IS fully wrapped, is done very very well.
     
  6. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Maybe I'm ignorant... but why in the hell would you wrap and white car solid black? Maybe they just wanted to see if you could do it.
     
  7. Gino

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    Why fight with the guy ?? If he said he did it, then he did it. No sense arguing with each other over such pettiness. IF he didn't do it, then he hasta live with his lie...... not us. :toasting:
     
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  8. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    No, while usually sarcastic, I was serious. Now that I look at it closer I think I see the seam you mentioned (but it looks like reflection)....But still, I've done and seen enough wraps to detect one vs paint vs plasti-dip....and the glare/reflections on this car looks like paint. Maybe I don't see enough high gloss ones ESPECIALLY solid color, as most are luster or matte. If it's legit, it's a nice job for sure.
     
  9. bannertime

    bannertime "You guys do banners, right?"

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    Very nice. Let's see them corners and close ups! Anything can look good from a distance. I have great respect for color change wrappers. Nothing I'd want to do.
     
  10. Jay Grooms

    Jay Grooms Printing, Printing, Printing......

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    Is it April 1st?

    If that's a wrap, you need to have your own company not working for someone else.
     
  11. equippaint

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    Paint protection film for bumper and leading edge of hood
     
  12. BigfishDM

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    That is a great looking color change job!! Nice work man!
     
  13. JBurton

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    Let me see them jambs! I need some for my biscuits
     
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  14. perfectpdf

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    It's has to be wrapped. Who would do a detail job that good and skip those dirty wheels before a photo.
     
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  15. Modern Ink Signs

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    Hey full pics look good for the average viewer. Let see some close up pics of those hard spots to wrap

    Grill area, hard angles, your corners, inlay seams, mirrors, handles, sensors, etc


    From the full shot even bad wraps look good. Not saying yours is bad
     
  16. KSTrooper

    KSTrooper Wrapper, designer, illustrator

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    Proof ;)
     

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  17. KSTrooper

    KSTrooper Wrapper, designer, illustrator

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    more photos. I will post the jambs too once I dig the pics out of my dropbox.

    Thanks for all the compliments, they are appreciated. The client was extremely picky but forced me to really work to get the little things right. It's not flawless, but for what it is I'm pretty happy with it.
     

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    Curious... what did you do about the silicon seams? since the vinyl won't stick to silicon, I've been told the only way to get around that is to remove the silicon. How did you tackle that?
     
  19. JBurton

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    I can't see any of the new images...?
     
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  20. Gino

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    Me either. Cripes, I thought I was going blind. :covereyes:
     
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