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Would you try this?

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by thewvsignguy, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. thewvsignguy

    thewvsignguy Active Member

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    Customer comes in for lettering all the time. He bought a 2013 Black SS Camaro and starts to add all sorts of goodies. He asks if we have any carbon fiber vinyl, I show him some of the samples 3M sent us(1080 I think). He loved the Black and asked if it will do go over curves, I said yea that's what it's made for. Not knowing what he was bringing back to me.

    So he leaves and comes back 20 minutes later and hands me these pieces from under the hood. I look at it kinda dumbfounded, I've done very little wrapping and did not expect this.

    For the senior wrap installers, is this something you could or would do? I've installed thousands of designs and lettering over the years, but is there a film that will work better with this? BTW, he just wants the Black parts done in the CF.

    The material is a slightly textured ABS plastic stuff. I'm also worried about the heat required with some films, I don't want to melt or destroy the pieces.
     

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  2. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    Pass.
    its gonna be exposed to a lot of heat, and that looks like a low energy plastic.
     
  3. DigitalSolutions

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    +1
     
  4. Coloradosigns

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    Lots of heat on a low energy plastic. It won't last.
     
  5. thewvsignguy

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    OK, but I was kinda looking forward to trying it. Oh well thanks for advise :rock-n-roll:
     
  6. Patentagosse

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    Major waste of time. Just pass and don't look back. If he insists, just sell the film by sq.ft. and tell him "Good Luck"... save you the nightmare of molding tricky parts... made of low energy plastic of top of that.

    My 0.02¢
     
  7. rjssigns

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    Hydrographics are the only way for under hood bits.
     
  8. thewvsignguy

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    Yea, that's the next thing I'm looking into I just could not remember what the process was called. Time to google hydrographics and see what I can find.
     
  9. thesignexpert

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    You can also google hydro dipping. Lots of videos on You Tube. Good luck!
     
  10. thewvsignguy

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    Are there any MM that can hyrdo dipping?
     
  11. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    im not sure there is any members at all that do it.
     
  12. ProWraps

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    oh god. you must be a glutton for punishment. ton o work, zero reward.
     
  13. g&eprinting

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    Mail it to me I'll airbrush it!

    Am I wrong or is that an engine cover made to hold some heat???

    Heat the film to death not the plastic and mold it in there with a wet sponge or foam.

    and yes ton o work, only reward is after that you'll be wrapping circles around some people.

    Practice with those samples you have on something with similar curves and see if you are up to it.
     
  14. Coloradosigns

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    no.
     
  15. thewvsignguy

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    Not really, depends on how you look at it Bud.
     
  16. thewvsignguy

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    I think I could paint it but there is just as much or the same amount of work involved. I'm looking into the Hydro Dipping as being the best IMHO solution.
     
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