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Wrapping a Silver Vehicle

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

  1. heyskull

    heyskull Very Active Member

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    I have a customer who has a fleet of vehicles that will require a half wrap on his silver vehicles.
    The colours fade from Blue to the silver of the vehicle half way along.
    My thoughts were to print this onto clear wrap and laminating it and applying to give the effect that this fades from the original silver.
    The issue is I have dabbled with this before but this needs to be real eye cathing this time.
    Due to my Mutoh Valuejet not printing metalics or whites the colours will be CMYK only.
    Can I get a air flow 3M clear wrap material which is suitable for the job and what precautions, etc. do I have to adhere to when applying?

    Cheers
    SC
     
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  2. jfiscus

    jfiscus Adobe Shinobi

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    Have your 3M wrap send you a sample roll of the 180mc Clear. Or, the 3M 180mc Silver to see if it would be close to the vehicle's silver.
     
  3. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    Be aware that your colors will shift and be muted when printed on clear and applied to ANY color vehicle that isn't white. So that blue you print will look much different once applied to the silver.
     
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    2CT Media Very Active Member

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    I would print on to a silver wrap film over the clear
     
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  5. Alysson

    Alysson New Member

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    3M IJ180-114 is what we use. It is not optically clear but as long as you aren't putting it on a white vehicle you won't notice the slight color variant.
     
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