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Offline allanuber


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Nope. Warranty wouldn't be worth squat.

Sorry, not if it's from a random. But if a proper shop did the work for 2K with warranty. Would you wrap then?
C'mon, do it!



Offline AshSimmonds

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What about bubblewrap, y'know, for those with teenage daughters?




Offline PA

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What about bubblewrap, y'know, for those with teenage daughters?
It doesn't work. Packing tape and Guinea Pigs is another story.



Offline carmooch


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FYI, this is what a car looks like during the wrapping process.

Image

Because of the dismantling work involved to wrap each panel properly it is carried out by a licensed auto body tradesperson, hence the high labour cost. This same company wrapped a Holden SS Ute for $3,500.

Definitely not the kind of job I'd trust to cheap labour.



Offline allanuber


  • Joined: Aug 2007

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FYI, this is what a car looks like during the wrapping process.

Image

Because of the dismantling work involved to wrap each panel properly it is carried out by a licensed auto body tradesperson, hence the high labour cost. This same company wrapped a Holden SS Ute for $3,500.

Definitely not the kind of job I'd trust to cheap labour.

Awesome picture and addition to the thread.

If there's demand, I can still see a shop 'specialising' in this stuff - agreed pulling off panels needs care, but it's not brain surgery.
C'mon, do it!



Offline jamesatfish


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FYI, this is what a car looks like during the wrapping process.

Great pic - reminded me I have some photos from when we had a Touareg wrapped almost 7 years ago now:




Offline Fil-Ski


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Correct me if I'm wrong but it appears like its about as much work as a respray, without masking.



Offline jamesatfish


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Correct me if I'm wrong but it appears like its about as much work as a respray, without masking.

Not at all - the prep work on a good job is probably on par with that of a respray.  In our case we wanted a finish that was as close to possible to a respray but with the ability to easily return back to the factory colour when the time came to sell the car - having visible sections of white paint under the vinyl colour would have ruined that look.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Because of the dismantling work involved to wrap each panel properly it is carried out by a licensed auto body tradesperson, hence the high labour cost. This same company wrapped a Holden SS Ute for $3,500.

Definitely not the kind of job I'd trust to cheap labour.

Any experienced mechanic can do the strip / assembly.

No need for expensive auto body shops, necessarily.

In fact, I have to say, paintshop strip and fit work leaves a LOT to be desired, in my experience. I wouldn't let a paintshop strip/fit a Ferrari for me. Not on your life. I see the results all the time.

I can paint if I need to, but I'm not an expert at it, so I get experts to do it.

I wish panel beaters would do the same.



Offline carmooch


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Exactly right. It takes a certain level of skill and finesse to pull cars apart and put them together, definitely not something I'd trust to cheap laborers.



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