Finally wrapped my hood

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  1. rwhite692

    rwhite692 Silver Member

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    Finally got around to wrapping my hood yesterday, with the help of a buddy - it is definitely a two-person job. It took us about two hours. I used 3M 1080 Satin Black film, I bought a roll of material large enough to do the hood twice, so I can replace it at some point down the road. ($106 shipped). I like that this provides some measure of protection for the factory paint underneath...and if I get tired of it, I can go back to stock in ten minutes.


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    Wow Rwhite... Nice job... have you ever done one of these before? Excellent job! ;) I'm gonna swing by Saturday night and you can do mine!
     
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    Looks awesome! I'm second in line. :D
     
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    Thanks! No, this was my first time. I "cheated" a bit though, a few weeks ago, I did a partial / practice wrap of about half of the hood, using a scrap of 3M material that my buddy gave me...That allowed me to get the hang of working with the material. It is pretty amazing stuff.
     
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    I have to ask how does the wrap actually stick... does it have some sort of adhesive that is heat activated... again nice job... cheating is not an issue... bottom line it turned out really nice.:D
     
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    The man has skills! Nice looking job.
     
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    Great job, I can't believe you did it yourself and it looks that good... Saved a bit of cash a presume.
     
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    Very nice! You did a fantastic job on installation!
     
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    It came out great and for only $106 wow!
     
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    Very nice. Used the 3m satin on mine as well.
     
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    gonna nitpick but i see quite a few bubbles, and a couple of strechmarks or scratches? Great for a first deal but i'd want to do it again.
     
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    looks good man.. very ambitious!!!
     
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    Very cool looking. If you didn't say it was a wrap I would have guessed it was factory. I think that is the way to go, because you can wrap the hood a whole bunch of times for the $2k that Dodge wants for the satin hood.
     
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    Thanks..There are no bubbles, just a few pieces of junk / dust and a couple of photo artifacts. A few streaks from where I wiped it down with detail spray in a few spots, where i made marks on it with my mitts... I honestly didn't really do anything special to clean up before taking the pics, I just snapped them as we were finishing up. I also fully expect the wrap to get weathered / spotted / marked by bird droppings, etc...my car is my DD, so I'm not going to fret over maintaining it.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words Rocket - The side of the wrap facing the hood surface has a pressure sensitive adhesive on it. the adhesive is not activated by heat. You do use your heat source in order to help make the material more pliable and for it to comply to the complex curves in the surface. It is very hard to explain working with this material, and how it behaves... I recommend watching youtube videos (search "3m hood wrap" - there are dozens) and you will learn a lot just by watching how it is applied... It is a little intimidating at first, you just have to remind yourself that you really can't hurt your car, and at worst, you would scrap $50 worth of material if you were to really mess it up bad.

    I am the kind of person that likes to do these kinds of things myself, so that I can learn something new. I could have paid to have it done (around $300-400 in my area) but, where's the fun in that?
     
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