Wrap or Paint

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat Appearance' started by Sublimecat, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. Sublimecat

    Sublimecat Silver Member

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    Given Dodge's challenges to paint a hood black (sounds so simple) those of you who are going to have it done yourself are you going with paint or a wrap and why? I plan on doing one or the other but can't decide on which one.
     
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  2. Jungle Jim

    Jungle Jim Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    I'm with you.......I can't decide which is best for looks AND for maintenance.
     
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    id wait until a few others do it.....i wonder how the engine heat will effect it? also wonder how well the wrap guys can work around the hood vents
     
  4. Sublimecat

    Sublimecat Silver Member

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    Either way I was planning to remove the hood vents. I figured the wrap wouldn't be affected by the engine heat much if any. I have never seen a wrap on a nascar or race car effected by the heat. The beauty of the wrap is you can change it up pretty easy and if you get tired of it just peel it off!
     
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  5. BossHawg

    BossHawg Senior Hellcat Member

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    Wrap for me
     
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    hellcat1 Gold Member

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    the hellcat engine does make some heat, I know this because I have one,,, A hellcat that is...lol
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Her, not nice to brag! I HAVE ONE TOO! Shizzy is off the hook!:D
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    None of those options.

    I will have a real MYW code car in a month or so, can't drive it now with the salt and calcium chloride spray on the roads.

    They will get them out, I will whine about at the wait just like some of you, but it will arrive.

    The wrap will be impossible to remove without having to have repair work done to the original hood and the paint from most body shops will not be the same quality as the factory vendors work. I just talked to several "Mopar" body shops and got the consensus.
     
  9. Tammie

    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I would not have expected damage from the wrap! Thanks for sharing that. Hopefully members will read this so they know what they are getting into! ;)
     
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    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    getting a wrap also
     
  11. Top Cat

    Top Cat Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member Fastest Cat/Record Holder HCC Charter Member

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    I have seem quite a few wraps taken off no issues and re wrapped , you just need to have a quality installer and a good product that can give you a warranty.
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    I was in charge of all of our fleet vehicles, we put the best vinyl on our trucks as we could buy, also had the best shop in town with the most experience do the work. Most of the vinyl comes off but it can leave a residue that is hard to remove, You may also damage the paint when picking parts of the vinyl off, yes we use a heat gun not a hairdryer. Sometimes it just does not come off in one piece. Lastly there could be some bubbles in the wrap that would stick out on the entire hood. Letters, graphics and stripes are easy to work out the bubbles but good luck on the wrap on an entire hood with 3 scoops and the hood is not a flat surface. Lets be honest its a tough job. Sides of vans and pick ups are pretty straight compared to the Hellcat hood. When you look at them up close with multiple colors and graphics you don't see the imperfections, with a blank flat/ semi gloss hood everything will be magnified.
    just my 2 cents worth
     
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  13. Top Cat

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    Well with the painted hood off the table from Dodge, that leaves painting at the dealer or your favorite paint shop and wrapping, I'm still doing the wrap, won't be a solid satin but have some inlays of different things, should be trick if they can get to work.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    As a positive, it is probably easier to maintain!:)
     
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    I am having mine painted. Exactly like the third party that Dodge is trying to use. They have a third party and cant get them done. I have a third party and a factory build sheet that says I have a black hood. tahdah
     
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