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Ordered all the material, tools and knifeless tape. Satin black to match hood. Shouldn’t be too bad, think I can handle it. Guess 3m products prices went up, $40 something a yard for 60” vinyl. Wrap place quoted me “ballpark” $250-275 for deck lid and $250-350 for roof. Hard pass on that. Got everything for around $160
 

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Everyone started somewhere. Best of luck, prep is 99% if the process!
Post some before and after pics please.


Thinking about wrapping my truck in kind of like the Harley Red Denim color. Bought a new bed to replace the rusty one but it’s a different shade of red.
 

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Just some tips from doing mine so many times.

Do your prep. Wash car with wax stripper (Adams is good). Clay at your spots you are laying. Get a spray bottle of alcohol to wipe down before laying vinyl. Also can help wet your felt tipped squeege. For the trunk I removed my spoiler. For the roof I just tucked my vinyl behind the window seals on rear and front. On the side fronts there’s those rain strips or whatever they are, just tuck into the first crevice you’ll be good to go. Oh and take of antenna off. Use your knifless tape on those rain weather strips things on the first grove.

Also yes 3m is out of stock of lots of stuff so seems vinyls gone up. Vivid makes some decent enough vinyl. Air release isn’t as well done but it’s there.

for 3m start with squeegeeing the middle. One middle is done I always heat it to get any air trapped out and make sure it’s sealed. Once I had a problem with 3m vinyl on the hood I waited until I was done with the whole thing and heated it. There was some how a giant air bubble that would not release. I had to pull the whole middle up to get it out.
 

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Just some tips from doing mine so many times.

Do your prep. Wash car with wax stripper (Adams is good). Clay at your spots you are laying. Get a spray bottle of alcohol to wipe down before laying vinyl. Also can help wet your felt tipped squeege. For the trunk I removed my spoiler. For the roof I just tucked my vinyl behind the window seals on rear and front. On the side fronts there’s those rain strips or whatever they are, just tuck into the first crevice you’ll be good to go. Oh and take of antenna off. Use your knifless tape on those rain weather strips things on the first grove.

Also yes 3m is out of stock of lots of stuff so seems vinyls gone up. Vivid makes some decent enough vinyl. Air release isn’t as well done but it’s there.

for 3m start with squeegeeing the middle. One middle is done I always heat it to get any air trapped out and make sure it’s sealed. Once I had a problem with 3m vinyl on the hood I waited until I was done with the whole thing and heated it. There was some how a giant air bubble that would not release. I had to pull the whole middle up to get it out.
Thanks for the tips!
 

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Roof wrapped, turned out pretty good. Matches hood perfectly. Now I realize though it probably won’t stand out too much with a Phantom black pearl paint job lol. Wrapping antenna and frack lid tomorrow and then will take pics once she’s all cleaned up. Anyone have any suggestions or tips for cleaning vinyl? Also, the 3m stuff is SUPER thick and real high quality, glad I got it. Was too thick for the knifeless tape to cut though, used blade instead.
 

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Roof wrapped, turned out pretty good. Matches hood perfectly. Now I realize though it probably won’t stand out too much with a Phantom black pearl paint job lol. Wrapping antenna and frack lid tomorrow and then will take pics once she’s all cleaned up. Anyone have any suggestions or tips for cleaning vinyl? Also, the 3m stuff is SUPER thick and real high quality, glad I got it. Was too thick for the knifeless tape to cut though, used blade instead.
Ya they make wrap spray you can put on its sort of like a McGuire interior cleaner type wax. Just search for chemical guys version. 3m is a great vinyl. Easy to wrap and great air release. Will last years.
Personally if I had a black car like yours I would do the satin still. I love that style and I think it’s really clean. It’s subtle and a sleek. Good luck on the trunk. Take off your spoiler and wrap the vinyl to the top of the rear lights and tuck under the plastic piece there.
 
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