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Old 08-09-2016, 07:55 AM
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I am currently awaiting the return of my 1972 Road Race Replica automobile being "wrapped" versus being painted. I did that to see if I could demonstrate the quality and affordability of wrapping a C-3 Corvette which can be clear coated versus a conventional paint job due to tired, old, chipped, or sun damaged paint.

I am not suggesting this is for everyone, just letting you know that it is an affordable option to a complete paint job.

I should have the car ready to photograph in the next two weeks and will be glad to share the process, costs, etc. when it is completed.

Let me know if there is anything further I can share with you here.

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I am currently awaiting the return of my 1972 Road Race Replica automobile being "wrapped" versus being painted. I did that to see if I could demonstrate the quality and affordability of wrapping a C-3 Corvette which can be clear coated versus a conventional paint job due to tired, old, chipped, or sun damaged paint.

I am not suggesting this is for everyone, just letting you know that it is an affordable option to a complete paint job.

I should have the car ready to photograph in the next two weeks and will be glad to share the process, costs, etc. when it is completed.

Let me know if there is anything further I can share with you here.

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Can you send photos of the progress?
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Aquiver with anticipation. I hope it comes out well, since I really cant afford to paint it right now.
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I saw these guys wrap a truck that had a white body, red door, and blue hood and when it was finished it looked like a brand new paint job.

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This is my 72 with a single stage paint, black gloss, to make it easier to have the wrap stick to the surface but if you have paint on the car now it will adhere to it.

Will share more pictures soon.

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This should be very interesting.

I'd like to see what you think of it when it's done....how does it look compared to a paint job?

How durable is it?

What's the warranty?

I've seen wrapped cars but never up close and never a C3.
What do they do with the door jambs?

Looking forward to following this thread....very nice of you to share this information
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I have always wondered how they keep graphics like numbers and logos, which I assume this car will have, looking correct as it's stretched over and around body lines....?

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Every NASCAR automobile is a wrapped car, numbers, logos, etc. No more paint jobs for race cars, at least not the high end stuff.

I will be sharing here and on my site for the car build here on the forum as well. More when I have more to share.

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This should be very interesting.

I'd like to see what you think of it when it's done....how does it look compared to a paint job?

How durable is it?

What's the warranty?

I've seen wrapped cars but never up close and never a C3.
What do they do with the door jambs?

Looking forward to following this thread....very nice of you to share this information
I suspect you will have a hard time telling it is a wrap and not a paint job. Durability varies depending upon use. Warranty? Does your car paint job come with a warranty? Expected life for a wrapped car is 5-10 years depending upon use. At $3,500 I can change my mind in five years, or a new owner can change the complete look for a fraction of a new paint job.

We will see how it goes.

It should be very similar to this design when completed.

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This is a purple car covered in white. When converting a car you convert the whole car.

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And this is a white car covered with a camo look per customer request.

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With mine being a race car replica it made sense to give it a special wrap treatment.

Anyway, not trying to sell you on the idea, just helping to clarify.

I think you will see a bunch more of this in the future.

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I know and have seen a lot of race cars with wraps. They are popular because if you get in a minor incident on track you just replace the fender and print out a new section of vinyl. No need to repaint repair sections.
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What do they do for emblems?
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Emblems are incorporated into the graphics of the color wrap. That will be a solid sheet of printed material which will have the emblem graphics incorporated.

I have to pick the emblems I want, working on that now.
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Day One, First Pictures Just Received. More when I get more.

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I'll post these on my build site too.

I will be visiting them tomorrow, expect more updates each day.

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Thanks much for the updates David. It looks real good so far . -R
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I have seen a video on the entire process and it is quite amazing. Place I saw was doing solid colors for considerably less than what David quoted. There are differences on the thickness and durability, but a very real option. Thanks for bringing it up David!
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I have seen a video on the entire process and it is quite amazing. Place I saw was doing solid colors for considerably less than what David quoted. There are differences on the thickness and durability, but a very real option. Thanks for bringing it up David!
Looks awesome!
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I am very interested as I have given thought to doing this vs painting as well. So far it looks great. Looking forward to the finished pics!
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I have seen a video on the entire process and it is quite amazing. Place I saw was doing solid colors for considerably less than what David quoted. There are differences on the thickness and durability, but a very real option. Thanks for bringing it up David!
I am certain a single color would be quite a bit less expensive. Mine will have two layers, with graphics being developed for me by Seven Wraps. They do also put a single clear wrap on cars to help guard against road chips. I am considering that for the front of my trailer.
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I am certain a single color would be quite a bit less expensive. Mine will have two layers, with graphics being developed for me by Seven Wraps. They do also put a single clear wrap on cars to help guard against road chips. I am considering that for the front of my trailer.
More soon.
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Would you PM me their information.maybe for my motion 70
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Very interesting,
Curious why you picked this over paint as your build doesn't look like you are on a withstraint of a budget so I take it you dig it.

I am very curious how the price of one color would compete with the people who do a one color paint job at home that comes out very nice and costs 1200.00 or less plus minus, will it last as long as their paint?

Also clue me in some is the wrap the same as that stuff they cut the window decals from?

Where I am doing this same type build, flares, road race look, but low end compared to yours a wrap company who wanted to wrap my car in a sponsor type advertising thing for free or cut rate since I want it to look like a racer anyway, hum, might be an angle for me over flat black.

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