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Old 01-12-2018, 05:11 PM   #1
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I completed my C7 Wrap job a few weeks ago and just want to share. It was my first attempt at wrapping, and while I decided I won't be changing my day job, I'm extremely pleased with the results. My goal was a C7.R type of look. This will primarily be a track car so I wasn't concerned with being too flashy. FYI: The wheels are Forgeline GS1R's in transparent red. I couldn't be more happy with those. Also just installed the Borla ATAK exhaust. Next is a RPMRollbar 4-point bar, harnesses, lowering, and whatever the budget allows.

And then I just need to wait until April when the roads are clear and I may be able to finally drive it.

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Well...its certainly distinctive! Kudos to what looks like a nice job on the wrap! I've done a small amount of wrapping from interior pieces to a handful of exterior pieces (on other cars, not the Vette)...can't imagine tackling a whole car on my own.

Have you thought of adding a front splitter? That would complete the look, IMO.
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Well...its certainly distinctive! Kudos to what looks like a nice job on the wrap! I've done a small amount of wrapping from interior pieces to a handful of exterior pieces (on other cars, not the Vette)...can't imagine tackling a whole car on my own.

Have you thought of adding a front splitter? That would complete the look, IMO.
Thanks! This took me about 40 hours total and probably 30 of that was dissassembly and cursing GM for riveting in the side intake vents behind the doors. SMH!

And yes. I have my eye on the TIKT wing and splitter. That will be next year. We're moving back down to the southeast this summer so I'm waiting until I get down there for those steps.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:40 PM   #4
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Nice Job, Awesome background..
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:47 PM   #5
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Interesting color combinations. Great background.
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Looks great, where did you get the decals or wrap material if thats permitted. If not perhaps a pm would help?
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It's based on this:
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:02 PM   #8
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Looks great, where did you get the decals or wrap material if thats permitted. If not perhaps a pm would help?
As a newbie, I'm hoping I'm not breaking the rules of non-supporting vendors... admins feel free to delete if so. I'm not necessarily marketing or promoting the companies...

I got the wrap from Metro Restyling. I used 3M 1080 wrap. Each roll is about 5' wide. I think I ended up using about 35' of the yellow, 2' of red, 6' of black and 2' of silver. Total costs of all the vinyl was around $450 or so if I remember correctly. Unfortunately, shipping to alaska added about $200 to the cost. UGH!

I would also recommend youtube and Wrap Institute if you're new to wrapping and want to try it. Without those videos, I would have never even attempted this project. And have patience.... lots of patience. And no small children should be nearby due to the excessive cursing that can occur when you overstretch a piece or cut it too short.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:57 PM   #9
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Outstanding job, Tom! That could be your new Avatar too.


Keep going too-get the big wing for it.

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You mentioned lowering but I'm wondering if drop spindles would be better?
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Looks sharp, nicely done. Don’t think I would have the patience to even attempt that, hats off to you.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:29 AM   #12
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Looks like you did one heck of a job. Your car should really stand out in a crowd.
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Nice job looks good.
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Very cool to see this. I had a much simpler inspiration of just having the bottom part. Even put out a thread with some photoshop images of what it might look like.

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...r-hate-it.html

Still wanting to do the wrap myself. How hard was it to just do the bottom part? Any areas that were particularly tough?
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They have a track in Alaska? Cool, or cold lol. Nice job on the wrap.
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Beautiful result! LIKE.
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You mentioned lowering but I'm wondering if drop spindles would be better?
Maybe in the long run, but for now, I'll just use the stock lowering bolts.
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Very cool to see this. I had a much simpler inspiration of just having the bottom part. Even put out a thread with some photoshop images of what it might look like.

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...r-hate-it.html

Still wanting to do the wrap myself. How hard was it to just do the bottom part? Any areas that were particularly tough?
The bottom part was the easiest of all of the panels EXCEPT around the side intake vents. Those are riveted because GM engineers are evil. I didn't go to the extreme of cutting or drilling the rivets and pulling the vent out. It takes some work to wrap around it, but it's not horrible.
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They have a track in Alaska? Cool, or cold lol. Nice job on the wrap.
There are absolutely no tracks in Alaska. This is one of the reason (although way down the list) that we are moving back to SC this summer.

However, there are a fair amount of autocrosses and one particular event called Tanacross. This happens on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends in the village of Tanacross at an old Russian air base that's now controlled by the BLM. We have door-to-door racing, time trials and 1/2 mile drags. I do the latter 2. Here's a video from Fall 2017.
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