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Old 26th February 2014, 14:12
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After shed loads of Sanding and filling finally the wrapping has begun!

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Old 26th February 2014, 14:16
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the colour is a pearlescent white/green, the pictures don't really show off the green effect, hopefully it'll be more apparent when it ventures out into the sunlight!
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Old 26th February 2014, 14:39
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Are you happy with the finish?
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Old 26th February 2014, 15:02
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I'm really happy with the colour, the vinyl is a wet application vinyl, which makes it very time consuming to get right. the gelcoat took a lot of prep to get the curves right. I still ache from all the sanding!

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!
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Old 26th February 2014, 19:13
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Looks great to me. I think white really suits the shape.
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Old 28th February 2014, 16:45
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Got my mirrors wired up today (now the doors are finished)

I installed some BMW LED side repeaters into the wing mirrors to save me chopping a hole in the wing/fender sections. really pleased with them!

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Old 28th February 2014, 16:46
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Old 28th February 2014, 16:50
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We've got a few customers cars over the weekend and the start of next week so Hopefully (workshop space permitting) she will be ready for the road by next weekend,
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Old 28th February 2014, 21:20
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impressive work there! is it going to be all the same colour? any striping?
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Old 1st March 2014, 07:38
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I think I've settled on some bright green viper stripes, with a black pin stripe at the edge, possibly some door numbers in a similar colour combo,

Stripes will add at least 20bhp I'm told!
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Old 12th March 2014, 23:16
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wrap currently 90% complete, hopefully will be finished before the weekend
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Is this one piece? or sections... looks good.
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As the vinyl only comes in 1.5m widths it's impossible to wrap an mx250 without a few joins, to keep them to a minimum the whole car was split down the middle, the main join in the centre will be under the stripe so shouldn't be noticeable, the bulbous rear arches were also done separately with a join at the sharp angle in line with the bottom of the Windows, this could have been avoided if the colour I chose was available in air release,

Tomorrow I'll get the rear screen back in and connected up and. Fit the grills,
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just the skirts and the rear to finish now
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Old 14th March 2014, 01:19
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Thats one fat booty!
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thats the green that the stripes will be
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That looks pretty nice! I don't know much about the art of wrap, do you not have any worries that in 2 or 3 years it will start to peel at the edges?
I have heared some horror stories!
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Old 14th March 2014, 11:14
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As long as th edges are sealed nicely it should be okay, if you get dirt or moisture under the edges the vinyl is ruined very quickly, we tell all our customers to bring their vehicle straight back if they find any peeling or defects, if it's sorted early its not a problem! since my insurance stipulates that the vehicle needs to be garaged this should remain presentable for a good 5 years but In all likelihood I'll probably be bored of the colour in 2 - 3 years and will 're wrap it a different colour anyway, that's the beauty of vinyl.

Don't get me wrong, it's no replacement for a good paint job but a pro paint job will set you back a couple of grand, and a lot more for pearlescent effects, this has cost me a fraction of that!
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Old 14th March 2014, 12:04
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Is the air release vinyl easier to use. ??. Thinking of trying some on a motorbike fairing
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Old 14th March 2014, 20:01
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just the skirts and the rear to finish now
Lovely job! What stripe formation are you going for?
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