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Old 14th March 2014, 21:51
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Is the air release vinyl easier to use. ??. Thinking of trying some on a motorbike fairing
Yes a lot easier! make sure your in a warm environment and use a heat gun (not a hair drier) try to avoid the cheap stuff on eBay, it tends to be very thin and the adhesive is weak, I find the hexis vinyl to be one of the best, great value and easy to work with
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Old 14th March 2014, 22:15
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Lovely job! What stripe formation are you going for?


These are the stripes down the side,

one 210mm stripe over the top with 8mm stripe either side all in green, i ran out of time today so only managed to get the stripe on the bonnet
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Old 14th March 2014, 22:20
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Old 14th March 2014, 22:21
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Yes a lot easier! make sure your in a warm environment and use a heat gun (not a hair drier) try to avoid the cheap stuff on eBay, it tends to be very thin and the adhesive is weak, I find the hexis vinyl to be one of the best, great value and easy to work with
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Old 14th March 2014, 23:12
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it was a bit dark by the time i'd finished, took a picture anyway,
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Old 15th March 2014, 14:16
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Have you used the vinyl cutting tape..? Seen it on you tube can't find where it's sold

Edit just found it

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I think your talking about knifeless tape, wrapcut pro is pretty good and available from mdp for about 12 (I know as we badgered them into stocking it) great for straight lines or slight curves, I noticed a few eBay sellers were selling it for twice that

what colour vinyl are you after? Only asking as I might be able to cut you a deal on some top quality leftovers.
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Old 15th March 2014, 18:01
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I think your talking about knifeless tape, wrapcut pro is pretty good and available from mdp for about 12 (I know as we badgered them into stocking it) great for straight lines or slight curves, I noticed a few eBay sellers were selling it for twice that

what colour vinyl are you after? Only asking as I might be able to cut you a deal on some top quality leftovers.
basically black,white and blue and a little bit of grey to do this

to my aprilia although it wont be yellow i'm covering i've got a spare bodykit

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Old 16th March 2014, 12:44
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Looks sweet, are you having those decals as well?
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Looks sweet, are you having those decals as well?
Yep got a full set coming for 25 for all the main ones I'm not going with the fine clock face decals


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Old 17th March 2014, 20:39
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a few pictures of the finished wrap




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Old 17th March 2014, 20:42
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Although the car is now my daily drive there is still much more to be done

jobs still to do....

Exhaust system
door seals
front grill
rear grills
bonnet stops (bonnet sits slightly too low at the front)
fit rear speakers
interior mods
wire up heated rear screen
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Old 17th March 2014, 20:54
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That's looking real nice ..is that a stick on no. Plate?????.
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Old 17th March 2014, 20:55
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Nice job.
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Old 18th March 2014, 07:43
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That's looking real nice ..is that a stick on no. Plate?????.
Thanks but no It's a pressed steel one
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Old 18th March 2014, 11:28
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Thanks but no It's a pressed steel one
ha ha was going to say is it a 3d effect didnt quite look right is it staying there?
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Old 18th March 2014, 14:05
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I may relocate it once the front grill is in
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Old 18th March 2014, 21:51
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Looks great, and I like the graphics and stripes.

I actually saw a 50 foot gin palace being wrapped last week! Amazing! Going from white to blue. Apparently it's becoming popular because of the restrictions on using two pack paints in the open, more in Europe than here though.
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Old 19th March 2014, 14:38
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Gin palace? I'm not familiar with that phrase, is that like a castle full of booze?:-)
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Old 19th March 2014, 14:45
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Luxury boat/yacht. (me thinks)
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