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Discussion in 'Leon Mk2 (2006-2012)' started by dubnut71, May 26, 2009.
where did you get your centre caps from if you dont mind me asking ?
Hello mate, godstone is here
The gloss black is "gloss" I am not sure how to answer any fruther but its as glossy as gloss black vinyl?!?
Roof should be half a day depends on the condition of the car and the prep required. Its worth noting that the car and film should be at the same temp overnight so its not worth hurrying the job!
Well my cars hot
who is going to do a full satin black car.
this GTR is stickered up.... http://speedhunters.com/archive/2008/06/17/gallery-gt-gt-flat-black-r35-gt-r.aspx
same as german police car
Like the look Graham.
Could you do the platic bit at the top edge of the bonnet, the bit that houses the washer jets. If so do you have any gloss black going spare?
Im absolutely loving the colour !! Bloody good idea too Anymore going on there or are you leaving it as it is ?
Daffster, the top is grained so wil always be grained even with vinyl on it, worth a go though! It does come out pretty easy! PM Bry over on DW He'll hook ya up!!
Its wickedly green! Come monday I am gonna strip the bumps and do the roof so its a full colour change wrap!!
!! Oh my goodness ! Greeness en mass !
Full green-ness is here!!!!:
Very smart now try a black roof and bonnet
matt black roof and a bonnet on this car.
You need black mirrors for sure.
well that looks awesome i have to say! Saw a wrapped mk5 golf gti at ed38 last year and you'd never tell it hadn't come out the factory like it Did you do the door shuts, under the bonnet etc? I know what colour I'd like mine doing and if its cheaper than a full respray then it's gotta be a bargain lol, plus as has been said before, I can revert back to Black Magic when I come to sell up, plus I'll have perfect paintwork underneath too
whilst Im here, I notice that its a Drive and Shine service.. did the car get fully detailed prior to the wrap application? Is that a requirement to having the wrap done? I had my car detailed last year by Shine On, also a Swissvax Detailer and the finish was second to none!
How do you go about protecting the wrap? Do you wax/seal it? Will it get swirls in it through poor washing technique etc? Will it scag at all if caught on bushes in narrow lanes or from stone chips on the motorway?
Apologies for all the questions but I'm really interested in this, albeit with absolutely no money to put into it lol
If you look really closely at the video you'll see that the other 2 people applying the film as well as me are Bryan from Drive n Shine and Paul from Shine on! Ironically when it came to prep the car for the wrap Paul (who's been on 5th gear hosting a piece about car washing) made the coffee and Bryan helped (sort of!!!) I washed it myself!!!!
Detailing prior to wrapping is not required mate. We washed the car with a prep solution to strip all the previous wax / sealant ( a mixture of swissvax and Zaino) and then took it inside to make sure it was perfectly dry and then prepp'd it with our solvent. The car is then "bare" under the wrap. This is essential for a good finish and strong adhesion. The wrap can swirl but can be corrected using normal polishes with a small degree of fill this is preferably done by hand. I have already had someone open their door against the wrap and managed to "heal" the slight indentation using the heat technique we use in application. if its seriously chipped etc then its just a single panel to re-wrap , simple !!
Must say that looks brilliant.
i must say that it looks 100 times better now all the car has been done. love the green!
Looks an excellent job and from what I've seen already, requires a fair bit of skill to do a whole car/big panels. Nice one
Cheers guys, I love the colour! its 100percent brighter in the flesh!!