View Full Version : Sick of a painted finish?

20-10-11, 02:52 PM
You could always cover your vehicle in vinyl, plus it protects the original paint-finish; :cool:

Chrome; http://youtu.be/UYbBaKD0nLc
Glow-in-the-dark; http://youtu.be/_fjaWtduAV0
Matte-anthrazit(grey); http://youtu.be/Qd3uehLnAgw
Matte-black; http://youtu.be/VR8CcLdxVm8
Bright-orange; http://youtu.be/J6rqqiqG9uQ
Carbon-fibre; http://youtu.be/WU-Am4s0ZaU
(Carbon-fibre vinyl is available in a variety of colors)

Steve :rolleyes:

20-10-11, 08:56 PM
You can even add the trashed-look;

20-10-11, 10:31 PM
Can't forget camouflage patterns;

20-10-11, 11:44 PM
This German company has probably the best choice of vinyl automotive-film I've found so far;
http://www.ifoha-klebefolien.com/en/automotive-films/ ;
They have a great catalogue of vinyl-wrap in a pdf;
http://car-wrappingfolie.de/carwrap_downloads/carwrappingfolien_fuer_die_fahrzeugvollverklebung. pdf

I hope you guys find this thread useful for coming up with ideas for customising your vehicles/projects. ;)

Just note that the surface has to be spotlessly clean when the vinyl is applied & the youtube links are to videos where they were applying it the correct way, as some I found they were extremely incompetent, particularly in regard to the overuse of the heatgun (even applying heat with an LPG torch, which would be too concentrated). One video from Thailand was especially bad, with them using a box-cutter to pop allthe bubbles left in it! :eek:

I'm even thinking of just painting with primer once I've patched my shorty & apply some vinyl over that! :cool:

Steve :rolleyes:

mr moose
25-10-11, 04:39 PM
there's a group in carrum downs my godson did work experience with who will print whatever pattern or picture you want on the vinyl then apply it for you. I have seen them do some wicked designs, spiders, fire. It all look pretty smart.

03-11-11, 01:44 PM
Here is a wrap I have spent a bit of spare time on at work.

03-11-11, 02:06 PM
You can also go no paint. I was looking into this product when I was working out what style of finish I was looking for on my project car.