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    Vinyl Wrap

    Gonna wrap the white hood of our GTR with Carbon Fibre Black to see what it looks like, as the cost of a new hood is over double what you guys in USA pay, as usual us in Aus get stung.

    Any pointers anyone on what and what not to do when doing the hood!

    Have watched you tube etc and it seems straight forward enough, however any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks


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    try not to stretch it too much, i had a lot lift in creases and other odd areas. go slow amd use a blow dryer to help it lay down, and watch for air bubbles, they will expand and grow in the sun, i pulled the black carbon fiber off after a year, it was like riding a new ski again, i ski i hate none the less.....

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    Please post before and afters!!!

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    I wrapped about 50% of one of my skis. just take it slow. use a squeegee to push out all air bubbles as you go. as for the heat, it will expand to fit the area when you apply heat but i've found that the second time you apply heat to the same area it shrinks.

    It helps to have 2 people working together, or at least in my situation with a large area

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    all the green is vinyl, the steering pole was the hardest

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    OK, thanks for the tips, will deffo do a before and after pic, quite looking forward to doing this!

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    What wrap material are you using and where did you get it?

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    Black Carbon Fibre from Ebay as per the link below

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/190605992...84.m1497.l2649

    If its crap so be it, I'll let you all know how it goes.

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    Please post pictures.
    Very interested on how you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chripark View Post
    Black Carbon Fibre from Ebay as per the link below

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/190605992792?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p398 4.m1497.l2649

    If its crap so be it, I'll let you all know how it goes.
    If it's crap maybe try the stuff 3M makes. 3M stuff is always worth the extra money.

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    Will do thanks

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