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Full car vinyl wrap

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Durzel, 12 May 2006.

  1. Durzel

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    Just had a quote from a company to get a full vinyl wrap of my car (Honda Civic Type-R) in the style of the St. George's Cross. Basically the entire car would be wrapped in white, with a red stripe going up the bonnet, over the roof and down the boot/bumper, and corresponding red stripe up the doors/rear quarter panel.

    For anyone who doesn't know about vinyl wraps - it's basically the same principal as regular vinyl decals you can get (Fast & Furious style crap), except in this case it acts as an alternative to a respray. Lasts 3-5 years and can be removed easily to take car back to original colour come sale time.

    Anyway, quote I had back was £755+VAT for the job. Seems like a low amount of money to spend for a job that would turn my car white (its black, and they dont even make white ones over here) and support England during the WC. :)

    Any thoughts? Do you think it might look lame?

    Quick mockup:
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  2. -westy-

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    sod that, buy a window sticker.
     
  3. olv

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    that looks terrible!
     
  4. Serj

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  5. paradigm

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    There is no "might" about it. That looks lame.

    Really don't understand why anyone would go to that trouble for the world cup (I assume thats why you're doing it).
     
  6. Scuzi

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    I thought the white Escorts with two England flags looked chavvy until I seen that! It just looks unbelievably tacky, please don't ruin what is a good looking car.

    Go for something more tasteful if you must have it done, even a single red stripe up the bonnet and right over the car would look OK.
     
  7. Hate

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    dude, you should REALLY stop selling your skylines ;)

    and that would look as lame as the people with flags hanging off their cars :(
     
  8. Siliconslave

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    its an intersting idea, and very cheap for effectivly a very good paint protector / new & colour car. I'd be worried about what happens with stone chips... you can't exactly touch them up.... cleaning, can you wax it? how will it actually look etc and looking like a giant chav.

    still, each to their own :)
     
  9. penski

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    That looks awful; I should hope that the police remove your licence on the spot if you do it.

    *n
     
  10. Bigsy

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    Just white would be good, with red cross = awful
     
  11. Dogbreath

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    When they do this wrapping, how do they cope with OEM stickers/badges etc? Just stick the vinyl over the top and hope it doesn't rip the stickers off when it's removed?

    Writing what I think about the WC and football in general would get me perma-banned so I'll just say that I don't like the design very much :D
     
  12. Enfield

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    Don't do it!

    Instead just get a vinyl sticker thing that fills up the door panel or something.
     
  13. DreXeL

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    Jesus. And people say I have bad taste with my 'Fast and Furious crap'............
     
  14. Durzel

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    The difference is though, you didn't listen to anyones advice and went ahead and did it anyway. ;)

    I'm not going to bother with this - thanks for the attitude readjustment. :)
     
  15. DreXeL

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    That's because I never asked for advice, I merely posted a photchop of what I was intending to do, and did it because I like it ;)

    I just found it amusing that on the one hand you call Jap-style vinyls 'crap', then go on to post one of the best examples of psuedo-patriotic tacky *****-tat I have ever seen ;)
     
  16. Durzel

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    Being pedantic though, how is that ANY different about what I've just done here? The only difference is that I was actually looking for advice on whether it would look crap or not - since I do actually care about not looking like a F&F muppet on the road ;) (although an England flag would hardly qualify, maybe if it had a dragon in one of the corners or some random kanjii).

    I personally reckon canvassing opinion on stuff like this is better than just going ahead and doing it. Plenty of people (chavs usually) stick all kinds of tat on their car because they like it. Shame 99% of the rest of the population thinks it looks rubbish, or ruins an otherwise lovely looking car. Like in my example, and others.....

    As a rule of thumb I do think vinyls are crap - and it wasn't like I was ever intending this to be a permanent fixture on the car, just thought it would be an alternative way of showing support for Englands WC efforts. :) I'll just do it the traditional way in a pub. :)
     
  17. DreXeL

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    That's the difference, you were looking for advice, I wasn't :)

    My comments in this thread were just a bit of friendly banter anyway, hence the multiple ;) 's
     
  18. [TW]Fox

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  19. Durzel

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    Mine too :)

    I was hoping I would get the benefit of the doubt on this given my R34 was completely tat-free (I think? :)). I'm still thinking about the all-white version though, for that JDM look - assuming it does look decent.
     
  20. [TW]Fox

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    Thing is although YOU will know its 'Dat JDM look yo' 99.99999999% of people you meet will say 'Oh, a white Civic'. If they even notice :p