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biketsai
07-31-2010, 09:30 AM
I will never run out of things I can think of that I may want to do. I was browsing Audizine and I came across some posts, etc etc... I found this:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=376442
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=293985

http://www.e90post.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=374379&stc=1&d=1271656698

The guy from the first link vinyl wrapped his car for only $125 doing it himself! For $125, I wouldnt mind going with a nice white color with a black top. What do yall think?

Chris

A war of 4
07-31-2010, 09:34 AM
Vinyl wrapping a car is not super easy, takes practice and skill and at least 2 people.

grillhands
07-31-2010, 09:40 AM
It looks really good but if it's anything like tinting windows there will be tons of bubbles if your a rookie at it.

biketsai
07-31-2010, 09:43 AM
It looks really good but if it's anything like tinting windows there will be tons of bubbles if your a rookie at it.

Checkout the first link with the DIY, he addresses the bubbles.

lowandslow4now
07-31-2010, 09:49 AM
I say go for it. Especially if you can get it that cheap. With a couple of buddies and a few drinks I think you can get it just right. Remember if you do it take alot of pictures and make a DIY out of it.

Bsix3.0
07-31-2010, 09:54 AM
you can do anything if you put your mind to it

PuntA4
07-31-2010, 09:56 AM
Wow. I wanna try this to. I wonder if you could get a close match to the stock silver of our cars

HeimlichkeitB7
07-31-2010, 10:35 AM
Do you need the application fluid? And where would you get it?

Watson
07-31-2010, 10:40 AM
It would be a good idea to do this if your paint isnt in the best condition and you want to be unique, I would love to have this done but I dont have enough patients.

Shhmaudi
07-31-2010, 12:45 PM
I have a black audi and I too have been wanting to paint mine white.. I have a carbon fiber hood and I wanted to keep my roof black too.. This would be the best thing for me for 125....

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thenj3
07-31-2010, 01:28 PM
ive been thinking abot vinyl for a while now. my paint sucks and i dont got the money right now to get a proper paint job. my only question is how does the vinyl stick to dents and scratches? if you can still tell they are there it really isnt worth it

JEmm
07-31-2010, 02:28 PM
Would love to do that. Saw an S5 vinyled flat black at waterfest and it looked amazing.

Brandon@RavenMS
07-31-2010, 03:46 PM
Here's a peek at one of our shop cars... Full feature post up soon!!!

It took 3 guys a whole day to wrap it. Not an easy job to do at all and I would not want to try it myself unless i have an endless roll of vinyl. You also have to get every single dent out and detail the car very meticulously before even bringing the vinyl into the equation. Good luck to those to try this themselves!

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i107/sagethaelusive/shop%20shit/IMG00050-20100731-1534.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i107/sagethaelusive/shop%20shit/IMG00054-20100731-1534.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i107/sagethaelusive/shop%20shit/IMG00055-20100731-1535.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i107/sagethaelusive/shop%20shit/IMG00051-20100731-1534.jpg

pardon the crappy cell pics....

sixfiveoh
07-31-2010, 04:03 PM
Chris, I can say from experience that vinyl wrapping turned out to be much easier than I thought it would be. Just takes alot of patience and attention to detail, I'm sure you could pull off a project like this [up]

biketsai
08-01-2010, 07:44 AM
Chris, I can say from experience that vinyl wrapping turned out to be much easier than I thought it would be. Just takes alot of patience and attention to detail, I'm sure you could pull off a project like this [up]

Thanks Joe, that makes ms feel alof more at ease. How was your roof when you did it? Any bubbles,etc?

Ps: I think I know someone selling skirts and a trunk

black99.5a4
08-01-2010, 08:29 AM
My friend owns a vinyl shop and we've tossed the idea around to wrap my car or his old Golf.. it came down to, that it would be a lot easier if i just sprayed mine.. i had a couple dings i wanted out, etc.. wrapping the car will show EVERY imperfection you have.

or just spray it like i did..

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2477/3942027274_c6e7695352_b.jpg

Mantis
08-01-2010, 08:31 AM
I have wrapped my roof, trunk, hood and front rear bumpers on the A6 myself. It is very cheap, difficult to do alone, but very do-able. If you take your time, it will come out amazing

sixfiveoh
08-01-2010, 08:58 AM
Thanks Joe, that makes ms feel alof more at ease. How was your roof when you did it? Any bubbles,etc?

Ps: I think I know someone selling skirts and a trunk

Like someone else said, if you have any imperfections, they'll show up. I took care of all the bubbles, but since I was wrapping my roof to cover the oxidation/shitty paint up there, it kinda showed through... Not a big deal though, better than it looked before...

http://sixfiveohphoto.com/audi/roof.jpg

http://sixfiveohphoto.com/audi/roof2.jpg

http://sixfiveohphoto.com/audi/roof3.jpg

PM me about the skirts and trunk!

EuroDriven
08-01-2010, 12:12 PM
Like someone else said, if you have any imperfections, they'll show up. I took care of all the bubbles, but since I was wrapping my roof to cover the oxidation/shitty paint up there, it kinda showed through... Not a big deal though, better than it looked before...

http://sixfiveohphoto.com/audi/roof.jpg

http://sixfiveohphoto.com/audi/roof2.jpg

http://sixfiveohphoto.com/audi/roof3.jpg

PM me about the skirts and trunk!

[o_o]

Audi4fun
08-01-2010, 03:41 PM
i am so doing this! new fender and bumper and im going for it haha. i had no idea that people were doing this or even thought that it was possible.

flynnr
08-01-2010, 08:27 PM
b5a4 is a great car to test it out on... very easy lines compared to a new bmw or audi or something...

biketsai
08-01-2010, 08:28 PM
b5a4 is a great car to test it out on... very easy lines compared to a new bmw or audi or something...

Hmm, I feel like its the opposite? The newer bodies seem to have big flat panels as opposed to our curvy figures.

RavenMotorsport: What is your take on that and the curves of the B5? Was it difficult getting around the curves, etc?

Chris

Mantis
08-01-2010, 08:33 PM
Compound curves are extremely difficult, a car with sharp body lines would be much easier

Gaberossi
08-01-2010, 08:39 PM
this is something i have always wanted to do!! i say go for it man!!