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Spoorguy
01-23-2016, 09:35 AM
Because of a big dent in my hood and failed attempt to fix and then paint it, decided to wrap it myself. By no means am I a pro, this is my first time and all by myself so far. I've made a few mistakes so far but have managed to fix it somehow and overall, I'm really happy with how it's turned out so far.

Upon completion I'll have a time lapse and a full shoot. The trim, mirrors and wheels will also be black after the wrap is done. Wanted to share and will highlight some areas where I made a mistake and give a heads up to those who want to tackle this themselves. Excuse the iPhone pics, too lazy to brig out the DSLR

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88ninety9
01-23-2016, 09:49 AM
Wow good work. Liking the color alot

jjvwg
01-23-2016, 10:00 AM
awesome job! I'm planning on DIY'ing my b6 avant this color come spring. how did you go about dealing with the door trim? thats the one thing I'm really questioning how to go about right now. did you wrap over it with one whole piece and then cut around it and fold the edges under? any info would be much appreciated. how do you like working with the avery vinyl? i watched a guy wrap his allroad in the campsite across from me at camp all road this summer and he made the avery look pretty to work with.

AudiTechS4
01-23-2016, 10:44 AM
how much do you need for a s4 ?

Kruat
01-23-2016, 10:52 AM
Man I'd love to try this, just not sure if I have the patience to do it. Are you doing great door jams as well?

tar
01-23-2016, 11:07 AM
Looks like the same color as Greg's a4. If so great choice
Pics in here if ur curious.

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/597149-Rodgertherabit-s-A4-PPT-GTX-Build/page8

demonmk2
01-23-2016, 11:14 AM
His is telephone gray or technic gray ( I think )

Spoorguy
01-23-2016, 12:27 PM
how much do you need for a s4 ?

Id say 5'x55' is just right. Give you a bit of wiggle room but it's nice to have extra too.

Spoorguy
01-23-2016, 12:29 PM
awesome job! I'm planning on DIY'ing my b6 avant this color come spring. how did you go about dealing with the door trim? thats the one thing I'm really questioning how to go about right now. did you wrap over it with one whole piece and then cut around it and fold the edges under? any info would be much appreciated. how do you like working with the avery vinyl? i watched a guy wrap his allroad in the campsite across from me at camp all road this summer and he made the avery look pretty to work with.

The Avery vinyl is great! I've used 3m 1080 and also Vvivid's vinyl too and so far I like the Avery. As far as the trim, I was going to remove all of them but decided not to. Reason being is that one of the pieces is riveted in and I didn't want to drill it off and I saw another b5 wrap over. I'll have up close photos of areas I either had trouble with or made a mistake. This will be re-wrapped, certain panels for sure.

Spoorguy
01-23-2016, 12:31 PM
Man I'd love to try this, just not sure if I have the patience to do it. Are you doing great door jams as well?

I went partial door jams. Bring it was my first time and this is no show car, just wanted to change it up, try something new and get her just looking clean again, I decided not to. I don't it'd be too hard though aside from prep work of removing things. I'll probably do the door jams next time

Spoorguy
01-23-2016, 12:32 PM
Looks like the same color as Greg's a4. If so great choice
Pics in here if ur curious.

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/597149-Rodgertherabit-s-A4-PPT-GTX-Build/page8

Oh yeah I saw his, his is lighter and more nardo then this. This is the same wrap that kleapers4 has on his b8. I like Rogers color too but wanted a darker one

Kronprinz
01-23-2016, 01:48 PM
Id say 5'x55' is just right. Give you a bit of wiggle room but it's nice to have extra too.
Coming along very nice. Can't wait to see the finished product. [up]

What size roll did you order, and from where?

Spoorguy
01-23-2016, 02:09 PM
I ordered 5x45 because I had a gift card to Amazon. Ordering another 5 x 15 for extra plus made a few mistakes so got to fix those. Right now metrorestyling has 10% off

Kronprinz
01-23-2016, 04:10 PM
I ordered 5x45 because I had a gift card to Amazon. Ordering another 5 x 15 for extra plus made a few mistakes so got to fix those. Right now metrorestyling has 10% off

Got it. Now did you apply this dry, or with some sort of lubricate solution?

Spoorguy
01-23-2016, 04:14 PM
No just dry, no need for it. If you're serious about it, grab some 3m 94 primer for some of the edges and corners. It's to help prevent peeling and to strengthen the adhesive. Might as well grab a wrap kit from metro or Amazon. Helps a lot. Grab as many of the tools as you can especially if you doing it yourself. Magnets and painters tape is amazing help too, keeping stuff in place

Spoorguy
01-23-2016, 11:33 PM
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Here's a pic of the door jamb just to show what I did. Used the lines for the cut, great tip for anything else. Use any lines you can to help with lining up the cutting/trimming

Spoorguy
01-24-2016, 03:56 AM
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Remove the tail lights and even the gas cover for easier access and cleaner lines/cuts

demonmk2
01-24-2016, 07:53 AM
For your first time that's an awesome job IMO.

How on earth do you keep it from creasing?

e30mclow
01-24-2016, 08:21 AM
The very same colour that I've been considering for my Imola.

How does it hold up to scratching during install? I'd imagine that the screed/bubble remover can catch grit as you go?

I've always been put off by attempting it on my own, but you seem to have executed the rear quarters and roof line well.

jjvwg
01-24-2016, 08:50 AM
How are you getting such clean cut lines?! I get that you're using the lines on the car but are you actually cutting it when it's already pressed down? Seems that you couldn't follow the lines for a clean cut unless you did so, in which case you're probably touching the blade to the paint. What's the trick?

You're making me want to order vinyl right now, but I read you should install between 60-75 degrees. Guess I'm stuck waiting till spring

Spoorguy
01-24-2016, 06:25 PM
For your first time that's an awesome job IMO.

How on earth do you keep it from creasing?

Thanks! well it's about heat management and also doing it by sections vs. as one whole piece per panel. So if it creases while I'm laying it down then I would pull that area back up separate the crease if the material is sticking together and then apply low heat so that it goes back to its normal state, allow it to cool then reapply again. You don't want to apply right after heating it because you want the material you lay on the surface to be as close to its normal state as possible to ensure no lifting occurs later down the road. When vinyl is stretched then heated, it'll want to pull itself back in and be as close to what it originally was at. Hope that makes sense.

Brings up another good point, when it comes to wrapping the edges and corners, anywhere that has a higher chance of lifting, using 3M 94 primer can help with making it stick more and also post heating the area, which keeps it from wanting to pull in or lift after time and being in the sun, introduced to a heat source, etc...Post heating was key prior to cutting and ensuring the material was sticking. Post heating an area can show you where it would lift if it a heat source like the sun would've made contact onto the surface after install.



The very same colour that I've been considering for my Imola.

How does it hold up to scratching during install? I'd imagine that the screed/bubble remover can catch grit as you go?

I've always been put off by attempting it on my own, but you seem to have executed the rear quarters and roof line well.

Scratching, I was a bit worried about that initially and even during install it had seemed to be getting scratched when I would forget to use the felt side of the squeegee or use my gloves. I got a wrap kit from Vvivid which had a knife, knifeless tape, gloves and 3M 94 primer pens. I'd suggest a similar kit with also magnets and even tape but I got away with buying magnets from a DIY store and also just used painters tape. I used the tape and magnets primarily to help hold the vinyl down for measurements and cutting. I also used a photo backdrop support to hold the vinyl. There is also certain waxes that could be applied to the vinyl, so that might help alleviate some of the scratches but even so, there not as noticeable when the car is in the sunlight. Might be for how new it is or the color, but I wouldn't worry too much depending on the color you choose and whether it's matte, satin, gloss or chrome. Obviously it varies.


How are you getting such clean cut lines?! I get that you're using the lines on the car but are you actually cutting it when it's already pressed down? Seems that you couldn't follow the lines for a clean cut unless you did so, in which case you're probably touching the blade to the paint. What's the trick?

You're making me want to order vinyl right now, but I read you should install between 60-75 degrees. Guess I'm stuck waiting till spring

Well, as far as clean lines I'm using the body lines whether it be the welds, the edges or even sometimes the brackets that hold some trim down. When I don't have anything to run the knife along then I sometimes use the squeegee as a guide or have my index finger near the tip applying constant pressure as I cut slowly and surely. Touching the paint, that's hard not to but most of your cuts shouldn't be on an area or surface of concern unless you're really trying not to scratch anything at all. I didn't really pay much attention or be too careful when cutting like when I cut the door jambs or within the hood/engine bay area. I just didn't apply too much pressure so I guess it's about feeling it out and knowing your strength I guess haha. It's not too warm here and I can't say my garage is around room temp but I definitely ensure that it's not freezing or cold in there when applying. You could apply in a somewhat cooler temp but I'd recommend not doing so for the fact that the material is best applied near room temp. Same goes for too hot as well. Order some vinyl! I've tried Vvivid in which you can get a whole wrap for a standard sedan for about 250-300 and that's about 5x65 too. Also have tried 3m 1080 which to me has been the thickest product I've used but still is forgiving and stretchable. Avery so far is great as well. I'd do it, but be prepared, take your time and do the research. I watched a lot of youtube videos and read and have also worked on smaller pieces so that helped me out.

JeriQo
01-24-2016, 06:52 PM
Subscribed. Good shit mark!

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jjvwg
01-24-2016, 07:05 PM
Well, as far as clean lines I'm using the body lines whether it be the welds, the edges or even sometimes the brackets that hold some trim down. When I don't have anything to run the knife along then I sometimes use the squeegee as a guide or have my index finger near the tip applying constant pressure as I cut slowly and surely. Touching the paint, that's hard not to but most of your cuts shouldn't be on an area or surface of concern unless you're really trying not to scratch anything at all. I didn't really pay much attention or be too careful when cutting like when I cut the door jambs or within the hood/engine bay area. I just didn't apply too much pressure so I guess it's about feeling it out and knowing your strength I guess haha. It's not too warm here and I can't say my garage is around room temp but I definitely ensure that it's not freezing or cold in there when applying. You could apply in a somewhat cooler temp but I'd recommend not doing so for the fact that the material is best applied near room temp. Same goes for too hot as well. Order some vinyl! I've tried Vvivid in which you can get a whole wrap for a standard sedan for about 250-300 and that's about 5x65 too. Also have tried 3m 1080 which to me has been the thickest product I've used but still is forgiving and stretchable. Avery so far is great as well. I'd do it, but be prepared, take your time and do the research. I watched a lot of youtube videos and read and have also worked on smaller pieces so that helped me out.

i guess cutting your vinyl between panel seems like between the hood and fenders or fenders and doorsis easy. my concern is cutting it at the top of the door by the weather stripping. like you said though, most of those areas wont be seen where the blades could actually come into contact with the paint. ive used 3m 1080 for interior trim and it wasnt too bad and laminex also, both of which are fairly thick products. when i watched that guy using the avery sw900 it definitely appeared to be much easier to work with than either of those. been watching youtube vids for the past few months haha...trying to pick up as many tips as i can. i may just order some vinyl and tools tonight yet, supposed to be pretty nice in the 50-60's next weekend! maybe i could give the hood and fenders a go then! thanks for all the tips.

jjvwg
01-24-2016, 07:11 PM
oh and whats your cleaning process before you apply it? are you full on clay barring it and then cleaning with something xylene or denatured alcohol?

Spoorguy
01-24-2016, 09:04 PM
Yup, if need be since the paint is fairly old anyway I've wet sanded with 1500 and 2000 on areas needing it. Particularly paint defects that clay bar or anything else can't take out.

Lindsaaay
01-25-2016, 06:17 AM
Why not use knife less tape??


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xalents23
01-25-2016, 07:48 AM
Sick color[drool], wish you were near me so you can wrap my CASA. Can't wait to see it finished.

Spoorguy
01-25-2016, 09:30 AM
Why not use knife less tape??


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Because for the edges id rather use the knife. Better control and most of the edges and corners are in tight areas. Just prefer it that's all really

Spoorguy
01-25-2016, 09:33 AM
Sick color[drool], wish you were near me so you can wrap my CASA. Can't wait to see it finished.

Thanks, I'll have plenty of pics for sure! As I lay down more and more vinyl, I'm getting into a groove and getting better. Still not 100% nor am I a pro yet, but I'd definitely help others if I had the chance.

Spoorguy
01-30-2016, 11:32 PM
Well I guess there was some hidden dirt and water...had to remove the vinyl completely off driver door. Trying something different and really cleaning the area. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160131/d84949730cf2554462bf36378fdf2e62.jpg

Be aware of the lower trim and any of the trim on the side especially while prepping prior to wrapping. I didn't verify that there wasn't any water within the trim. After applying pressure to press on vinyl in those areas, dirt and water came out. Tip, use 3m like mentioned already on edges and tough areas that are prone to lifting. The q-tips worked great. Can use small applicator brush if you prefer.http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160131/a83cab9bff1cb0afa4d27c37a8d17168.jpg

Also try and cut the backing of the vinyl in sections to apply in sections of alone. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160131/ad4a5e843c5b374045d4bbaa9bae9af5.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160131/aa96c759c7a20a0b2505cc4868b47143.jpg

Spoorguy
01-30-2016, 11:46 PM
Way better sectioned off, especially for trim. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160131/5ff5b828c03daa1df55aa638a824f411.jpg

Spoorguy
01-31-2016, 03:46 AM
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jjvwg
01-31-2016, 09:45 AM
so for the doors you started by wrapping over the trim and then moved in either direction towards the top and bottom of the door? what was your approach with getting the vinyl under the weather strip at the bottom of the window? gonna be ordering my vinyl and tools today!

Spoorguy
01-31-2016, 09:48 AM
Yeah I learned by going from the trim then going up, then trim then down, it helped with the clean and tight fit. Also I removed the lower trim to prevent what happened the first time, also easier this way. With the weather strip I took a card/squeegee and opened it up a little so there's a big enough gap to tuck in a bit. Didn't do too much, just enough to where I can get the knife in for a clean cut

erykv1
02-02-2016, 12:16 PM
how did you repair the hood before you vinyled over it? looks great!

Spoorguy
02-02-2016, 01:56 PM
Filled and sanded. Didn't really do a great job with ensuring it was good to go. I set myself up for failure but not having better lighting in my garage. Lesson learned but I'll be picking up a new hood and wrapping that sometime this spring or summer

CJ_
02-02-2016, 06:27 PM
subbed for final shoot

SuitedUp2The9s
02-03-2016, 11:52 PM
Subbed for final shoot as well. It looks very nice already!

Spoorguy
02-04-2016, 07:47 PM
Yeah hopefully I have time this coming weekend to finish it! Have been working hard at work as you can see, something else that's grey haha. Removed a whole landing gear to change out some components. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160205/1cd70f88777b0fa09ffee36e8be4de4c.jpg

MarlinFoundNemo
02-08-2016, 01:29 PM
Have you considered maybe making a couple videos on the more difficult areas to wrap and how you did them? B5'ers are in need of something cool like that haha

Spoorguy
02-10-2016, 06:36 PM
Haha yeah I meant to but got ahead of myself. I'll be posting up close pics of areas that'll give you some headache and need extra attention. Also areas where I simply messed up for inexcusable reasons haha. I'll provide ways that I either fixed it or ways that would, etc. almost done, just been working a lot at work with no time for projects. Here she is and how she had been last 2weeks nowhttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160211/3cc3ff52f2e608194c552db2179c5014.jpg

jjvwg
02-13-2016, 09:53 PM
just started my wrap tonight. had some dinner plans so didnt get far but i was able to wrap my lower door blades. easy pieces to do and i was interested to see how the wrap would look on them considering they are somewhat beat up and dinged. doesnt look too bad actually, but not perfect by any means. luckily no one will focus much on them. i'll be starting my own thread on my wrap at some point, ill post the link here if youre interested in following spoorguy, or any others for that matter.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1715/24383323664_a170112225_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/D9EUC9)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/D9EUC9) by jjvwg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/58844095@N04/), on Flickr

Spoorguy
02-13-2016, 10:11 PM
just started my wrap tonight. had some dinner plans so didnt get far but i was able to wrap my lower door blades. easy pieces to do and i was interested to see how the wrap would look on them considering they are somewhat beat up and dinged. doesnt look too bad actually, but not perfect by any means. luckily no one will focus much on them. i'll be starting my own thread on my wrap at some point, ill post the link here if youre interested in following spoorguy, or any others for that matter.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1715/24383323664_a170112225_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/D9EUC9)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/D9EUC9) by jjvwg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/58844095@N04/), on Flickr

I forget but you doing the same color? I want to knock out the trunk but a bit tired from work. Might do it and rear bumper tomorrow. I have to actually buy extra

jjvwg
02-14-2016, 06:52 AM
Yes same color. Pulled my front bumper off last night, headlights out, fender side markers out. Hoping to get fenders and good done today. Gotta do food shopping for the GF and take her out though. If V-day was all about my car she'd kill me haha!

Spoorguy
02-14-2016, 07:18 AM
Haha, when you get to the trunk, I'd suggest starting from the bottom then moving up then forward.

Spoorguy
02-14-2016, 09:11 AM
I'll try and show a short vid if not pics of doing the trunk because I underestimated the curve. Been meaning to post some stuff up, been too lazy ahah.

JKnight41
02-23-2016, 10:48 PM
Yeah hopefully I have time this coming weekend to finish it! Have been working hard at work as you can see, something else that's grey haha. Removed a whole landing gear to change out some components. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160205/1cd70f88777b0fa09ffee36e8be4de4c.jpg

Love the wrap, but my inner AVgeek makes this way more interesting to me...

Spoorguy
02-24-2016, 12:03 PM
Yeah we had to replace quite a few gear components with this aircraft

JKnight41
02-24-2016, 10:26 PM
Yeah we had to replace quite a few gear components with this aircraft

That's awesome. I have lot's of respect for working on aircraft as a man who sits in the cockpit of one for multiple hours a week right now.

jjvwg
02-29-2016, 11:25 AM
anymore progress? i started a thread on mine today. have a look if you want!

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/693356-Wrapping-my-B6!?p=11439165&posted=1#post11439165

Spoorguy
02-29-2016, 11:33 AM
Haha dang you look to have gotten more progress then me. I've been busy with work and other things in life. I've got the bumpers and side skirts to do. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160229/1c5ddd70915311e87010783c365acfc8.jpg
Unfortunately have to redo the trunk at some point. Had some issues and couldn't fix it. Nothing too noticeable but it bugs the crap out of me. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160229/5dada2651893d81b3bde6fba7baf15ee.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160229/641edcda5e43675614594f712d92535f.jpg
Also, be careful if you temp install the trunk hazard bracket screws, didn't feel right to me but I end led up denying the trunk from it, so have to tap that down now http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160229/b38477ddaa2ddc6727a7b05305ca25e5.jpg
Praying that the workload this week is low since I have a week break in between classes. Going to also lay some G2 on the calipers and go yellow http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160229/03a50c0a17a1a40cccbc87dfef215a3d.jpg

jjvwg
03-01-2016, 05:54 AM
That's a bummer about the trunk! Yellow brakes you go awesome with this color!

Spoorguy
03-01-2016, 06:53 AM
Yeah it's not too bad, I think I should be able to get it.

Spoorguy
03-02-2016, 12:43 AM
Doing the rear bumper tonight and from videos I watched, I tried to go from the left, then to center then over to the right side. Just trying to stretch and lay right in the middle then go up then down...well I found it to be easier to go from the center/middle of bumper then move up then down, section by section. Then move on to the right then the left one in small increments.

This was better for me since I was doing it by myself, I was able to manage wrinkles way better. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160302/3814fbf8e5495f1e9f06012570f9f2f9.jpg

Spoorguy
03-02-2016, 02:58 AM
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So this happened... Whoever painted this bumper, I feel it was repainted at some point, didn't do a good job or the paint is just crap now. I went to pull up and adjust/stretch, very near the end of completing it, and paint would come up with it and even make holes in the vinyl. 4 hrs and 10 ft wasted.

JaredB5s4
03-02-2016, 05:45 AM
Ahh that sucks


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Spoorguy
03-02-2016, 05:40 PM
Ahh that sucks


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Yeah oh well, I'll be redoing it this weekend now. Would've been completely done this weekend if it wasn't for this.

JaredB5s4
03-03-2016, 05:59 AM
Yeah oh well, I'll be redoing it this weekend now. Would've been completely done this weekend if it wasn't for this.

Nicee


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jjvwg
03-03-2016, 05:30 PM
Bummer man! I've hot more vinyl on order, should be here by the weekend, but worst case I can do my side skirts. I'm starting to think I'm gonna do my bumpers myself, but your last pic of your first rear bumper post has me worried. I can already see myself dealing with the issue of having too much vinyl and not enough bumper to lay it down on causing a bunch of creases.

Spoorguy
03-03-2016, 08:44 PM
That wasn't the best pic to motivate you, wish I took a different one prior. It's not easy but it's definitely manageable and I'll be doing it again this weekend. Go center all around then go up then down, that's what I would do

jjvwg
03-04-2016, 11:53 AM
That wasn't the best pic to motivate you, wish I took a different one prior. It's not easy but it's definitely manageable and I'll be doing it again this weekend. Go center all around then go up then down, that's what I would do

haha, cool. vinyl showed up this morning so hopefully i can finish the car off this weekend. I guess im just gonna go for it on the bumpers myself. good luck with your second try!

Spoorguy
03-05-2016, 11:48 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160306/19e2686c977c53e98c708063cd1c1e93.jpg

Round two on the rear bumper is going well so far. The arrows are pointing to the area I had difficulty with the first time around, was able to manage till the paint pulled up when adjusting. The circle red area is where I'm heating due to the pocket, that's where I'm stretching. Heating the area in where the wrinkles are, that could lead to over stretching and distortion.

Almost made another mistake...measure 100x and cut once haha. I cut the rear 120" (10ft) x 30" when I meant to cut 144" (12ft) x 30" but it worked out, just used it in front bumper.

Spoorguy
03-06-2016, 02:34 AM
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Got the upper portion done, went pretty smooth. Some minor imperfections, nothing crazy. Tired so I'm going to finish the lower portion tomorrow

jjvwg
03-06-2016, 08:16 AM
looking good! got my front and rear bumpers done this weekend, had the same problem area as you. I feel like im finally starting to really get the hang of this wrapping thing after im almost done haha. rear bumper was way harder on the b6 than the front, it came out alright but definitely crease marks in those corner spots you mentioned.

Spoorguy
03-06-2016, 09:58 AM
looking good! got my front and rear bumpers done this weekend, had the same problem area as you. I feel like im finally starting to really get the hang of this wrapping thing after im almost done haha. rear bumper was way harder on the b6 than the front, it came out alright but definitely crease marks in those corner spots you mentioned.

Do you think the rear is more difficult cuz of the able on the corners compared to the front? I feel that's what the difference is and that it'll be easier for me to do the front

jjvwg
03-06-2016, 12:15 PM
Yea, the curves of the front bumper are way easy to deal with

happy2B5
03-06-2016, 12:47 PM
Well done. You guys are inspiring. I know I have zero skill / patience to pull it off and be satisfied with my results. Also, no garage. That's my excuse...

achb5
03-06-2016, 03:28 PM
Would removing front/rear bumpers make them easier to wrap?

Spoorguy
03-06-2016, 03:34 PM
Would removing front/rear bumpers make them easier to wrap?

Hmm depends, I decided to keep them on to have that stability, to keep it in place. I've seen some folks and professionals remove them but it seems to be common practice to leave it on

4rings2turbos
03-06-2016, 07:22 PM
awesome job! I'm planning on DIY'ing my b6 avant this color come spring. how did you go about dealing with the door trim? thats the one thing I'm really questioning how to go about right now. did you wrap over it with one whole piece and then cut around it and fold the edges under? any info would be much appreciated. how do you like working with the avery vinyl? i watched a guy wrap his allroad in the campsite across from me at camp all road this summer and he made the avery look pretty to work with.

Ha, that was me.

I just did a wrap on an A6 and had to deal with the door scrub (the allroad is the only C5 with no door scrub) I left it in place and it looks great and no one is the wiser. And Avery is the jam, have used Avery, oracal and 3M and Avery is the easiest to work with in my opinion.

4rings2turbos
03-06-2016, 07:35 PM
Well done. You guys are inspiring. I know I have zero skill / patience to pull it off and be satisfied with my results. Also, no garage. That's my excuse...

I wrapped mine at the campsite at camp allroad, no excuses! [>_<]

happy2B5
03-06-2016, 07:44 PM
Doh!

melomandn
03-06-2016, 08:09 PM
I wrapped mine at the campsite at camp allroad, no excuses! [>_<]

This is amazing to me, how did you not get all sorts of contaminants under the wrap??

Spoorguy
03-07-2016, 12:45 AM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160307/b75f49dfa8f8ffcf6bbbe48810b28dab.jpg

Done with the rear finally! Hardest panel out of them all. Got quite a few imperfections, hard to see but it bugs me knowing they're there. Still better than before and round 1 with it. Tackle side skirts and front bumper this coming week.

jaychen
03-07-2016, 02:43 AM
That looks awesome man. I really dig it.

Couple questions:

Did you remove the door handles?
If not, how did you get the material inside that portion of the handle?
How did you prep the paint for it? Did you just wash then clay bar it so it had no dirt or grime etc?
It is looking fantastic mate. Well done.

Could you take some pics of the door jams please, just to show how you cut it inside that part.

4rings2turbos
03-07-2016, 05:03 AM
This is amazing to me, how did you not get all sorts of contaminants under the wrap??

I was claying right before placing each piece. The hardest part about wrapping outdoors is when it's windy, it was pretty calm that day though. I've wrapped outside a few times and the wind is difficult to work with.

Spoorguy
03-07-2016, 08:01 AM
I was claying right before placing each piece. The hardest part about wrapping outdoors is when it's windy, it was pretty calm that day though. I've wrapped outside a few times and the wind is difficult to work with.

Ha man you're crazy, but that's awesome. Difficult indoors, can't imagine outside with wind

CJ_
03-07-2016, 08:08 AM
Looks awesome man! can't wait to see the front

Spoorguy
03-07-2016, 08:14 AM
That looks awesome man. I really dig it.

Couple questions:

Did you remove the door handles?
If not, how did you get the material inside that portion of the handle?
How did you prep the paint for it? Did you just wash then clay bar it so it had no dirt or grime etc?
It is looking fantastic mate. Well done.

Could you take some pics of the door jams please, just to show how you cut it inside that part.

Door handles were removed, and wrapped separately. I washed, clay bared, cleaned with a degreaser and then cleaned with a alcohol mix sometimes after just to make sure the surface was good. With the paint being old and some panels looked like they were repainted, I had to sand some areas down. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160307/45c37a68c33ff381805604531adaa050.jpg

This is an example of an area I had to sand, also a note when sanding don't use anything passed 220 because it seems to smooth after that and won't stick well. I would suggest 180 but take a small test piece and see how it sticks it so.

jjvwg
03-07-2016, 11:53 AM
Ha, that was me.

whats up Thaddeus? you making the drive for camp allroad again this year?

4rings2turbos
03-07-2016, 04:07 PM
Ha man you're crazy, but that's awesome. Difficult indoors, can't imagine outside with wind

Ha, this is slightly true.. I had so much planned for camp allroad and I didn't get it all done, so I brought to stuff with me!


whats up Thaddeus? you making the drive for camp allroad again this year?

Absolutely! I asked Rich if there was any info for dates and when registration will be open but he ignored me, lol.

Spoorguy
03-07-2016, 04:10 PM
Dang haha awesome, wish I could've saw this

jjvwg
03-07-2016, 04:50 PM
Absolutely! I asked Rich if there was any info for dates and when registration will be open but he ignored me, lol.

nice. my buddy has the dates but he never got back to me and told me them. apparently rich asked him about leading up an offroad excursion during the event.


Dang haha awesome, wish I could've saw this

totally just found this in my phone! this is what inspired me to stop thinking about it and do it.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1670/25481738132_60adc595ab_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EPJyYC)IMG_2741 (https://flic.kr/p/EPJyYC) by jjvwg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/58844095@N04/), on Flickr

happy2B5
03-07-2016, 04:58 PM
Make sure to give a heads up on dates. You can wrap mine at this years camp. Too funny!

@spoorguy, car is really turning out nice. Love the color choice

Spoorguy
03-07-2016, 04:59 PM
Thanks man! Im loving it as well. Just ordered some black depos so that should compliment the color scheme I'm gonna for.

jaychen
03-08-2016, 05:16 AM
Thanks man! Im loving it as well. Just ordered some black depos so that should compliment the color scheme I'm gonna for.

Noooooooooooooooooooo

CJ_
03-08-2016, 10:00 AM
Door handles were removed, and wrapped separately. I washed, clay bared, cleaned with a degreaser and then cleaned with a alcohol mix sometimes after just to make sure the surface was good. With the paint being old and some panels looked like they were repainted, I had to sand some areas down. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160307/45c37a68c33ff381805604531adaa050.jpg

This is an example of an area I had to sand, also a note when sanding don't use anything passed 220 because it seems to smooth after that and won't stick well. I would suggest 180 but take a small test piece and see how it sticks it so.

Do you live in AK? or are you in Washington?

Spoorguy
03-08-2016, 01:34 PM
I'm from Alaska so I registered there to avoid taxes in WA

CJ_
03-08-2016, 02:58 PM
Makes sense, lol. I work summers up in AK so I was just curious, only saw one b5 last summer and it was a super clean Imola with an RS4 front end.

Spoorguy
03-08-2016, 03:10 PM
Where in AK? I'm from Juneau but was stationed in anchorage. Don't know of too many B5s up there, either place

CJ_
03-08-2016, 03:34 PM
I work road construction based in anchorage, but do work all over the state. Were you stationed at JBER? I actually did quite a bit of work out there on the runway this past summer

Spoorguy
03-13-2016, 04:16 PM
Yeah I was there for four yearshttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160313/d461b71a989c57fd80115f813029b35f.jpghad to sand down the bumper pretty well due to all the rock chips, some pretty deep and big ones http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160313/ed88f279636ef9f0d9bb21ef6bff803e.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160313/1f38fb3970112b67601c9b0eb5115df3.jpg

My trouble area but was able to pull it off and lay it down without any real complications

MarlinFoundNemo
03-13-2016, 05:42 PM
Damn, I was wondering about the whole rock chip deal. I am going to wrap my fenders and front bumper in casablanca-like white and there is so many rock chips/scratches, and the crazy scrapes on the front bumper, that I will have to sand most of it. Darn. How did you wrap the fenders, specifically the door moldings? I imagine you take a dull edge tool and trace it to tuck under to get the line. But you could also cut a separate piece for them.

Spoorguy
03-13-2016, 05:44 PM
Damn, I was wondering about the whole rock chip deal. I am going to wrap my fenders and front bumper in casablanca-like white and there is so many rock chips/scratches, and the crazy scrapes on the front bumper, that I will have to sand most of it. Darn. How did you wrap the fenders, specifically the door moldings? I imagine you take a dull edge tool and trace it to tuck under to get the line. But you could also cut a separate piece for them.

I took the lower mounding ls off since it was a clip on basis but left the middle one in tact due to what I believe is stuck on by adhesive. The fenders were actually easy, I made some mistakes initially because it was one of the first panels I did but looking back and after doing the bumpers, fenders aren't bad. Same with the doors, you have trouble with the trunk and bumpers. Maybe at one of the meets, you see some of the areas I had trouble with. Not 100% but def happy

MarlinFoundNemo
03-13-2016, 05:53 PM
I took the lower mounding ls off since it was a clip on basis but left the middle one in tact due to what I believe is stuck on by adhesive. The fenders were actually easy, I made some mistakes initially because it was one of the first panels I did but looking back and after doing the bumpers, fenders aren't bad. Same with the doors, you have trouble with the trunk and bumpers. Maybe at one of the meets, you see some of the areas I had trouble with. Not 100% but def happy

I forgot you were in washington! So you just wrapped around the upper molding and pulled the lower off, and continued the wrap to the bottom, cut holes for the clips and then wrapped the lower one separate? And does the molding just kind of pop off like the front bumper grills where you have to use a good amount of force?

Spoorguy
03-13-2016, 05:55 PM
Yeah I removed the lower ones, wrapped to about maybe 1/4 inch past the clip portion. The molding do pop off and I believe I popped it from the bottom then the top. Not too much force, but still be careful. Where you at and when do you plan on doing this? Quite a busy guy with school, work and family but might be able to lend a hand

Grippy
03-13-2016, 06:25 PM
Looking great. I love tapatalk even more now for pointing me here although I never post in the B5 forums. I like the color, and as a pilot, thanks or what you do :cheers:

MarlinFoundNemo
03-13-2016, 06:43 PM
Yeah I removed the lower ones, wrapped to about maybe 1/4 inch past the clip portion. The molding do pop off and I believe I popped it from the bottom then the top. Not too much force, but still be careful. Where you at and when do you plan on doing this? Quite a busy guy with school, work and family but might be able to lend a hand

Okay thanks for the info! And I'd say a month or two probably. As you know weather sucks in Washington until around May. I am just east of Everett in Lake Stevens. How much vinyl would you say I need for it?

This is likely what I will order, plus some because I will be wrapping my interior trim as the paint job I did didnt turn out perfect http://www.metrorestyling.com/Avery-Supreme-Wrapping-Film-Gloss-White-p/sw900-101-o.htm

Spoorguy
03-13-2016, 06:45 PM
Hmm I'd recommend 5x50 minimum but I'd go as far as 5x65 to have extras. I'd also say start with the front fenders then doors, which will give you some practice and they're smaller so messing up with those, you won't waste too much vinyl

MarlinFoundNemo
03-13-2016, 06:47 PM
Hmm I'd recommend 5x50 minimum but I'd go as far as 5x65 to have extras. I'd also say start with the front fenders then doors, which will give you some practice and they're smaller so messing up with those, you won't waste too much vinyl

I'm only doing the front bumper and front fenders for now haha, so that much isn't need xD

Spoorguy
03-13-2016, 06:48 PM
Oh haha okay, wait your casa?

MarlinFoundNemo
03-13-2016, 06:51 PM
Oh haha okay, wait your casa?

No I wish! Mine is santorin, but I've got a blue/white theme going with my car (y-pipe, interior trim, other stuff later too) and since my paint on my fenders is rock chipped/scratched, I don't want to pay for a respray so I want to try vinyl. If I really like it, I will likely wrap the whole car white.

Spoorguy
03-13-2016, 06:53 PM
Looks more like pearl, but if it is gloss white..should check out Vvivid vinyl because I've tried them before and a 5x65 I've seen run for 360 and even 295. I like they're vinyl, very easy to work with

MarlinFoundNemo
03-13-2016, 07:00 PM
Looking on their site, there isn't any real gloss white, this is the closest thing, http://vvividshop.com/collections/automotive-films/products/copy-of-gloss-orange the 5x65 is 475

Spoorguy
03-13-2016, 07:03 PM
Must've changed, I'd check there overstock every now and then. Might have a 15% off card laying around still too if you decide to buy from them

MarlinFoundNemo
03-13-2016, 07:16 PM
I will likely end up going with the avery, even if it isnt as easy. They have the color I want and I know its good quality stuff haha

Spoorguy
03-13-2016, 07:17 PM
Oh Avery is good to work with as well

Spoorguy
03-14-2016, 02:09 AM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160314/15a768d1c0dc23709f8bfbf6b92d727b.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160314/c22c9c9fabcfcbb8fe9a72ccf6e5a3e5.jpg

Here's a pic to show how your handle this area by cutting a small slit in the middle but not too much, to ensure it overlaps properly. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160314/e788e47ea64239bedeca5104ad17b645.jpg
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160314/6ff52f1f4b8c9b3441de5309aed87522.jpgjust have to sand down the center plate filler and the side grilles.

Spoorguy
03-14-2016, 07:10 PM
Just got the side skirts left over. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160315/6db4e3ed1546ddc104c833646d7386f3.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160315/7b2a644e6f83859e2f53e1c09be5b432.jpg

MarlinFoundNemo
03-14-2016, 07:54 PM
Looks awesome!! Also, why is your S4 badge so big? haha

Spoorguy
03-14-2016, 07:55 PM
Lol idk, is it not that big normally? Haha never really noticed

Spoorguy
03-14-2016, 07:56 PM
Maybe because racecar?! Might be swapping it out anyways

happy2B5
03-14-2016, 08:32 PM
Looks to have turned out great. Nice job

jjvwg
03-14-2016, 08:56 PM
Looking good! Was able to do my side skirts this past weekend and redid my shark fin tonight and got the interior put back together. Just sent some money to a guy that's selling me some black mirror caps also. So really all I have left is to get some tires for my new wheels and put those mirror caps on!

Spoorguy
03-14-2016, 10:17 PM
Looking good! Was able to do my side skirts this past weekend and redid my shark fin tonight and got the interior put back together. Just sent some money to a guy that's selling me some black mirror caps also. So really all I have left is to get some tires for my new wheels and put those mirror caps on!

Nice man what wheels?

jjvwg
03-15-2016, 07:55 AM
Hartmann peeler reps

wbrunner23
03-15-2016, 09:56 AM
Hartmann peeler reps

They aint peelers - they're B7 RS4. I think VMR has a version, OEM B7 RS4, and I'm sure there are other reps.

OP, the wrap looks great. Good work [up]

Spoorguy
03-15-2016, 09:58 AM
Looks to have turned out great. Nice job

Thanks, I'm happy with it for sure.

jjvwg
03-15-2016, 11:07 AM
They aint peelers - they're B7 RS4. I think VMR has a version, OEM B7 RS4, and I'm sure there are other reps.

OP, the wrap looks great. Good work [up]

uh, peelers and b7 rs4 wheels are two different things. i bought peeler reps, not b7 rs4 reps.

Spoorguy
03-15-2016, 12:37 PM
He might be thinking I was talking about the wheels on mine

jjvwg
03-15-2016, 09:23 PM
Ah, I see now haha.

Spoorguy
03-16-2016, 04:21 PM
Ah, I see now haha.

Yeah I figured thats what the mix up was haha. I was thinking if I ever got new wheels, depending on the price range I'd probably go with the Hartman peeler reps as well especially since Achtuning is up here.

MarlinFoundNemo
03-16-2016, 08:05 PM
Lol idk, is it not that big normally? Haha never really noticed

Haha no it actually looks like someone put the trunk badge on it! Definitely vote for an RS4 Grill though

Spoorguy
03-16-2016, 08:12 PM
Hmm it's changing anyway but that's funny. Maybe the previous owner wanted everyone to know?

JaredB5s4
03-25-2016, 07:00 PM
Looks good nice grey


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Spoorguy
03-25-2016, 07:00 PM
Looks good nice grey


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Thanks man

Spoorguy
03-29-2016, 05:20 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160330/47adae10d91a06015b1b513e8b879f2b.jpg

Spoorguy
04-02-2016, 07:01 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160403/b189bf5af2760e63955334a8d011c7d4.jpg

killerkali
04-02-2016, 08:24 PM
That looks so good, nice work. Posts like these are pushing me to eventually wrap my car myself

jjvwg
04-03-2016, 09:08 AM
Love it man, especially with those wheels. If I could have found a set of 18's that would clear my brakes I would have done those over the peelers.

happy2B5
04-03-2016, 10:33 AM
Whoops

rooneyy
04-07-2016, 05:02 PM
Does the wrap have an orange peel effect up close?


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UroTuning
06-08-2016, 08:46 AM
Looks good!

Spoorguy
06-08-2016, 09:43 AM
Does the wrap have an orange peel effect up close?


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Hey sorry for the late reply but there is a Minimal orange peel like look to it at different angles. I think it might just be me looking for it but It looks like paint. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160608/250cb12cbbec50964c10a42102d38c0b.jpg

Kind of hard to see but barely noticeable. With a good cleaning and wax, it's got a great shine and gloss to it http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160608/fb2b29d9cd946381da119976dd274cba.jpg

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160608/2d8e950045534a39a60fa6a2be858ea7.jpg

shepa401
06-17-2016, 07:05 AM
How does a good clean and wax with the wrap compare to a good clean and wax with paint?

Spoorguy
06-17-2016, 03:23 PM
Well this one in particular next to a nardo s6 after both being cleaned, waxed and all. The paint will look better. But that's because I used to detail, I've painted a bit before and I wrapped this car. I personally believe and from the compliments I've gotten, most people didn't know it was a sticker or wrap, they thought it was paint.

Kruat
07-15-2016, 12:54 PM
Looks great. How much to wrap my RS6?

Spoorguy
07-22-2016, 08:28 AM
Wait you talking material?

derek2079
09-04-2016, 05:31 AM
Shocking and amazing OP.

e30mclow
03-23-2017, 07:53 AM
Please tell me that this is fake news?
Hope you're OK. I was looking for a donor and recognized your car.

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y468/e30mclow/1cb852c4-5112-4725-8d3b-eaf4a3ea6155_zpsz0hnckmd.jpg (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/e30mclow/media/1cb852c4-5112-4725-8d3b-eaf4a3ea6155_zpsz0hnckmd.jpg.html)

christianb5s4
03-23-2017, 08:45 AM
Oh crap, that's awful :( . Wonder what happened, that looks like a nasty hit.

Spoorguy
03-24-2017, 12:20 AM
Dude...I sold that and he must've wrecked it!!!

gahigalaba
03-24-2017, 08:24 AM
Damn what a shame. That color looked awesome too in the sunlight. Dude didn't have it for very long either lol

demonmk2
03-24-2017, 03:56 PM
Damn... :- (

e30mclow
03-24-2017, 04:08 PM
Dude...I sold that and he must've wrecked it!!!

Now you can buy it back for a few 100, bolt on a few panels and wrap them.

Spoorguy
03-29-2017, 01:09 PM
Damn what a shame. That color looked awesome too in the sunlight. Dude didn't have it for very long either lol

Yeah a part of me wishes I just kept it because after this deployment, I would've had a good chunk of change to lay down. If I had some magical powers and knew this would happen, I would've kept it

gahigalaba
04-04-2017, 09:08 AM
It's now in the hands of audis4parts.com. atleast you can focus that money on some nice mods for your hopeful next ride! I too am looking to jump into a rs4 when I get back.

CJ_
04-04-2017, 10:55 AM
Nooo just saw their post on Facebook and immediately recognized it.. Shame :(

Spoorguy
04-07-2017, 01:34 AM
Well I just purchased this and it'll be on its way to my house on Tuesday!

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170407/a31a2debc79725402c21dce8999e6e6f.jpg

DownhillA4
04-07-2017, 02:42 AM
Nice upgrade!

happy2B5
04-07-2017, 06:35 AM
Nice! That windshield banner first thing to go?

Spoorguy
04-07-2017, 11:21 AM
Nice! That windshield banner first thing to go?

It's an older picture and does not have that banner but if it did, yes. It's definitely a good upgrade and a good daily for aure