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Project 911 wrap

I just picked a $380 roll of Oracal glossy black automotive vinyl, and will wraping my 911 during the coming weeks. She needed a new paint job, and the wraping approach seemed like an inexpensive DYI project that will protect the car and make it look beautiful again. I will document the whole process and outcome...stay tuned .

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Sweet! Keep us posted!!! I think wraps will become more and more popular
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Sweet! Keep us posted!!! I think wraps will become more and more popular
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I will start with the deck lid: first remove grille and insigna, then clean with isopropanol and wrap. Cannot wait to start. I still need to get a heatgun and some IPA.
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I can't wait to see how this turns out. Please post pictures!
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Yes, I'm very interested too!
Good luck.
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I'm interested too.
Questions--->
What kind of cleaning treatment does the wrap take post installation?
Can it be waxed or wash only?
Can the vinyl be color matched to a Porsche color?
Anyone have any quotes on a professional full wrap job?

thanks.
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I have looked into this locally. I think it is something that I want to tackle myself, but usually that is just because I am cheap and overly confident most of the time, haha.

Professional wrap jobs will vary, but plan on around $2500 up depending on the size of vehicle, and the wrap you choose. Satin colors will remain satin through washes, but can be waxed out to give them a shined look. I had a very tactile carbon wrap on a hood once, and it was difficult to get clean because it trapped dust and dirt in the tiny bumps making up the surface.

I am considering a satin wrap on my car as an in-between solution before I go head first into a full respray. I figure it is worth a try on my own before paying someone. There are YouTube videos showing the technique, and if it looks bad, you an always peel it off and start over!
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awesome I will also like to see this done,
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ive seen quite a few high line cars wrapped, but they have all been done in Flat Black, not Gloss!!!
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I imagine glossy vinyl, like paint, will show more defects and such, where flat would hide a lot of mistakes. This should be interesting.
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Here is my first panel: About 1:30 worth of work. It is not as easy as it seems, but definitely doable. And in hindsight, the decklid was probably not the easiest panel to start with...

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I'm interested too.
Questions--->
What kind of cleaning treatment does the wrap take post installation?
Can it be waxed or wash only?
Can the vinyl be color matched to a Porsche color?
Anyone have any quotes on a professional full wrap job?

thanks.
The vinyl I am using is Oracal 970RA. The instructions recommend not to use wax on it. I was quoted $1,100 for the full wrap job including materials by the company that sold me the roll. I would probably have had them do it if I did not have a zillion other things to do on the car, including registering it in NM...
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deck lid might have actually been one of the easier places to start. Just a heads up Fenders and hood are a huuuuuuge pita
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I did the hood and the right quarter panel. In hindsight, glossy black was possibly the most difficult choice for a first wrap, because it shows all defects and catches dust so easily. Not the best choice when one lives in dry and dusty climate. I should have stuck with my second choice of metallic gray...But I am not unhappy with the results so far. Certainly a great improvement over the faded old paint.


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