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Wondering about vinyl wrapping? I'm doing my car and filming it!

Hi, my name is Ben, and I make short webisodes for my youtube channel. For the longest time I've wanted to do a color change on my 911 but can't afford or commit to a proper paint job. Enter vinyl wrapping! Watch as I attempt to wrap my car with zero experience, skill, talent, or dedicated camera man.



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also, while you're here, there's another great thread that I've been using as inspiration:

Going Green - My Vinyl Wrap Project
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Great video Ben. Yeah wrapping looks ...challenging! I read the going green thread a while back with great interest.
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Well done video, thanks for posting.
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Why was this moved from 911 tech?

Seriously the mods on here now do some strange things.... yet let obvious other transgressions pass..
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Good luck, good job so far. It' a learning experience for sure. I look forward to more videos.
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Why was this moved from 911 tech?

Seriously the mods on here now do some strange things.... yet let obvious other transgressions pass..
Huh, that's odd. Well there goes any hope of active discussion. Do I need to have "911" in the title??
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You might ask the mods to move this back to the tech forum.

I wrapped my Targa as a "cheap paint job". It's been holding up well, going on 3+ years now. Most people can't tell it's not paint from a distance.
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Ben, great video as always. Don't understand why it was moved here?

Is that a beige grey? I remember you liked that color..

For taking care of bubbles I simply put a tiny pinhole in the wrap and work it out quickly. You never see the hole.

Good luck!
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Moved it back. Good video with value to the 911 community.

In all fairness there is a bodywork sub forum but given it's not really active....
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Moved it back. Good video with value to the 911 community.

In all fairness there is a bodywork sub forum but given it's not really active....
Thanks, Chris. I can't definitely see how my title might have been misleading.
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Ben, great video as always. Don't understand why it was moved here?

Is that a beige grey? I remember you liked that color..

For taking care of bubbles I simply put a tiny pinhole in the wrap and work it out quickly. You never see the hole.

Good luck!
Thanks, Matt! The color is gloss storm grey which was as close to beige grey as I could find.
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That video was about 1000% better than expected. Great work.
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I grew up in the sign industry but have only ever attempted to wrap one car, a 930. Terrible decision to try on a cr with so many curves. The owner picked up cheap film too that didn't have much stretch, whixh didn't help us much at all.

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great vid ben. keep it up
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What's he strategy for the rain gutters? That would seem to be a real pain


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I believe vinyl gan be cut in an in conspicuous spot like a inside edge of the gutter. I think...

Good effort to tackle this project, though. Pretty challenging job for a newbie with the complicate compound curves on a 911.
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Yeah I'll most likely have to make some cuts around the gutters.
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Third time's a charm!



Thankfully after watching a ridiculous amount of how-to videos on youtube I was able to lay down the vinyl perfectly on the engine lid. I'm relieved this went well as it means I can continue the DIY aspect of the project and start tackling the more difficult panels.

With the engine lid complete, I couldn't resist the temptation of also laying down the Porsche decal and mocking up the orange bumper for a quick preview!





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Well, sits too high..., no?
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