Vinyl Car Wraps as alternative to Woodgrain?

Discussion in 'Woodgrain' started by need a wagon, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. silverfox

    silverfox New Member

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    :biglaugh: I agree, Ist. But, what impresses me is the great job in applying that wood grain. No wrinkles and it is adhered in all the small & large creased and spherical areas. Impressive job.
     
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    vinyl wrap is for lazy people ,that want a cool looking paint job but have no ambition to do it right the first time.
     
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    Every Nascar team uses wraps as far as I know.
    Mickey Mouse would use shelf liner on his wagon if he had one..;)

    The Di-Noc is 8 mils thick, not too easy to work.
    The 3M High Performance film recommended for the exterior of cars is 2 mils and the woodgrain has a clear finish applied after printing.
     
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    has anyone done a wrap on just the wood grain and used an alternative pattern (IE Carbon Fiber pattern )?
     
  5. ModelT1

    ModelT1 Lost in the 50's

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    goldenroadie I know this is very little help. But my 55 Chevy wagon was ghost flamed and stripped by a man in Jacksonville. (?) Been in town, know it's big!
    Just guessing but for what wrap will cost I'd prefer airbrushed woodgrain that will last for many years and be no worry of pealing off.
    There's another painter in the Ocala area who did his 48 or so Pontiac woodie wagon airbrush as a sample of his work.
    Seems like finding them and others would be fairly easy from car events, yellow pages, etc.
     
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    Thanks Model T1.... I am actually planning to learn airbrush this fall so that may be the route to go ,,,,, Haven't found the Roadie I am looking for yet but his will allow me to consider ones with bad woodgrain (made an offer on one but he wanted full asking price) thought is carbon fiber effect within the woodgrain.... and then painting the outer trim black.and the SS style hood with scoop and painting carbon fiber .. just a vision in my head for now
     
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    ModelT1 Lost in the 50's

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    I always wanted to do striping and airbrushing. Seemed to never have time. Maybe you can find a beater or an old hood or fender to practice on. Or the neighbor's Kia.:rofl2:
     

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