Birdrider
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Vinyl wrapped "grill"

Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:00 pm

I had my grill area vinyl wrapped. I'm thinking I might bake and paint the headlights next. Also got tint.
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sparrow79
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Re: Vinyl wrapped "grill"

Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:28 am

will it improve aerodynamics?

RNM
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Re: Vinyl wrapped "grill"

Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:20 am

sparrow79 wrote:will it improve aerodynamics?


I believe he only wrapped the bumper, not the grill underneath. Therefore, no aero change.

This fellow claims aero improvement (a bit too much IMHO...)
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andyson
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Re: Vinyl wrapped "grill"

Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:56 pm

Looks good. I'm thinking of using autodip. This product is easy to apply and remove like plastidip but offers a more vinyl-like finish.

estomax
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Re: Vinyl wrapped "grill"

Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:14 pm

I agree, that looks good. Might have to do it on my white leaf too!
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LeftieBiker
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Re: Vinyl wrapped "grill"

Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:30 pm

andyson wrote:Looks good. I'm thinking of using autodip. This product is easy to apply and remove like plastidip but offers a more vinyl-like finish.


I don't suppose you'd like to try making a "bra" with that as well, and reporting on how well it works? The rest of my Leaf stays clean, while the nose (and rear, but less) get dirty and scratched.
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estomax
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Re: Vinyl wrapped "grill"

Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:09 am

did you fill the license plate holder holes or are you mounting that over the wrap?

also, did you just wrap over the chrome bar or did you wrap that separately? did you use sealant on the edges along the top or just cut it flush?

thanks for ideas, I got some black gloss wrap to put on mine and want to get as much info as possible before I go screw it up and have to do it twice :)

Marko
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Erknjerk
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Re: Vinyl wrapped "grill"

Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:11 pm

Here I was thinking I had an original idea. I'm going to wrap mine soon, I have silver as well. Looks great.

Outdoorfunguy01
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Re: Vinyl wrapped "grill"

Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:08 am

Birdrider wrote:I had my grill area vinyl wrapped. I'm thinking I might bake and paint the headlights next. Also got tint.
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I like your idea! I'll consider doing my own vinyl wrap project as well but will probably seek some professional help from http://www.gatorwraps.com.

pyromancy5
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Re: Vinyl wrapped "grill"

Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:45 am

I considered this the first time I looked at the car. Seeing it on yours, I think I may do this as well. I would love to see what the headlights look like with some of the areas blacked out. Please share if you do that too.

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