Vinyl Wrapping a Defender in Matt Black

 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:58 pm    Post subject: Vinyl Wrapping a Defender in Matt Black Reply with quote
A fellow laner had mentioned to me that he had seen Vinyl wrapped wings on a few laning Land Rovers. Theory is it should protect your paint form the worst of the brambles, especially if you’re driving something a bit newer.

My Landy is going to be part of a display at a festival event soon so when someone suggested they wrap my Defender 110 I thought I’d give it a go so the old girl was looking her best.

Turned out great and I love the look of it. Jury is out as to whether it will protect it or she’ll shed her skin like a big black snake on the first thorny bush!!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hmm, looks good, but I would be very worried about getting a nick in it.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Time will tell. They gave me a glue gun with a matt black rubber solution in it. Tested that on a seam inside a door panel and that seemed to work really well on a small area
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'd be worried about the little gits around here dragging there nails along it, let alone brambles.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Haha!! Never thought of that. It doesn't look obviously wrapped so hopefully it doesn't occur to them!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
What/who was the material that was used to wrap it?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
KPMF vehicle grade air release vinyl.

We had decals on the sides of cars for a year beforehand made from this. They seemed to withstand everything the lanes could chuck at them. Theory is the same will be true off a whole panel.................... Idea
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
ellebarto wrote:
KPMF vehicle grade air release vinyl.

We had decals on the sides of cars for a year beforehand made from this. They seemed to withstand everything the lanes could chuck at them. Theory is the same will be true off a whole panel.................... Idea


I'm guessing it was KPMF VWS1 K89021 just in case you needed for future references.
It should be ok as these types of products have to withstand 7 years of normal road abuse to be classed as automotive.
I have been thinking of wrapping my series in some Avery vinyl we have at work the problem i have is the panels need to be a bit less dented. Very Happy Very Happy

I have done some decals in the past for a few friends for their trucks and they have yet to have a tear in any of them.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yeah I had 2 dents in mine and the matt black especially was very unforgiving. If anything it highlighted them.

The Company who did it said that some of the gloss colours hide imperfections a lot better.

There was talk of doing it in G4 orange at one stage! Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I did see that in the sample book I have, and thought hmmm not for me. Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Anyone who follows my films will have seen I had my 110 vinyl wrapped about a year ago and have just recently removed it.

I've been asked a lot of questions about the process including why I took it off so I put this little piece together as a ‘show & tell’

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Oh, I kinda liked it black. So, Blackthorn and sundry green lanes 0, Baboons 1. What a result Shocked

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I was just looking for an excuse really. I dare say if I had paid for it then it would still be on but I fancied a change and now it's off, I personally prefer the silver
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