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Post Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:54 pm

Chrome Wrapping Vinyl, Who stocks it?

I know this subject has continued debates about legality (and taste) :wink:

I was thinking the black to wrap my car. I feel it's a lot less in your face, more subtle, and could still create great impact for us. I went through the usual channels for a sample, Robert Horne and William Smith didn't stock it.

Are there any other 'reputable' vinyls out threre that do it in the UK or would it need to be imported?

Seen Hexis mentioned before.
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Post Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:08 pm

you can get the new avery swatch book from robert horne which contains the chrome, nice book about 6 inch by 4 inch swatches.
your talking about £90ish per linear metre for the chrome.
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Post Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:32 am

yeah would try avery, had a play at fespa with justin pate teaching the techniques, was pretty good material, and was told new chrome colours should be out soon, also the new swatch book is alot better, lol
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Post Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:00 pm

The new Avery chrome conform colours are :

Chrome
Chrome Black
Chrome Yellow
Chrome Red
Chrome Green
Chrome Blue




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Post Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:12 pm

Great stuff guys, will chase it up.

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Post Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:42 pm

Robert, do u know if spandex are supplying these colours, going to give them a ring next week to find out, would be interested in black chrome
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Post Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:22 pm

This picture of the new Avery Colour Swatch is poor. sorry, just took it on my phone...

i have to say, this is probably the best swatch book ive seen so far.
large colour sample swatches, large range of colours and finishes.

the picture is terrible as it does nothing for the colour range.
some very nice colours in the range indeed.

another swatch book i was sent recently with some amazing colours was Arlons wrapping films. but dont have the book at hand, sorry.
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Post Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:15 am

yes got that sample book, much better than the older one, got one of these a while ago, which came with the silver chrome. might need to find out if they got one with the colured chrome yet

arlon colours are great, just finished a full wrap in arlon red aluminum yesterday, and the colour looks great, first time using the material too

defiantly need to find out about black chrome, might have someone interested in that colour
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Post Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:51 am

Here's the Arlon swatch.
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Post Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:07 pm

Thanks for uploading the Arlon Swatch book David, makes the thread much more interesting and useful to readers of the post.

Ghais, the new Avery chrome colours are not stocked yet by anyone.
Only Chrome is available at the moment. I recon it will be a couple of months yet before its readily available.
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Post Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:49 am

Hi there,
I've been speaking to two stockists of Avery about this chrome wrap...and they have both yet to get back to me...in the mean-time, as this post was from last August...has there been any other recommended suppliers of chrome 'wrap' any one would care to share?
many thanks
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Post Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:19 pm

I would be interested in this as well, I get my new 'work' van next month and would like to wrap it in something different, has anyone ever wrapped anything in black chrome? Any more difficult than normal wrap vinyl?
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Post Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:23 pm

I would be interested in this as well, I get my new 'work' van next month and would like to wrap it in something different, has anyone ever wrapped anything in black chrome? Any more difficult than normal wrap vinyl?
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Post Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:06 pm

oh yes, its not conformable really... Hexis do some at £118 odd a meter!...Avery have withdrawn their stock over some sort of 'issue' as they told me, they are supposed to be sending me an email...........................................
not the sort of thing to be issuing guarantees with apparently.
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Post Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:36 pm

Chrome is available now from Avery , might not be in the UK yet but 7/10 days should cover it.

Chrome , black , blue and gold.

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Post Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:43 pm

I would just order it from USA, metrostyling have all the Avery chrome colours
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Post Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:48 pm

Ghais Din wrote:I would just order it from USA, metrostyling have all the Avery chrome colours


its more expensive from them and that not even including carriage.

4ft x 4ft = £144.60
you still have carriage costs etc

plus i only see one more colour than listed above "red" and if its not already available in europe, i am sure it soon will be.
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Post Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:00 am

Chris Foster wrote:I would be interested in this as well, I get my new 'work' van next month and would like to wrap it in something different, has anyone ever wrapped anything in black chrome? Any more difficult than normal wrap vinyl?


its a chrome cast but is meant for car detailing, an accent film etc. its not a wrapping cast.
there are no true wrapping chrome/mirrored films available globally. even though it is often used for wrapping...

Chris, forget doing a commercial vehicle in this. it will not conform to recessed areas.
you will also be looking at paying about £100+ per linear metre. (48inch wide)
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Post Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:10 pm

Hi

from where i can get this swatchbook?? please tell me, i need it!!
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Post Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:14 pm

koniunktura wrote:Hi

from where i can get this swatchbook?? please tell me, i need it!!


It appears you have a Paperlinx branch in Poland.
I would suggest calling them for swatches. Paperlinx do supply Avery vinyl, but i dont know about the Polish branch.

http://www.paperlinx.com.pl/en/

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Post Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:45 pm

ok thanx,

i contacted the Avery girl distributor in Poland, and the newest swatches are coming to me. :)

thx Rob for the reply!! kind regards
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Post Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:09 pm

Well done for getting a sample...noone has bothered to respond to my queries apart from Hexis..that includes Robert Horne ....I also see why this cannot be guaranteed, the samples I got through the post were scratched...it takes some looking after and the smallest grain on your squeegee could wreck this very expensive material...wouldnt want to do it to anyones car but my own.
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Post Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:50 pm

Did a roof wrap in the Hexis and it wasn't even conformable enough for that.
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Post Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:07 pm

glad I didn't take on the mini roof wrap then Jon...wasnt going to do it without trying out a sample, and the A5 bit I was sent wasn't going to be good enough.
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Post Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:26 pm

Robert Lambie wrote:
Ghais Din wrote:I would just order it from USA, metrostyling have all the Avery chrome colours


its more expensive from them and that not even including carriage.

4ft x 4ft = £144.60
you still have carriage costs etc

plus i only see one more colour than listed above "red" and if its not already available in europe, i am sure it soon will be.


Really, well if buying 4ft x 60ft its $2105 including $212 carriage and if you also include VAT its still a little cheaper
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Post Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:02 pm

I am just quoting the prices taken directly from "their website".


I would not import ANY vinyl these days. there is far too much counterfeit vinyl being sold. (Fake)
If i have a failure that is not my own fault ide like to be able to turn to the supplier for some form of support. My opinion is, there is very little money to be saved when wrapping based on the cost of the media. if we price our jobs correct, the media cost is very little.

that said, if i could not source a media finish in the UK and it was a must. i would buy from overseas, but from an official supplier of the media brand.
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Post Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:10 am

Ghais Din wrote:
Robert Lambie wrote:
Ghais Din wrote:I would just order it from USA, metrostyling have all the Avery chrome colours


its more expensive from them and that not even including carriage.

4ft x 4ft = £144.60
you still have carriage costs etc

plus i only see one more colour than listed above "red" and if its not already available in europe, i am sure it soon will be.


Really, well if buying 4ft x 60ft its $2105 including $212 carriage and if you also include VAT its still a little cheaper


Does that price include import duty as well Ghais?
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Post Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:49 pm

Martin wrote:
Ghais Din wrote:
Robert Lambie wrote:
Ghais Din wrote:I would just order it from USA, metrostyling have all the Avery chrome colours


its more expensive from them and that not even including carriage.

4ft x 4ft = £144.60
you still have carriage costs etc

plus i only see one more colour than listed above "red" and if its not already available in europe, i am sure it soon will be.


Really, well if buying 4ft x 60ft its $2105 including $212 carriage and if you also include VAT its still a little cheaper


Does that price include import duty as well Ghais?


Ive ordered vinyl wrap from America, mainly for testing and was only charged for VAT
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Post Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:25 pm

$2105 worth of vinyl is an expensive test. :-?

anyway, everyone to their own. as long as your happy with it Ghais.
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Post Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:23 pm

HI Cheryl,

If you give me a call I'll try and get a 1m sample for you.

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Post Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:45 pm

Robert Lambie wrote:$2105 worth of vinyl is an expensive test. :-?

anyway, everyone to their own. as long as your happy with it Ghais.


didnt say i ordered that stuff
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Post Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:52 am

Sorry Ghais, you are correct, you did not. In that case, my original reply would still be correct then.


Robert Lambie wrote:
Ghais Din wrote:I would just order it from USA, metrostyling have all the Avery chrome colours


its more expensive from them and that not even including carriage.

4ft x 4ft = £144.60
you still have carriage costs etc

plus i only see one more colour than listed above "red" and if its not already available in europe, i am sure it soon will be.

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