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Post Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:07 am

vehicle wrapping: pink swift car

thought youd might like a look at this.
really short term...3 months, used 7 series metamark...worked really well.
there are joins in some places as customer didnt mind and wanted to keep the price down, but you wouldnt see them unless you hunted for them.
10 hours solid work and bleeding knuckles...but worth it for breast cancer awareness.
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Post Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:30 am

Nice work Cheryl :thumbup2: Did you fit that on your own or did you have an assistant?
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Post Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:34 am

all on me tod hon, i was knackered after with a pink haze around me!
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Post Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:12 am

You're braver than me Cheryl, taking on a job like that, especially in an environment where all and sundry want to stand and chat.
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Post Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:19 am

Great job Cheryl......it suits the pink
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Post Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:32 am

Ten hours? I wouldnt call that Swift :D

Nice job Cheryl, well done, I think I'll do my pick-up the same colour.

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Post Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:40 am

excellent job cheryl :D

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Post Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:04 am

Peter Dee wrote:You're braver than me Cheryl, taking on a job like that, especially in an environment where all and sundry want to stand and chat.

tell you what Peter...I was pretty much left to it until I was putting on the single sheet over the roof...then everyone wanted to chat about what I was doing...how much it cost etc etc....I did say at one point 'I dont want to appear rude...but would you all go away while im doing this bit'
tisk tisk.... punters eh!

yeh peter, 10 hours went really quickly, If he had provided me with a black car it would have been much swifter, I would not have wrapped the whole of the colour coded bumpers or wing mirrors or spoiler, would have saved an age not doing all those fiddly fartarsey bits! Couldnt get away with leaving any red showing..stood out like sore thumb.

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Post Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:09 am

Very impressed with that Cheryl. I do alot for Breast Cancer research too, but I hope they don't ask me to do that. 10 hours on your own is mighty impressive too, in a showroom no less :o

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Post Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:16 am

Cheryl Smith wrote: Couldnt get away with leaving any red showing..stood out like sore thumb.

thanks for comments guys n gals


So you had better get down there and finish the door handle then :wink:
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Post Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:38 am

well impressed Cheryl, another brilliant job.

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Post Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:48 am

With work Like that Cheryl I don't think you need to go on a wrapping course! :wink:
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Post Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:03 am

Peter Dee wrote:
Cheryl Smith wrote: Couldnt get away with leaving any red showing..stood out like sore thumb.

thanks for comments guys n gals


So you had better get down there and finish the door handle then :wink:


I drew the line at 10 hours and the door handle, they are putting chrome ones on.
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Post Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:07 am

Karl Williams wrote:With work Like that Cheryl I don't think you need to go on a wrapping course! :wink:

I know I can do the application, but I am sure there are some things I could learn about the prep and print techniques themselves...after that viking job with stuff shrinking etc, id lost my confidence in wrapping as was considering making it a no go area...really time consuming when you have to do things twice. I want to furnish myself with all the options before I make a decision.
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Post Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:19 am

Go for it girl. I tried to wrap my car the other day. Went t!ts up. :evil:
Not so much the wrapping but the guy helping me dropped the vinyl on the floor ending with the back covered in dust and crap. Ah well....Another day perhaps.
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Post Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:07 pm

For you to do a complete car in 10 hours and working on your own is very impressive. You have my greatest respect.

I just finished wrapping the last part of Sally car (Front bumper panel and one complete drivers side). In total Alison and I have spent three Saturdays to complete the one car. I reckon we have spent a total of about 14 hours to complete (that's two of us working with Sally also helping out) so in total 28 man/woman hours. The hardest parts I found are fitting low down on the car. I ended up lying on the floor a lot but wouldn't have liked to have been doing it with an audience.
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Post Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:28 pm

Cheryl thats superb, imagine how good you will be after your course :D



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Post Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:51 pm

I'm well impressed.

I thought metamark series 7 was calendered, would you not have been better with a cast material?
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Post Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:51 am

thanks
yep its calendered vinyl. only has to be on 3 months. it was pretty much sectioned up on the bumpers so not too much stretching anywhere believe it or not.
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Post Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:56 am

That is brilliant... especially as its calendared, is it staying in the showroom? All I am saying is if we was using Avery calendared, it doesn't stay in place long at all before it starts poppin, so lets hope they start using the car for the awareness although you did say it worked well over flats.
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Post Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:04 pm

i dare not show my daughter that :D .

top work

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Post Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:51 pm

Excellent Cheryl!
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Post Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:52 pm

Cheryl
You have done well to take on a project as this single handed
and produced excellent results
i am interested to know how you start do you just turn up with a
roll of vinyl and cut odd shapes approximate to the panels and just hope it stretches to fit Does it fold into the panel retuns without creasing ?
i just cant see how you can add flat vinyl to a mirror and not have it look like the twisted top of a sweet wrapper
hats off to you i work alone but would never attempt what i feel would be such a monumental (oh i swore !) up
perhaps im just a scardy cat !
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Post Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:11 pm

Nice work and great end result, we have just started using metamark for our digital MD5 and Metamark 7 vinyl and we are very happy, as yet I have not use it on curved panels but its its anything like mac tac 9800 I think were be fine. How did you find it when you heated it ?
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Post Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:04 am

Thanks for the comments.
basically I did turn up with a roll of pink vinyl, I did tell them that the cheaper stuff was not really meant for this job, and that if any part gets bad i will get some matching cast just to touch up those bits, Its pretty much a test piece but I rekon it will stay okay for the most part. They are going to be driving it too and from show sites.
The pink worked really well and acted pretty much as a wrap would, as it was pretty forgiving if you had to relift and rework, i suppose each colour has it own way of working.
It was laid on pretty much as you would do if you were dress making with darts and cuts, when a piece was going to start mucking about, I would cut it and add another piece. for example...on the front bumper i stuck on a flat piece on face, then cut the holes for the fog lights, number plate recess etc, then added in the recesses at the same angle of the bumper, the extra bits, only stretching slightly where the vinyl meets over the corners.
its hard to discribe really, but if you are going to sign uk, i will explain it and answer questions there if you like.
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