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    Did the grill surround this morning

    ok so this morning i was ubber bored... so decided id wrap the front grill surround.

    Im sure its been done to death but this is the easiest way, So here you go....

    Im using KPMF (Premium Apply) cast Vinyl in Satin matte.

    Start off by giving it a soapy wash, then i used a surface prep/de-greaser (look what was left after a wash)


    Cut a piece of vinyl to size


    Peel back half of the backing paper and cut off( remember to peel the backing from the vinyl not vinyl from the backing)


    Then place the surround onto the vinyl in a rocking motion


    Remove other side of backing paper


    Flip it over, then using a heat gun/hair dryer aply a couple of seconds of heat( youl'l know when to stop as the vinyl will go tight like a drum skin) using cotton glove/soft cloth smooth over the grill surround starting on the face edge in working all the way around and out to the edges


    Cut off excess leaving just enough to tug on and heat then smooth into corners
    from this


    to this


    Smooth over applying a good amount of light pressure using squeegy/Bank card with some masking tape on edges


    Final trim on back edge and its gone from this



    to this




    Simples

    Whilst i was on with it Bob nipped his mk1 gti in for a bonnet wrap



    Bit of a clean and a measure up

    Whack on the vinyl

    Bit of heat and a squeegy

    Cut in and Bob's a happy chappy



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    Nice work looks really good got to get mine done

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    Impressive work.

    lol @ the golf wrap

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    Gonna do mine this week looks nice m8, do u rekon it's possible to do the plastic side skirts and the rear bumper insert aswell in vinyl wrap and would I have to remove them or just do it while there on the car?

    Fantastic star wars role play by the way

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    you like your 3m products lol

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    Looks great. Anyone know where you can you get the vinyl for a good price?

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    not actually used this myself but saw it in a thread a few days ago, think it might have been W3STY that said he used it
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    cheers guys got this stuff sent to me the other day so just trying it out really. Will be changed again in a couple of weeks when I do the motor.
    Quote Originally Posted by s3_stig View Post
    Nice work looks really good got to get mine done
    For a couple Quids worth of vinyl it's a must dude

    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    Impressive work.

    lol @ the golf wrap
    Cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by dplovin View Post
    Gonna do mine this week looks nice m8, do u rekon it's possible to do the plastic side skirts and the rear bumper insert aswell in vinyl wrap and would I have to remove them or just do it while there on the car?

    Fantastic star wars role play by the way
    Yep that'll be no prob's, just take your time with the heat when getting it into deep curves, love a good diorama

    Quote Originally Posted by a3tdi2001 View Post
    Looks great. Anyone know where you can you get the vinyl for a good price?
    eBay prob your best bet if your after cheap viny. Just make sure it's a cast vinyl fella.

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    I wrap vans ect for a living, if anyone wants vinyl or something fitted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markoos View Post
    I wrap vans ect for a living, if anyone wants vinyl or something fitted.
    Me to fella, well more private cars than vans but do print media when required, i could of said i can supply & fit but i ain't touting for business just sharing the knowledge love

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    Love the mk1 bonnet wrap write up! Hero!

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    not touting for business mate. people seem to be getting in to carbon ect, I was offering to help anyone with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markoos View Post
    you like your 3m products lol
    Lol i know, We'r pro 3m so It's mainly what we fit.

    Quote Originally Posted by markoos View Post
    not touting for business mate. people seem to be getting in to carbon ect, I was offering to help anyone with it.
    Good on ya dude where you based??

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    Brilliant!

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    You've done a grand job there mate. Looks great. Can't help but notice how much of a good job your little friends have done with the golf bonnet too. They've also done a grand job lol.
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    Love the wrap and the whole write up matey, ..made me giggle.
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    I enjoyed that! Good job. Well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuzzaS3 View Post
    not actually used this myself but saw it in a thread a few days ago, think it might have been W3STY that said he used it
    BLACK MATT VINYL SHEET 1000MM X 610MM SELF ADHESIVE on eBay (end time 22-Aug-11 12:46:07 BST)
    The price and description says to me that's a calendared vinyl,
    You wanna be using cast vinyl dude.

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    What is a cast vinyl? Grill looks really good fella and golf role play was awesome haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dibdub1 View Post
    What is a cast vinyl? Grill looks really good fella and golf role play was awesome haha!
    There are two main types of vinyl callendered and cast, callendered vinyl is made in a different way normally from block material and it's properties have greater memory, like a sticker for example if you apply it to a curved surface over time it will pop and try to go flat again.
    A cast vinyl has the ability to go around curved areas and stay put once you'v applied it.

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    Damo I need you to wrap mine please mate. Mine lasted 2 days before it started to come away on the inside corners
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    Fantastic write up, the star wars role play made me laugh!
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    like the grill surround love the stormtrooper garage

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    is this cast?? 3m Carbon Fibre Wrap vinyl 300mm x 1200mm | eBay
    i want to do my dash and the ashtray has an indent and i want the vinyl stay in the indent and not over time come out lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    Damo I need you to wrap mine please mate. Mine lasted 2 days before it started to come away on the inside corners
    will sort it dude no worries, Any plug sockets at AITP lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyh View Post
    is this cast?? 3m Carbon Fibre Wrap vinyl 300mm x 1200mm | eBay
    i want to do my dash and the ashtray has an indent and i want the vinyl stay in the indent and not over time come out lol
    Can't go wrong with di-noc dude

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    brilliant thanks,
    so not to self di-noc and cast and be molded to anything
    callendered cant

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    small job that makes a huge difference. Must do on a black S3
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    Can you send your star wars friends in the post to me, I'll pay them a decent wage to do my grill!

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    haha good thread man!
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    The plain and simple facts are 8P's are for people who live with their Mum or have a debt mountain to destabilise the EU, and 8L's are driven by people with low academic standards, who are so tight they reuse old wrapping paper and tippex out and reuse greetings cards every year.

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    LMAO legend. The bonnet wrap was quality.

    Love the grill too will last alot longer than paint!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzer View Post
    Can you send your star wars friends in the post to me, I'll pay them a decent wage to do my grill!
    They'r on route dude, don't worry they have a little green friend with them and he knows Yr location.

    Ps I pay them in Haribo I'm loosing it

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    Love it damo...That cracked me up mate!
    Nice work on the grill btw! Find me at AITP you can do mine if you like. I'll have loads of vinyl wrap left over!
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    that looks real good. would of even thought i putting vinyl on it.

    Shame im selling mine other wise I would have done that.

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    Good on ya dude where you based??[/QUOTE]

    Based in glasgow buddy, take your based north west england.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danpayneuk View Post
    that looks real good. would of even thought i putting vinyl on it.

    Shame im selling mine other wise I would have done that.
    Cheers man, a cheap must do IMO
    Bummer bout the car, Hope you get what you want for it dude.

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    Damo, what a fantastic thread. I love what you did with the grill. Your step by step guide was really good and understandable, you make it sound so easy. I loved the stormtrooper bit as well, added a bit of fun to it all. Fantastic.
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    Looks sweet Damo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by markoos View Post
    Good on ya dude where you based??
    Based in glasgow buddy, take your based north west england.[/QUOTE]

    Yes mate NW, How's it taking off up there?? Most of our work is for 3rd parties but recently started to push our own name out there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra View Post
    Damo, what a fantastic thread. I love what you did with the grill. Your step by step guide was really good and understandable, you make it sound so easy. I loved the stormtrooper bit as well, added a bit of fun to it all. Fantastic.
    Cheers Sandra, it's a cheap & easy mod which makes a massive difference to the front end. Glad you liked the lil wrappers

 

 
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