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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by damo.h, Aug 19, 2011.

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    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    [Aug 19, 2011]
    Ok it's been a few weeks now since i wrapped the S3, Bit delayed but here you go....

    Insperation for the colour choice was the old skool light blue mk1 gti look and the GT3 RS in Riviera blue

    Products used....

    Autosmart G101
    3M Surface preparation system
    3M 85 series CV3 Premium cast vinyl ( light blue for the main body & gloss black for the detailing)

    So I started off by flatting back the front bumper otherwise it would of looked like an ad for clearacell, ill get it painted again when i go for a colour change, didn't have time due to the out-gassing needed with new paint as the solvents will eat away at the adhesive.

    So this is how she looked after a little sanding and a soapy wash looks like a confused snow leopard

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    Then Started the strip out, wont go into much detail as im sure this is all a bit boring

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    after stripping we then gave all areas to be wrapped a good clean with G101, wipe clean, then repeat the process with the 3M prep system. the good thing i like about using 3M's PS is you can see it once applied, so you know when its all removed.

    Anyway lets gett this sucker Wrapped

    First off we started on the bonnet, Jimmy takes the left as he's a south paw and i take the right as im normal ;)
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    On a colour change we wrap each panel individually, pre post heat, cut in, then post heat.
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    Then the wings
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    We then measure out enough vinyl to do the whole side of the vehicle with a good amount of overhang, two reasons for this, it gives us something to hold onto when applying so wee don't touch the area that going on to the vehicle. also when we cut out the door section we have enough left to be able to use on the door.

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    Then the 3/4's.

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    Then the tail gate[​IMG]

    Then the bumpers

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    Then is was time for the finiky stuff, grill surround, rear defuser, door blades.

    Throw it all back together and its looking like this

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    and a few from AITP
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    Fitted the Audi shark fin that I bagged off my mate... love free stuff ;)
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    So that's how she currently sitting on the kw's with the S4's still in two minds weather to go black on the wheels but think the S4's look better in silver so maybe a change is on the cards....... wheel see ;)

    What ya think peep's ??

    I Know it wont be to everyone's taste and it took me a few weeks to get used to it but its getting the attention when out and about so its doing its job...
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    [Aug 19, 2011]
    How much is a vinyl wrap like that?

    Say on a Mk2 Scirocco?
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    And how long would you expect it to last ?? do you polish and wax it like normal paint ?? it looks really good, i like the colour too, i thought the pic on your sig had been photoshoped lol
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    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    Install usually 3 to 4 days, as we let the car and vinyl acclimatise to the unit after the de grease for 12 hrs, then we let it stand for 12hrs after so 1 we can check adhesions and so the vinyl dont go into shock.
    Iv used 3m cv3 Wich is the top end stuff in the industry. price wise Yr looking @ £1300 ish but we do a little asn discout ;)
    Durability, as we install to 3m's spec to the letter we offer a 5 Yr warrenty on all 3m app's with a 6 to 8 Yr expectancy, but that really depends on aftercare. Hope this helps

    Aftercare, wash and polish as normal really, I usually use meg's quick detailer for ease.
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    Nice color choice very original!!!
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    That looks lovely, Damo! Great choice of colour and it really suits the car. Lot of work, but well worth it for sure. Nice job! :wub: x
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    Really nice colour mate, would you say it was defiantly worth the money then?
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    Car looks spot on mate, didnt like it to start with but its grown on me and think it looks mint.
    Think it need some black wheels for defo but not the s4's, like you said they look better in silver.
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    Amazing to see the process, thats some skill there well done. It looked superb at aitp.
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    Spoke to you about the car at AITP mate, and you knew my thoughts then. Looks just as good in the flesh. Definitely don't spray the s4 rims, but I think your car would look better with satin CH's anyways.

    Did you change the springs whilst it was being wrapped, as it looks lower after the wrap then it did when it was black?
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    That looks wicked mate, love the colour!
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    [Aug 19, 2011]
    looks good...better in the flesh
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    [Aug 19, 2011]
    Looks sharpe in the photo's and I have to say, quite sharpe in the flesh also, since 8L S3's didn't come in this colour, it's very unique.
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    S4 wheels HAVE to be silver I'm afraid. so they must stay.

    Your car would look epic with black / anth wheels, but the S4's must remain black.

    Love the wrap though!
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    WOW!!!

    Dude that looks amazing, I love that colour as well, its such an original colour, my uncle has recently had his Camper Van done in the same colour.
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    Yeh i would say so, but then again im bound to lol, the paint protection alone is priceless imo, but its different and i like that also.

    you and me both dani took me a while to get used to it but i think ill like it more with black wheels. but i dont think i can bring myself to spray the s4's

    Kind words dude, cheers :thumbsup:

    Ye had the kw's fitted just after

    Deffo agree there the camera don't like the colour... so haed to get it right, either shows the colour to be to light or to dark. :wtf:

    Cheers man ye i agree totally, always been a sucker for ch's even though they been done to death. been looking at the
    Nuespeed rse14's also but i think they only do them in 19's :(

    thanks guys
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    [Aug 20, 2011]
    Like the finish. A lot of effort put in there.:thumbsup:
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    [Aug 20, 2011]
    It looks great :) but there's always one thing that bugs me about wrapping/respraying cars and thats when the interior is a different colour (although you can get away with it being black).
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    That looks awesome, love the colour!:thumbsup:

    I actually like the silver wheels on the car, but then i'm not a fan of black wheels.
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    [Aug 20, 2011]
    Looks the mutts. Lovely looking motor
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    Excellent job, well impressed with how the wrap has gone on.

    Good choice of colour, and another one in favor of the wheels/colour, I'd leave it how it is, looks cool
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    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    Ye I get you there dude. Looks well when you have contrasting colours, we do wrap door shuts but we don't advise it as you have overlaying joins and can't warranty the inners due to the build up of grease n grime. But at the end of the day it's classed as a semi perm colour change and is not a respray also it's cheaper ;)

    hmmm thats my dilemma haha

    cheers dude i really can't decide.
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    Did you do just springs mate, or shocks as well?
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    Amazing skills,, a credit to you and the company...
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    that looks fab pal great work and fantastic finish and post:arco:
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    Aye hence why I wrapped my roof and mirrors - can always take it off if need be :) mirrors need redoing though. As long as there is a decent colour contrast, the inside/engine bay original colour doesn't bother me as such. But when you have a green car and a blue interior then it looks silly - even if it's hidden under the carpet it's one of them things that you know is there lol

    Top work anyways!
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    Love that!!! :)
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    Kw v1's all round dude, by the way how's Yr mom:eyebrows:

    After seeing what you turn out Dave thats a bit ott ;)

    Cheers bro :thumbsup:

    Exactly and you don't need to tell the DVLA which makes me laugh, yeh you do see some rank colours getting covered, liking the orange there nice and different.

    back at ya!! Looks mint.
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    Ah, so you're the one with the small 8=D ? :lmfao: :thumbsup:
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    love the colour dude, car looks mint!
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    Yeah it's confusing one ain't it because effectively the car hasn't 'changed' colour :p

    Cheers Damo - was hit and miss at first but once the mirrors were on I was chuffed :)
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    Ye id like to know how they let us get away with it cos from the outside it's visibly a different colour, and also how many ringers are flying around wrapped lol
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    Like this alot:wub: Looks lovely fella! Got to be the first 8L in that colour?
    Good work.
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    Cheers ash, it very well may be the only one I spent ages searching for images, but none to be found.
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    Any pics of the motor now it's got Lamin X'd lights?
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    [Nov 16, 2011]
    looks great
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    Iv seen your car in brownhill! Looks saweeet! I went into automobili today about getting the wrap on my s3, after seeing yours i reckon im gonna get it done
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    What condition is the paint in when you take the wrap off. Is there anything special to be done for removal?
    Would love to have a bright White wrapped S3, and anthracite 18" s4 wheels. So
    W day.
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    Nice one dude what colour you going for??
    What you drive Ill keep a look out for ya, did you manage to speak to Archy ?? unfortunatly i wont be wrapping your car if you did as im up to my eyes in it at untill after xmas. Automobilli didnt wrap mine tho dude, archy a good mate of mine so lets me use his unit to wrap in from time to time and I also wrap for him when needed. They good on the auto electrics side also if you ever need anything doing.

    Ahhhhhh Chris you brought it back to life.... now ill have to upload all the recent photos. cheers bro ;)

    Erm that all depends on the paintwork condition before the wrap... if good and solid there would be no damage 99.9% of the time but i paint is lifting in areas you would expect it to pull it off when de-wrapping.


    Ill get some recent pics up soon as i get chance..
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    Looks so amazing I love that colour!!!!!!

    I think your black grill, skirts and rear bumper and roof finish it off so well and make it stand out even more with such a better contrast.

    Love to get mine wrapped! WHITE!!!!! Although is it Chavy? Not sure....
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