1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Vinyl roof wrap?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by slade777, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. slade777
    Offline

    slade777 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Nov 24, 2010]
    Has anyone got or seen a vinyl roof wrap. Also whats everyones opinions on both look and durability???

    A mates looking a getting his done which made me think i haven't actually seen any and wondered what it would look like.

    Thanks
    #1
  2. Ash B
    Offline

    Ash B Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,832
    Likes Received:
    78
    [Nov 24, 2010]
    Slade I got my roof and spoiler wrapped gloss black mate. Looks wise it looks great as if it's painted and I've had mine on since september and not had a problem. When cleaning it just like paint just make sure there no grit or it will scratch. Use some water to losen any dirt and let it roll over. You got to be careful what cleaning products you use on it. Don't have any photos but will check for you
    #2
  3. warrenlord
    Offline

    warrenlord Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    773
    Likes Received:
    15
    [Nov 24, 2010]
    i had my last car wrapped and it was good. there are different quality in vinyl too so look into that. i was going to have mine done in gloss black as mines silver too but am unsure still on weather to do it, its only about £100 but i think on mine as its not a proper open sky it could look abit cheap and chavy
    #3
  4. slade777
    Offline

    slade777 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Nov 24, 2010]
    Cheers mate if youve got some photos that will be good. As long as its not too much effort to look after im definitely considering an early xmas pressy for myself!!!
    #4
  5. slade777
    Offline

    slade777 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Nov 24, 2010]
    The open sky is that the panoramic roof??? My old mans sprint blue has a panoramic roof looks really nice with the black roof and spoiler. I think the silver / black contrast would look good as well.

    Also when im bored / ready to sell the car is it easy to remove the wrap? how do they stick it on any glue residue??

    Cheers again guys!!!
    #5
  6. FranA3
    Offline

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,147
    Likes Received:
    250
    [Nov 24, 2010]
    im thinking about getting my roof done in black gloss vinyl ive seen ash's car its looks awesome thats where i got the idea from (thanks ash)
    #6
  7. warrenlord
    Offline

    warrenlord Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    773
    Likes Received:
    15
    [Nov 24, 2010]
    yeah open sky is the panoramic roof. from past experience i have removed a vinyl roof and it wasn't too bad, sore fingers after but still do able. there can be a slight residue left but does come off with panel wipe. like i said though some vinyls themselves are different ive heard of some pulling clearcoat off
    #7
  8. FranA3
    Offline

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,147
    Likes Received:
    250
    [Nov 24, 2010]
    ive removed vinyl off roof's in work a little tip for when you come to remove it ie to sell your car is to use a heatgun (like you would use for stripping paint off walls) and heat the vinyl up it comes off easy enough then jsut be carefull not to burn your paint in the process lol ive done it before
    #8
  9. Bugsy_27
    Offline

    Bugsy_27 Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    650
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Nov 24, 2010]
    I'm a big fan of Vinyl wraps, whether its just the roof or whole car. I say go for it and get the spoiler and mirrors done too!
    #9
  10. slade777
    Offline

    slade777 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Nov 24, 2010]
    Yeh I'd def get the spoiler done and maybe mirrors after but mainly want roof
    And spoiler
    #10
  11. FranA3
    Offline

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,147
    Likes Received:
    250
    [Nov 24, 2010]
    i saw a silver a3 done before looked outstanding mate get it done then post some pics up but as said get them mirrors done to balance it out a bit
    #11
  12. slade777
    Offline

    slade777 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    Yeh think will!!! just need to find somewhere local thats decent now. I say local willing to travel to london or birmingham so if anyone has any suggestions please feel free to let me know!
    #12
  13. haywoon
    Offline

    haywoon Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    11
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    My S3 had the roof carbon wrapped when i bought it. I had it taken off for two reasons - one being it had some scuff marks on it where someone had tried to clean somthing off it (bird sh1t maybe) which werent screaming out at you from a few feet away but on closer inspection they were noticeable and it bugged me, and the second reason being I wanted to know what was under the wrap - ie was it covering somthing up (appreciate for a wrap to work the paint suface has to be smooth etc but I still wanted to be sure....someone could have drawn a massive bell end on it in black paint for all I knew :think: )

    AFAIK the wrap came off easily and certainly didnt damage the paint or clear coat in this case but I wouldnt be sure that would apply in every case....every car is different as are lots of paint types....plus I aint a paint expert.

    A mate of mine has had his 996 GT3 replica wrapped - it was lapis blue and its now white. I believe it was done by Carbon Skin Vehicle Wrapping | Car Wraps | Vehicle Wraps | Vinyl Graphics | Car Wraps | Car Wrapping | Vehicle Wrapping| Vinyl Vehicle Wraps | Vehicle Wraps London

    I've seen it in the flesh and it does look good at first glance - the panel work is excellent - where it falls down a bit IMHO is the more complex work, for example, the GT3 wing is an odd shaped thing, the wing mirrors, the door handles that kind of thing. Its not a guff job or anything like that, but there has to be compromises. I think were it me having the whole car done I would have the smaller intricate bits painted and then wrap the rest - best of both worlds then.

    I think roof wraps work really well - they are mostly a fairly easy job to do and can transform the look of a car for a couple of hundred quid which can easily be removed at a later stage when you get bored with it or want to return the car to standard. I think when my mate had his done he was offered two types of wrap, a standard and a wrap with an extra laminate coating on it (which he went for). He's really pleased with the job the guys did for him and I think there is sommat like a 3 year warranty on the work too.

    Hope that helps.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2010
    #13
  14. Ash B
    Offline

    Ash B Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,832
    Likes Received:
    78
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    Cheers Fran:happy: A think a black roof on your car would finish it off nicely with the whole red and black theme


    No problem...Yeah i've got some on my camera i'll get them tonight for you. Na i wouldnt say it was effort to look after lol. But i think a black roof an spoiler on your car would look awesome. Get a photo of your car up and let some one photoshop it:thumbsup:
    #14
  15. slade777
    Offline

    slade777 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    Cheers ash. Yeh i think will set the car off and if i dont like it easy to take off which i like!!!!:thumbsup:

    If anyone is able to photoshop this pic with a black roof will be much appreciated!!!!! My hands not steady enough for that type of stuff!!!

    [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2010
    #15
  16. roman3000
    Offline

    roman3000 Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    [​IMG]

    It might look even better with a back spoiler too.
    On my 2005 3dr i have the roof and spoiler painted black, and a black vinyl bonnet (previous owners) and i think it looks quite good.
    #16
  17. Ash B
    Offline

    Ash B Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,832
    Likes Received:
    78
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    No problem mate. Yeah will set it off nicely and as said easy to remove.

    Get some photos up mate of yours :) And reckon you could do it with the spoiler aswell so Slade can see.
    I personally think if you do the roof got to do the spoiler aswell looks so much better.
    I reckon it looks good i'd love the new front end on my A3
    #17
  18. roman3000
    Offline

    roman3000 Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    [​IMG]

    I think without the spoiler it would look quite weird.
    #18
  19. Ash B
    Offline

    Ash B Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,832
    Likes Received:
    78
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    Looks good, any photos from the front on an above angle lol? Like the MY11 lights may buy some this month. Not a fan of the A8 wheels though, thought about changing them?
    Agree if with you it does look quite weird if the spoiler not done as if its just not meant to be lol
    #19
  20. roman3000
    Offline

    roman3000 Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    [​IMG]
    This is how the car looked like when i first got it, i HAD to change the wheels because they were too wide and were destroying the arches. I agree with you about the A8 wheels and will change to some BBS rims, but im working my way inside out on the car, interior is done so next is remap & clutch then wheels and brakes.
    [​IMG]
    I do love the MY11 lights, would recommend them, they're a great upgrade.
    Oh and these are the only decent photos have :ermm:
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2010
    #20
  21. Bugsy_27
    Offline

    Bugsy_27 Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    650
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    Yeah I say go for it seen as it suits your car so well, spoiler and mirrors too! :icon_thumright:

    Came across this guy on twitter, Yiannimize World He's quoted £1,300 to wrap a whole A3 in matte black.
    #21
  22. warrenlord
    Offline

    warrenlord Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    773
    Likes Received:
    15
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    thats expensive i know a company that can do them for around 850/900
    #22
  23. haywoon
    Offline

    haywoon Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    11
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    Here are some photos of mine with a carbon wrap roof before it was removed:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #23
  24. Bugsy_27
    Offline

    Bugsy_27 Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    650
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    Wheres that? got their site?
    #24
  25. slade777
    Offline

    slade777 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Nov 25, 2010]

    Cheers for doing that for me mate. Definately going to do it as well as the spoiler. Really like the look and fact can take it off when I like. Anyone have any suggestions of any good wrappers near London or Birmingham??
    #25
  26. Bugsy_27
    Offline

    Bugsy_27 Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    650
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    Done a quick photo shop of it for you mate, added a touch of Lamin-X too, just to give you an idea.

    Anyone wants a photo shop doing, give me a shout.


    [​IMG]
    #26
  27. slade777
    Offline

    slade777 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    Cheers mate looks got with the mirrors an spoiler aswell. Thanks for doing the Photoshop I'm **** at that stuff.
    #27
  28. Blueie
    Offline

    Blueie He who dears' wins!!

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Messages:
    347
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    #28
  29. estwing
    Offline

    estwing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    #29
  30. Ash B
    Offline

    Ash B Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,832
    Likes Received:
    78
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    Slade sorry about the sh*t quality...I actually dont have a decent photo lol. But here some close up photos and two photos of my car dirty as it shows the black roof/spoiler quite well.
    I'll try get some better photos for you at somt stage but doubt the weather gonna be nice lol.[​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    #30
  31. Realtor
    Offline

    Realtor Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2010
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    looks good - i am having my MY11 ibiswhite a3 sb wrapped in a couple of weeks. A friend of mine does it for a living, so the plan is:

    - roof from frontwindow to backwindow.
    - chrome frame in the singleframe grill
    - middle front spoiler so it looks a little like s-line
    - maybe also foglight housings.

    going for matte black vinyl.
    #31
  32. slade777
    Offline

    slade777 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Nov 25, 2010]

    Ash i love your car!!!!!

    The wrap looks wikid thanks for putting the pics up!!!
    #32
  33. slade777
    Offline

    slade777 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    Wheres your mate based???? Maybe interested in putting some business his way if its not too far from me.
    #33
  34. FranA3
    Offline

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,147
    Likes Received:
    250
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    it says he is in denmark so im guessing somewhere there
    #34
  35. slade777
    Offline

    slade777 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    Lol well not too local then!!! next time ill think to look before opening my mouth!!!
    #35
  36. FranA3
    Offline

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,147
    Likes Received:
    250
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    lol simple mistake i had to look twice haha , have a look on the internet im sure there are loads of places that do wrapping there's loads down here in south wales , i think maybe places that do sign writing like you see on vans do wrapping but dont quote me on that i maybe wrong
    #36
  37. slade777
    Offline

    slade777 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    Yeh just found one in my town so emailed them for a guide price. Want to see some of their work first as well before i get them to do it.
    #37
  38. FranA3
    Offline

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,147
    Likes Received:
    250
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    ah cool let us know what they say as im interested in getting this done also
    #38
  39. warrenlord
    Offline

    warrenlord Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    773
    Likes Received:
    15
    [Nov 25, 2010]
    Whoelswraps

    you can see just how good they have finished off an A3. gives a reak good idea on the whole thing.

    check out some of the more difficult work like around mirrors handles ect spot on
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2010
    #39
  40. Ash B
    Offline

    Ash B Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,832
    Likes Received:
    78
    [Nov 26, 2010]
    Thanks Slade:happy: No problem mate sorry they werent the best
    #40

Share This Page