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What are you thoughts on wrapped cars? I found a guy locally (Virginia Beach) that will wrap my car in a custom design for $4k then I found a guy in New Jersey that will wrap my car for $2500 but I have to send my car to Jersey or I have to stay in Jersey for 3-4 days. I definitely want to make sure that it is worth it before I spend the money/time getting it done.
 

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I have no experience w/having a car wrapped however I think it is a great way to customize your vehicle w/o impacting resale value. I've seen "one of a kind wraps" that wouldn't appeal to everyone but the fact they were wrapped it could be removed. Along w/the customization aspect I've heard that wrapping protects the paint... so for those two reasons if one wants to customize the exterior color of their car it's a win, win.
 

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I agree with fired00d. Wrapping your car gives you the ability to customize your car without permanent results. Just a reminder, wrapping is like anything else, some are better than it than others and the results show over time. Heating to shrink around areas can lift and peel over time. So make sure to do your homework on who you choose to wrap your car. Check out some of their finished products months after they did the work instead of right after. Good luck and looking forward to seeing what you have planned.
 

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I have no experience w/having a car wrapped however I think it is a great way to customize your vehicle w/o impacting resale value. I've seen "one of a kind wraps" that wouldn't appeal to everyone but the fact they were wrapped it could be removed. Along w/the customization aspect I've heard that wrapping protects the paint... so for those two reasons if one wants to customize the exterior color of their car it's a win, win.
thank you!!

I agree with fired00d. Wrapping your car gives you the ability to customize your car without permanent results. Just a reminder, wrapping is like anything else, some are better than it than others and the results show over time. Heating to shrink around areas can lift and peel over time. So make sure to do your homework on who you choose to wrap your car. Check out some of their finished products months after they did the work instead of right after. Good luck and looking forward to seeing what you have planned.
thank you!! I will figure it out after Christmas ?
 

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Before I bought my accord, I had my Infiniti G37 wrapped, a matte finish. I live in Chicago and do not have access to a garage, before I sold my G, the wrap was 2 years old and had minimal damage (breakaway near license plate area, around fog light housing etc.). My point is, you will get all types of prices (I paid $3200), it’s critical to look at their work because a good wrap and one that is maintained should last 3-5 years, sometimes longer if in a warmer climate. I’d say a good price is between $2500-$3500. They can be quite a pain to maintain but do truly give you a custom vehicle look. I went with a company that specializes in fleet services, I felt their level of knowledge was justifiable. Here’s a photo.
 

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Before I bought my accord, I had my Infiniti G37 wrapped, a matte finish. I live in Chicago and do not have access to a garage, before I sold my G, the wrap was 2 years old and had minimal damage (breakaway near license plate area, around fog light housing etc.). My point is, you will get all types of prices (I paid $3200), it’s critical to look at their work because a good wrap and one that is maintained should last 3-5 years, sometimes longer if in a warmer climate. I’d say a good price is between $2500-$3500. They can be quite a pain to maintain but do truly give you a custom vehicle look. I went with a company that specializes in fleet services, I felt their level of knowledge was justifiable. Here’s a photo.
Love the blue! I appreciate the information. I’m still stuck on whether I want to wrap it or not. Since I wouldn’t be driving it in 2 years, I’m wondering if it will be worth it. I’m giving the car to my kids and I’m not sure my 16 yr olds will care for the car like I do lol!
 

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Love the blue! I appreciate the information. I’m still stuck on whether I want to wrap it or not. Since I wouldn’t be driving it in 2 years, I’m wondering if it will be worth it. I’m giving the car to my kids and I’m not sure my 16 yr olds will care for the car like I do lol!
Thank you!! Hmmm, that is a good point as I would feel the same too lol. What about plasti dip? That may be a more cost effective and interim solution for you. I don’t know much about it though.
 

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I’ve Plasti-dipped my emblems. Easy. I’ve also done a little PPF wrapping of my trunk deck and door cups; it’s time consuming and patience is a must. It’s like most things: we can all do-it-ourselves and make it 95% good, but a pro takes it that final 5%. In PDs case, it’s a smooth, consistent finish that is worth the money (not to mention the time it takes to compete).
BUT, PD isn’t permanent. If you want to do it, do it; you can always pressure wash/peal it off if it doesn’t look good to you (& that’s the most important thing).
 
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I decided that I am going to wrap just the roof of the car myself. I will get it done by February since I am working on a few projects at once.
 

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I decided that I am going to wrap just the roof of the car myself. I will get it done by February since I am working on a few projects at once.
awesome!! Which brand wrap and color did you go with? I ordered the wrap for my roof already should have it done this weekend. You planning on removing the fin antenna or wrapping with it still on? I’m gonna remove mine Wednesday at work and just tape off the hole until I lay down the wrap. If you need help with the antenna removal feel free to hit me up. And be sure to post the finished results!!
 

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awesome!! Which brand wrap and color did you go with? I ordered the wrap for my roof already should have it done this weekend. You planning on removing the fin antenna or wrapping with it still on? I’m gonna remove mine Wednesday at work and just tape off the hole until I lay down the wrap. If you need help with the antenna removal feel free to hit me up. And be sure to post the finished results!!
I was doing some research and I decided to go with 3M wraps and the color that I am going to do is Gloss 1080 CF12 Black Carbon Fiber. I was stuck on the Dragon Fire Red for awhile but I changed my mind just in case if my rims fade (my rims are black/red) plus the carbon fiber will go with the theme of my car.

I’m going to remove the fin antenna. I watched a few videos about removing it and it seems like a long process that may be a pain in the ass. I will definitely post it whenever I do it. My current project is working on replacing my headlights/taillights. Let me know how your wrap comes out! ☺
 
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