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post #11 of 18 Old 07-17-2014, 09:04 PM
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Just wondering where you ordered this wrap from? I had the front end of my ED done at the dealer when I bought it but I really like what you have done here and wouldn't mind giving it a try!

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I finally got around to finishing up the vinyl wrap on my truck. I know that I promised to take some pics of the process, but working alone, I just didn't have enough hands to make it happen. What I will do is post links to the YouTube videos that I used for reference on how to do it. It was definitely a learning experience and there were a couple areas that really gave me some trouble, but I did manage to overcome them and it turned out quite well. The biggest pain in the ass was wrapping the corner of the cab. There are a number of complex curves, both concave and convex and it took me a number of attempts to realize that using heat to pre-stretch the vinyl was necessary to get it to conform without wrinkling. I found a video on wrapping a side view mirror that showed me the technique I needed to use. Trimming the vinyl to size after it was installed was another technique that I had to learn. The trick is to place a layer of vinyl tape along where the cut needs to be, I used pinstriping tape, lay the vinyl over it and then cut through the vinyl over the tape so you don't damage the paint underneath, then pull the tape off and stick the vinyl back down. It worked great.

Anyway, here are a few shots of the finished product, followed by some of the videos I used for reference if any of you brave souls would like to attempt it:










Cookie's Heat Gun Skills

Cookie's Squeegee Techniques

Wrapping a Side View Mirror

3M Wrapping Techniques
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Great wrap here. Hopefully over time it does peel or scratch or anything.

Have you done anything like this on your other vehicles, or past vehicles? Seems like you have good taste.
I've restored or customized a number of cars, but this is the first truck that I'be had the opportunity to play with. I'm thinking a winch mounted behind the front bumper might be the next mod in line.

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I've restored or customized a number of cars, but this is the first truck that I'be had the opportunity to play with. I'm thinking a winch mounted behind the front bumper might be the next mod in line.

Tom
Very cool, I`ll stay tuned for more updates. It`s looking greet so far. Good job.
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Fine Job!! Those steps are perfect for your truck too. High five!
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That looks extremely clean! One thing for sure is that other owners will be asking you about it when they see you on the road
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Wow! That looks freakin awesome! I like your idea! I'll consider doing my own vinyl wrap project as well but will probably seek some professional help from Gatorwraps | Vehicle & Car Wraps | Signs & Banners.
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I would also love to have my truck vinyl wrapped.

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