Or for people who could do a very good quality respray (and will do under the wrap), but are interested in having something a bit different that will highlight the design of the body rather differently to how gloss paint would.
Anyway it's not matt grey like a dodgy coat of dulex emulsion, it's a proper wrap as used by OEMs. I know what you mean about dodgy matt being for rat cars, but done properly it looks good, having seen it on M3's, SLS's and a few others I know the matt gunmetal looks fantastic when done right - but if we end up thinking it looks rubbish we'll just peel it off
Anyway, what's so wrong with doing something a bit different, especially when it's your own car?
Right then, back to the task at hand - today's update.
Don't you hate prepping bodies for work? You spend all day filling and sanding and filling and sanding and what you stand back to admire your work it's still body that's a load of different colours that somehow seems no nearer done! Maybe it'll be ready for some primer tomorrow, maybe...
So to stop myself going mad I got on with a few other things, first up was wrapping the exhaust manifold. Why? well why not, mostly it's for aesthetics, but obviously it'll also help keep the engine bay temps down and wrapping also reduces radiated noise.
I also finished of the body side hole for the tail pipe, doesn't look too bad and you won't see it anyway so hardly needs to be perfect. You can also see how close the wheel well and tank are!
Then I spent an age sorting out the wings - seems when I first fit them I didn't do much good at getting the clearances to the doors and bonnet any good.... woops. Anyway all sorted now and fitted on some brackets to mount the mid point of the arches plus got some etch primer on the insides, plan to get some stone chip paint on them tomorrow.
Looking good, love the tailpipe, looks spot on in there and nice work on the bumper mods I like the sound of the grey wrap, I'll be very interested to see how it goes as it seems like a viable alternative to paint!
Another day, another update. Not really a lot to report from today, since it's been a day of more body prepping, yay!
So inside of the wings are now painted in anti stone chip, which should hopefully stop any crack appearing in the fibreglass.
One of the reasons things have been going a bit slow is the bonnet. Sadly it had apparently been 'repaired' by a blind monkey with a rattle can of something that seems to react with any paint I put near it, which meant the only way forward was to strip it back which took an age! Anyway all done now - there's a bit of filler in it where the original repair is
And other than that it's just been more filling and sanding!
Hopefully I should have most bits ready for a coat of primer soon..... so next year then! lol
Looking forward to seeing this in wrap. As you say, if you don't like it you can peel it off.
Whilst I do like some of the satins, I was just looking at a satin black 911 yesterday and thought, "in a country that gets approximately 12 hours sun a day (sunrise to sunset!) with temeratures generally around 35, why?" It must be murder when it's been parked up for an hour, especially with leather seats and shorts!
Well it's taken all week, cost me a lot of skin and been laden with issues (reacting paint, panels covered in dents so I had to use 5ltrs of filler primer!) but the Capri is finally painted!
it's going to need a bit of cutting back and a quick polish, but it's come out pretty well. And no it doesn't need to be as good as it is given it's going to be wrapped, but it seems I'd lost the ability to just do things fast and dirty and now have to do them as best I can! Ah well it'll be finished eventually, next up I guess is getting it running/driving.
Must have missed this? What's the wrap finish going to be?
Will be done in a satin finish, gunmetal metallic - much like the shade used on the AMG SLS and BMW M3.
And yes I've done a bit of wrapping before, but on things the sizes of dashs so it will be a learning process! But there should be 4 of us and the wind will be kept at bay so I'm hopeful it'll go ok (que it all going terribly wrong!)