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Old May 17th, 2011, 08:08 PM
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Vinyl Wrapping Your Rover?

This may sound retarded, but has anyone considered wrapping their Rover in vinyl? It's a cheaper alternative to paint. My issue is that I keep scratching my paint and don't want to spend $ on good paint. With vinyl I can replace whatever area gets a tear. Thoughts? Wrapping my 110 would be about $700 for gloss black vinyl.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 08:37 PM
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Truck is already rattle can! I'm looking for something slightly nicer, but not Maacco.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 08:51 PM
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The department I work for looked at vinyl wrapping police cars, but after the city wrapped their cars and found it was the worst thing they ever did they changed their minds. Apparently the stuff scrathes easily and tears when you power wash it. Maybe they went too cheap or maybe things have gotten better in the two years since they did it.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 08:52 PM
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Years ago I saw a series III in Aspen that was zebra painted b/w and looked very cool. Always thought a 90 wraped with zebra stripes would be cool. Especially if you were using it for your business.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 09:02 PM
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The department I work for looked at vinyl wrapping police cars, but after the city wrapped their cars and found it was the worst thing they ever did they changed their minds. Apparently the stuff scrathes easily and tears when you power wash it. Maybe they went too cheap or maybe things have gotten better in the two years since they did it.
Yeah, that's my main concern as I keep scratching my truck, I imagine vinyl wouldn't hold up off road very well.
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the co I work for we have done a few of these - we only do the printed ones not the solid vinyl and I can say the printed ones have a limited lifespan - around 2 years and they take a fair amount of care

the number one thing they tell you is to keep them clean - wash gently - no harsh cleaners etc

our shop truck was orange when we wrapped it but its been over a couple years and the top and hood are looking a little pink - and we did a hood for the local LR repair guy and he kept it clean for a while - went offroading and got mud all over it - tried washing it off over a week later and the mud actually etched into the laminate and ruined it

the other thing is after putting a few of these on they are not hard to do but take forever - just the one side of our shop truck took 6 hours or so

we now farm out the installation to outside companies

you can get samples from oracal with there solid color vehicle wrapping films

http://www.oracal.com/products/product.asp?seriesID=237

Let me know if you have any other questions

Oh and yes I plan on wrapping my rover at some point - since its most likely the flattest vehicle out there
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Have you thought about Rhinolining it?
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I saw do it. Your truck is already ruined, so why not.
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John Vigg from Vigg Designs (www.viggdesigns.com) has been providing hood blackouts and other vinyl decals for rovers for many years... he's wrapped his disco in matte black, and it's held up well on the trail... he also did his RR in flat silver and his toyota in drab green.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 11:25 PM
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I'd like mine in a flat grey like the G-Star truck ... however I've got a million other things that need to be done first!
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There is a product called 3M Shield, it is crystal clear and is used as an invisible bra on the front and rockers of cars. I have seen this used to wrap an entire trail vehicle over an expensive custom paint job. The downside is it cost about $2500 to do it, but the stuff is very tough and clear. Maybe you could use it to do just the sides?
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I had thought of getting my 90 wrapped with the real tree pattern as the paint was crap, i took my jacket into the vinyl place to get it scanned and they produced a good looking sample square but i thought .. nah.. i'd look like a valley's commando.
a month or so later i saw a disco wrapped in real tree .. Meh..

seen a few RR's wraped in uk ordinance survey maps .. they were interesting..

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I had thought of getting my 90 wrapped with the real tree pattern as the paint was crap, i took my jacket into the vinyl place to get it scanned and they produced a good looking sample square but i thought .. nah.. i'd look like a valley's commando.
a month or so later i saw a disco wrapped in real tree .. Meh..
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This sounds badass.
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How does it look when you open the doors?
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How does it look when you open the doors?
Who cares? It's about being badass. Owning a Defender is not unique enough. Now wrapping your Defender in a giant sticker.....that's how people know you're the real deal.
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once on trail I met a guy who was roading "the wife's 98 d1" for the fist time ever... long story short he had used kitchen clear wrap yes kitchen grade stuff to keep his ..er hum.. her rover from scratchin...
cannot tell you the outcome, him and his posse went down one trail, I went down another but it seemed to have been doing the trick at that time.
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Just go with the scratches, it's a Defender not a Mk III.
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Bumping an old thread, I know..

Here are a few links to a wrapped 110 in the UK. I'm not terrible interested in wrapping the exterior, but wonder if it would hold up if used to 'wrap' the interior (floors, seat boxes, cargo area, etc)??

Would it provide a water tight seal against the surfaces, reducing chances of rust? Kind of like a less durable version of spray in bed liner, but easy to clean? Hmmm, thoughts?

http://www.landroverworld.org/forums...ad.php?t=24637

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=iaKGnIoFSSE

P.S. -- Love this guy's Club Logo (on the hood)..
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more durable then plastic dip, much harder to apply. I wonder if the heat and the vinyl eventually deteriorate or damage the paint.

I think of stainless steel bits with the vinyl plastic on them, keeps them very fresh and scratch free. would be cool but at 900GBP (like $1800) you're talking about paint job money anyway (provided you don't need bodywork)
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