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Old 02-26-2016, 09:44 PM
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Re: Altitude Window Trim

Has anyone tried vinyl wrapping the door handles? Does it hold up? I know plastidip won't. I (clear) dipped all the chrome in front of jeep to give it a brushed aluminum look. I am looking to complete the job.

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Old 02-27-2016, 07:31 AM
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Has anyone tried vinyl wrapping the door handles? Does it hold up? I know plastidip won't. I (clear) dipped all the chrome in front of jeep to give it a brushed aluminum look. I am looking to complete the job.

Pics of that brushed aluminum? By "(clear) dipped" are you referring to a clear plastidip spray?
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Old 02-27-2016, 10:13 AM
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Re: Altitude Window Trim

This is the second winter that my vinyl wrapped window trim has been through and it still looks new. I've been through car washes in a pinch as well with no issue.


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Old 03-01-2016, 06:00 PM
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Re: Altitude Window Trim

Here are some pics of the clear plasti-dip. I did the mirrors, chrome grille, fog surrounds, jeep logo, and the lower grille.
I need to do the rest of the chrome on the car. I know that plastic-dip will not hold up on door handles. I was going to try vinyl wrapping them but I may be best off by going with body color door handles (max steel).
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Old 03-01-2016, 06:19 PM
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Here are some pics of the clear plasti-dip. I did the mirrors, chrome grille, fog surrounds, jeep logo, and the lower grille.
I need to do the rest of the chrome on the car. I know that plastic-dip will not hold up on door handles. I was going to try vinyl wrapping them but I may be best off by going with body color door handles (max steel).
Looks good. I like the "matte" look to it. Not sure if you knew or not, but the chrome grill trim rings pop out and, I believe, the foglight bezels pop out too, but dont quote me. I know the black foglight bezels release from the back with a couple screws.

May save you some prep time the next time you do it.
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Looks great! Did you go with the matte or gloss finish? Still debating if i should get a wrap or dip on the trim.

Ps. Is your car lowered as well?
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Looks great! Did you go with the matte or gloss finish? Still debating if i should get a wrap or dip on the trim.

Ps. Is your car lowered as well?
matte. i love it, just had some issues with the first attempt in the back corners due to extreme cold, rain, and it just wasn't fully set. hopefully this application works.

no, not lowered yet, but james' links will be here this week. this weekend, i'm painting the calipers, putting on spacers and the links. will post pics, as after this i'm probably done for a bit.
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Re: Altitude Window Trim

Hey guys so I am looking to vinyl wrap my window trim. I'm looking for a shop that can do it but if I can't I'll be doing it myself. For those of you that have done it any tips for how big of a roll I should buy. I of course don't want to get half way done and realize I didn't buy enough but also don't want to be wasteful either. I'm thinking the 5ft x 4ft should be enough but just want to see how much you guys have used. Thanks


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Hey guys so I am looking to vinyl wrap my window trim. I'm looking for a shop that can do it but if I can't I'll be doing it myself. For those of you that have done it any tips for how big of a roll I should buy. I of course don't want to get half way done and realize I didn't buy enough but also don't want to be wasteful either. I'm thinking the 5ft x 4ft should be enough but just want to see how much you guys have used. Thanks

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Has anyone tried vinyl wrapping the door handles? Does it hold up? I know plastidip won't. I (clear) dipped all the chrome in front of jeep to give it a brushed aluminum look. I am looking to complete the job.
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Hey guys so I am looking to vinyl wrap my window trim. I'm looking for a shop that can do it but if I can't I'll be doing it myself. For those of you that have done it any tips for how big of a roll I should buy. I of course don't want to get half way done and realize I didn't buy enough but also don't want to be wasteful either. I'm thinking the 5ft x 4ft should be enough but just want to see how much you guys have used. Thanks
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Hate to bring the bad news, but it is not easy guys. I can pretty much guarantee that unless you are a professional, the wrap job will look terrible!! I have tried wrapping random parts on my vehicles and not only will you end up pissed off by the time you're done, you'll realize that you wasted money on the wrap, and time that you will never get back doing literally nothing because you'll end up peeling it off anyway lol. Unless it's a simple, mostly flat surface, no way!
I have attempted wrapping mirror covers, door handles, and window trim and it was all a huge fail. Not only that, but for it to be done best, atleast for an amateur, the parts need to be removed and that is a lot of work depending on the part. On my 2014 Summit I even removed the mirror covers to wrap them and STILL couldn't manage to work out all the wrinkles and creases in the big curves. Window trim and door handles were even more of a disaster lol. Sorry for sounding harsh, but just trying to save you guys time and money. It really is one of those jobs to leave to the pros.
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Hate to bring the bad news, but it is not easy guys. I can pretty much guarantee that unless you are a professional, the wrap job will look terrible!! I have tried wrapping random parts on my vehicles and not only will you end up pissed off by the time you're done, you'll realize that you wasted money on the wrap, and time that you will never get back doing literally nothing because you'll end up peeling it off anyway lol. Unless it's a simple, mostly flat surface, no way!
I have attempted wrapping mirror covers, door handles, and window trim and it was all a huge fail. Not only that, but for it to be done best, atleast for an amateur, the parts need to be removed and that is a lot of work depending on the part. On my 2014 Summit I even removed the mirror covers to wrap them and STILL couldn't manage to work out all the wrinkles and creases in the big curves. Window trim and door handles were even more of a disaster lol. Sorry for sounding harsh, but just trying to save you guys time and money. It really is one of those jobs to leave to the pros.

Thanks for the input. My first option is for a place to to them but haven't really seen any in my area yet. And if I find a place and if they are going to charge me an arm and leg for it I figure why not try it myself. I pretty handy and detailed when it comes to stuff like this so I figure before I start measuring everything out and coming up with a game plan I'll figure I'll ask. I figure if I can get the wrap for 30 bucks and even if it looks awful and I take it off. I can live with 30 bucks and an afternoon wasted. I'll keep you guys updates what I end up doing.


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Re: Altitude Window Trim

i attempted plasti dip on it...epic fail took me a week of detailing the car to get all the residue off. look for a vinyl wrap shop i am sure there is one in toronto or even maybe right south of the border in the buffalo area.
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