Originally Posted by not_too_shabby
Thanks for the info. I'm going to to do the vinyl, but I may give it a go myself and if it doesn't work out, pay someone. Looks like the investment is pretty small to do it yourself, $20 or so for materials and some time watching you tube videos.
Yeah I guess its worth a shot yourself. I tried myself first and it didn't turn out good. The problem is that I think the wrap I used was not good quality because it would not easily shape to the curves and the parts that did just peeled right up not long after. This was with using a heat gun as well. It almost seemed like the wrap was just too thick. I can only imagine you want a very light and thin material that can easily stretch and conform to the contours. Unfortunately its hard to find the best stuff based off ebay adds.
I would go with the stuff mentioned earlier in this thread. That stuff might be worth a shot as it seems to be made specifically for window trim wrap. You will need a very steady hand and a good razor, but you have to be careful that you aren't scratching your original chrome trim underneath.
In my case since it was only $200 bucks done professionally, just getting it done was a no brainer, especially since I tried myself and failed.