I initially wanted to do a full wrap like Marty did here
but could not find anybody locally with the expertise to pull off a full wrap. I settled for the roof but then decided to give it a try myself.
It took a bit under five hours. There were two of us with an occasional third pair of hands joining in. Local installers said they could do it in an hour and a half. I believe them.
We used Oracal 970. Its listed as black matte but I'd say is more semi gloss. 60” wide.
Here are some pics of process out outcome
It all starts like this ...
Its not like you apply he entire piece at once. You need to unwrap the vinyl piece by piece as it is applied.
video shows it better than I can explain but we used magnets instead of tape to secure the vinyl in place.
Further down the roof. To make the vinyl follow the relief of the roof you need to (gently) use a heat gun and that's where the cotton glove comes in handy. It slides well and you do not get burned.
If I were to do this again I would leave the roof open and save me a great deal of time (and stress) in trimming the edges.
The vinyl on the right side will need a bit of heat to conform to the roof contour. Its amazing how much the material can give.
At this stage we were more or less half way done. Cutting the it off and doing the finishing is the real tricky part. You just do not have a lot of space to play with and there is a lot of potential for screw ups. I practiced with small strips on vinyl on other parts of the car and when I was not sure of a cut, I tried on the roof of another car.
It was a fun, cheap project with an outcome that I really like ....
I did this late November and have driven close to 3,000 winter kilometers with it and there is no visible sign of wear.
What you guys think about adding the hood and/or the grill in black matte ?