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Old 07-12-2015, 04:16 PM
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I had tint added to the front windows matching the factory tint (20% all around) and tinted the panoramic sunroof with 5% tint. I am very happy with the quality and match. I can highly recommend Pro-Tint in Indianapolis.

How do you like the darker tint on the panoramic roof? Debating on doing this as well.

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Old 07-12-2015, 04:37 PM
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

Pulled of the matte black Laredo bumper step pad and took my first attempt at vinyl wrapping in 3M gloss black. Pulled out a large sheet a bit wider than the step pad. Kind of traced away some of the excess before I started so I had a pretty good outline that was a bit larger so I could wrap underneath to help anchor it. The stuff was pretty forgiving and I was able to apply, pull up, re-apply quite a few times until I got it where I wanted it. Smoothed out the wrinkles/bumps as I went until it was all in place. Used a standard hair dryer and used a plastic edger to get the corners flat and smooth out the pumps. Used the ecacto knife to finalize all the trim and cut some "X" holes into the clip cut outs.

The edges that show in the rear are smooth and I'd say ~95% . The wrinkles you see in the first 3 pics are completely covered by the step pad so I was not killing myself to make them look pretty. Came out pretty good for my first and only attempt. Saved me $190 for the gloss black step pad online too Now we will see how it holds up in the Texas heat. Worst case scenario is I just rip it off and I wasted like $10 in vinyl wrap.
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

New Shoes (Before, During, After). Rubicon wheels and tires on stock 2013 WK2. No rubbing or clearance issues.
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Old 07-12-2015, 07:12 PM
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

What is the largest, (width & circumference), tire you can put on a WK2?
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:18 PM
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

About 32" diameter x 11" wide.

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Old 07-13-2015, 02:21 AM
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

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Pulled of the matte black Laredo bumper step pad and took my first attempt at vinyl wrapping in 3M gloss black. Pulled out a large sheet a bit wider than the step pad. Kind of traced away some of the excess before I started so I had a pretty good outline that was a bit larger so I could wrap underneath to help anchor it. The stuff was pretty forgiving and I was able to apply, pull up, re-apply quite a few times until I got it where I wanted it. Smoothed out the wrinkles/bumps as I went until it was all in place. Used a standard hair dryer and used a plastic edger to get the corners flat and smooth out the pumps. Used the ecacto knife to finalize all the trim and cut some "X" holes into the clip cut outs.

The edges that show in the rear are smooth and I'd say ~95% . The wrinkles you see in the first 3 pics are completely covered by the step pad so I was not killing myself to make them look pretty. Came out pretty good for my first and only attempt. Saved me $190 for the gloss black step pad online too Now we will see how it holds up in the Texas heat. Worst case scenario is I just rip it off and I wasted like $10 in vinyl wrap.
You should have used this stuff.....

Works awesome and easy to use.

Cheers, Craig
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Old 07-13-2015, 06:11 AM
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

Put a set of side steps on the Laredo last Thursday. Easier for the good lady to enter & exit. I just step over them

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Old 07-13-2015, 06:17 AM
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

[QUOTE=Tillsy;1199237]Sick to death of barely fitting a measly sunnies case into the centre console (all Aussie JGC have the CD player fitted) so finally did something about it.

How long did it take you Tillsy?

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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

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How do you like the darker tint on the panoramic roof? Debating on doing this as well.
It is perfect, lets in the right amount of light without over heating or burning my shaved head.

Seriously, I strongly recommend it to everyone with the panoramic roof.
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

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I had tint added to the front windows matching the factory tint (20% all around) and tinted the panoramic sunroof with 5% tint. I am very happy with the quality and match. I can highly recommend Pro-Tint in Indianapolis.

Wow, that's 20% up front? I know light and reflections play havoc here but that still looks lighter than the rears. Stock is so damn dark!
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:03 AM
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

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You should have used this stuff.....

Works awesome and easy to use.

Cheers, Craig
How's the durability of it to the elements? Have been avoiding any paints/dips due to not wanting to have to reapply due to cracks or peeling. The rear bumper step isn't really a high traffic or very exposed area though, so just curious.
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

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Wow, that's 20% up front? I know light and reflections play havoc here but that still looks lighter than the rears. Stock is so damn dark!
The picture may be a little misleading as you mentioned the light and angles can change the look. When viewed in person it is an exact match to the factory. Keep in mind, there is a lot of light coming through the windshield that can trick the eye into thinking the fronts are not as dark as the back windows.
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