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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

Hi could you give me a link for this as I cant find it lol
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

Wrapped my chrome window trim with metallic black vinyl.

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Wrapped my chrome window trim with metallic black vinyl.









Nice. Did they do the rear window in one piece? Or is the bottom 1/2 separate. Also how many pieces on the front window?
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Rear window was one piece. They removed the trim piece that goes behind the side view mirrors to wrap them as they didnt like how it turned out without removing them so i think its 3 pieces for the front window. If it wasn't removed it would be only 1. Hope that helps?
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Rear window was one piece. They removed the trim piece that goes behind the side view mirrors to wrap them as they didnt like how it turned out without removing them so i think its 3 pieces for the front window. If it wasn't removed it would be only 1. Hope that helps?


Awesome. That's the way to do the rear. Looks good. I know what you are talking about on the front. Still need to get mine done. But everyone has an opinion on how to do it or not do it.
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

i'm in the process of replacing my gloss black with black satin.

here's what i did yesterday. today i did the rear driver side door and the front passenger door.
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

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i'm in the process of replacing my gloss black with black satin.



here's what i did yesterday. today i did the rear driver side door and the front passenger door.


Great job. Please do share any techniques. I will do mine. Are you using heat? My heat gun is 700-1500. I used it for the rear stomp pad surround. But it was too hot when I tried to do the grill rings.
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Sure thing. See below. $250 included labor and material. They wrapped in 3M matte black and sealed it.

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Great job. Please do share any techniques. I will do mine. Are you using heat? My heat gun is 700-1500. I used it for the rear stomp pad surround. But it was too hot when I tried to do the grill rings.
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Since this is my second time doing it, it's coming out better this time because i'm being more patient. The last time I did it I think I was hungover and the sun was hot as hell lol

The only heat I'm using is the texas sun, but not really because I'm doing it in the shade this time and not hungover lol.

My technique is better since I've been putting vinyl on a bunch of stuff haha. It just takes practice, patience and attention to detail if you want it to look good.

This is what i do.

Peel the precut stencil i made and place it on the trim.

Run my fingers along the trim to get the vinyl flat and bubble free. i dont apply too much pressure yet in case i have to lift it to rearrange it.

Once i'm satisfied i'll press it with my fingers

The tricky part is the edges because if you stretch the vinyl and cut right along the edge the chrome is going to show because the vinyl will want to retract some. So on the edges i'll lift the vinyl and work it against the grooves and then cut it but with a little extra left and then if i need to cut more i do. Rather that cutting too much and throwing some f bombs and stuff.

Once i finish mine this week i'm just going to let the texas heat heat it lol.

One thing i will be doing this time. On the rear windows where it curves at the bottom corner, i'll be applying some adhesion promoter in hopes that this time it doesnt lift. I do the rear windows in 2 pieces because it's easier to handle the vinyl since it's just me.
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Forgot to mention

Clean the crap out of the trim with isopropyl alcohol
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Once i finish mine this week i'm just going to let the texas heat heat it lol.
Yeah, don't pop any bubbles or imperfections. Once it's been in the sun a few times those will all even out. If you pop a bubble you'll end up with a mark in the vinyl.
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Awesome. That's the way to do the rear. Looks good. I know what you are talking about on the front. Still need to get mine done. But everyone has an opinion on how to do it or not do it.
Yes just depends on who does it i guess and how confident they are. I added a couple more pics to my first post. Also i will be having a go at doing my mirror covers soon. The passenger side got smashed by rocks flung up by the mower guys cutting grass on the sides of the freeways.
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