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Re: Vinyl wrapped my chrome trim

I was just quoted $175 to have my chrome window trim wrapped at a place here in town. Still debating to have it done there or do it myself. It would seem from what has been said here that doing it myself would save about $100.
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Re: Vinyl wrapped my chrome trim

Just finished mine... First it was difficult. This was my first time, so I don't know any tricks. Every trim piece has a different rubber layout, and some places are not forgiving at all.

I have mastered the vinyl bandaid...

Next the mirror is crazy, it took a few times, then I just said screw it and cut a piece and slid it under the mirror...

Overall, I would say it looks good (especially for a first time). Good Luck!
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Just finished mine... First it was difficult. This was my first time, so I don't know any tricks. Every trim piece has a different rubber layout, and some places are not forgiving at all.

I have mastered the vinyl bandaid...

Next the mirror is crazy, it took a few times, then I just said screw it and cut a piece and slid it under the mirror...

Overall, I would say it looks good (especially for a first time). Good Luck!
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I was just quoted $175 to have my chrome window trim wrapped at a place here in town. Still debating to have it done there or do it myself. It would seem from what has been said here that doing it myself would save about $100.

At my dealership they quoted my chrome trim for them to wrap it for 80 dollars your getting ripped off lol


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At my dealership they quoted my chrome trim for them to wrap it for 80 dollars your getting ripped off lol


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I would jump on $80 or $175 qoute to wrap the chrome trim. Your looking at $60-70 just in material. I was quoted $500 at a local shop that's the only reason I did it myself. It did turn out to be quite rewarding having done it myself though.


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I would jump on $80 or $175 qoute to wrap the chrome trim. Your looking at $60-70 just in material. I was quoted $500 at a local shop that's the only reason I did it myself. It did turn out to be quite rewarding having done it myself though.


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I would say most could do this. Get a sheet of 5ft by 2ft at least for the windows trim and give it a shot. Don't forget the little 3m squeegee and a sharp razor. Take your time and learn a new skill.
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Re: Vinyl wrapped my chrome trim

I just got my white 2014 Jeep GC SRT a few days ago. I traded in my 2008 Chrysler 300 SRT. It was Black on black on black, and if I could...more black, and I hated the chrome. Well, nothings changed, I still hate the chrome. GREAT write up! I can't wait to do this. In the past I'd have the chrome painted, and it never came out perfect. VINYL is clearly the way to go!

All the rides shown in this thread are gorgeous. I look forward to being a member of this forum. I've already learned something!

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Re: Vinyl wrapped my chrome trim

I just wrapped the 7 grille rings, and two lower front chrome rings, completing my chrome removal. It looks so much meaner, as you guys have seen pictures.

I did this in my house with a hair dryer, scissors, and cheap single razor blades. Professional shops that say it cant be done are way crazy. No knowledge with vinyl (other than my window trim), and I did it myself in 3 hours.

It is amazing how far this stuff stretches with a hair dryer on high heat, and some relief cuts.
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I just wrapped the 7 grille rings, and two lower front chrome rings, completing my chrome removal. It looks so much meaner, as you guys have seen pictures.

I did this in my house with a hair dryer, scissors, and cheap single razor blades. Professional shops that say it cant be done are way crazy. No knowledge with vinyl (other than my window trim), and I did it myself in 3 hours.

It is amazing how far this stuff stretches with a hair dryer on high heat, and some relief cuts.
Now you have me wondering if I should go through all the hell of trying to paint the rings again or just wrap them.
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Re: Vinyl wrapped my chrome trim

My grill comes off easier so it's up to you, but it wasn't that hard to do really. Just take your time stretching it. Hit it with heat then back off and work with it. When it gets tight, repeat. The glue won't adhere if it is too hot and stretched.


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Re: Vinyl wrapped my chrome trim

Mike14..For the 2 front bottom rings, Did you cut 2-3 inch strips and stretch it around the ring leaving a seam OR did you actually use a square ~12"x12" piece and then cut the center out?
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Mike14..For the 2 front bottom rings, Did you cut 2-3 inch strips and stretch it around the ring leaving a seam OR did you actually use a square ~12"x12" piece and then cut the center out?

I went with a square. Just take the backing off the vinyl and lay it sticky side up. Place the ring centered on it face down then flip the whole thing over. From there I used the hair dryer to warm the vinyl and it stretches really easy. I cut a relief cut straight down the center of the open area on the center but stopping an inch or so from the edge and then a half inch or so cut on a 45 angle from the top and buttom of the straight line, basically leaving you with a Y and an upside down Y. It makes it much easier to work the heated vinyl to hold the contour of the ring. A couple relief cuts in the corners tuck it around the back and trim. Good luck


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