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rvtifer 02-09-2010 04:21 PM

WK black matte vinyl roof
 
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


http://lh6.ggpht.com/_e2FAXnPuyI8/S3...Y/IMG_0645.jpg

It all starts like this ...


http://lh5.ggpht.com/_e2FAXnPuyI8/S3...E/IMG_0654.jpg

Its not like you apply he entire piece at once. You need to unwrap the vinyl piece by piece as it is applied. This video shows it better than I can explain but we used magnets instead of tape to secure the vinyl in place.


http://lh6.ggpht.com/_e2FAXnPuyI8/S3...Q/IMG_0661.jpg

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.



http://lh5.ggpht.com/_e2FAXnPuyI8/S3...I/IMG_0662.jpg

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.


http://lh4.ggpht.com/_e2FAXnPuyI8/S3...k/IMG_0666.jpg

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 ....

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_e2FAXnPuyI8/S3...4/IMG_2105.jpg



http://lh4.ggpht.com/_e2FAXnPuyI8/S3...2/IMG_2116.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_e2FAXnPuyI8/S3...4/IMG_2117.jpg



http://lh6.ggpht.com/_e2FAXnPuyI8/S3...E/IMG_2121.jpg

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 ?

B.P.O.D 02-09-2010 04:25 PM

Re: WK black matte vinyl roof
 
THAT IS GREAT WORK!!!!

i think the grill and the hood would look kick a$$!!!!

Scottina06 02-09-2010 04:27 PM

Re: WK black matte vinyl roof
 
that looks sick bro! Now you need some 20's.....LOL

DJ BoNiOmArIo 02-09-2010 04:27 PM

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that roof looks really nice ... you can try photoshop and see how either or would turn out

JAYBEE3 02-09-2010 04:32 PM

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Im doing that this weekend if it doesnt rain;) It Looks Sick I Like ALOT:thumbsup:

White WK Swagga 02-09-2010 04:34 PM

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I phucking love it. I want to try this myself this spring. But what about the part above the back window?

robpp 02-09-2010 04:34 PM

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good job bro. Looks fawking SCHWEET.

KidFresh5.7 02-09-2010 04:50 PM

Re: WK black matte vinyl roof
 
Looks great, I was seriously considering doing the same, how much time did it take? what did it cost?

JAYBEE3 02-09-2010 05:05 PM

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One quick questions why does PIc #1 it looks like u have the Pillers done as well??? did you remove them??

RedRocker 02-09-2010 05:21 PM

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:headbang:

00wj 02-09-2010 05:29 PM

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great job!!! looks nice!
just one thing... i think you should do that piece that nate talking about and it would be perfect ;)

KidFresh5.7 02-09-2010 05:42 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by KidFresh5.7 (Post 147713)
Looks great, I was seriously considering doing the same, how much time did it take? what did it cost?

nevermind im dumb


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