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Thread: Facia wrap instead of paint

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    Facia wrap instead of paint

    I found one thread here about wrapping a Delorean incl the facias, but is there anyone that has wrapped onlt the facias using A color matching the original?
    I do not plan to do this myself, and have it done professionally instead having it painted. I think a wrap is stronger. I doubt there will be much price difference.
    Also I am hoping this can Be done without removing the headlights.

    Any experience or advice is welcome!

    John


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    My experience with vinyl materials has been less than stellar for exterior applications. UV and other weather situations take their toll after a couple years not to mention the aggressive angles with the front fascia can cause lifting. Especially if there is a cut off/transition from grey to black.

    If the car is garaged all the time it may not be a big deal.
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    Interesting! Please post pics if you have it done. I’ve never seen a wrapped D. Would be good for someone wanting advertising, but not screw with the original car.

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    That video is cool, but it didn’t look gold to me. More like a yellow/tan. Maybe it looks better from a different angle.

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    They wrapped that with the headlights still in there.
    If I proceed I will send pictures.


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    It will be done March 12.
    I’ll post pictures


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    I have seen 2 Deloreans "wrapped". One was the Dominos Pizza car and another was a local bar called the Breakfast club (they had it parked outside forever). Even if you use a high quality materiel to wrap the car, it does not last very long if the car is left outside in the sun and the weather. As important as the materiel is, the skill of the person applying the wrap is also important. For a really good job they should remove as much as they can so they don't have to cut the materiel up like the side mirrors, the rub strip, emblems, lights, etc. For what you could spend on a wrap job, IMHO, I would just go ahead and have it painted. They also make a chrome wrap but that is really wild (and EXPENSIVE$$$$$).
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    David is right (holy crap we agree!)
    Wraps are meant for short term (a few months to several years).

    Painting the fascias would be money well spent in the long run. The only caveat is if you want to try something new or unique (like a stainless wrap) and don't want the finality of painting.
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    I live more in central Europe, we do not have hot summers and my car is always indoors.
    Police cars and taxi’s have wrapped cars. I chose a high quality German wrap.
    I paid a deposit to order the color material so I’ll go ahead with it anyway. Not that much to loose.

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