|04-20-2014 01:35 AM|
|Gumbys69||That xpel stuff is amazing! I've seen it on a few cars and one guy took a wire brush to it and it fixed itself, really weird stuff!|
|04-20-2014 12:57 AM|
DipYourCar.com has full car kits for $300-$400 (including sprayer)
|04-20-2014 12:41 AM|
|MANGOJK15||When my Altitude arrives in the coming weeks I am having Xpel Stealth applied to the grille to protect the matte black paint. In addition, I am going to have Xpel Ultimate applied to the entire hood, fenders, windshield surrounds, bumper inserts, door cups, Trucklites, and fog lights. Xpel Stealth is designed to protect matte paint or give standard clear coat paint a matte finish while maintaining the original color. Xpel Ultimate is a clear, self-healing film with no matte properties. Both Ultimate and Stealth provide excellent protection to any vehicle.|
|04-19-2014 11:16 PM|
|SOA11||I can have a gecko green now..|
|04-19-2014 11:08 PM|
carbon fiber = cool
|11-20-2013 11:30 AM|
|blackandlime||Its not that expensive. I got the carbon fiber wraps on amazon 5ftx5ft sheet for $70|
|11-20-2013 11:28 AM|
|blackandlime||My carbon wrap was made by 3m.|
|11-20-2013 11:28 AM|
|blackandlime||Carbon fiber wraps work great and very durable. I had it on for over a year on my hood to give it a two tone color look and it did great. When I wanted a change all I had to do was heat it a little with a hair dryer and it peeled right off with on marks or wear on the paint. Great stuff.|
|08-10-2013 08:23 PM|
yes our clear bra guy is certified, i personally along with everybody at my company is 3m certified with vinyl install.
|07-29-2013 11:38 PM|
|Jstraw||Do,you heat the vinyl like shrink wrap? How does the edges line up?|
|07-29-2013 11:18 PM|
|PieFace||Is this guy certified with XPEL? I know a lot of people looking to get trucks wrapped.|
|07-29-2013 10:28 PM|
|07-29-2013 09:05 AM|
Who is the guy in NJ? Looking to do this to my Wrangler Unlimited...
|05-24-2013 12:20 AM|
Hey everyone...I have a friend that works at a vinyl wrap shop. And he is a Jeeper.
His name is Chad, the site is here. He;d be happy to answer any questions on this stuff. Tell them Scott sent ya.
|05-23-2013 02:05 AM|
SO MANY CHOICES!!!!
What is opticoat?
How much did the xpel coat cost?
I want full coverage on the hood-I got mud all over the hood last time I went wheeling and now I have some sopts that I cant buff out from it... I dont want that to get worse thats for sure
|05-22-2013 11:17 PM|
|05-22-2013 10:52 PM|
300 is a bit much if you have to do it over and over...
so is the 1500.00
the trailskinz are 250... and come off and go back on...or even better custom ones... starting at 189.
|05-22-2013 08:45 PM|
you can see a full review on facebook.com/jeeplab
where we talk about really putting it to the test in moab.
|05-22-2013 07:51 PM|
|05-22-2013 04:18 PM|
|05-22-2013 04:16 PM|
And a nice KCCO flag for the jeep..
|05-22-2013 04:12 PM|
|05-22-2013 02:47 PM|
I like my color and I mainly want to protect my hood and doors. I will check out that clear film.
Thanks for all the help!
|05-22-2013 02:45 PM|
|05-22-2013 02:45 PM|
|05-22-2013 10:27 AM|
I originally wanted an Orange Crush JKU, but since production ended on them late last year, and the ones I CAN find are either out of my price range or loaded with stuff I don't want. I ended up ordering a white JKU 6speed (which I'm currently "patiently" awaiting) and plan to do the vinyl wrap. Both for color and for the added protection (even if it's a little bit). Plus when I get bored I can just remove it, keep it white or do another color.
After researching this for a while (did I mention I'm "patiently" waiting?) I came across this site http://www.metrorestyling.com/3M-Sco...80-s/16764.htm which sells the vinyl in 5 foot rolls by max of 70 feet. I ordered two 1'x5' rolls (orange and matte green) for about $18 shipped each to compare and test. I actually even wrapped my laptop in the orange.
It's tedious to do it yourself but from estimates I should be able to do the whole jeep for about $450 in materials + time and patience. Or you can pay to get it done for anywhere from $1500-$2000.
I was also looking into Plasti Dip and bought some in black and blaze orange for tests. I think I'm just going to be using it for accents though.
|05-22-2013 09:57 AM|
|WhiskeyMike||I saw an ad on the TV show Extreme 4x4 Saturday for 3M film that was released for DIY. Might want to look at that. I've thought about doing the front facing things.|
|05-22-2013 08:59 AM|
You can certainly do this if you want. The suggestions above have covered many options.
There is another member here who used a clear film to protect his entire Jeep. He loves the product and has verified it's healing properties.
If you like your color and just want to protect it, the clear film in the thread referenced may be for you.
If you like the idea of a color change, or a matte finish, some of the other options may be more appropriate.
I don't recall the price, but any of these products will run you a pretty penny for sure. But if you value the finish of your paint above all else, this may be for you.
If you do anything, be sure to post pics. We love pics.
|05-22-2013 08:21 AM|
|05-22-2013 07:56 AM|
|dukedallas||I'd love to do just my grill in like a black carbon fiber wrap.|
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