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adamw
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks amazing - well done
Colour really suits the 996 too
& those wheels worship

Great result thumbsup
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

infrasilver wrote:
Some pictures at long last.... in a couple of different lights and angles, I had to drive quite a way to get good light.




Eilean Donan is a long way for good light Laughing

Hats off, good job and mad skillz!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks amazing, totally spurred me on to get mine done now.

I was contemplating doing my wheels same colour as well.

Spot on for doing a road trip this time of year as well up here.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice work. Targa looks fab! thumbsup
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Y2K wrote:
Eilean Donan is a long way for good light Laughing


Yeah, but I also needed milk.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

coullstar wrote:
That looks amazing, totally spurred me on to get mine done now.

I was contemplating doing my wheels same colour as well.

Spot on for doing a road trip this time of year as well up here.


In truth if I had the time before taking it out the wheel colour would have changed, I want them silver and I have 911R style decals for the sides. Silver stripes with yellow PORSCHE writing, silver matching the wheels (when done) and yellow matching the calipers Dont know

In my head it looks good although it might be a shame to ruin how it currently looks.

Road trips are to be done in all weather conditions?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work, looks fab! Cool Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks stunning Chris thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to admit, with the earlier photos I was worried it was going to look, er terrible... but now its all done it looks ace! Well done!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

infrasilver wrote:
Y2K wrote:
Eilean Donan is a long way for good light Laughing


Yeah, but I also needed milk.



Grin

Car looks ace. The new stripes and wheel colour change should top it off nicely. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've put the wrap through the ringer over the last couple of days with snow, ice and salt battering the car and I do have a bit of lifting on the front wheel arch edges of the side skirt, I think previous stone chips have let the weather get behind it, so one more panel to re do but will require prepping and sealing a bit better. In general though I'm happy its mostly holding up so well.

I'm also surprised how just different light makes the colour change so much.



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

infrasilver wrote:
I do have a bit of lifting on the front wheel arch edges of the side skirt
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so one more panel to re do but will require prepping and sealing a bit better

Might be worth getting a tin of 3M Primer 94... Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colour looks fantastic and well done for having a go at that yourself! I’ve done decals on the motorbikes and once decided I was going to wrap some panels, three hours later they were getting painted!! Damn frustrating stuff
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris993C2 wrote:
infrasilver wrote:
I do have a bit of lifting on the front wheel arch edges of the side skirt
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so one more panel to re do but will require prepping and sealing a bit better

Might be worth getting a tin of 3M Primer 94... Thumb


I was told it was the same as Acrylic Lacquer so have used that on most exposed edges but only once the vinyl was stuck down, I sealed the edges with it. I just think the surface was a little rough and hadn't sealed very well, no major problem as anything else I have to re-do won't take long.

jond58 wrote:
Colour looks fantastic and well done for having a go at that yourself! I’ve done decals on the motorbikes and once decided I was going to wrap some panels, three hours later they were getting painted!! Damn frustrating stuff


A bit of practise and patience is the key
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

infrasilver wrote:
Chris993C2 wrote:
Might be worth getting a tin of 3M Primer 94... Thumb

I was told it was the same as Acrylic Lacquer so have used that on most exposed edges but only once the vinyl was stuck down, I sealed the edges with it.

Admittedly I've only ever used Primer 94 as an adhesion promoter with VHB tapes (ie: 3M 4611F), but it makes a huge difference to how well things stick.
Plus it smells divine... Cloud 9
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris993C2 wrote:
infrasilver wrote:
Chris993C2 wrote:
Might be worth getting a tin of 3M Primer 94... Thumb

I was told it was the same as Acrylic Lacquer so have used that on most exposed edges but only once the vinyl was stuck down, I sealed the edges with it.

Admittedly I've only ever used Primer 94 as an adhesion promoter with VHB tapes (ie: 3M 4611F), but it makes a huge difference to how well things stick.
Plus it smells divine... Cloud 9


Some updates on the wrap.

It has held up fairly well over the Winter but some edges had lifted at the rear wheel arches and a couple of other panels. I had already done the drivers front wing and the third brake light panel due to lifting and a crack on the wing back in mid January as you can see below.











Today I wanted to correct some lifting I had around the filler flap and door edges of the front wing. With the weather being warmer the material is so much easier to work with and hardly needs any heat compared to when it was minus 3 degrees in November and January when I was doing it.

I took onboard about the 3M primer mentioned by Chris993C2 above and had bought a tin a few weeks ago in preparation.

I pulled all the edges of the filler opening after removing the flap and the edge of the wing to where it was lifting. I cleaned them with IPA and edge coated with 3M Primer.





I had previously been using the acrylic lacquer but this didn't fair as well as I'd hoped, I think just in the first few instances the 3M primer seems to work better so I hope to use it on more lifting panel edges as I go around the car getting it ready for Summer.

Front wing edges repaired.



I still need to completely do the rear pop up spoiler, I have loads of bubbles on this, I think it may be due to the heat from the engine and the drivers side skirt due to stone chips and water ingress, I may double the wrap up on both ends for more protection. Unsure what to do about the rear arches yet but they may require fully wrapping again, in which case I will probably have to buy more material.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work. The colour reminds me of Jaguar French blue. I've tried wrapping a few bits but I just don't have the patience for it. It always looks so easy when you see the pros do it.

Can I ask what those wheels are and what sizes?
 
  
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