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Slowly but surely finishing up the color change.

Using REX products vinyl and ceramic coating over the vinyl, 10h rated hardness.

It's darker in person than it appears in these pictures, which are inspection lights.

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I look forward to seeing how it comes out. The angular lines of the 1st gen are really set off by different colors, so it'll be interesting to see how this looks.
 

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I wrapped my hood a few weeks ago. Already a matte black from PO but paint is fading. I'm using Vivid+ and I am very happy with it. Anxious to see how yours turns out. I see you took the door ding side mouldings off. Do you have a source for new ones or are you re-using them? That is really my only issue with wrapping the rest of mine...other than being patient and cursing a little too much. My hood turned out great so I want to finish soon.
 

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I wrapped my hood a few weeks ago. Already a matte black from PO but paint is fading. I'm using Vivid+ and I am very happy with it. Anxious to see how yours turns out. I see you took the door ding side mouldings off. Do you have a source for new ones or are you re-using them? That is really my only issue with wrapping the rest of mine...other than being patient and cursing a little too much. My hood turned out great so I want to finish soon.
They are being sanded and wrapped in gloss black, and reinstalled. It will accent the grey.

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I dare to ask. Did my safety green wheels inspire you to go with the green metal flake wheels?
Haven't seen them honestly. I went dark green to make the calipers pop and highlight the gloss black accents.

And here she is. All done and gussied up.

They have a back log at the shop and I have to wait 2 weeks for my wheels, so the silver looks "off" not bad, not good just off.

The bumper shadowing effect is awesome! I added a replacement for my previous headlight film with some xpell clear paint protection film.

Now to find some 35w ballasts and get my fog lights running.

That's full wrap and ceramic coating appyto every surface including the glass.

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https://imgur.com/N5MMZVt <<How I painted them is in the post 2 below yours>>

The wrap looks great!

I have yet to put on the 3M film on my headlights that I bought on ebay... I think I need to do some light duty rubbing compound/polish to make them perfect prior to applying the film. I also am going to do some kind of ceramic coating this spring, which ceramic coating did you use?
 

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https://imgur.com/N5MMZVt <<How I painted them is in the post 2 below yours>>

The wrap looks great!

I have yet to put on the 3M film on my headlights that I bought on ebay... I think I need to do some light duty rubbing compound/polish to make them perfect prior to applying the film. I also am going to do some kind of ceramic coating this spring, which ceramic coating did you use?
It's Rex products ceramic coating and Rex products vinyl.

Just parked it and I'm very impressed all the way around.

Few pics in better lighting.













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That came out great. I agree, the bumper highlights in black are unique and work well with the lines of the car.

I'll reserve judgment on the dark green wheels until you get them done and I see them on the car. I'm having a hard time visualizing that combo.
 

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The dark green is something I have just floating in my head. That color is significantly closer to black in person vs the swatch of color. Think of it this way it's a dark black/grey straight on and when the wheel is turned, it's a dark green with hints of black/grey.

I'm ultimately changing the wheels to one of my own designs. (Running a wheel company is nice some times)

The green would be for the wheels I have now, and if I'm not happy, I can re powder coat them until I am.

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Slowly but surely finishing up the color change.

Using REX products vinyl and ceramic coating over the vinyl, 10h rated hardness.

It's darker in person than it appears in these pictures, which are inspection lights.

-Byron
Is this your first time wrapping? Looking to wrap my V, but I'm not willing to pay out the ass for someone else to do it. I know wrapping if typically difficult. I'm just wondering how easy it was to wrap these bodies and if you had any pointers? Yours turned out great!
 

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Slowly but surely finishing up the color change.

Using REX products vinyl and ceramic coating over the vinyl, 10h rated hardness.

It's darker in person than it appears in these pictures, which are inspection lights.

-Byron
Is this your first time wrapping? Looking to wrap my V, but I'm not willing to pay out the ass for someone else to do it. I know wrapping if typically difficult. I'm just wondering how easy it was to wrap these bodies and if you had any pointers? Yours turned out great!
I traded a base model for the work.

It goes back for a touch-up in June.

-Byron
 
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