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post #1 of 12 Old 02-04-2019, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone wrap their Jeep

Our JKU's paint is getting long in the tooth, wondering if anyone has experience wrapping their Wrangler, cost, durability? Are there different Mil's available for instance?

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I remember @DOOKEY did his TJ by himself, maybe he'll chime in.

I think wrapping technology has came a long way in just the past few years. Seems to be done a lot nowadays.

I'd like to hear more about it too.

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I'm getting ready to camo wrap my side by side, so I'm curious too.
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I know a guy that wrapped his around a tree. The insurance company bought it and he has a pretty cool YJ now.

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Yeah I know a few guys who wrapped trees too...

I'll check around and post back

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I figured this thread would have had lots of folks chiming in.

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I'll chime on in ... just paint it yella.

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I had my Totl Innovation hood wrapped for $100 bux. Meh. You can get better results with some filler primer and a rattle can. Intricate shapes are impossible. It looked ok at first, but some hot/cold cycles and a bush bash...the finer edges all developed flaps.
Leave the wraps and magnetic pin stripe panels for the idiots running 35's on 22" chrome.

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A professional wrap costs damn near as much as a professional paint job. The difference being, a wrap has the ability of being printed with any graphics desired while painting that graphic could be cost prohibitive.

Ever put a decal/sticker over uneven surfaces?
Consider that you could paint it yourself, with a little elbow grease for a good prep, and you'd likely get a better, longer lasting result than wrapping it yourself...which still requires some elbow prep.

If/when I get my OEM paint in such bad shape as to beg for a refresh, I'm not likely to be too concerned about the outcome. Adequate prep work and a consistent finish would be my goals. Rhino-liner, outdoor deck paint, rattle can, whatever...you know, something I could show at SEMA in the "everyman" category.
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I've wrapped mine a few times. Its pretty simple if you take your time and use good film.





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Just curious. How much more for the graphics than a solid, whose "film" did you use, and how much were each wrap?
Were these die-cut or sheets?
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Just curious. How much more for the graphics than a solid, whose "film" did you use, and how much were each wrap?
I had a local guy print the one with my shop name and it was about $750 IIRC on 3m matte film. The camo print was just a generic print from mossy oak on 3m film.



I get most the solid color wrapping films from https://www.metrorestyling.com/wrap-vinyl-s/23.htm


Here is one that I did the top half using 3m flat black



The camo was a pre printed roll





The one with the shop logo were panels that you have line up






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