IPD sale Volvo Parts
Did you know? 🤔
Logged in users can get email notification of topic replies Log in or register (free).
Amazon Link Buy your stuff using this and it helps MVS!

Anyone interested in vinyl wrapping info?

Come on in, introduce yourself and say hi! List Volvo events here. Have a hot Volvo? Show it off here.
s10lowrider1994
Posts: 107
Joined: Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:04 pm
Year and Model: 2000 v70
Location: USA
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 3 times
United States of America
s10lowrider1994

Anyone interested in vinyl wrapping info?

Post by s10lowrider1994 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:34 pm

Won’t be a Volvo, but I’m going to be wrapping my Saab 9-5 shortly. I’d gladly put up pics and tips if anyone is interested. I hit a deer over the winter, got a new hood and fixed the fender but the whole car could really use some attention. It’s straight but the paintjob is showing it’s age. I don’t want to spend the time or money to repaint it, plasti dip is ghetto, so wrapping seems like the happy medium.



User avatar
June
Posts: 1314
Joined: Wed May 04, 2016 11:18 am
Year and Model: 2004 S80 T6
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Has thanked: 196 times
Been thanked: 94 times
United States of America
June

Re: Anyone interested in vinyl wrapping info?

Post by June » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:06 pm

I have wondered if wapping would be a fix for my peeling roof rails. Unfortunately Volvo is out of stock rails. Yes keep us posted. June
These users thanked the author June for the post:
s10lowrider1994


My Volvo cars owned
1989 740 GLT ordered
1994 850 4door standard shift ordered
1996 960 ordered
1998 S90 ordered totalled after 3 weeks
1998 V70 GT dealer stock car
2002 S80 T6 ordered totalled
2004 S80 T6 dealer stock car and current car owned

s10lowrider1994
Posts: 107
Joined: Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:04 pm
Year and Model: 2000 v70
Location: USA
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 3 times
United States of America
s10lowrider1994

Re: Anyone interested in vinyl wrapping info?

Post by s10lowrider1994 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:05 pm

Ordered enough to do a fender to see if I like the color. Went with Avery gloss dark blue metallic. Should be here in a few days, I’ll post some pics and hopefully be ordering a roll if the color is good.
These users thanked the author s10lowrider1994 for the post:
matthew1



vjaneczko
Posts: 1544
Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:26 am
Year and Model: 2006 S60R
Location: Austin, TX
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 2 times
United States of America
vjaneczko

Re: Anyone interested in vinyl wrapping info?

Post by vjaneczko » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:31 am

I had my roof wrapped and the installer didn't even bother to wash the surface before installing it, but I only found out after I picked up the car. I felt completely scammed and chalked it up to 'lesson learned'. Make sure you wash & clay any surface that will be wrapped or it'll stick out like a sore thumb and you'll have to do it all over again.

We're coming up on the four year anniversary and It's gotten a little faded. Not sure if it's the brand that was used or if it's common for a wrap to fade. Either way, it was garage-kept most of the time so you might want to look into that. I plan on having it redone this summer so I'll be digging into the topic more and more. Might even attempt to do it myself.
Attachments
20140617_143213(1).jpg
These users thanked the author vjaneczko for the post:
s10lowrider1994


"He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which." - Douglas Adams

1997 855 GLT - R.I.P.
2006 S60R - For ME!

User avatar
matthew1
Site Admin
Posts: 9739
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 11:03 am
Year and Model: 850 T5, 1997
Location: Denver, Colorado, US
Has thanked: 345 times
Been thanked: 129 times
United States of America
matthew1

Re: Anyone interested in vinyl wrapping info?

Post by matthew1 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:31 am

^ that looks good.


Help keep MVS on the web -> click sponsors' links here on MVS when you buy from them.
Also -> Amazon link
. Click that when you go to buy something on Amazon and MVS gets a kickback.

1997 850 T5, MSD ignition coil, Hallman manual boost controller, injectors, R bumper, OMP strut brace [gone]
2004 V70 R [gone]

s10lowrider1994
Posts: 107
Joined: Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:04 pm
Year and Model: 2000 v70
Location: USA
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 3 times
United States of America
s10lowrider1994

Re: Anyone interested in vinyl wrapping info?

Post by s10lowrider1994 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:07 am

I think the overall outcome has a lot to do with prep work. I’ve painted a ton of cars so it’s going to get prepped like I’m spraying it, minus the sanding. I was worried a little about the fading like you mentioned, but I’ve tracked down a few guys who have the same product on their cars, one is six years in and it still looks really good. Has some rock chips and a little lifting in a bumper seam, but overall it seems to have held up well. Do you maintain yours with anything special?



User avatar
June
Posts: 1314
Joined: Wed May 04, 2016 11:18 am
Year and Model: 2004 S80 T6
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Has thanked: 196 times
Been thanked: 94 times
United States of America
June

Re: Anyone interested in vinyl wrapping info?

Post by June » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:40 am

vjaneczko wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:31 am
I had my roof wrapped and the installer didn't even bother to wash the surface before installing it, but I only found out after I picked up the car. I felt completely scammed and chalked it up to 'lesson learned'. Make sure you wash & clay any surface that will be wrapped or it'll stick out like a sore thumb and you'll have to do it all over again.

We're coming up on the four year anniversary and It's gotten a little faded. Not sure if it's the brand that was used or if it's common for a wrap to fade. Either way, it was garage-kept most of the time so you might want to look into that. I plan on having it redone this summer so I'll be digging into the topic more and more. Might even attempt to do it myself.
Could you please take a closer picture of the wrapped area? Gorgeous car! June


My Volvo cars owned
1989 740 GLT ordered
1994 850 4door standard shift ordered
1996 960 ordered
1998 S90 ordered totalled after 3 weeks
1998 V70 GT dealer stock car
2002 S80 T6 ordered totalled
2004 S80 T6 dealer stock car and current car owned

vjaneczko
Posts: 1544
Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:26 am
Year and Model: 2006 S60R
Location: Austin, TX
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 2 times
United States of America
vjaneczko

Re: Anyone interested in vinyl wrapping info?

Post by vjaneczko » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:39 pm

June wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:40 am
Could you please take a closer picture of the wrapped area? Gorgeous car! June
Sure. Any particular area you're interested in?


"He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which." - Douglas Adams

1997 855 GLT - R.I.P.
2006 S60R - For ME!

User avatar
June
Posts: 1314
Joined: Wed May 04, 2016 11:18 am
Year and Model: 2004 S80 T6
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Has thanked: 196 times
Been thanked: 94 times
United States of America
June

Re: Anyone interested in vinyl wrapping info?

Post by June » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:45 pm

vjaneczko wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:39 pm
June wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:40 am
Could you please take a closer picture of the wrapped area? Gorgeous car! June
Sure. Any particular area you're interested in?
Is it just the roof? Can the whole car be covered? Volvo discontinued my roof rails and the clear is peeling. My garage has been taken over and for 3.5 years my car sits outside. It seems to me the paint would be protected under the wrap.

I have wondered if wapping would protect my car until I can have a garage I can use, or minimally cover the rails so the car looks great again. How does it come out looking and can the car be washed? June

Also can the color of the car be changed with wrapping? I sure miss the Nordic Blue paint of my 2002 S80


My Volvo cars owned
1989 740 GLT ordered
1994 850 4door standard shift ordered
1996 960 ordered
1998 S90 ordered totalled after 3 weeks
1998 V70 GT dealer stock car
2002 S80 T6 ordered totalled
2004 S80 T6 dealer stock car and current car owned

vjaneczko
Posts: 1544
Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:26 am
Year and Model: 2006 S60R
Location: Austin, TX
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 2 times
United States of America
vjaneczko

Re: Anyone interested in vinyl wrapping info?

Post by vjaneczko » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:14 pm

My car is Passion Red from the factory and I had just the roof and the B pillars wrapped in black but yes; you can wrap the whole car and yes, pretty much any color you can think of can be found in a wrap.

Wrap will look more like a new paint job compared to PlastiDip but will cost more than it and should be done by a shop - unless you're only going to do small sections, then it might be worth tinkering around to see what you can do. Wrap will cover up any peeling clearcoat but it won't stop it from continuing to peel.


"He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which." - Douglas Adams

1997 855 GLT - R.I.P.
2006 S60R - For ME!

Post Reply