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  • Failed Vehicle Wrap, who’s right, the guy or the girl?

     Shane Drew updated 10 months, 2 weeks ago 19 Members · 25 Posts
  • Robert Lambie

    August 18, 2020 at 11:53 pm

    Long term UKSB member, Jill Welsh sent me a post by a girl that went to a vehicle wrapper to get her car colour changed to pink.

    the girl picked the car up when it was dark, loved it and paid the guy. the next morning in the sunny day-light, she discovered the mess he had made of her car. An old car, but still a managed to make a complete mess of the wrap!

    She asked him to fix it and he refused. shortly after, he stopped answering her calls and blocked her online. The company, “Third Eye Wraps” or “3rd Eye Wraps” the guy, Steven Featherstone.

    The girl posted this on her own page, but I think the wrappers page and profile has been tagged in on it, with many people responding and doing same!
    Having read a bunch of the replies, many scoff and said the obvious, the wrap is crap! while others slating the girl for getting a “budget wrap” in the first place, which I think was about £800.
    whilst others, more or less siding with the wrapper and state “she pays for what she got, and if wants better she should pay more!”

    My opinion here is, the only person to blame is “the wrapper”.
    This guy, Steven Fetherstone cannot wrap. He is not a wrapper and is breaking the law charging people for a service he clearly cannot perform.
    These people blaming the girl for only paying £800 are wrong! The blame again is “the wrapper” because this is “his own fee”, this is what “he agreed for the job”. And he could not even deliver a wrap worthy of the £800.

    Do not get me wrong, I am often the first person to slate customers for this and that, but this is a joke and this guy and his company are doing nothing but giving a bad name and reputation for the wrapping industry, whilst devaluing it at the same time.

    We all have our off days, our below-par installs and more. I have more than one of those t-shirts too, but the bottom line is, you fix it, smile and apologise for the job. you don’t argue it’s acceptable and then walk away with the persons money.

    What do you think, am I siding too much with the girl?
    do you think the job is worth charging for? Do you think these fails are acceptable at any level?

  • Martyn Heath

    August 19, 2020 at 6:28 am

    Looks like a clear case of material failure to me. Definatly the vinyl manufacturers fault Joy

  • NeilRoss

    August 19, 2020 at 6:53 am

    Man man! That truely is rubbish. I’ve never wrapped anything more than a christmas parcel, but I would sooner poke my eye out than present that to a customer. That’s pitiful! Scream

  • Jamie Wood

    August 19, 2020 at 7:20 am

    Oh dear. I don’t think the girl is at fault. The chap who wrapped it should be embarrassed.

  • David Hammond

    August 19, 2020 at 8:11 am

    WOW! That’s terrible! By the looks of it they’ve not bothered removing the lights or handles.

    Interesting question about who’s at fault.

    How many enquiries do we get, where the customer expects champagne, but only has the budget for lemonade?

    She either rang around for prices, and decided to go with the cheap option, without considering the consequences. Or she assumed it would be around £800, perhaps recommended by a friend, or just went off the price.

    It is at the discretion of the company what they charge, we all charge different prices for ‘the same thing’.

    We can all reduce costs by making compromises along the way, but this just looks like shoddy work. Regardless of what sum the customer paid, this shows a complete lack of professionalism to let that leave the workshop, and hand it over to the customer.

  • Craig Thompson

    August 19, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Far too cheap…. but also the “wrapper” is at fault and should either re-do properly or give money back….. shocking that people are doing this bad of a job…..

  • Gordon Smithard

    August 19, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Very poor standard of wrapping, it might be the wrappers norm though and he obviously thinks it’s ok, maybe new to the business and doesn’t know any better but that doesn’t excuse him. I have noticed a drop in standards over the last few years though when looking at vans etc, not just wraps but signage in general. Also seen some stupidly low prices as well, maybe we’re in a race to the bottom, hope not!

  • Phill Fenton

    August 19, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    The old saying “you get what you pay for” is very true in this case. She has obviously shopped around on price and gone for the cheapest job on offer. Instead of doing some research and asking to see some examples of the work the company do she has had her fingers burned. The company is very much at fault for putting out shoddy work but I suspect they won’t be around for long. No one wins in a situation like this but perhaps the more professional wrappers have some ammunition and examples that they can point to when explaining the risks involved in choosing low prices over quality.

    If the customer then still decides to choose low price over quality then that’s their problem…

  • Colin Crabb

    August 19, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Both are to blame – as Phill says ‘ your get what you pay for’, and the wrapper wasn’t up to the task, or rushed to fit in an allotted time.

    But, legally: he has delivered the goods at the quoted price, and the customer excepted when collecting. I’m also guessing client paid cash……………..

    As I’ve said before, this is an unregulated trade, but would a regulative body make a difference?, or just add costs to those who sign up, while those who don’t make there service even cheaper? Double edged sword.

  • David Wilde

    August 19, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    I’m torn,

    On the one hand, she’s clearly been given the world’s worst car wrap.

    One the other, she wanted her car turning bright pink.

    Its hard to pick a side…

  • Tim Hobbs

    August 19, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    A great job is never cheap, a cheap job is never great.

    I do feel a bit sorry for the girl, even though she may have gone for the cheaper option.

    This guy doesn’t seem very professional does he and he obviously can’t wrap to save his life.

    I would be ashamed to turn out work like that. Even years ago when I was a fledgling wrapper I don’t think I would have made such as poor job of things.

    We’ve all been there on the odd failure, overstretching, bad trimming here and there but seriously.


  • David Stevenson

    August 19, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Regardless of price that’s horrendous!!! I honestly don’t even think on my 1st days training with Justin Pate I was that bad. We wouldn’t let that out the door. We’d give the money back before putting our name to that. She’d probably have done just as good a job herself 🙁

  • Robert Lambie

    August 19, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    OK, honestly ask yourself this…

    This is “your car” and let’s drop the price to £400.

    You walk out, circle the car a few times and start spotting all these errors.
    Do you pat the guy on the back and congratulate him on a job well done?

    Pay him and walk off into the sunset a happy bunny?

    1. If “he” is charging too cheap, its “his” fault.
    2. If this is “his” bad workmanship, it is “his” fault.
    3. If he stops responding to the customer and blocks her. that is “his” fault.
    4. “his” crap application and attitude to his customers reflects back on the industry on the whole. “He is to blame”.

    Next time you shop for something, think carefully the following…

    There is three pair of exactly the same Nike trainers…

    £10 – £13 – £18
    All are FREE next day delivery.

    And just like magic, you all go for the £10 pair, right?

    Oh… wait…
    “You knew the £10 pair has a hole in the sole?”
    “You knew the £13 pair are fake Nike?”
    “You knew the ones at £18 were the only genuine Nike Trainers on offer?”

    It is all about educating the customer before they purchase. and that’s where us lot come in!
    and here, yet again, Mr Wrapper has failed again miserably!


  • Tim Hobbs

    August 19, 2020 at 11:39 pm

    Get it a lot. It’s really difficult. As you’ve said Rob. The worst part of all this is that it paints a bad picture for wraps in general. Jo Public has no idea of what a good wrap should cost or how long it takes to properly colour change a vehicle. We don’t do a lot of colour change wraps ourselves. It’s mostly commercial stuff and a lot of part wraps, back doors wrapped and cut vinyl on the sides is very popular in our neck of the woods. Still use the top brands though. Worrying about the margins and using cheap vinyl is a mug’s game.

    Love to know what vinyl this guy used here. Most of us here would do a better job using calendered vinyl with relief cuts. 😀

    Plus. Is he Stateside? The other vehicles in the pictures would make it seem so.

  • Robert Lambie

    August 19, 2020 at 11:44 pm


    Correct mate! and yes, UKSB member Jill Welsh is from Pittsburgh, I think!

    so yes, an American job.

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