Good job Tim. Practice makes perfect as they say. We’re located in an industrial estate near the local Citroen dealer. Have lost count of the number of roofs and mirrors we’ve wrapped for them, easily 40 or 50! For a while there they were coming one after another. Was wrapping mirrors in my sleep 🙁
We’re wrapping the entire mirror cover including the part at the side. Basically changing its colour completely. I do the small inner section 1st then the main cap with a 2nd piece of material. Don’t see the point in overstretching the material to risk it failing in the future.
Maybe it is just me, but I think I would be tempted to just wrap around inside “out-of-site” and trim or knife tape it! the only people seeing this part is the front occupants of the vehicle. if left off, it’s just white or black and it would just look factory done anyway.
I’d be interested to know if anyone here has attempted to wrap the mirrors on a T5 Transporter (pre-facelift versions) & if so how were they done & what vinyl was used?
I’ve tried twice to do my own, first with 3M carbon & then Avery Supreme wrap. Had a join up the inside to avoid overstretching but both failed after a short while. It may well be down to my technique as I’m not a regular wrapper. I’ve done a few full van backs but that’s about it. I made sure they were spotlessly clean & post heated the **** out of them, but still no luck.
Are they painted already or just bare plastic? If just bare plastic I wouldn’t touch them. Near impossible to get anything to stick for the long term. If unpainted the only way you’d have any hope of getting them to stick would be to paint them with 3M PRIMER 94. If the wrap was ever removed though there’s a good chance there’d be a residue left
the mirror and bumper plastic is a low energy surface so you will need a low energy surface vinyl. I have used lots of this stuff, both low energy and the more aggressive multi-surface type stuff. however, I don’t recall it being a cast, nor have I seen it as a solid colour, only used a polymeric digital. I’m not saying you can’t buy it as a solid colour, just I have not used or seen it before.