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  • Mirror practice. 15 down, one to go!

     Robert Lambie updated 4 months, 1 week ago 6Members · 12 Posts
  • Tim Hobbs

    Member
    September 4, 2020 at 6:50 am

    15 down, one to go. Eight Citroen D3’s with roof and mirror wraps this week. One way to nail your mirror techniques.

  • David Stevenson

    Member
    September 4, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    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 🙁

  • Tim Hobbs

    Member
    September 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    That’s the ones David! Quite nice to do I think.

    Used Oracal 970 on these. Nice media with a good gloss I thought.

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    September 5, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Is it for a car dealership changing the colours or a customer to suit their brand, Tim?

    Nothing like a bit of repetitive work mate. GrinningThumbsup

  • Karen White

    Member
    September 7, 2020 at 9:18 am

    Nice order to get, Tim. Thumbsup
    Are they all one colour wraps or are any prints?

  • Gary Forbes

    Member
    September 8, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Are you wrapping the whole mirror section, or just what can be seen and not the part that goes around to the side of the car? by that, I mean the side of the mirror than runs with the window?

  • David Stevenson

    Member
    September 9, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    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.

  • Tim Hobbs

    Member
    September 10, 2020 at 10:54 am

    Sorry Guys

    Bit of internet down time!

    Rob – they were for Network Rail. All the vehicles had red roofs and mirrors which evidently are not allowed on the side of the tracks – so they had to be black.

    Karen – all black – Oracal 970

    Gary/David – I too nearly always have a joint on the inside. Makes things so much easier, can’t be seen and avoids over-stretching.

  • Gary Forbes

    Member
    September 13, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    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.

    well, unless it’s an odd colour like pink! Rolling EyesRofl

  • Myles Brewer

    Member
    September 14, 2020 at 9:14 am

    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.

    • David Stevenson

      Member
      September 15, 2020 at 12:25 pm

      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

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    September 15, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    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.

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