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    Re: How to Wrap a Modern Rally car

    Quote Originally Posted by Azzo42 View Post
    Has anyone wrapped a Stratos replica?
    I think the front louvre panels are a big issue, almost impossible to stop a wrap lifting away there.

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    Re: How to Wrap a Modern Rally car

    Quote Originally Posted by Azzo42 View Post
    Has anyone wrapped a Stratos replica? I'm talking vinyl not trees Norm
    I've wrapped a Fiat 131.

    Here's a Hawk wrapped in the later Alitalia colour scheme:
    Notice that it has not been possible to cover the side air intake, or the edges of the rear louvres.

    Wrap is more expensive, doesn't look as good and doesn't last as long.
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    Re: How to Wrap a Modern Rally car

    Looking good.
    And the car.....
    Not to pick hairs, but it wasn't strictly a wrap. More applied vinyl. I gave up with Frederics Corse and ended up painting the front and rear clams but the side decals/stripes were vinyl.
    Vacuum/heat applied vinyl will conform to any surface and you simply can't get it off, although that's probably old technology these days. Scale wouldn't be a problem either as they used to do those huge motorway signs that way.
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    Re: How to Wrap a Modern Rally car

    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Looking good.
    And the car.....
    Not to pick hairs, but it wasn't strictly a wrap. More applied vinyl. I gave up with Frederics Corse and ended up painting the front and rear clams but the side decals/stripes were vinyl.
    Vacuum/heat applied vinyl will conform to any surface and you simply can't get it off, although that's probably old technology these days. Scale wouldn't be a problem either as they used to do those huge motorway signs that way.
    Ordinary sign vinyl? I'm sure you're right John, but you'd have the same problems with expensive wrap vinyl. I know I did on the Fiat 131's scuttle vent holes, and it was good stuff I was using. The recesses in the boot lid were also a problem. Deep, and bending in two directions.

    Modern vehicles, (and motorway signs) are largely flat, and lend themselves better to vinyl wrap.

    Wrap vinyl, both coloured and printable, lets air pass through it. That's why you don't get air bubbles. You can heat it with a hot air gun and pull it around more, but that process isn't limitless.

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    Re: How to Wrap a Modern Rally car

    Probably one for David E to comment on-
    Fully vinyl-ed bonnet louvre
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    Re: How to Wrap a Modern Rally car

    Quote Originally Posted by Strat Fan View Post
    Probably one for David E to comment on-
    Fully vinyl-ed bonnet louvre
    Carefully designed for certain, and applied by an expert.

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