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Old 03-17-2014, 06:36 PM   #1
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Vinyl roof wrap or plasti dip?

Anybody have any idea how hard it would be to vinyl wrap the roof of my 04 gt? Also which would look better, plasti dip or a vinyl wrap. Does anybody have any pictures with it applied on their mustang?
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It is very very easy to use vinyl wrap. I got really good at it after a friend and I wrapped my 1969 mustang. I would go with vinyl over plasti dip any day. Vinyl will keep its color and not peel off at the slightest small rock, branch, or whatever that falls on your roof.
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Vinyl. Plasti dip looks cheap. But hey you are in the right forum for plasti dip lmfao. Bc there is akot of people that plasti dip everything on here. Verry entertaing to read

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A shop in my area is going to charge me $250 for the material and install. Is that too high of a price?
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I think that is too high. I got a 40x5ft roll of 3m vinyl on sale on amazon for like $400 and put it on myself. You would only need a small amount of vinyl for just the roof, it should only cost like $50 at the most for enough vinyl to do the roof. Then just do it yourself. Saves a lot of money
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I think that is too high. I got a 40x5ft roll of 3m vinyl on sale on amazon for like $400 and put it on myself. You would only need a small amount of vinyl for just the roof, it should only cost like $50 at the most for enough vinyl to do the roof. Then just do it yourself. Saves a lot of money

So your saying I should do it myself? How do I tuck the edges and what not?
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Yea you should do it yourself. Tuck the edges into the creases on the edges of the roof with a felt tipped squeegee, then just cut off the excess with an exacto knife. When I did my car I used the soapy water method but that was taking too long for me so I just used a heat gun. For a beginner though I would recommend using the soapy water method. It will be the same process as any install guide on american muscle for their vinyl decals. Watch some youtube videos as well, it's fairly simple
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Yea you should do it yourself. Tuck the edges into the creases on the edges of the roof with a felt tipped squeegee, then just cut off the excess with an exacto knife. When I did my car I used the soapy water method but that was taking too long for me so I just used a heat gun. For a beginner though I would recommend using the soapy water method. It will be the same process as any install guide on american muscle for their vinyl decals. Watch some youtube videos as well, it's fairly simple

Alright, maybe I'll give it a try. I've seen videos of people not using any soap water and just laying it on top, stretching it out, and then getting the air bubbles out?
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Yea if you get good vinyl like 3m the air bubbles will come right out when you push on them. If you decide to not use the soap and water method you will probably need a heat gun. I just put some vinyl stripes from american muscle on the hood of my 2000 gt and I used the soapy water method, no heat gun needed.
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I made a thread about wrapping my 1969 a long time ago you might be able to find it from the search bar. I think it's called "my 1969 coupe wrapped in vinyl before and after" or something like that. There are pics and info about the supplies I used
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Yea if you get good vinyl like 3m the air bubbles will come right out when you push on them. If you decide to not use the soap and water method you will probably need a heat gun. I just put some vinyl stripes from american muscle on the hood of my 2000 gt and I used the soapy water method, no heat gun needed.

American muscle actually has a pre cut gloss black vinyl roof wrap, maybe that would be the best rout to take?
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American muscle actually has a pre cut gloss black vinyl roof wrap, maybe that would be the best rout to take?

Oh yea for sure if they already have a pre cut one get that. How much is it like $60? Way cheaper than the $250 you were quoted. The install instructions they have on the website are very good just follow those
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Oh yea for sure if they already have a pre cut one get that. How much is it like $60? Way cheaper than the $250 you were quoted. The install instructions they have on the website are very good just follow those

I think on their site it was around $120, do you think that will be easy for myself to install?
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I think on their site it was around $120, do you think that will be easy for myself to install?

Oh ok still only half of what you were quoted. It is doable with one person even a beginner, but it will be much easier if you can have someone hold the vinyl for you while you are applying it
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Oh ok still only half of what you were quoted. It is doable with one person even a beginner, but it will be much easier if you can have someone hold the vinyl for you while you are applying it

I may actually print out what American muscle has and show them. I may be able to use it to drive the price down a tad bit.
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