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    Thread: How much vinyl wrap needed for B6?

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      07-10-2012 08:18 PM #1
      Has anyone vinyl wrapped their whole B6 yet? I want to make sure I get enough. I have seen a few BMW guys with their 4 dr 3 series taking 25-30 feet of a 5 foot wide sheet. My whole car need paint and figured I could wrap my car 3-4 times at the same cost of a respray
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      07-10-2012 11:55 PM #2
      Check this stuff out. there are different colors. pretty simple application.

      Ive used this on a few pieces on my B6 and this stuff works very well

      http://www.dipyourcar.com./home.php?cat=15

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      07-11-2012 01:21 AM #3
      At least 16 or 17 yards of 60" wide. Thats with no mistakes at all. Have you ever worked with vinyl? 1 little mistake and you can ruin a big piece of vinyl... i'd order a 25 yard roll, and sell the excess or keep it incase you need it in the future. what vinyl you plan on using?



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      07-11-2012 07:16 AM #4
      I have worked with smaller pieces of vinyl, but I am going to use 3M 1080. So you used 50ish feet on your car? was that with scrapping a few pieces because of mistakes?
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    5. 07-12-2012 10:48 AM #5
      17yds is what I'd measured for a full B6 too. a 25yd roll gives you plenty to play with when you wreck a panel or want to do something over. Pick up some primer 94 and use it sparingly around tough corners or deep recesses. I'd highly recommend clay barring the car prior to install. Usually I do an orange/oil based adhesive/tar remover, a degreaser to clean up the oil and then a final wipe down in white vinegar.
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      07-24-2012 09:25 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by 32_d3gr33s View Post
      At least 16 or 17 yards of 60" wide. Thats with no mistakes at all. Have you ever worked with vinyl? 1 little mistake and you can ruin a big piece of vinyl... i'd order a 25 yard roll, and sell the excess or keep it incase you need it in the future. what vinyl you plan on using?


      Nice! How long did that take you?

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      07-25-2012 11:03 AM #7
      I just saw the SRT done by sign shop next door to me.
      You guys may be onto something here.

      Is there a special prep you should do before doing vinyl?

    8. 07-25-2012 02:41 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by MyPrepMethod View Post
      I'd highly recommend clay barring the car prior to install. Usually I do an orange/oil based adhesive/tar remover, a degreaser to clean up the oil and then a final wipe down in white vinegar.
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      07-26-2012 11:52 PM #9
      wrapped my b6 and my buddies mk4 gli with a 33 yd roll. after messing up one hood on my car and messing up a door on his car, we were short on material to make a piece big enough for his hood. I used Hexis material to wrap mine and I loved working with it. As far as prep, the car had been clay bar'd and whipped down with gas and alcohol/water mixture several times.

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      07-27-2012 09:16 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by marcdavis View Post
      wrapped my b6 and my buddies mk4 gli with a 33 yd roll. after messing up one hood on my car and messing up a door on his car, we were short on material to make a piece big enough for his hood. I used Hexis material to wrap mine and I loved working with it. As far as prep, the car had been clay bar'd and whipped down with gas and alcohol/water mixture several times.

      Nice, any more pics? Is there such thing as a clear matte vinyl? If you want to keep your current paint but in matte finish.
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      07-27-2012 10:25 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by ALLROAD VR View Post
      Nice, any more pics? Is there such thing as a clear matte vinyl? If you want to keep your current paint but in matte finish.
      they make Matte finish laminate so theoretically you could wrap the car with a matte finish. I personally haven't seen it done so I couldn't tell you how well it works. Heres a few more pics:







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    12. 07-27-2012 04:18 PM #12
      I still can't decide on what color to do my B6 in. I keep getting hung up on this bright metallic blue, but I think I want something more subtle...
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      07-27-2012 08:11 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by screwball View Post
      I still can't decide on what color to do my B6 in. I keep getting hung up on this bright metallic blue, but I think I want something more subtle...
      mmm i think that could look pretty sweet. Im thinking about doing something loud for h20
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      08-02-2012 09:11 PM #14
      well got the hood done today
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      02-13-2014 04:49 AM #15
      Hey guys,


      All the way from Romania i'm saluting all of ya.
      This is quite an interesting thread cuz i have in mind to wrap my B6 too and i could find anything regarding how much wrap to order.
      After several calculations in the metric system i came up with the desired values.

      So, just to make sure, 25 yd roll would be the best ?
      How about the width of the wrap ? I saw something like 60", would that be enough?
      I consider to order more than enough just to have spare for future unwanted events.

      I have a quite crazy ideea of wrapping my B6 in Chrome blue vinyl.
      From my research, there are quite few cars with this model of vinyl and my personal point of view, it could be awesome

      Is there anyone around here that did this already ?

      Here is a reference for the vinyl

    16. 02-18-2014 12:08 PM #16
      Chrome blue only comes 48" wide Vs 60" that most paint wrap films come sized at. 25yds is basically double the cost of a plain color and installing Chrome is not for the faint of heart or unskilled.
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